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United MileagePlus Explorer Guide to Benefits

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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 $100/person (always the chance to get it waived).
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #500 on: October 24, 2012, 11:52:34 PM »
ive been getting tons of txts lately,  actually quiet funny was in macys earlier tonight as the lady asked how im going to pay i got a txt and it said from explorer everydollar i spen its 2 points...lol  litt as i was about to give her my macys card lol (with the 20$ off 50$ spent)
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #501 on: October 25, 2012, 08:09:14 PM »
signed up 2 months ago for 65k mileage plus explorer card apllied vand recieved just got the offer in the mail again is there a chance i can recieve the offer again?

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« Reply #502 on: October 25, 2012, 08:13:49 PM »
signed up 2 months ago for 65k mileage plus explorer card apllied vand recieved just got the offer in the mail again is there a chance i can recieve the offer again?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #503 on: October 25, 2012, 08:17:06 PM »
how do i do that?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #504 on: October 25, 2012, 08:18:14 PM »
how do i do that?

go to united and create a new profile

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #505 on: October 25, 2012, 08:22:06 PM »
k thanx go to united and create new profile withall my old info or gotta change something?

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« Reply #506 on: October 25, 2012, 08:25:56 PM »
k thanx go to united and create new profile withall my old info or gotta change something?
no need to change anything
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #507 on: October 25, 2012, 08:28:45 PM »
thanx if they sent me the offer is that a good sign that i will get it or it means nothing?

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #508 on: October 25, 2012, 08:57:14 PM »
thanx if they sent me the offer is that a good sign that i will get it or it means nothing?
doesn't really mean much.
but you should have no problem getting it with a new ffn
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #509 on: October 25, 2012, 09:52:44 PM »
anyone got 50,000 recently?

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« Reply #510 on: October 25, 2012, 09:57:40 PM »
anyone got 50,000 recently?
I got matched but it was before Oct. 9 when the links became 30k so I don't know if they'll still match.
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« Reply #511 on: October 27, 2012, 10:52:03 PM »
BTW I just did a search on www.United.com for a flight and an offer of 30K + $50 statement credit popped up
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #512 on: October 27, 2012, 11:01:56 PM »
BTW I just did a search on www.United.com for a flight and an offer of 30K + $50 statement credit popped up

Duh, just got matched to that.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #513 on: October 27, 2012, 11:10:13 PM »
when applying for a second UMPE with a new FFN, do you guys make sure to cancel the first one before applying or you leave the previous open ?
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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #514 on: October 27, 2012, 11:14:00 PM »
when applying for a second UMPE with a new FFN, do you guys make sure to cancel the first one before applying or you leave the previous open ?
I canceled the old UMPE card first.
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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #515 on: October 27, 2012, 11:24:47 PM »
I canceled the old UMPE card first.
And if you have miles in that account you merge them? Or will that effect the bonus?
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Re: Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #516 on: October 27, 2012, 11:30:13 PM »
And if you have miles in that account you merge them? Or will that effect the bonus?

I wait til the bonus posts and the merge the old and new accounts.
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Re: Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #517 on: October 27, 2012, 11:33:02 PM »
I canceled the old UMPE card first.
I did it a few times with canceling before however my question is if it can be done w/o canceling ?
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Re: Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #518 on: October 28, 2012, 08:38:51 AM »
I canceled the old UMPE card first.
@sky121 or anyone else with experience, did you reapply soon after canceling. or you waited for the old card to be rinsed out of chase's system [30-60 days,IIRC] ?
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« Reply #519 on: October 28, 2012, 09:32:18 AM »
@sky121 or anyone else with experience, did you reapply soon after canceling. or you waited for the old card to be rinsed out of chase's system [30-60 days,IIRC] ?

I waited a few hours once but I'd recommend a day.
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