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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 #870 on: December 19, 2012, 10:45:58 PM »
? - I tried calling in to amex to pay for a card from my account under someone else's name, and they wouldn't let bshum oifen, must be from the account holders bank account.
First of all Chase is not Amex, second, its possible even with Amex, they have no idea who the account holder is unless you tell them.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #871 on: December 19, 2012, 10:49:18 PM »
? - I tried calling in to amex to pay for a card from my account under someone else's name, and they wouldn't let bshum oifen, must be from the account holders bank account.
Did you tell them that it is from a different person? Also I second the notion that Chase and Amex may have different policies.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #872 on: December 19, 2012, 10:50:41 PM »
First of all Chase is not Amex, second, its possible even with Amex, they have no idea who the account holder is unless you tell them.
+100 on both points. 

Just tell them you're the account holder.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #873 on: December 19, 2012, 11:01:49 PM »
Thought that their policy's would be similar, as it makes sense that only the person who has the name on the card, could pay the statement balance, amex told me it was to prevent fraud..

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #874 on: December 19, 2012, 11:04:50 PM »
Thought that their policy's would be similar, as it makes sense that only the person who has the name on the card, could pay the statement balance, amex told me it was to prevent fraud..
I have gone into Chase banks with checks from other people to pay off my credit card bill. I told them that it is from a different person and they did not care. Over the phone though is easier of course.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #875 on: December 19, 2012, 11:21:40 PM »
-1

I just applied for and received a MP card, and have used a brand new FF# in the application.

I was turned down via SM for the same reason as MOTO mentioned above, that "You already had this card in Feb 2012..."

I think it's safe to say that Chase is closing in on this.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #876 on: December 19, 2012, 11:22:57 PM »
I just applied for and received a MP card, and have used a brand new FF# in the application.

I was turned down via SM for the same reason as MOTO mentioned above, that "You already had this card in Feb 2012..."

I think it's safe to say that Chase is closing in on this.
So don't send an SM until you get the signup points folks  ::) ::) ::)
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #877 on: December 20, 2012, 12:55:19 AM »
So don't send an SM until you get the signup points folks  ::) ::) ::)
+1 I cannot even imagine what someone would write to Chase right after they apply.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #878 on: December 20, 2012, 07:03:37 AM »
+1 I cannot even imagine what someone would write to Chase right after they apply.
Because it worked until now plus if the offer does die than you have an SM confirming that you will still get it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #879 on: December 20, 2012, 12:51:57 PM »
I just got matched to the 50,000 mile offer on the United MP Business Card, but was told the $50 statement credit is only available for the consumer version of the card.  Does anyone know if this is true?  Thanks!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #880 on: December 20, 2012, 01:04:30 PM »
I have such a card a while

can i get matched to the 50,000 mile
what do that In tale?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #881 on: December 20, 2012, 01:05:30 PM »
I have such a card a while

can i get matched to the 50,000 mile
what do that Ital?
Only within 90 days of approval.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #882 on: December 20, 2012, 01:12:50 PM »
go it

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #883 on: December 20, 2012, 02:54:16 PM »
So I made a new email after finding out that my United card has a new UA account number so I wrote to them I just opened the account and here is my ua account number if you can please match me to 55k $50 credit well she writes that she withholds the rights what are my chances??
We?re writing in response to your question about the 
additional bonus mileage offer on your United MileagePlus®
Explorer Card. 

Here?s a summary of your request: 

?We understand you applied for an offer that provided 
30,000 bonus miles when you submitted your application in 
December 2013.

?You let us know that you are interested in an offer that 
provides 55,000 miles and $50 statement credit. That offer
awards 20,000 additional miles after you spend $1,000.00 
in the first three months your account is open. 

?Please call us at the number on the back of your card or 
reply to this email when you have spent $1000 in the first
three months your account is open so we can add the 
additional 20,000 bonus miles and $50 statement credit to 
your account. 

As a reminder, here?s how you can earn 30,000 bonus miles:

?You will receive 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1000
in the first 3 months your account is open. You will see 
these bonus miles post to your account six-to-eight weeks 
from the date the spending requirement is met.
?You can also earn 5,000 bonus miles after you add an 
authorized user to your account and make a purchase with 
your card during the first three months as a Cardmember. 

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

Please keep in mind that all enrollment offers are for 
new, first-time United MileagePlus Explorer credit card 
members only. This means we reserve the right to withhold 
adding any enrollment miles if you have previously 
received them on the same product on a previous date. 

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,

Lisa Diehl
Customer Service Specialist

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #884 on: December 25, 2012, 02:18:29 PM »
Anyone know if the non visa signature UMPE also has primary CDW?
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