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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 #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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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« 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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« 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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Re: Re: Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« 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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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #520 on: October 28, 2012, 09:34:24 AM »
I waited a few hours once but I'd recommend a day.
wow. that's a short time
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« Reply #521 on: October 28, 2012, 09:36:02 AM »
I waited a few hours once but I'd recommend a day.
is there any way to take it off your online account?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #522 on: October 28, 2012, 09:40:31 AM »
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I waited a few hours once but I'd recommend a day.<br />
<br />is there any way to take it off your online account?

You can hide it. But it's not disappearing from anyone at Chase if that's what you're thinking.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #523 on: October 28, 2012, 09:42:30 AM »
is there any way to take it off your online account?
I think Chase keeps it on for another 60-90 days after account closure but it probably doesn't hurt to sm them to get it off sooner
but do you think, deleting it from online account, makes a difference ?
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« Reply #524 on: October 28, 2012, 09:43:28 AM »
I think Chase keeps it on for another 60-90 days after account closure but it probably doesn't hurt to sm them to get it off sooner
but do you think, deleting it from online account, makes a difference ?

Personally I don't,  but maybe I'm wrong.
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