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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 #915 on: January 01, 2013, 05:49:10 AM »
i sent them a sm in regards to my new business ua card and they sent back that they will match me to 50k  :)

Anyone else try? anyone else get 50k match?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #916 on: January 01, 2013, 07:38:06 AM »
nice, for $1 or $1k spend?

What exactly did you ask them to match to?  Have not been able to find 50 K offer in last year
aside from targeted !
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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #917 on: January 01, 2013, 08:41:52 AM »
What exactly did you ask them to match to?  Have not been able to find 50 K offer in last year
aside from targeted !
Thanks
are you asking regarding the reg or biz card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #918 on: January 01, 2013, 08:43:09 AM »
Biz card. Thx

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #919 on: January 01, 2013, 11:03:08 AM »
Once made the same mistake and had no luck getting the bonus. They wouldn't hear of it. But it can't hurt tryin', can it?
Yup, thanks, I SM'd and was positively matched to the 50k offer :) , though it's for $1k spend :(
Anyone else try? anyone else get 50k match?
Yes

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #920 on: January 01, 2013, 11:24:13 AM »
Yup, thanks, I SM'd and was positively matched to the 50k offer :)

Congrats!
They wouldn't do 55k?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #921 on: January 01, 2013, 01:58:45 PM »
nice, for $1 or $1k spend?
This was for my new ua business card. I didn't ask to lower the spending threshold as I will definitely hit 5k within the first month.

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #922 on: January 01, 2013, 02:46:15 PM »
Congrats!
They wouldn't do 55k?
Yes, 55k is after adding an AU.

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #923 on: January 01, 2013, 05:56:33 PM »
Yes, 55k is after adding an AU.
is that for the business card too?

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #924 on: January 01, 2013, 07:03:05 PM »
is that for the business card too?
According to Dan, no.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #925 on: January 01, 2013, 08:30:45 PM »
Whats so good about this card(business)?
I need convincing arguments for chase recon, i already have the inks.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #926 on: January 01, 2013, 08:43:15 PM »
Whats so good about this card(business)?
I need convincing arguments for chase recon, i already have the inks.
You plan on flying UA alot so you need the bennies.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #927 on: January 01, 2013, 10:44:33 PM »
Some details of the bennies? Anything els??

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #928 on: January 01, 2013, 10:54:00 PM »
Some details of the bennies? Anything els??
2 club passes, priority boarding, free luggage. And Its ur favorite airline. It shouldn't be hard to explain these things.
Always use an Amex, you'll thank me one day.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #929 on: January 02, 2013, 12:55:05 AM »
I posted a couple of days ago here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23709.0 and didn't get a reply, probably because it was the wrong place. I don't know hwy I couldn't find this thread then, but I did now, so please indulge me in my repost, and if anyone knows the answer I'd much appreciate it.

United just sent me new cards, to replace the old cards which replaced the continental cards. The only discernible difference that I see is that they are 'World Elite', instead of World.
Does anyone know what that does for me? I apologize if this was covered already, I looked and searched and didn't find it.
Thanks!