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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 #735 on: November 14, 2012, 02:06:15 PM »
I thought that they were 2 different products (visa MC ) so you can get both with no problems ?

That's what I thought also .

Are you saying the united can be visa or MC? Never knew that
the old CO OPP automatically converted to the mc version. now they don't offer it anymore

Thought so
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #736 on: November 16, 2012, 01:30:09 PM »
After I asked to be matched from $2,000 to $1,000 I got the following:

Dear JEWDA,

We?re writing in response to your recent question about
your United MileagePlus® credit card account.

We reviewed your account and see you recently opened a new
United MileagePlus credit card account, which offers bonus
miles after your first purchase using the new card.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the bonus
miles since you received a similar offer in the past. Here
is additional information to help explain the enrollment
bonus:

?The terms and conditions associated with the credit card
indicate that the one-time offer is only for first-time
United MileagePlus cardmembers with a new account.
?Since you received 25,000 enrollment miles on March 01,
2012 on your previous account ending in XXXX, you are not
considered a first time cardmember.
?Based on this information, this new account is not able
to receive the enrollment bonus miles.

Thank you for being our customer. We appreciate your
business.

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

Thank you,

Brittany Navarro
Customer Service Specialist

Should I just send another SM?
You used a different ffn?
ding ding ding ding.  Is there anything I can do now?
I thought everyone knew it was a big no-no to SM about the UA card if you've had one in the past. This always happens when you do.

Update: I spent the $2,000, Statement closed yesterday, I looked on the online statement and sure enough it says Welcome Bonus 55,00 miles!! The points are not in my account yet but I'm hoping...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #737 on: November 16, 2012, 01:33:01 PM »
Wow.
Please update if they arrive in your UA account.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #738 on: November 16, 2012, 01:43:51 PM »
Wow.
Please update if they arrive in your UA account.
Sure. And then you could start a thread "No Need To Use New FFN For UMPE"  :P
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #739 on: November 16, 2012, 01:47:18 PM »
Similar to my case even though mine was a first timer.
They said they can't approve and I said I don't need a signature card so they gave me 2k limit and said I won't get the bonus. And I spent the 1k and got it

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #740 on: November 16, 2012, 01:53:55 PM »
Similar to my case even though mine was a first timer.
They said they can't approve and I said I don't need a signature card so they gave me 2k limit and said I won't get the bonus. And I spent the 1k and got it

Great news cause today the only approved me for Visa Non signature card with 2 K CL .

Hope i get it .
As part of an appo today I applied fr a sapphire preferred visa ( I have the SP MC that I converted original SP VISA from ) and was told cant have two SP.

   Told them I needed Visa cause MC not taken everywhere in Greece and the best they would do, is convert my MC to Visa. How do I get them to APPROVE the Visa even if they close the MC not
Convert.
I have 9K in extra CL To move but Chase is being tough saying it can't be done no way no how

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #741 on: November 16, 2012, 01:57:37 PM »
Great news cause today the only approved me for Visa Non signature card with 2 K CL .

Hope i get it .
As part of an appo today I applied fr a sapphire preferred visa ( I have the SP MC that I converted original SP VISA from ) and was told cant have two SP.

   Told them I needed Visa cause MC not taken everywhere in Greece and the best they would do, is convert my MC to Visa. How do I get them to APPROVE the Visa even if they close the MC not
Convert.
I have 9K in extra CL To move but Chase is being tough saying it can't be done no way no how
I've tried 6+ times. No use

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #742 on: November 18, 2012, 09:43:32 AM »
My statement closed on Nov 14 and the miles still haven't posted, what gives? :(

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #743 on: November 18, 2012, 09:45:06 AM »
See your rewards activity on chase.com
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #744 on: November 18, 2012, 09:47:59 AM »
I just found that right after I posted lol

Thanks meshugener

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #745 on: November 18, 2012, 10:04:48 AM »
Is it there in activity, and not in total points on chase.com ?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #746 on: November 19, 2012, 07:35:13 PM »
Wow.
Please update if they arrive in your UA account.
Update: Miles are now in my account! ;D
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #747 on: November 20, 2012, 08:01:28 PM »
Just successfully matched the $50 credit. ;D

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #748 on: November 20, 2012, 09:12:28 PM »
Just successfully matched the $50 credit. ;D
And 55K?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #749 on: November 20, 2012, 09:18:46 PM »
And 55K?

I applied though the premier link a month ago. That showed the 55k