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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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#571
30K point = $300 (OR ~ $200) in GC ?

(these points can be transformed to gift cards, right?)
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#572
Quote from buy4free View Post :
30K point = $300 (OR ~ $200) in GC ?

(these points can be transformed to gift cards, right?)
You can sell it for cash. I would love to buy it at that price if we can trade it.
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#573
Quote from Heat6Jones View Post :
Is there any way to exchange these miles for gift cards? I don't travel.
Quote from buy4free View Post :
30K point = $300 (OR ~ $200) in GC ?

(these points can be transformed to gift cards, right?)
looking to unload 30k miles? PM me
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#574
can't get 50K link even with points just added.
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#575
cant get 50k i have some points there...grrr
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#576
Well my 50k miles just posted to my account. Now to make use of my miles.
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#577
Quote from dongixi View Post :
can't get 50K link even with points just added.
Quote from aaba78 View Post :
cant get 50k i have some points there...grrr
Same problem -- if anyone in this situation figures out a work around please post!
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#578
Quote from beldar3648 View Post :
My statement closed but I have not seen my 55k bonus kick in. I got my card in mid January and spent 1k within a couple of week. Hopefully in my next statement it shows up. What is the typical time people have seen to get their 55k miles on their account? I have already gotten the 5k additional user bonus.
I m in the same shoes, hoping to see it in the next statement.
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#579
Quote from serp07 View Post :
I m in the same shoes, hoping to see it in the next statement.
Yeah mine showed up in my most recent statement and it is on my account on united.com as well. I guess my first statement did not have me spending the $1k. Didn't show up till the next one.

As a side question, do these miles not count towards premier miles? I assume they don't.
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#580
Are we supposed to get 55k + 5k (after adding a 2nd user) Or 50k + 5k?

Activity Date Description Mileage Earned
03/07/2013 Chase Explorer Card Purchases 1,990
02/07/2013 Chase Explorer Card Purchases 1,134
02/07/2013 Chase Explorer Enrollment Bonus 55,000
01/25/2013 BCKSTGR Bonus Offer 200

I received the 55k before adding a 2nd user. Hoping to get the remaining 5k. Not sure why people are seeing only 50k.
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#581
How much are united points worth if I wanted to sell 56k of them?
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#582
Quote from Samtree View Post :
Are we supposed to get 55k + 5k (after adding a 2nd user) Or 50k + 5k?

Activity Date Description Mileage Earned
03/07/2013 Chase Explorer Card Purchases 1,990
02/07/2013 Chase Explorer Card Purchases 1,134
02/07/2013 Chase Explorer Enrollment Bonus 55,000
01/25/2013 BCKSTGR Bonus Offer 200

I received the 55k before adding a 2nd user. Hoping to get the remaining 5k. Not sure why people are seeing only 50k.

It was 50k plus 5k after adding a second user AND making a purchase AFAIK. Hopefully you do get the additional 5k! My $50 statement credit posted a day after I made my first transaction. Don't think I'm going to hit the $1k spending this month as I've been churning other cards first so I won't be able to comment on how quickly points post.
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#583
Quote from Samtree View Post :
Are we supposed to get 55k + 5k (after adding a 2nd user) Or 50k + 5k?

Activity Date Description Mileage Earned
03/07/2013 Chase Explorer Card Purchases 1,990
02/07/2013 Chase Explorer Card Purchases 1,134
02/07/2013 Chase Explorer Enrollment Bonus 55,000
01/25/2013 BCKSTGR Bonus Offer 200

I received the 55k before adding a 2nd user. Hoping to get the remaining 5k. Not sure why people are seeing only 50k.
I only got 50K + 5K but if you got 55K before the additional user, then consider yourself lucky. Perhaps your additional user was already factored in?

This is what my United statement looked like:

01/27/2013 Chase Explorer Card Purchases 4,879
01/27/2013 Chase Explorer United Purchases 4,879
01/27/2013 Chase Explorer Enrollment Bonus 55,000
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#584
If anyone is looking to sell miles, PM me
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#585
Quote from beldar3648 View Post :
As a side question, do these miles not count towards premier miles? I assume they don't.
These are RDM (redeemable miles), not EQM (elite-qualifying miles).

There isn't a conversion from RDM to EQM.
Gotta put your butt in a seat to earn EQM (or pay through the nose).



bulb it costs 1.5 cpm to transfer from one frequent flyer account to another, the highest valuation I've seen for RDM is 2 cpm -- so it's not really effective to transfer them... also, there's a limit of 15,000 miles transferred per year
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