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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 #375 on: September 12, 2012, 11:14:33 AM »
I had created new Mileage plus account. new FFN number. I had put that one on application as well. Following happened. any suggestions? Should have not inquired to begin with? How to counter it now? Looks like I am sheer unlucky, that all my churning cards are becoming non-churning now.

Dear XXX,

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

We reviewed your account and see you recently opened a new
United MileagePlus credit card account, which offers bonus
miles after your first purchase using the new card.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the bonus
miles since you received a similar offer in the past.

Here is additional information to help explain the
enrollment bonus:

?The terms and conditions associated with the credit card
indicate that the one-time offer is only for first-time
United MileagePlus cardmembers with a new account.
?Since you received 50,000 bonus miles in March 2012 on
your previous account ending in XXX, you are not
considered a first time cardmember.
?Based on this information, this new account is not able
to receive the enrollment bonus miles.

If you have any questions, please call us at the number on
the back of your card. We?re here to assist you anytime.

Thank you for being our customer. We appreciate your
business.

Thank you,

Brittany Navarro
Customer Service Specialist

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates.

Original Message Follows:
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Hello. I have activated my new united mileage explorer
card today. I have also added XXX as authorized
user. My understanding is that promotion, that I signed up
for is that I will get 50000 miles after spending $1000
within first 3 months. Also I will get 5000 additional
miles to add XXX as authorized user. In addition, I
will get $50 in statement credit. My first year fee of $95
will be waived.

Can you please confirm above terms of my promotional
offer.


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #376 on: September 13, 2012, 05:32:49 PM »
Sorry to hear that not sure what to do going forward, in the future though probably do not contact them about churned cards. Maybe send a SM after the statement closes asking where the points are and see what happens.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #377 on: September 13, 2012, 05:34:01 PM »
Just got the 10k bonus for 25k spend this month. I only spent 22,300 on card this year. Is it possible they counted the spending from December since the statement closed in January?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #378 on: September 13, 2012, 07:52:48 PM »
I had created new Mileage plus account. new FFN number. I had put that one on application as well. Following happened. any suggestions? Should have not inquired to begin with? How to counter it now? Looks like I am sheer unlucky, that all my churning cards are becoming non-churning now.

Dear XXX,

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

We reviewed your account and see you recently opened a new
United MileagePlus credit card account, which offers bonus
miles after your first purchase using the new card.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the bonus
miles since you received a similar offer in the past.

Here is additional information to help explain the
enrollment bonus:

?The terms and conditions associated with the credit card
indicate that the one-time offer is only for first-time
United MileagePlus cardmembers with a new account.
?Since you received 50,000 bonus miles in March 2012 on
your previous account ending in XXX, you are not
considered a first time cardmember.
?Based on this information, this new account is not able
to receive the enrollment bonus miles.

If you have any questions, please call us at the number on
the back of your card. We?re here to assist you anytime.

Thank you for being our customer. We appreciate your
business.

Thank you,

Brittany Navarro
Customer Service Specialist

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates.

Original Message Follows:
-------------------------------

Hello. I have activated my new united mileage explorer
card today. I have also added XXX as authorized
user. My understanding is that promotion, that I signed up
for is that I will get 50000 miles after spending $1000
within first 3 months. Also I will get 5000 additional
miles to add XXX as authorized user. In addition, I
will get $50 in statement credit. My first year fee of $95
will be waived.

Can you please confirm above terms of my promotional
offer.

Why even risk it?  ??? You applied using the app, trust in the system to post them.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #379 on: September 13, 2012, 11:11:48 PM »
Just got the 10k bonus for 25k spend this month. I only spent 22,300 on card this year. Is it possible they counted the spending from December since the statement closed in January?

It's a year (12 months) from when you opened the card, not a calendar year (i.e. Jan-Dec).
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #380 on: September 14, 2012, 12:07:11 AM »
It's a year (12 months) from when you opened the card, not a calendar year (i.e. Jan-Dec).
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #381 on: September 14, 2012, 12:14:14 AM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #382 on: September 19, 2012, 04:27:43 PM »
Hi, Does chase still match the 55,000 united offer ???
I've heard that chase has stop matching it recently,
pls someone reply asap, thanks tons!!!!!!!

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #383 on: September 19, 2012, 04:29:07 PM »
Hi, Does chase still match the 55,000 united offer ???
I've heard that chase has stop matching it recently,
pls someone reply asap, thanks tons!!!!!!!

Not sure. But you can open a new account and transfer in 1,000 points and the 55,000 point offer should appear. Just in case you're interested.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #384 on: September 19, 2012, 04:39:37 PM »
Hi, Does chase still match the 55,000 united offer ???
I've heard that chase has stop matching it recently,
pls someone reply asap, thanks tons!!!!!!!
Definitely still alive, I did it for a friend a week ago.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #385 on: September 19, 2012, 04:43:22 PM »
Thanks for your help!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #386 on: September 20, 2012, 12:44:33 PM »
Definitely still alive, I did it for a friend a week ago.
Hi, Does chase still match the 55,000 + 50$ credit statement united offer ???
I've heard that chase has stop matching it recently,
pls someone reply asap, thanks tons!!!!!!!
FIFY
just got matched yesterday!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #387 on: September 20, 2012, 12:48:54 PM »
FIFY
just got matched yesterday!
$1 spend or $1,000?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #388 on: September 20, 2012, 12:52:10 PM »
FIFY
just got matched yesterday!
+ I even didn't spend ANYTHING (not even 1$ ! )on it because I got the 50$ on my first statment!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
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