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United MileagePlus Explorer Guide to Benefits

Matching is not guaranteed anymore YMMV

Personal Card
Public offer in the Bank is 50K+5K                            Sign up for the 30+5K offer. 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 #150 on: June 14, 2012, 07:31:38 PM »
if i close my credit card will i loose my miles posted to my account or it won't harm?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #151 on: June 14, 2012, 07:35:28 PM »
if i close my credit card will i loose my miles posted to my account or it won't harm?

won't harm unless you are talking about UR points.
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« Reply #152 on: June 22, 2012, 03:18:47 PM »
I have a United Card -  I want to apply for a new one soon. Is it better to close it down now or better to apply for something else meanwhile which they will close down the United to approve and then WAIT and apply?

            I RARELY use the card so saying I need a second one to separate expenses probably won't cut it in this case.
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« Reply #153 on: June 23, 2012, 10:40:04 PM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #154 on: June 25, 2012, 06:30:15 PM »
for the $50 statement credit do i need to have a statement balance above $50, or is less fine?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #155 on: June 25, 2012, 06:34:31 PM »
Less is fine.
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Re: Chase United MileagePlus CC
« Reply #156 on: June 25, 2012, 06:42:15 PM »
I have a United Card -  I want to apply for a new one soon. Is it better to close it down now or better to apply for something else meanwhile which they will close down the United to approve and then WAIT and apply?

            I RARELY use the card so saying I need a second one to separate expenses probably won't cut it in this case.

why don't you just close it and then re apply a short time later with out anythng in between? are you that nervous they won't even give you a small credit line?
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Re: Chase United MileagePlus CC
« Reply #158 on: June 25, 2012, 07:30:29 PM »
why don't you just close it and then re apply a short time later with out anythng in between? are you that nervous they won't even give you a small credit line?
What does a short time mean?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #159 on: July 01, 2012, 12:29:50 PM »
Just got this match today.

Dear JJ1000,

The newest offer includes 50,000 enrollment miles after
first use, 5,000 bonus miles for adding an authorized
user, a $50.00 statement credit and first year annual fee
waiver. In addition, you can earn 10,000 bonus miles if
you spend $25,000 in purchases in any calendar year
(January through December). When all of the above have
been met you will have received a total of 65,000 miles.

Once you have made your first purchase and the initial
enrollment bonus miles have posted to the account we can
then match the newest offer. Please contact us at that
time and we would be happy to assist you with making the
necessary adjustments.

I have applied a $50.00 statement credit to your account.
You will see this adjustment on your next billing
statement.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #160 on: July 01, 2012, 02:36:21 PM »
Can you provide some advice if you can... I have the CO Onepass MC that was converted to United because of the merger. Card that I have is still the CO card. Do you think I can apply for the United Visa (Dan said his link is expiring tomorrow) and tell recon that I only have the CO (play dumb) and never had the United so no reason I shouldn't get it? Or is it better to just say I need the Visa because of dollar stores?
{I know it's a bit off topic but I also have a SP Visa being charged annual fee next month, I want to 2bm (maybe 3bm but I'm not confident...) with the United card... when signing for the MC is it a guarantee they will make me close my SP Visa? What about pending points for both the CO (United) and SP Visa that I might need to close? Would you wait on the SP Visa annual fee to post and try to get retention bonus and not include it in the 2bm as it's only going to get the annual fee charged next month?}

I know I asked a ton of questions, and for that I apologize... I am trying to do the best research I can, but time is of the essence as I really would like to get in on the United Card before this great offer goes.... 

Thanks a million! :D

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #161 on: July 01, 2012, 03:10:39 PM »
Can you provide some advice if you can... I have the CO Onepass MC that was converted to United because of the merger. Card that I have is still the CO card. Do you think I can apply for the United Visa (Dan said his link is expiring tomorrow) and tell recon that I only have the CO (play dumb) and never had the United so no reason I shouldn't get it? Or is it better to just say I need the Visa because of dollar stores?
You can have the CO and the UA card.

{I know it's a bit off topic but I also have a SP Visa being charged annual fee next month, I want to 2bm (maybe 3bm but I'm not confident...) with the United card... when signing for the MC is it a guarantee they will make me close my SP Visa? What about pending points for both the CO (United) and SP Visa that I might need to close? Would you wait on the SP Visa annual fee to post and try to get retention bonus and not include it in the 2bm as it's only going to get the annual fee charged next month?}

I know I asked a ton of questions, and for that I apologize... I am trying to do the best research I can, but time is of the essence as I really would like to get in on the United Card before this great offer goes.... 

Thanks a million! :D
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #162 on: July 01, 2012, 03:14:20 PM »
You can have the CO and the UA card.
People have reported having both SP cards
I am aware of this... I don't mind closing/moving my two accounts into these new ones... don't want to pay the annual fee anyhow...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #163 on: July 01, 2012, 04:33:39 PM »
I am aware of this... I don't mind closing/moving my two accounts into these new ones... don't want to pay the annual fee anyhow...
Then I'm not sure what the questions is...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #164 on: July 01, 2012, 06:56:53 PM »
Then I'm not sure what the questions is...
Maybe this will clarify it...


1)  Do you think I can apply for the United Visa (Dan said his link is expiring tomorrow) and tell recon that I only have the CO (play dumb) and never had the United so no reason I shouldn't get it? Or is it better to just say I need the Visa because of dollar stores?
<Meaning would this be a valid excuse to open up a card I supposedly have already... I know Dan said he has two but from what I have researched it isn't very common>

2)  What about pending points for both the CO (United) and SP Visa that I might need to close?
<Meaning if I were to close them out before the month ends what would happen to the points? Would the United miles post? Would I need to manually transfer out my SP UR points to another UR points card (my Ink bold for example) or would they remain in an UR account under that SP despite it being closed... A/A is linked to UR transfers and although the consensus seems to be that transferring to your own linked account is no problem whatsoever, I would like to avoid doing this if possible; notch it up to my A/A paranoia>

3) Would you wait on the SP Visa annual fee to post and try to get retention bonus and not include it in the 2bm as it's only going to get the annual fee charged next month?
<Or would you think it's not worth taking the chance on the retention bonus and just apply for the SP MC? Or maybe apply for SP MC and see if I can somehow delay recon long enough to get retention bonus on SP Visa and only then close it to approve the SP MC...>