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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 #270 on: July 20, 2012, 12:12:05 PM »
Its 55k plus a 10k bonus if you spend $25k in a Calender year + you will get 10k base points on that $10k spend. So total is 75k. CMIIW
It should be 90k Total

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #271 on: July 20, 2012, 01:48:14 PM »
I SM'ed to receive the match when I opened the card, I received this

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
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Lisa Kinney
Customer Service Specialist


So they gave me a $50 credit automatically. After my first purchase I emailed back to receive my 25,000 miles extra I received this reply.

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
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Lisa Kinney
Customer Service Specialist


Ya that's right U received 55,000 miles and $100 sign up bonus!!! Here's hoping they don't realize.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #272 on: July 20, 2012, 04:50:31 PM »
Great thanks. My wife just got an invite for 55k in the mail.

Nice. When does her mail offer expire?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #273 on: July 21, 2012, 05:47:30 PM »
Nice. When does her mail offer expire?
got approved, spent a dollar and got the $50 credit statement on the spot!!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #274 on: July 21, 2012, 10:30:51 PM »
Nice. When does her mail offer expire?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #275 on: July 23, 2012, 06:12:23 PM »
does anyone know if they will match a business card offer of 25k to any higher offers? Like 55k?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #276 on: July 24, 2012, 03:39:16 AM »
does anyone know if they will match a business card offer of 25k to any higher offers? Like 55k?
Don't see why they would. It's a different card. No?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #277 on: July 24, 2012, 06:03:17 PM »
its a different card, Im asking if there is any higher offer to match to on that card.
The bonus i signed up for was only 25k

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #278 on: July 25, 2012, 07:15:02 AM »
prob 50K why just u sm them?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #279 on: July 25, 2012, 02:38:40 PM »
prob 50K why just u sm them?
It's 50k and $50 credit no??

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #280 on: July 25, 2012, 06:41:24 PM »
prob 50K why just u sm them?
wondering if anyone has ever gotten a better offer on the business card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #281 on: July 26, 2012, 06:26:52 PM »
just got the united explorer. sm'd to be matched to 50k+5K+$50. they replied the standard "will forward to correct dept." and 2 days later got confirmation that matched. the $50 credit posted and I'm hoping the miles did too, my statement didnt close yet so none of the miles posted. btw is there a way to make this happen faster so I can use the miles in the next 2 weeks?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #282 on: July 26, 2012, 07:51:41 PM »
just got the united explorer. sm'd to be matched to 50k+5K+$50. they replied the standard "will forward to correct dept." and 2 days later got confirmation that matched. the $50 credit posted and I'm hoping the miles did too, my statement didnt close yet so none of the miles posted. btw is there a way to make this happen faster so I can use the miles in the next 2 weeks?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #283 on: July 26, 2012, 07:55:03 PM »
A few months ago, when you had miles in your united account, there was an offer for 50k on the 1st swipe. Now I look and I see, that it's only after you spend $1,000 in 3 months. Does anyone know when it changed?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #284 on: July 26, 2012, 08:39:16 PM »
A few months ago, when you had miles in your united account, there was an offer for 50k on the 1st swipe. Now I look and I see, that it's only after you spend $1,000 in 3 months. Does anyone know when it changed?
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