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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 #360 on: September 04, 2012, 04:23:12 PM »
what if someone doesnt have another chase cc...yet. only the united explorer. so no other cc to move CL to.  if i closed it and reapplied will the new cl be much lower or same?
Dont close the card and lose the credit line. Rather ask chase to downgrade you to a card with no annual fee or any other card

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #361 on: September 04, 2012, 06:12:33 PM »
Dont close the card and lose the credit line. Rather ask chase to downgrade you to a card with no annual fee or any other card
whats a good chase cc with no annual fee that they would downgrade it to?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #362 on: September 04, 2012, 06:14:43 PM »
freedom linked to ur chase acct
If you have any questions please search and then ask. PM me for detailed help.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #363 on: September 04, 2012, 06:20:30 PM »
does downgrading cause a hard pull? and would i receive the bonus?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #364 on: September 04, 2012, 06:43:25 PM »
does downgrading cause a hard pull? and would i receive the bonus?

call and ask as an anonymous costumer,
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #365 on: September 06, 2012, 06:18:38 PM »
does downgrading cause a hard pull? and would i receive the bonus?

No and no.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #366 on: September 11, 2012, 06:14:41 PM »
I just received this from chase after an SM about the 55k miles and 50 credit.  im not sure if this means i got it or not cuz in the past times i never got this letter....anyone know?


Thank you for contacting Chase about your United
MileagePlus® credit card account.

We reviewed the application you submitted in August 2012
and have confirmed that the up to 40,000 bonus miles
promotion was offered along with a $0 introductory annual
fee for the first year. After the first year, your annual
fee will be $95.

Here?s how you earn up to 40,000 bonus miles:

?You will receive 25,000 bonus miles after your first card
use. You will see these bonus miles post to your account
six to eight weeks from the date of your first card use.
?You will earn 5,000 bonus miles when you add an
authorized user in the first two months of opening your
account.
?You will earn 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $25,000
or more on your card each calendar year.

Please be advised the difference of the above offer and
the 65,000 bonus offer is 25,000 bonus miles and a $50.00
statement credit. We have added the 25,000 miles and a
$50.00 statement credit to your account. You will see
these adjustments on your next billing statement.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Marie Jacobsen
Customer Support Specialist
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #367 on: September 11, 2012, 06:16:16 PM »
I just received this from chase after an SM about the 55k miles and 50 credit.  im not sure if this means i got it or not cuz in the past times i never got this letter....anyone know?


Thank you for contacting Chase about your United
MileagePlus® credit card account.

We reviewed the application you submitted in August 2012
and have confirmed that the up to 40,000 bonus miles
promotion was offered along with a $0 introductory annual
fee for the first year. After the first year, your annual
fee will be $95.

Here?s how you earn up to 40,000 bonus miles:

?You will receive 25,000 bonus miles after your first card
use. You will see these bonus miles post to your account
six to eight weeks from the date of your first card use.
?You will earn 5,000 bonus miles when you add an
authorized user in the first two months of opening your
account.
?You will earn 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $25,000
or more on your card each calendar year.

Please be advised the difference of the above offer and
the 65,000 bonus offer is 25,000 bonus miles and a $50.00
statement credit. We have added the 25,000 miles and a
$50.00 statement credit to your account. You will see
these adjustments on your next billing statement
.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Marie Jacobsen
Customer Support Specialist
they said you are getting it . Whats your question

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #368 on: September 11, 2012, 06:17:03 PM »
I just received this from chase after an SM about the 55k miles and 50 credit.  im not sure if this means i got it or not cuz in the past times i never got this letter....anyone know?


Thank you for contacting Chase about your United
MileagePlus® credit card account.

We reviewed the application you submitted in August 2012
and have confirmed that the up to 40,000 bonus miles
promotion was offered along with a $0 introductory annual
fee for the first year. After the first year, your annual
fee will be $95.

Here?s how you earn up to 40,000 bonus miles:

?You will receive 25,000 bonus miles after your first card
use. You will see these bonus miles post to your account
six to eight weeks from the date of your first card use.
?You will earn 5,000 bonus miles when you add an
authorized user in the first two months of opening your
account.
?You will earn 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $25,000
or more on your card each calendar year.

Please be advised the difference of the above offer and
the 65,000 bonus offer is 25,000 bonus miles and a $50.00
statement credit. We have added the 25,000 miles and a
$50.00 statement credit to your account. You will see
these adjustments on your next billing statement.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Marie Jacobsen
Customer Support Specialist
BTW whats up with all the ? marks . Ive gotten in many times also ???

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #369 on: September 11, 2012, 11:32:53 PM »
I did a search but nothing came so don't shoot me if this was mentioned.  ::)
 I currently have 3 united accounts; one with 100k one with 55k from the most recent mileage plus cc and one with no miles. Any reason not to call and have them all combined?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #370 on: September 11, 2012, 11:37:50 PM »
I did a search but nothing came so don't shoot me if this was mentioned.  ::)
 I currently have 3 united accounts; one with 100k one with 55k from the most recent mileage plus cc and one with no miles. Any reason not to call and have them all combined?
Yes, don't call because you could just do it online ;) https://secure.unitedmileageplus.com/MP1202RS.jsp
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« Reply #371 on: September 11, 2012, 11:43:56 PM »
Yes, don't call because you could just do it online ;) https://secure.unitedmileageplus.com/MP1202RS.jsp
Gotcha. So I would combine the 100k with the 55k then the combined 155k with the 0 balance? Or can I do 3 at once

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #372 on: September 11, 2012, 11:48:15 PM »
Gotcha. So I would combine the 100k with the 55k then the combined 155k with the 0 balance? Or can I do 3 at once
Why do you need the one with 0 miles?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #373 on: September 12, 2012, 12:07:42 AM »
Why do you need the one with 0 miles?
Don't, just no point having it around, can potentially make issues in the future..who knows

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #374 on: September 12, 2012, 09:25:41 AM »
I recently applied for the United card for a third time, I mistakenly left the FFN blank, they "found" my existing account and added it to the card. I created a new number and called in to Chase to add that one instead. They did just that, however United merged my old account with this new one, without my asking them to. I then received a letter in the mail from Chase,

 "as we value your business we want to keep you apprised of goings-on regarding your account. You recently applied for a card that had a bonus, as you have previously received this bonus before you will be illegible, and wont be receiving it this time." 

Am I screwed?