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

(these points can be transformed to gift cards, right?)
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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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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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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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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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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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