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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 yubo0126 View Post :
I cannot register in bckstgr, even I sign up a new account.
Same here. Backstgr giving errors when opening an account with them....
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#632
Bckstgr not working for me either. Tried last night around 10 slickdeals time and this morning 5 minutes ago. Didn't matter whether I gave them my password or my PIN, both rejected. Anybody know any other free united miles opportunities (since it being bckstgr in particular not required, just miles ?).
I tried MyPoints: http://thepointstraveler.com/750-...-mypoints/
I don't know if that still works or how fast they will credit the miles, but it wasn't instant. Edit to add, and it looks like you must confirm email on mypoints to even have a shot.
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Takes a day or so but nothing to worry about.
I hope so. I checked again today and nothing. Maybe next week.
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#634
Quote from ashesoftime View Post :
UA miles in the grey market usually sell no less than 1.5cents/mile...
how to transfer miles from one account to another for the cheap?
UA transfer fee makes the transaction moot
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Deal is dead?
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Quote from LeaninBack916 View Post :
Im saying the cashing in the Rewards point method. As an example, I made $700 cashing them in at Rewards2cash. I don't like United and prefer my Southwest account for flights/point chasing. I got this account solely to sell the points. It went fine for me and I thank SD for the reference on it. It is an easy money maker.
Hey man, can you explain what you were saying about getting in on this deal once per calendar year? Thanks.
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#637
Since bckstgr isn't working to open an account, you can open a United Dining account so you can add refresh points so you can see the upgraded 50k mile offer. The points are added in a few days so it's quick.

The link is: http://mpdining.rewardsnetwork.com/

I also added this to the Wiki link.
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#638
Bckstgr is working again, with PIN not password, but is extremely slow. Facebook linking not working but Twitter is. Once twitter linked I saw miles in my account within 5 minutes. Link in OP and Link in Wiki show only 30k miles, no statement credit. Searching for a flight shows 30k + statement credit. Will check again in a few hours, maybe takes time to update.
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#639
Cool. Got the 55K miles. I spent $1000 after the first statement. My second statement is not even here yet.
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Couldn't get 50k to show up via any method I tried, so I went with the method on Flyertalk post 1654- basically, click on the 30k link and then the link in post 1654 here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mi...t-111.html
Which sends you to the application page with the offer id's for 50k miles. Multiple confirmed working in that thread.
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Couldn't get 50k to show up via any method I tried, so I went with the method on Flyertalk post 1654- basically, click on the 30k link and then the link in post 1654 here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mi...t-111.html
Which sends you to the application page with the offer id's for 50k miles. Multiple confirmed working in that thread.
the link is down?
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Quote from yubo0126 View Post :
the link is down?
it's a wrong link.

here is the right one
https://www.mypoints.com/emp/u/ma...iDih_Oyznc
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the link is down?
It still works for me, but here is the quote from flyertalk directly (thanks to Spacetime17 on Flyertalk)

Originally Posted by Spacetime17 View Post
** DIRECT 50k APP LINK **

For those of you who can't get the 50k offer to appear, here is the redirect link to the application that I saved a while back. You will NOT see the 50k splash page so YMMV, but this is the link that I followed and I can confirm that it worked for me. If you take a close look at the URL you can see that it's slightly different from the 30k redirect, so I'm guessing that the "DZ9V" and/or "06P" codes you for the higher offer.

1. Clear all cookies/history from your browser
2. Log into your United account and click on the 30k banner
3. Paste or click on this link:
https://www.theexplorercard.com/U...EFERID=TEC

You should get a "please wait while we prepare your application" page, and then an application with your UA FF# and address pre-filled. If you get a "Try Again" page, go back and repeat the steps. You need to be logged in AND click on the 30k banner to get the application to load.

Like I said, YMMV, but I used this link back in November and received the 50k + 5k bonus.
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Quote from jacobsta811 View Post :
It still works for me, but here is the quote from flyertalk directly (thanks to Spacetime17 on Flyertalk)

Originally Posted by Spacetime17 View Post
** DIRECT 50k APP LINK **

For those of you who can't get the 50k offer to appear, here is the redirect link to the application that I saved a while back. You will NOT see the 50k splash page so YMMV, but this is the link that I followed and I can confirm that it worked for me. If you take a close look at the URL you can see that it's slightly different from the 30k redirect, so I'm guessing that the "DZ9V" and/or "06P" codes you for the higher offer.

1. Clear all cookies/history from your browser
2. Log into your United account and click on the 30k banner
3. Paste or click on this link:
https://www.theexplorercard.com/U...EFERID=TEC

You should get a "please wait while we prepare your application" page, and then an application with your UA FF# and address pre-filled. If you get a "Try Again" page, go back and repeat the steps. You need to be logged in AND click on the 30k banner to get the application to load.

Like I said, YMMV, but I used this link back in November and received the 50k + 5k bonus.
Thank you! I tried it just now and was approved. I didn't see any details on 30k versus 50k so it'll be interesting to see how it goes but I really want the 50k for international travel so I've got my fingers crossed. I used a Google Chrome incognito window to do the application.
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Quote from jacobsta811 View Post :
It still works for me, but here is the quote from flyertalk directly (thanks to Spacetime17 on Flyertalk)

Originally Posted by Spacetime17 View Post
** DIRECT 50k APP LINK **

For those of you who can't get the 50k offer to appear, here is the redirect link to the application that I saved a while back. You will NOT see the 50k splash page so YMMV, but this is the link that I followed and I can confirm that it worked for me. If you take a close look at the URL you can see that it's slightly different from the 30k redirect, so I'm guessing that the "DZ9V" and/or "06P" codes you for the higher offer.

1. Clear all cookies/history from your browser
2. Log into your United account and click on the 30k banner
3. Paste or click on this link:
https://www.theexplorercard.com/U...EFERID=TEC

You should get a "please wait while we prepare your application" page, and then an application with your UA FF# and address pre-filled. If you get a "Try Again" page, go back and repeat the steps. You need to be logged in AND click on the 30k banner to get the application to load.

Like I said, YMMV, but I used this link back in November and received the 50k + 5k bonus.
Great! Thank you! Just got approved, and asked the rep to confirm I have 50K. Your link works.
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