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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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#541
What's the # that you call to sign up because I no longer see the deal? Never mind I got it.

I called in, but they will only offer the 30k offer.
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Last edited by photapioca February 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM
#542
Does the balance transfer qualify for the purchase requirement or does it has to be a new purchases?
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Quote from the.J129 View Post :
Sorry about that...I didn't mean to imply all Chase cards, I actually meant only this one.
And funnily enough, I,too mentioned Sam's Club recently to an analyst but in my case it didn't work- I was applying for the Citi AA card and tried the 2-browser trick. But it does seem to be dead.
I am going to try writing to them though. Let's see. Fingers crossed.
The 2 inquiries did merge into one...so that's a good thing.


I just got the Chase Sapphire and plan to get the MC version later on, using this very reason.

P.S- You on FT? I've been there for about 6 months now, and I'm astounded by the amount of knowledge I've gained over the past few months by reading that forum.
Would the two browser trick work with applying for this Chase United card and Ink Bold at the same time to merge the hard inquires into one?

Thanks!
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Quote from walled View Post :
Would the two browser trick work with applying for this Chase United card and Ink Bold at the same time to merge the hard inquires into one?

Thanks!

No it wouldn't.


Firstly, the two browser trick ONLY USED TO work for CITI. It never worked for any other credit card provider.
Now it doesn't even work for Citi.
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#545
I do see 5K points posted for adding authorized additional user,However 50K points are not posted after spending 1K and paying the balance, does any one got 50K bonus points posted to account ?
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I do see 5K points posted for adding authorized additional user,However 50K points are not posted after spending 1K and paying the balance, does any one got 50K bonus points posted to account ?
No, I can't get it to come up, I think it's dead (though would love to be wrong).
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#547
I have it on mine for 50K + $50 statement credit after $1,000 spending in 3 months. I believe it is a targeted offer. Tried to do the bckstgr thing for my Mom with a new United account and only see 30,000 miles.
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Quote from QUESTDestiny View Post :
I do see 5K points posted for adding authorized additional user,However 50K points are not posted after spending 1K and paying the balance, does any one got 50K bonus points posted to account ?
In order to get the points , have to deal with chase or united.com ?
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#549
55K ? 55K ??

55K what???

Please learn how to document and post!
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Quote from QUESTDestiny View Post :
In order to get the points , have to deal with chase or united.com ?
Chase
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Quote from QUESTDestiny View Post :
In order to get the points , have to deal with chase or united.com ?
your miles will be included when the statement posts. doesnt matter how fast you pay the balance or hit the spend requirement. You wont get it posted before the first statement is posted which is usually 6weeks after you activate the card.
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Im debating on opening up a new credit card. Im new to this so Should i use this or wait for the AMEX 75K? I only have 1 credit card atm but now slickdeals is convincing me to get another lol I dont have a rewards card yet thats why. thanks for your guys' help
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#553
I am reaching my 1 year Anniversary with the United Explorer card. Can anyone tell me if they will waive the annual fee for the 2nd year? I signed up last year to get this promo and wanted to know if they do this or if I might have to cancel the card.


Thanks.
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#554
I am new to the game. Do they post miles to your MileagePlus account after you complete the travel?

PS.

Nobody has bothered to respond. Oh well.

Anyway,

I stopped in the Chase branch today and got myself a card w/50K points + 5K points for adding an authorized user after spending $2K in 3 months.
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Last edited by Bagira March 1, 2013 at 06:08 AM
#555
was able to get the 50k using the link someone posted directly to application even though 30k kept showing on my account. Thanks!!
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