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United Explorer credit card 55K $0 fee first year YMMV

rhornback 277 January 13, 2013 at 06:35 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (4) More United.com Deals
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I just did this, so I thought I would share in hopes that it helps someone.

I know this is not a new offer. But if you go directly to chase or united web site, the offer is 30K, while this link gets you 55k.

I have a trip for my family of 4 from Chicago to Jacksonville in March. So at the very least I think this gets me to check a bag for free.

I had a united card years ago from Chase. This is a united explorer. Usually Chase doesn't allow you to get the same offer twice. So it will be interesting to see if I get the bonus points (YMMV).

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/...thatsaplus

I got immediate acceptance.
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Last Edited by rangerz June 4, 2014 at 05:00 PM
This is DEAD

ONLY 30K now

"Previous and existing United MileagePlus Visa cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer."

Use this link to get additional $50 statement credit: -- This is DEAD

Code:
https://www.theexplorercard.com/MPYoureIn50k50AFWIC.aspx
Please follow ALL of the steps below to get the 50k offer PLUS $50 statement credit:

1. You need to sign into your united mileageplus account (or sign up for one if you don't have one). You will probably see the link for the 50k offer, but don't click that one because you may not get the $50 statement credit.

2. You will need RECENT activity on your mileageplus account in order to see 50k offer. Otherwise, you will see only 30k.

3. If you do not have recent activity, sign up for an account at bckstgr dot com. From there, you can link your facebook and/or twitter account for some miles. Miles should hit soon after you do this, BUT you may need to refresh your Cache or close/switch browsers in order to see this on your mileageplus account.

(bckstgr can be finicky but appears to be working now)

4. Try the link again and confirm that you see BOTH the 50k offer and $50 statement credit (see uploaded screenshot). If you don't see the statement credit, try searching for a flight and the banner on the search page should include the credit (as of 3/17/2013)

5. Most are approved instantly. If you are not, you may check the status of the application by calling the reconsideration number (888-245-0625) - I needed to move credit line from some of my other underutilized chase cards I had opened for promos (thanks SD!).

Promo:

50,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months your account is open.

5,000 bonus miles after you add an authorized user to your account and make a purchase with your card during the first 3 months as a Cardmember.

10,000 bonus miles every calendar year you spend at least $25,000 on your Card.

Additional benefits with card:

*two United Club lounge passes each year

*waived baggage fee on first checked bag on United flights

Annual fee waived in first year, $95 after that. Some report being able to regularly get the fee waived by threatening to cancel.

Credit goes to bombnthud at Flyertalk and rhornback at SD.


If you have already signed up for this card within the last 90days you can send a secure message to customer service and tell them you saw the 50k +50 offer today and you would like your account to reflect this newer offer.. in 99% of cases they will credit your account without having to show the pdf for proof. 90 days is the limit.


** If bckstgr isn't working for opening an account and you're looking for a quick way to add Mileage Rewards points recent activity to your account so you can see the upgraded 50k mile offer instead of 30k, you can open a United Dining account. You can dine at a participating restaurant in your area with the registered credit card and the points will show up in your Mileage Plus account in a couple of days. The link to United Dining is:
http://mpdining.rewardsnetwork.com/

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#3
I clicked on the link which then prompts me to type in my mileage account number and pin. After that the offer turns to 30,000 miles after spending 1000 for the first three months.
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Same here.
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Quote from mister2 View Post :
I clicked on the link which then prompts me to type in my mileage account number and pin. After that the offer turns to 30,000 miles after spending 1000 for the first three months.
your mileage account needs to have some miles to see the offer
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I used the link and get the 55,000 miles offer. Thinking about applying.
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For those who only sees 30K offer, you need to have some miles in your mileage account (cannot be zero miles there).
Also, try to search for air tickets and you will see 55K+$50 statement credit offer, which is even sweeter.
I just got instantly approved. It is not targeted.
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Additionally, bonus miles are available with the offer.

50,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months your account is open.

5,000 bonus miles after you add an authorized user to your account and make a purchase with your card during the first 3 months as a Cardmember.

10,000 bonus miles every calendar year you spend at least $25,000 on your Card.
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#9
I got the 30K promo as well... gonna pass on this one
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#10
I have 17k+ points in my account and do not see the 55k offer after logging in and using the link or searching for airfare. However, searching for airfare does add the $50 credit to the 30k offer. Theres another variable than just having points in your account- it may be you must of had activity in the past 6 months...I haven't had any account activity in almost a year.
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Quote from jinrf View Post :
your mileage account needs to have some miles to see the offer
My mileage account does have miles, apx 15k. If I can get the 50k offer I might go for it but 30k I will pass. Either offer I still need to spent $1000 for first 3 months
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Quote from catishi View Post :
I have 17k+ points in my account and do not see the 55k offer after logging in and using the link or searching for airfare. However, searching for airfare does add the $50 credit to the 30k offer. Theres another variable than just having points in your account- it may be you must of had activity in the past 6 months...I haven't had any account activity in almost a year.
Activity may be the other variable, have not had any activity i a LONG time.
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Quote from jinrf View Post :
For those who only sees 30K offer, you need to have some miles in your mileage account (cannot be zero miles there).
Also, try to search for air tickets and you will see 55K+$50 statement credit offer, which is even sweeter.
I just got instantly approved. It is not targeted.
thanks for this tidbit, i made an extra $50 thanks to you!

Approved instantly, and I have tons of Chase accounts, past and present.
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#14
I can't see the offer at all when I log in.
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#15
30K points is worth about $390... wish I could get in on the 50K points
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