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Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Card:50k miles after 1st purchase,up to 60k miles possible(YMMV)

kinglong 133 196 January 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (4) More Chase Deals
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Last Edited by kinglong May 2, 2012 at 09:31 AM
Hi,
I just found out that the Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Card when I logged into my United (Mileage Plus) account,at first it says up to 40k miles,because I have 0 mile in my UA account,and then I transferred 1 mile from my Continental Onepass account to my UA account,When I logged in to my UA account again,guess what happened?
Yes,the offer changed to "Earn up to 60,000 Bonus Miles"
!woot
" With this bonus offer you will qualify and receive 50,000 bonus miles after your first use of the card."
Get treated like an insider at the airport and beyond with the new MileagePlus Explorer Card*:

Earn up to 65,000 bonus award miles*
Earn 50,000 bonus miles after first use and 5,000 additional bonus miles after your first card use and for adding an authorized user within two months of opening your account. Plus earn 10,000 after you spend $25,000 on your Card within the a calendar year.

Your first year is free�_
Check your first bag for free*
Enjoy priority boarding privileges*
Visit the United ClubSM with two passes every year*
Earn double miles on United purchases*
Redeem MileagePlus miles for any seat on any United flight*
Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection*
Your miles don't expire*
Receive access to exclusive events
Enjoy the assurances of better protection*
This could be YMMV but you may want to try to look at your UA account if you have more than 1mile in your account!
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Last Edited by antoniodavis77 May 3, 2012 at 06:01 AM
65K link:https://www.theexplorercard.com/M...5kAFW.aspx
Earn 50,000 bonus miles after first use and 5,000 additional bonus miles after your first card use and for adding an authorized user within two months of opening your account. Plus earn 10,000 after you spend $25,000 on your Card within the a calendar year.


60k link (after you log in, or you will only see 40k)
https://www.theexplorercard.com/M...0kAFW.aspx

You need at least 1 Mile in your United account to get this offer.



"This one-time bonus offer is only valid for first-time United MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers with new accounts. Previous and existing United Airlines cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer."


Not true. I was an existing Mileage Plus Visa card holder (from Feb '11). They approved my application and then when I called customer service to verify the promotion points they said it was 50k after 1st purchase PLUS 20k after 1st purchase and adding an additional user. So 70k points after first purchase (and added my girlfriend as a card user).

Transfer your miles between CO and UA here:http://www.continental.com/web/en...nHome.aspx

You can also transfer points from a Chase Ultimate Rewards account for all you Sapphire cardholders out there. (minimum transfer: 1000pts)

Travel Points Card Comparisons:
https://www.theexplorercard.com/M...Chart.aspx

If you have applied, please update below:

CreditKarma/FICO score <-> Decision

710 <-> Approved! (May 3rd 2012)


Chase phone number: (Thanks to Linedrivekid123Smilie)

Chase: 800-432-3117 (App status & check your credit limit)
Chase: 888-270-2127 (App reconsider)
Chase: 877-781-3109 (combining & product change)
Chase: 888-245-0625 (Credit Analyst - Reconsider)
Chase: 888-622-7547 (Chase Executive Ofc. in IL)



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#61
Quote from linedrivekid123 View Post :
I was denied online but called 888-270-2127 and they approved me for a $4000 credit line.

i applied this morning, but go the pending screen. I just called that number and they transferred me to the security department and I had to verify my information. i did all that but then they told me they're submitting my application and will know in 5 to 7 business day.
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#62
Ok, I know I have received deals in the mail that were around 50,60k but Ive ignored them as I had no desire for the card at the time and I was taking advantage of the 75k AA/Citi deal.

I have a Continental flight in April so I was thinking of applying for a card so I can save $50 on the checked baggage fees.


Thanks!

Update: Damn, I have to purchase my flight my tomorrow night so I would not have enough time to charge it on the card... which is required for the waived baggage fees - would have been sweet $50 plus 60k.
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Last edited by jmsatl January 6, 2012 at 03:55 PM
#63
Try calling one of these numbers to check on your status/reconsider:

Chase: 800-432-3117 (App status & check your credit limit)
Chase: 888-270-2127 (App reconsider)
Chase: 877-781-3109 (combining & product change)
Chase: 888-245-0625 (Credit Analyst - Reconsider)
Chase: 888-622-7547 (Chase Executive Ofc. in IL)
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#64
does anyone know how fast they would approve it and if they would let you make a continental purchase before actually getting the card (like give you a number or virtual number on phone)?
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#65
was coming up on the anniversary of the continental one pass credit card and was going to close it anyway. just got my lounge passes too Smilie applied with OP's trick for 60000points and got the message for additional review. called the reconsideration line and told them to close my continental card and move the credit line over. done no problems yey!

excellent deal for additional free points before the one pass card gets converted to united anyway.
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#66
Just got instant approval though I do not think there is a chance that I will spend 25K in one calendar year.

I am hoping I can call them and figure out a way to get my baggage fees waived on my upcoming flight. Of course I will try showing the card which I will have by then but my reservation wont be under it.

PS I noticed the 10K bonis if u spend 25k on Continental card too
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Last edited by jmsatl January 7, 2012 at 09:00 AM
#67
If I already have a chase united card with miles on it. can I apply for this card and also get the 40k bonus stacked on top?
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#68
I tried to call and apply but they said they were only offering 25k bonus miles. Is there a number i can call to apply for the 50k?
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#69
Be patient, and yes I read all the post but did not see the answer.

I dont have any united or continental miles. I did just create a United account hough so I have a rewards number.

Is there any way to still get the 50k deal???

TIA.
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Quote from LEMON LIME View Post :
Be patient, and yes I read all the post but did not see the answer.

I dont have any united or continental miles. I did just create a United account hough so I have a rewards number.

Is there any way to still get the 50k deal???

TIA.
Post #4 of this topic alludes to the fact that it's YMMV. Also, if you read the other posts, you can infer that newly created account will not receive this deal, unless you have miles in your account. Lastly, if you don't see the deal even after trying the other approaches from other SDers, then well, no, you're not going to get it.
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#71
Followed the OP's direction precisely and got instant approval on the card. It took having to sign out and going to my profile page before I saw the offer on the lower left hand side (I didn't see a change on the main page). The extra miles will come in handy for a planned summer trip. Nice...thanks for the heads up!
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#72
Does anyone know if the miles can be used for merchandise, or only for flights? I would get the card but only keep it for the free year. I'm not sure we can travel this year. And apparently when you close the account you lose the miles.
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#73
cards with bonuses and annual fees come with carrots and sticks, enjoy the bonuses but keep canceling due to annual fee and get BLAKCLISTED/BANNED and also risk of existing cards getting closed.
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#74
I followed these steps on the 6th Jan
1. Log into Mileage Plus and see new offer of 60K
2. Apply for new offer
3. No instant approval

Called today at the number 800-432-3117 and found I was approved.
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#75
Quote from Deal2go View Post :
cards with bonuses and annual fees come with carrots and sticks, enjoy the bonuses but keep canceling due to annual fee and get BLAKCLISTED/BANNED and also risk of existing cards getting closed.
You don't have to cancel the card and take any of those risks. Yes applying and canceling 4 cards from the same issuer every year can get you blacklisted. But your anecdote is an extreme approach to CC's called "churning".

On the flip side of that is negotiations. Many times you can call the CS rep's before the fee is due and negotiate a miles equivalent to the fee, a credit to you account after paying the fee, or bonus miles on certain categories of spend for several months.

Or if the card fits perfectly with your travel habits than the annual fee might be worth it.
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