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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 #3555 on: October 14, 2014, 07:41:56 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.
Nice! Glad that ended up well. Next time don't forget to add a new FFN.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3556 on: October 14, 2014, 07:56:23 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.

Even better, when I search for a flight (while I'm logged in) , it gives me the 50K plus $50 statement credit offer.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3557 on: October 14, 2014, 07:57:56 PM »
You don't get both
my wife got both a few mounts ago

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3558 on: October 14, 2014, 08:35:22 PM »
Even better, when I search for a flight (while I'm logged in) , it gives me the 50K plus $50 statement credit offer.

+1

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3559 on: October 15, 2014, 02:04:29 PM »
So has anyone successfully got matched to the 50k Business card in the past couple weeks via SM?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3560 on: October 15, 2014, 02:26:23 PM »
Even better, when I search for a flight (while I'm logged in) , it gives me the 50K plus $50 statement credit offer.

+1

can you upload a screenshot of the business 50k offer? It seems your accounts were targeted. If you can Id appreciate it.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3561 on: October 15, 2014, 06:05:20 PM »
can you upload a screenshot of the business 50k offer? It seems your accounts were targeted. If you can Id appreciate it.

Here it is.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3562 on: October 15, 2014, 06:06:25 PM »
Earn the 55K United MileagePlus Explorer Bonus Again? http://t.co/faRqv1h3Rw

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3563 on: October 18, 2014, 09:50:43 PM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3564 on: October 20, 2014, 06:49:41 PM »
Tried 2x to match UA biz card to 50k.
They are claiming that the offer is still out there (targeted) but they are not matching it as of September 2 (when the public 50k expired).
True or dumb reps are convoluting 2 separate pieces of information (as usual)?

Anyone have any experiences matching personal and/or business recently?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3565 on: October 20, 2014, 11:07:02 PM »
Earn the 55K United MileagePlus Explorer Bonus Again? http://t.co/faRqv1h3Rw
i tried that and it still showed me 30 :( 

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3566 on: October 21, 2014, 04:17:23 AM »
i tried that and it still showed me 30 :(
worked for me

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3567 on: October 21, 2014, 12:57:07 PM »
didn't work for me though i think its because i had the explorer  linked to this acc within the last 24 month

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3568 on: October 21, 2014, 12:58:17 PM »
i tried that and it still showed me 30 :(
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3569 on: October 21, 2014, 04:54:59 PM »
I opened a new FF number and got a targeted offer in the mail for 50k a few weeks later. Didn't try it yet...