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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 #405 on: September 28, 2012, 03:33:33 PM »
is there a difference between the United  mastercard and the united visa?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #406 on: September 28, 2012, 03:57:39 PM »
is there a difference between the United  mastercard and the united visa?
you can not get the MC

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #407 on: September 28, 2012, 04:00:14 PM »
you can not get the MC

But I have it in my hand right now.....

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #408 on: September 28, 2012, 04:18:59 PM »
But I have it in my hand right now.....
I mean NOW you can't get it

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #409 on: September 28, 2012, 04:20:38 PM »
is there a difference between the United  mastercard and the united visa?
Sam's club accepts MC
And dollar store VISA
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #410 on: September 28, 2012, 04:23:02 PM »
is there a difference between the United  mastercard and the united visa?
The MC has primary CDW, i'm not sure about the visa. . .

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #411 on: September 28, 2012, 04:25:48 PM »
The MC has primary CDW, i'm not sure about the visa. . .
Visa has CDW as well

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #412 on: September 29, 2012, 09:55:06 PM »
so if i have the MC, can I apply for the visa and get the bonus miles? or will they realize that I have the card already and not give me the miles?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #413 on: September 30, 2012, 01:51:55 AM »
so if i have the MC, can I apply for the visa and get the bonus miles? or will they realize that I have the card already and not give me the miles?
if u call recon and explain to them why you need both...if its a valid enough reason for them they will approve it.  You might need to transfer cl over. 
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #414 on: October 03, 2012, 03:14:26 AM »
I just got in the mail a $50 amazon gift card from united/chase thanking me for being a loal card member. The funny thing is I already closed my explorer card.

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« Reply #415 on: October 03, 2012, 03:20:46 AM »
I just got in the mail a $50 amazon gift card from united/chase thanking me for being a loal card member. The funny thing is I already closed my explorer card.
how long did you have the card open for?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #416 on: October 03, 2012, 09:58:07 AM »
Every time something else by me
chase answered that when my 25000 miles post, they will be happy to match to the newest offer. I assume it's the offer I mentioned ($50+55k). Sounds right?
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« Reply #417 on: October 03, 2012, 10:15:09 AM »
chase answered that when my 25000 miles post, they will be happy to match to the newest offer. I assume it's the offer I mentioned ($50+55k). Sounds right!
FIFY  ;)
don't forget to ad a AU so you'll get 55.000 And not 50.000!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #418 on: October 03, 2012, 10:46:53 AM »
Anyone have a screenshot of the 55k + $50 offer to help facilitate Chase matching?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #419 on: October 03, 2012, 10:53:02 AM »
Anyone have a screenshot of the 55k + $50 offer to help facilitate Chase matching?
IME there is no need for that...just PM them after you purchased something and you should receive it
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