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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 #1230 on: March 11, 2013, 01:20:59 PM »
I just tried that , and I got the dreaded sent to the appropriate deptgrr answer. To which I complained my cousin got his immediately , why not me !
why is that so dreadful happens all the time.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1231 on: March 11, 2013, 01:27:33 PM »
why? i sm'd them to be matched to the 55k and they replied that they will match it and that the points will post on the next billing cycle, so i replied saying that i needed them for an award...and they answered yes and put them in my ff account that day.

  I didnt see you mention it being sent to appropriate dept 
why is that so dreadful happens all the time.

  Am I wrong  :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1232 on: March 11, 2013, 01:31:12 PM »
ill be honest with you, i dont remember it happening that time though im not positive, but when iasked to be matched to the 55k and for the hyatt $100 statement credit, both times i got that response and a day or two later i got what i wanted. so not so dreadful.

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« Reply #1233 on: March 11, 2013, 01:33:41 PM »
ill be honest with you, i dont remember it happening that time though im not positive, but when iasked to be matched to the 55k and for the hyatt $100 statement credit, both times i got that response and a day or two later i got what i wanted. so not so dreadful.


 Whew . I feel much better now. I still think its  awful service ,  albeit not dreadful. :)

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« Reply #1234 on: March 11, 2013, 01:41:33 PM »
I just tried that , and I got the dreaded sent to the appropriate deptgrr answer. To which I complained my cousin got his immediately , why not me !
so are we still cousins lol

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1235 on: March 11, 2013, 01:42:53 PM »
so are we still cousins lol


 Of course Cuz !  :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1236 on: March 11, 2013, 01:44:00 PM »
I think we all feel --Nice when you ask a question you get a quick answer ,

why do we need to go through the chase SM (post office) and waited till the "real" service rep gets to decide --most of the things we ask-- is not rocket science-- pretty basic questions -- do not get me wrong --Chase is still number 1

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1237 on: March 11, 2013, 11:31:59 PM »
Got the card as part of a 2bm for my wife.  They gave her the visa version....has this happened to anyone else?  Should I ask them to switch to WMC?

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« Reply #1238 on: March 11, 2013, 11:33:55 PM »
Got the card as part of a 2bm for my wife.  They gave her the visa version....has this happened to anyone else?  Should I ask them to switch to WMC?
Visa is standard. No reason to switch.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1239 on: March 11, 2013, 11:36:11 PM »
Visa is standard. No reason to switch.

Guess I have the grandfather mc which used to be continental

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« Reply #1240 on: March 11, 2013, 11:38:53 PM »
Guess I have the grandfather mc which used to be continental
that's what they gave for all former co mc cards...when you open the link to the card,  it shows a pic of visa, so not sure why ur surprised though
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1241 on: March 11, 2013, 11:56:52 PM »
I just tried that , and I got the dreaded sent to the appropriate deptgrr answer. To which I complained my cousin got his immediately , why not me !
Please report back if it worked.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1242 on: March 12, 2013, 01:13:51 AM »
If I received the bonus for the Continental OP MC which was then converted to UA MPE (which I now cancelled), can I get another bonus under the same FFN or is it considered the same product?

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« Reply #1243 on: March 12, 2013, 09:59:26 AM »
If I received the bonus for the Continental OP MC which was then converted to UA MPE (which I now cancelled), can I get another bonus under the same FFN or is it considered the same product?
just make a new ffn and merge the accounts after the points post

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1244 on: March 14, 2013, 05:33:20 PM »
I just got a targeted offer for 50k after 1k spend. That sounds pretty good to me.