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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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#436
Quote from Brooklynite View Post :
DONT sell your points.

$25 restaurant.com coupon (its $25 off $35 coupon really but they call it a GC) is only 250 miles. Thats 10 times cheaper than livingsocial and groupon combined.

I bought Canon S500 cameras on BF for 11k miles and sold for about $220 on average, 5 cameras cost nme about 56k miles and I got $1,100 miles for it.

1200 miles for Times i year subscription.

40k miles plus only $30 tax for LAX to AUSTRALIA flight!!

United miles are the BEST, , almost the same as Southwest. American is becoming one of the worst to redeem. Very hard.
40k miles RT to Australia? If so, that's really good! Was there a promotion going on or something to get that?
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Quote from walled View Post :
40k miles RT to Australia? If so, that's really good! Was there a promotion going on or something to get that?
no i was just checking random dates in the future.

American has raised taxes so high the miles are useless now, $800 taxes on top of miles for LAX-Europe is not unusual,
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#438
Well I just used points.com to transfer bestbuy reward zone points from 25 points poll to united. Then applied for the card and was instantly approved. I also called in to confirm the bonus 50k and $50 statement credit.
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Quote from lilaznboy1210 View Post :
Well I just used points.com to transfer bestbuy reward zone points from 25 points poll to united. Then applied for the card and was instantly approved. I also called in to confirm the bonus 50k and $50 statement credit.
How did you do that. I have 300 points, and the minimum Points.com wants is 1500 points, not to mention the conversion fee.
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Quote from mphunter View Post :
I got 50+5+10K offer and $ 50 statement credit.....very sweet.
Yeah, I got this same deal. For my authorized user, I added my family pet. I didn't want to hit my wife with a hard credit pull. The card came for my pet, and I used it on her behalf for a charge. I'll probably just cut it up now. My wife may freak out when our pet starts getting credit offers in her name in the mail. lol.
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Quote from insyder View Post :
How did you do that. I have 300 points, and the minimum Points.com wants is 1500 points, not to mention the conversion fee.
Don't do a trade, if you go down a little more with your search its the exchange part that would let you exchange smaller amounts
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#442
Quote from lilaznboy1210 View Post :
Don't do a trade, if you go down a little more with your search its the exchange part that would let you exchange smaller amounts
thanks, found it. how long did you have to wait for it to clear and show up on your account?
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#443
Quote from lilaznboy1210 View Post :
Don't do a trade, if you go down a little more with your search its the exchange part that would let you exchange smaller amounts
Where did you find the best buy poll at?
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Quote from insyder View Post :
thanks, found it. how long did you have to wait for it to clear and show up on your account?
it took about 2-3 days for me, the hawaiian posted right away but united takes a bit

Quote from hzE View Post :
Where did you find the best buy poll at?
Its in Facebook. If you log in to your best buy rewards zone there is a link there about the poll as well

Quote from lilaznboy1210 View Post :
it took about 2-3 days for me, the hawaiian posted right away but united takes a bit


Its in Facebook. If you log in to your best buy rewards zone there is a link there about the poll as well
plz rep
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#445
Quote from walled View Post :
40k miles RT to Australia? If so, that's really good! Was there a promotion going on or something to get that?
lol no

1 way is 40k
and that is still a good deal.
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Quote from Brooklynite View Post :
no i was just checking random dates in the future.

American has raised taxes so high the miles are useless now, $800 taxes on top of miles for LAX-Europe is not unusual,
Yes that is unusual.

AA is fine for u.s. and europe but not japan,aus,NZ vs united.
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Quote from IndyCanard View Post :
Yeah, I got this same deal. For my authorized user, I added my family pet. I didn't want to hit my wife with a hard credit pull. The card came for my pet, and I used it on her behalf for a charge. I'll probably just cut it up now. My wife may freak out when our pet starts getting credit offers in her name in the mail. lol.
LMAOLMAO Damn I put my dad as the authorized user. Didn't realize they would do a hard pull.

Should have used a random name. EEK! Yeah United seems pretty solid on the rewards front. I wonder if there is a blackmarket to buy miles, since it seems much cheaper to buy miles at 1.2-1.5cents a mile then buy an actual ticket.
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Quote from Icecreamlova View Post :
LMAOLMAO Damn I put my dad as the authorized user. Didn't realize they would do a hard pull.

Should have used a random name. EEK! Yeah United seems pretty solid on the rewards front. I wonder if there is a blackmarket to buy miles, since it seems much cheaper to buy miles at 1.2-1.5cents a mile then buy an actual ticket.
How could they do a hard pull with only a name. THEY CAN NOT. shake head
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Quote from Jroc2011 View Post :
How could they do a hard pull with only a name. THEY CAN NOT. shake head
Great! I kinda don't want my dad to receive a card on accident, even though his CL is probably 3x mine.

We live in different states. Do AU's even get a physical card mailed to them? I would assume they just mail the card straight to your billing address.
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Quote from Icecreamlova View Post :
Great! I kinda don't want my dad to receive a card on accident, even though his CL is probably 3x mine.

We live in different states. Do AU's even get a physical card mailed to them? I would assume they just mail the card straight to your billing address.
Correct. It will be mailed to the Primary User(You) and you would have to give it to him. I am not sure if it will come addressed to you or him though, just that it will be delivered to the primary account holders address.
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