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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 #975 on: January 21, 2013, 12:25:32 PM »
I successfully got matched to the 55K pretty easily, but the statement credit keeps getting shot down. Has anyone gotten that aspect matched recently?
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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #976 on: January 21, 2013, 12:29:27 PM »
I successfully got matched to the 55K pretty easily, but the statement credit keeps getting shot down. Has anyone gotten that aspect matched recently?
I got it about 3 weeks ago very easily. (with a $1 spending threshold) gl

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #977 on: January 21, 2013, 04:12:26 PM »
I got it about 3 weeks ago very easily. (with a $1 spending threshold) gl

$1 or $1,000?

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Re: Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #978 on: January 21, 2013, 04:50:37 PM »

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #979 on: January 22, 2013, 05:18:53 PM »
Dear Red,

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:
I'd write a new SM after getting the signup points.
Oh I definitely will, but I'm not that optimistic about getting it. Nu nu, you win some you lose some (there's always next time).


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Dear Red,

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

We understand you applied for an offer that provided
30,000 bonus miles when you submitted your application in
December, 2012.

You let us know that you are interested in an offer that
provides 50,000 bonus miles. That offer awards 20,000
additional miles and a $50.00 statement credit after you
spend $1,000.00 in the first three months your account is
open.

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.

We are pleased to inform you that we have honored your
request and issued an additional 20,000 miles and a $50.00
statement credit. These adjustments will be reflected on
your next billing statement.

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

Thank you,
Cha-ching!!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #980 on: January 22, 2013, 09:52:54 PM »
Correct and YMMV but he may also need to book with it. The super can look it up.
If the flight is booked with United gift registry credit is that considered purchasing with the cc and the secondary cardholder on the reservation should get a free piece as well?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #981 on: January 22, 2013, 10:19:37 PM »
If the flight is booked with United gift registry credit is that considered purchasing with the cc and the secondary cardholder on the reservation should get a free piece as well?
No, but if you charge $1 to the cc it will.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #982 on: January 22, 2013, 10:46:25 PM »
No, but if you charge $1 to the cc it will.
to the primary's credit card or the au?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #983 on: January 22, 2013, 10:48:31 PM »
to the primary's credit card or the au?
Oto davar.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #984 on: January 22, 2013, 11:19:12 PM »
No, but if you charge $1 to the cc it will.
Nice! Great to know. I never thought of that.

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #985 on: January 22, 2013, 11:53:25 PM »
Nice! Great to know. I never thought of that.
I just booked and put $5 on the card and it says on the reservation that it's 1st baggage free per passenger..looking good...thanx Dan!
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #986 on: January 26, 2013, 07:25:26 PM »
any way to get chase to expedite, manually adjusted miles to UA account, or must wait till statement close?

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #987 on: January 27, 2013, 08:03:40 PM »
Any benefits with the UMPE  for flights to Europe?

 
No, but if you charge $1 to the cc it will.
how Could you charge just 1$ or any small amount on the UMPE (I need to spend money on my AMEX GOLD )?
in other words , could you split the ticket into 2 CC?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #989 on: January 28, 2013, 10:39:53 AM »
any way to get chase to expedite, manually adjusted miles to UA account, or must wait till statement close?
IME you must wait.
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