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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: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #570 on: November 01, 2012, 01:47:05 PM »
This is officialy a thing now. #MAPWTF
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #571 on: November 01, 2012, 01:58:59 PM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #572 on: November 01, 2012, 02:32:51 PM »
Was just at my local chase branch, applied for the united 55k after $2,000 spend and got approved no problem. I do have the old continental card MC and they didn't even ask why I need both.

The club card they offer is no annual fee first year.

The SP is 40k after $2,000 spend.

He had no details about freedom card.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #573 on: November 01, 2012, 02:55:58 PM »
 Do all chase branches have better bonus apps ? 
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #574 on: November 01, 2012, 02:58:35 PM »
Was just at my local chase branch, applied for the united 55k after $2,000 spend and got approved no problem. I do have the old continental card MC and they didn't even ask why I need both.

The club card they offer is no annual fee first year.

The SP is 40k after $2,000 spend.

He had no details about freedom card.
You should be able to match to any of those offers via SM.  Possibly even double dip though it seems they gotten smart to that.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #575 on: November 01, 2012, 03:46:33 PM »
You should be able to match to any of those offers via SM.  Possibly even double dip though it seems they gotten smart to that.
I didn't hear of anyone getting matched 55k United after Oct. 9.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #576 on: November 01, 2012, 03:47:35 PM »
I didn't hear of anyone getting matched 55k United after Oct. 9.
but did you hear of anyone being denied a match since Oct 9?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #577 on: November 01, 2012, 04:22:39 PM »
Was just at my local chase branch, applied for the united 55k after $2,000 spend and got approved no problem. I do have the old continental card MC and they didn't even ask why I need both.

The club card they offer is no annual fee first year.

The SP is 40k after $2,000 spend.

He had no details about freedom card.

They have a SP 40k after 2k spend offer in the branch?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #578 on: November 01, 2012, 04:27:30 PM »
They have a SP 40k after 2k spend offer in the branch?
yes. but dan said you could do it through SM, although many people did not have success.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #579 on: November 01, 2012, 04:34:12 PM »
They have a SP 40k after 2k spend offer in the branch?

But anyways you probably lose the chance of 2BM/3BM if you wanted to...or am I wrong?

IIRC a DDF member wanted to know if he applies for a cc at bank can someone at home with computer apply for another card right away...did  that work?
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« Reply #580 on: November 01, 2012, 04:43:04 PM »
although many people did not have success.
Link?
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« Reply #581 on: November 01, 2012, 04:44:13 PM »
But anyways you probably lose the chance of 2BM/3BM if you wanted to...or am I wrong?

IIRC a DDF member wanted to know if he applies for a cc at bank can someone at home with computer apply for another card right away...did  that work?
Just did it today, I applied at the bank for 1 card and did another 2 later= 1 PULL
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #582 on: November 01, 2012, 04:46:19 PM »
I did a BofA card at 7am and a 2nd one like 8 hours later and it was 1 pull on my report.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #583 on: November 01, 2012, 05:18:47 PM »
Just did it today, I applied at the bank for 1 card and did another 2 later= 1 PULL

I did a BofA card at 7am and a 2nd one like 8 hours later and it was 1 pull on my report.

This may be a stupid question but...if you apply for 2 CC's in bank(at once)...that automatically 2 pulls?
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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #584 on: November 01, 2012, 05:24:19 PM »
This may be a stupid question but...if you apply for 2 CC's in bank(at once)...that automatically 2 pulls?
if both are business or both personal. then probably 1 pull
even 1 online 1 on phone is 1 pull
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