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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 #1005 on: February 07, 2013, 12:07:11 AM »
I did it and got it but YMMV
But you should know that you can change all the info after putting in the reservation number.
So don't throw it out!
How many times can you use it?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1006 on: February 08, 2013, 12:27:22 AM »
Did anyone have success changing the information of a Chase targeted offer? How many times can you do it?
When somebody thanks you for a favor you've done, respond "my pleasure", not "no problem".

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1007 on: February 08, 2013, 11:47:35 AM »
Did anyone have success changing the information of a Chase targeted offer? How many times can you do it?
Yes
I will try it again sometime this weekend
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1008 on: February 08, 2013, 12:56:24 PM »
I applied for united card with the 30,000 point offer after $1000, planning to sm them for 55,000 plus $50.00 after adding an authorized user.
 Anyway I spent the money and added a user before sending a message, my first statement closed with 36,000 points 30,000 for the offer and 5,000 for the authorized user, even though there was no mention of the extra 5000 points in the offer.

Then I sent a secure message requesting to be matched to the better offer and they agreed to add 20,000 points plus another 5,000 for the authorized user so in total I got 60,000 points.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1009 on: February 08, 2013, 01:13:14 PM »
I applied for united card with the 30,000 point offer after $1000, planning to sm them for 55,000 plus $50.00 after adding an authorized user.
 Anyway I spent the money and added a user before sending a message, my first statement closed with 36,000 points 30,000 for the offer and 5,000 for the authorized user, even though there was no mention of the extra 5000 points in the offer.

Then I sent a secure message requesting to be matched to the better offer and they agreed to add 20,000 points plus another 5,000 for the authorized user so in total I got 60,000 points.

Sick.  So given the incoming card, does the room recommend hitting the spend and SM after in order to try and get the extra 5K, or just not risk it and go ahead and SM as soon as the card is approved?

Also, will a BT onto the card apply to the $1K spend?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1010 on: February 08, 2013, 01:54:15 PM »
Did anyone have success changing the information of a Chase targeted offer? How many times can you do it?
Yes
I will try it again sometime this weekend
Just did it again it allowed me to fill the app but I wasn't instant approved so we will see if the promo works.
I think that as long as it allows you to fill the app then you will receive the offer.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1011 on: February 08, 2013, 04:55:07 PM »
Sick.  So given the incoming card, does the room recommend hitting the spend and SM after in order to try and get the extra 5K, or just not risk it and go ahead and SM as soon as the card is approved?
Dan recommends waiting till after the first 30k post to send the SM (especially when your on your second round).

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1012 on: February 09, 2013, 07:58:58 PM »
I got 3 emails today (1 for each UA card) that in order to receive the first checked bad for free you must pay with the UA card. Anybody else get this? Was this always the case? Is it the case now?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1013 on: February 09, 2013, 09:29:15 PM »
Also got that email for all my accounts
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1014 on: February 09, 2013, 10:32:39 PM »
As did I.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1015 on: February 09, 2013, 11:23:02 PM »
So did I

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1016 on: February 09, 2013, 11:30:33 PM »
This really stinks!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1017 on: February 09, 2013, 11:54:03 PM »
if i never got my 2 free passes to lounge, who do i email?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1018 on: February 10, 2013, 12:11:52 AM »
I got 3 emails today (1 for each UA card) that in order to receive the first checked bad for free you must pay with the UA card. Anybody else get this? Was this always the case? Is it the case now?
This was always officially the rule.


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1019 on: February 10, 2013, 12:59:24 AM »
How can they actually check?