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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 #720 on: November 14, 2012, 03:28:16 AM »
IIRC $1000
Funny thing is I applied for this card and went through this process myself, but I was in such a rush when doing the 3bm that I didn't even look to see what the spend is...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #721 on: November 14, 2012, 04:12:24 AM »


How long before you applied for your new UA MPE had you closed your old one? Or did you !

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #722 on: November 14, 2012, 04:28:43 AM »
Funny thing is I applied for this card and went through this process myself, but I was in such a rush when doing the 3bm that I didn't even look to see what the spend is...
But still $1k not so bad
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #723 on: November 14, 2012, 06:18:32 AM »
Anyone know the required spend on this?
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
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #724 on: November 14, 2012, 08:11:01 AM »
How long before you applied for your new UA MPE had you closed your old one? Or did you !

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #725 on: November 14, 2012, 08:20:39 AM »
How long before you applied for your new UA MPE had you closed your old one? Or did you !
I didn't close it . i downgrade it to a non explorer card 3 month ago

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #726 on: November 14, 2012, 09:16:30 AM »
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
I got it with the same ffn and no issues

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #727 on: November 14, 2012, 09:28:44 AM »
I got it with the same ffn and no issues
I guess its YMMV but much more likely to receive it with new ffn
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #728 on: November 14, 2012, 09:35:13 AM »
I guess its YMMV but much more likely to receive it with new ffn
I thought that they were 2 different products (visa MC ) so you can get both with no problems ? 

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #729 on: November 14, 2012, 09:43:00 AM »
I thought that they were 2 different products (visa MC ) so you can get both with no problems ?

That's what I thought also .

@ A European never knew there was a non explorer card . How , and what exactly did you downgrade
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #730 on: November 14, 2012, 10:10:26 AM »
I thought that they were 2 different products (visa MC ) so you can get both with no problems ?
Are you saying the united can be visa or MC? Never knew that
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #731 on: November 14, 2012, 10:21:29 AM »


@ A European never knew there was a non explorer card . How , and what exactly did you downgrade
 it to ?   Thanks
I had a UMPE MC for 1 year so when the annual fee came up I asked to downgrade it to a CC with no annual fee so they have me a UMP CC.

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #732 on: November 14, 2012, 01:44:28 PM »


@ A European never knew there was a non explorer card . How , and what exactly did you downgrade
 it to ?   Thanks
they always had the ua rewards card. but now for some reason I only see those four
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« Reply #733 on: November 14, 2012, 01:51:06 PM »
they always had the ua rewards card. but now for some reason I only see those four

When did they stop MC?
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« Reply #734 on: November 14, 2012, 02:01:06 PM »
When did they stop MC?
the old CO OPP automatically converted to the mc version. now they don't offer it anymore
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