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Last Edited by BostonGirl January 13, 2013 at 04:49 PM
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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Quote from pkp413 View Post :
I have 70K One Pass miles (now United) and I see this offer. But I already have Chase One Pass Mastercard (for which I did earn bonus), will I also qualify for these miles?
if you haven't had the united card before, then yes you will get the sign up bonus as a new member for the card.
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got it to work. Will call and double check the 50K + $50 when I activate. I assume that is where I add the user for 5k?
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Quote from swantz1984 View Post :
got it to work. Will call and double check the 50K + $50 when I activate. I assume that is where I add the user for 5k?
or you can add a 2nd user online when you log into your account.
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Quote from stevenq View Post :
It's not a matter of right or wrong. It's having a healthy dialogue and getting knowledge from this thread that you wouldn't necessarily be available on the Chase website. The recent Southwest Rapid Rewards card deal had such dialogue and if it weren't for this dialogue I wouldn't have learned about a different card which for me, offered superior benefits to this United card.
Can you share the link for that deal? I can't find it via search?

Thanks!
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Quote from oyouno View Post :
or you can add a 2nd user online when you log into your account.
Do additional users have a credit pull done on their credit history when you add them to your card? Silly question, I know. Thanks.
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hope this lasts.... my utilization is a bit higher than i'd like and i just had a few pulls last month.
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Quote from swantz1984 View Post :
got it to work. Will call and double check the 50K + $50 when I activate. I assume that is where I add the user for 5k?
Yes, you can call or do it online!

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Do additional users have a credit pull done on their credit history when you add them to your card? Silly question, I know. Thanks.
Nope, because the original cardholder is the one who takes all the liability in case something happens. They didn't even ask me for my wife's social security number when I added her.
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WOOT! got the 50k miles!!! statement closed on friday, the miles just posted this morning (tuesday)! thanks again op!
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WOOT! got the 50k miles!!! statement closed on friday, the miles just posted this morning (tuesday)! thanks again op!
Quick question, we can just close the account after you use the rewards right? And there's no penalty for closing that card?
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Yes, you can call or do it online!


Nope, because the original cardholder is the one who takes all the liability in case something happens. They didn't even ask me for my wife's social security number when I added her.
Thank you.
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Quick question, we can just close the account after you use the rewards right? And there's no penalty for closing that card?
this is the first time i've gotten the card, but to my knowledge, yes, you can close the acct after you use the rewards. there should be no penalty for closing the card either.
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Quote from cbtexan04 View Post :
Yes, you can call or do it online!


Nope, because the original cardholder is the one who takes all the liability in case something happens. They didn't even ask me for my wife's social security number when I added her.
got it. thanks!
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Quote from LeaninBack916 View Post :
Trying to maximize the points before I sell them for cash.

Saw info on Netflix. Where is the promo link for trial? Going to add a AU and do a purchase online with that name. Anything else I am missing?
Yea, anybody have a link to the Netflix trial? All the links I found via Google are dead.

Thanks!
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Quote from dealmaster00 View Post :
this is the first time i've gotten the card, but to my knowledge, yes, you can close the acct after you use the rewards. there should be no penalty for closing the card either.
Quote from swantz1984 View Post :
got it. thanks!
Rule of thumb on these things is to keep it open, at least, 6 months. Plus, credit wise, at the 6 month mark, your credit will be back to what it was before the inquiry and the lowering of your AAoA. I personally will have this card open until December, right before the one year mark. Occasionally buying a rockstar and paying in full before it cuts every few months or so.

I haven't gotten out the fine tooth comb for the rewards rules... but a lot of them require an account to be open for a few months. Throw the card in the sock drawer after you get the rewards and set a reminder for this Fall to close it. You don't have to but I highly recommend this approach to it.
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Trying to maximize the points before I sell them for cash.

Saw info on Netflix. Where is the promo link for trial? Going to add a AU and do a purchase online with that name. Anything else I am missing?
Where are you selling them for cash? I might do that since United nix'd the flight i wanted a few days ago Frown
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