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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 #705 on: November 13, 2012, 12:05:05 AM »
just fallowed step by step and got the offer.
Thanks!
Just got approved after transferring 2k CL from a different CC.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #706 on: November 13, 2012, 05:28:51 AM »
Opened up a new ffn in order to churn the card for a second time - after the points post do I want to contact United (to combine my two ffn's) or Chase (to permanently switch the ffn that miles get deposited to)?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #707 on: November 13, 2012, 07:47:53 AM »
In the past, I was Abe to get approved for this card with a limit as low as $500, but now it seems to be $2000 is a red line.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #708 on: November 13, 2012, 09:14:29 AM »
None. You can combine the two ffn yourself in your united account

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #709 on: November 13, 2012, 08:02:28 PM »
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Dear a european,

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

We reviewed the application you submitted in November,
2012 and have confirmed that the up to 65,000 bonus miles
promotion was offered along with the first year annual fee
waiver. Each year thereafter, your card annual fee will be
$95.00.

Here?s how you earn up to 65,000 bonus miles:

You will receive 50,000 bonus miles after you have met
$1000.00 in new purchases within the first three months of
the opening of your account. You will see these bonus
miles post to your account six to eight weeks from the
date the minimum spend was met.

You will earn 5,000 bonus miles by adding an authorized
user and making your first purchase in the first three
months of opening of your account.

You also can earn 10,000 bonus miles when you spend
$25,000 or more on your card each calendar year.

If you are unable to exceed the $1000.00 threshold by
02/23/13 please contact us at that time and we would be
happy to add the 50,000 miles.

We will be more than happy to apply the $50.00 statement
to your account after you have made your first purchase.
Please contact us at that time and either my colleagues or
myself will make the necessary adjustments.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Nakeya Patterson
Customer Service Specialist

1-800-436-7927
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #710 on: November 13, 2012, 08:27:42 PM »
As meshugener once said: "double-dipping is dead".
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #711 on: November 14, 2012, 01:12:05 AM »
I have a United Mileage Plus Explorer Card that was opened originally as a Continental OnePass card and then converted over when they merged.
Does anyone know - if I apply for a new United Mileage Plus Explorer Card now, if I will be eligible for the sign up bonus given the fact that I have previously received the sign up bonus on the Continental One Pass (now UMPE) card?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #712 on: November 14, 2012, 01:14:07 AM »
I have a United Mileage Plus Explorer Card that was opened originally as a Continental OnePass card and then converted over when they merged.
Does anyone know - if I apply for a new United Mileage Plus Explorer Card now, if I will be eligible for the sign up bonus given the fact that I have previously received the sign up bonus on the Continental One Pass (now UMPE) card?
thanks!
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #713 on: November 14, 2012, 01:14:59 AM »
great, thanks, will report back to confirm it works!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #714 on: November 14, 2012, 01:18:58 AM »
great, thanks, will report back to confirm it works!
First create a new ffn and then apply using that new number. There a way to get a better offer...read the last few pages of thia thread...it says how
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #715 on: November 14, 2012, 01:42:39 AM »
thanks - I thought if you don't enter a FFN they will simply assume you don't have one and set you up with a new one, no?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #716 on: November 14, 2012, 01:43:34 AM »
thanks - I thought if you don't enter a FFN they will simply assume you don't have one and set you up with a new one, no?

And he's telling you to enter one, a new one...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #717 on: November 14, 2012, 01:50:59 AM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #718 on: November 14, 2012, 02:38:09 AM »
This is still alive. Here are the steps.
1. Open a new mileage plus account.
2. Transfer 1000 miles from UR account.
3. Login to your new mileage plus account.
4. You may not see 65k link. You may still see only 30k link.
5. You press following link now, while you are logged in to your new account.
http://www.unitedexplorercard.com/premier

I did it. It opened new browser with all familiar 65k link. It worked for me. If you do steps not mentioned above, it may not open the same link.

Good luck !!!
Anyone know the required spend on this?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #719 on: November 14, 2012, 03:20:14 AM »
Anyone know the required spend on this?
IIRC $1000
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