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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 #3540 on: October 12, 2014, 03:57:54 AM »
Any recent match to 50k using 30K link?  I plan to apply UMPE. i have churned this card a few times this year. I will put new FF#. I am hearing mixed opinion, that matches are getting rejected. Ay one can post success after closing of limited time offer?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3541 on: October 13, 2014, 12:25:12 PM »
Any recent match to 50k using 30K link?  I plan to apply UMPE. i have churned this card a few times this year. I will put new FF#. I am hearing mixed opinion, that matches are getting rejected. Ay one can post success after closing of limited time offer?
Yes last week

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3542 on: October 13, 2014, 02:18:49 PM »
Yes last week
Thank You ! It validates, that it is still alive unlike few posts earlier, which suggested, that it has become dead. Thanks for sharing your success.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3543 on: October 13, 2014, 05:48:51 PM »
got denied from the marketing department for the $50 statement credit called a few times and they don't want to honor it any help?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3544 on: October 13, 2014, 06:15:13 PM »
got denied from the marketing department for the $50 statement credit called a few times and they don't want to honor it any help?
Maybe you should try asking for 5k to add AU

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3545 on: October 13, 2014, 11:19:11 PM »
When I log in on the united website the 50K offer shows up. It may be targeted, because I've gotten a few offers in the mail.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3546 on: October 14, 2014, 02:28:41 PM »
Maybe you should try asking for 5k to add AU
they don't do 5k to add a Au to a united

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3547 on: October 14, 2014, 02:30:08 PM »
they don't do 5k to add a Au to a united
Really?
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3549 on: October 14, 2014, 02:41:39 PM »
yes
I don't think you are correct,  unless you mean that you can't get the 5k if you didn't add a AU at time of application...
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3550 on: October 14, 2014, 04:16:26 PM »
they don't do 5k to add a Au to a united
WRONG

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3551 on: October 14, 2014, 04:44:01 PM »
they don't do 5k to add a Au to a united
Are you referring specifically to getting matched or to the standard offers? Either way you are probably wrong.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3552 on: October 14, 2014, 05:39:32 PM »
oh sorry I got already the 5k UA what about the $50 statement credit ?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3553 on: October 14, 2014, 07:10:41 PM »
oh sorry I got already the 5k UA what about the $50 statement credit ?
You don't get both

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3554 on: October 14, 2014, 07:26:11 PM »
Signed up for the United card in the bank but didn't give them a new United number. I did my spending but didn't get the signup bonus because I had applied for the same United card within 24 months.  Went back to the Banker and complained. He tried helping me, they promised him over the phone I'll get it but nothing happened.  I sent a secure message but they refused to honor it. I sent another message 2 weeks later and opened the message with a hi, how are you blah blah blah blah.  Just got a response that they will honor the 55k sign up bonus.