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Public offer in the Bank is 50K+5K                            Sign up for the 30+5K offer. [/url]You can get matched to the higher offer by sending a secure message after you are approved to be matched to the 55K + $50 offer that you say your colleague received.

If its your:
First time: After you sign for the 30k + 5k for adding an AU offer, you can SM Chase to match you to the 55k + $50 offer.
2nd+: Sign up with a new Frequent Flyer # (FFN), and SM AFTER receiving the first 30k. Make sure to create the new FFN with United BEFORE submitting the Application to Chase, or they'll default to your previous number, even if you leave the field blank.

Make sure to add an AU to receive the final 5k, for a total of 55k +$50.

Business Card
On the business card, you can get matched to 50k.
Follow the same process as the personal card.
Note: There is no 5k bonus for adding an AU to the biz card, so when you SM, make sure to ask to be matched to the 50k offer, not a 55k offer which doesn't exist for this card.


It could take up to a week to get a response from the Secure Message Center

Here is a link within your United account, which some DDFers have reported to received a 50k offer for the Explorer card, and the annual fee waived for the Club Card.

If u have a UMPE card and NO status, then you can do upgrades from a coach pts booking to bus/1st pts booking for just incremental pt + taxes, no fees. If you don't have the card they said they'd charge the all-dreaded rebooking fee of $100/person (always the chance to get it waived).
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5535 on: November 03, 2018, 08:05:03 PM »
Dont think so, but take a peak on the application if theres a space to enter a promo code.
I don’t recall ever seeing such an option

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5536 on: November 03, 2018, 08:57:50 PM »
to confirm, it did work for my wife as well. and she didn't receive any offer by mail.
you should send a secure message, saying that you got an offer for 50k by mail if they could match. simply as that :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5537 on: November 14, 2018, 08:42:58 PM »
SUB is now 65k. 40k after $2k in 3 months and then another 25k after $10k in 6 months.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5538 on: November 21, 2018, 09:32:01 AM »
any way to get for a referral link the 65k offer?
on chase referral it says they will earn 40k after 2k spend

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5539 on: November 21, 2018, 09:51:19 AM »
You can have it waived in the airport by just showing them the card, YMMV.
On the united flights that I have been on recently you have to get your bag tags via a standalone computer system before walking up to the counter. Where can I go to get the fee waived?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5540 on: November 21, 2018, 09:57:15 AM »
On the united flights that I have been on recently you have to get your bag tags via a standalone computer system before walking up to the counter. Where can I go to get the fee waived?
call over an agent to assist you.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5543 on: December 31, 2018, 08:17:29 PM »
any way to get for a referral link the 65k offer?
on chase referral it says they will earn 40k after 2k spend
U can apply through the 40k referral offer and then sm to request a match to the higher bonus.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5544 on: January 13, 2019, 04:10:50 PM »
I see a offer in my chase account for 75k miles now not sure if its targeted

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5545 on: January 13, 2019, 04:12:49 PM »
I see a offer in my chase account for 75k miles now not sure if its targeted
my bad it is the business not personal but it says limited time offer

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5546 on: January 13, 2019, 04:18:17 PM »
my bad it is the business not personal but it says limited time offer
not targeted it's on Chases website

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5547 on: January 13, 2019, 04:25:55 PM »
not targeted it's on Chases website
yeah I see I just thought it was the personal one so I thought it was Targeted

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5548 on: February 11, 2019, 10:30:31 AM »
Can the biz UA MP card be downgraded to a no fee card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5549 on: February 28, 2019, 05:47:31 PM »
I have the consumer Explorer card, now due for its annual fee. i want to downgrade to a no-fee card.
looks like the current option is the TravelBank card (https://www.theexplorercard.com/travelbank)
  • Does it have any of the benefits like the explorer card? viewing mileage availability? mileage expiration?
  • considering it doesn't earn miles, is there any benefit at all of keeping this in the portfolio over say another freedom?
  • Is it easier to 'upgrade' this back to Explorer vs. from another item?