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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 #1410 on: April 17, 2013, 03:38:14 PM »
I got the card a couple months back and SMed for the match as soon as I got it. Chase then told me that I would not receive any bonus at all as I had already gotten a United bonus in the past. (Yes I used a different FFN.) On the advice of Red, I spent the $1K anyway, and lo and behold the 30K did show up. Then, again on the advice of Red, I SMed to be matched, crossing my fingers that they wouldn't claw back the 30K. And today I see that I got the additional 25K and the $50.
Glad it worked out!  :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1411 on: April 17, 2013, 04:05:36 PM »
I just received my card in the mail (the 30k bonus offer), do i need to spend on the card first and then ask them to match the offer or can I sm them now before i spend anything?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1412 on: April 17, 2013, 04:13:58 PM »
I just received my card in the mail (the 30k bonus offer), do i need to spend on the card first and then ask them to match the offer or can I sm them now before i spend anything?

IF you've had the United card before wait until you spend and the first 30,000 post. If you haven't you can go ahead and send the SM now.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1413 on: April 17, 2013, 04:15:51 PM »
This is my first time. Thanks :)

So i simple ask them to match the offer that my friend got?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1414 on: April 17, 2013, 05:04:27 PM »
This is my first time. Thanks :)

So i simple ask them to match the offer that my friend got?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1415 on: April 17, 2013, 05:05:09 PM »
I got the card a couple months back and SMed for the match as soon as I got it. Chase then told me that I would not receive any bonus at all as I had already gotten a United bonus in the past. (Yes I used a different FFN.) On the advice of Red, I spent the $1K anyway, and lo and behold the 30K did show up. Then, again on the advice of Red, I SMed to be matched, crossing my fingers that they wouldn't claw back the 30K. And today I see that I got the additional 25K and the $50.
Well played. Congrats!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1416 on: April 17, 2013, 07:50:26 PM »
Does the united mileage plus explorer card waive the close in fees as well or only the club card?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1417 on: April 17, 2013, 07:56:55 PM »
Only club.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1418 on: April 18, 2013, 10:01:21 AM »
Q-Does Chase have the ability to push through miles to post right away?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1419 on: April 18, 2013, 11:14:57 AM »
Q-Does Chase have the ability to push through miles to post right away?

i did --told them needed for an award ticket -- but-- had to ask 3x b4 i was approved

Hello splp

Thank you for re-contacting Chase regarding your Chase
MileagePlus� Explorer Business credit card account.

I have removed the 50,000 total enrollment miles from your
credit card account, along with the total of 11,000 miles
issued as a courtesy due to various issues.

The miles have been called into United MileagePlus and are
currently available for redemption on your frequent flyer
account
It has been my pleasure in assisting you, if you have any
questions please call me directly and I will be happy to
assist you.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1420 on: April 18, 2013, 12:13:09 PM »
i did --told them needed for an award ticket -- but-- had to ask 3x b4 i was approved

Hello splp

Thank you for re-contacting Chase regarding your Chase
MileagePlus� Explorer Business credit card account.

I have removed the 50,000 total enrollment miles from your
credit card account, along with the total of 11,000 miles
issued as a courtesy due to various issues.

The miles have been called into United MileagePlus and are
currently available for redemption on your frequent flyer
account
It has been my pleasure in assisting you, if you have any
questions please call me directly and I will be happy to
assist you.

That's a great Data point . Thanks SPLP

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1421 on: April 18, 2013, 02:51:19 PM »
Can you change a United into a Freedom or Sapphire. I'm trying thru sm and they're saying they cab't do it in the 1st year.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1422 on: April 19, 2013, 12:38:01 PM »
thanks all :)
chase e-mailed me saying that, once i spend the first 1k, i should sm them again and they'll give me the extra 20k (on top of the 30k) and they issued a $50 statement credit
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1423 on: April 19, 2013, 04:43:09 PM »
thanks all :)
chase e-mailed me saying that, once i spend the first 1k, i should sm them again and they'll give me the extra 20k (on top of the 30k) and they issued a $50 statement credit

Just got the same SM from Chase!

"Please reply to this message when you have spent $1,000 in the first three months your account is open so we can add the additional 20,000 bonus miles."
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1424 on: April 19, 2013, 04:45:25 PM »
Just got the same SM from Chase!

"Please reply to this message when you have spent $1,000 in the first three months your account is open so we can add the additional 20,000 bonus miles."

And the fun continues. :)
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