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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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#691
Followed everything in the second post, and cleared browser cache. I have recent miles activity and still only see 30k offer.

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Last edited by oilman1 April 5, 2013 at 07:56 AM
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I had signed up for this card back in Jan and spend over 2K so far, but no mileage credits have posted. I did get the lounge passes + statement credit. Now I am wondering if they will refuse mileage since I had Continental OnePass visa card with them from 3 years ago and now that they have merged, I don't qualify for United miles??
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Just to add - I was having the same problem, only getting the 30k miles offer. I followed the instructions/link in post 643, just applied and was approved immediately. Called the Chase customer service number in the wiki and they confirmed that I got it with the 50k + 5k deal.

Thanks!
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does the additional user get their 1st checked bag free as well?
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does the additional user get their 1st checked bag free as well?
Yes,they do. Just make sure you pay with the card.
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Can I give the lounge passes to friends, and do you have to be flying United to be eligible for entry? TIA
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Last edited by oilman1 April 6, 2013 at 01:51 PM
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Quote from zadillo View Post :
Just to add - I was having the same problem, only getting the 30k miles offer. I followed the instructions/link in post 643, just applied and was approved immediately. Called the Chase customer service number in the wiki and they confirmed that I got it with the 50k + 5k deal.

Thanks!
Same as well. Only saw 30K offer, followed same instructions and just verified with Chase that I got the 50K offer with 5K bonus.
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Quote from oilman1 View Post :
Can I give the lounge passes to friends, and do you have to be flying United to be eligible for entry? TIA
Yes you can give to anyone. I sell mine on eBay for $15-20 each. You don't need to be flying United in order to enter.
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FYI United has a glitch in their system that offers some benefits to Explorer card holders that doesn't seem to be published anywhere.
This is a function of being 1k, not a function of the explorer card.
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It says to get the additional 5,000 bonus points on first purchase, do we also need to add another card user? The terms and conditions seem to suggest that we get the points on our first purchase but that we also need to add an additional card user. Even the cust service rep who I spoke with on the phone was confused if it meant we have to do both or if we get the 5,000 bonus just on first purchase
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It says to get the additional 5,000 bonus points on first purchase, do we also need to add another card user? The terms and conditions seem to suggest that we get the points on our first purchase but that we also need to add an additional card user. Even the cust service rep who I spoke with on the phone was confused if it meant we have to do both or if we get the 5,000 bonus just on first purchase
yes..
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how to get additional 5k points im a lil confused...can i additional user after i get card and still get 5k points? do they ask for ss# for aqdding an additional user
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how to get additional 5k points im a lil confused...can i additional user after i get card and still get 5k points? do they ask for ss# for aqdding an additional user
no ss# needed. you can add pretty much anyone, including your catBig Grin
just make sure you use your card for purchase after adding the authorized user.
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yes..
How can we add an additional user to the card? Can we just call or go online and put anybody's name? I mean, can it be a made up name? Or do they need to verify the additional person with a social security number and so forth? As silly as this sounds, but I live alone.. so I am not sure who to add to the card. :/

edit: just saw that you answered the question above.. thank you!

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no ss# needed. you can add pretty much anyone, including your catBig Grin
just make sure you use your card for purchase after adding the authorized user.
do you mean that it requires using the additional card for a purchase at least once time in addition to the main card?
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How can we add an additional user to the card? Can we just call or go online and put anybody's name? I mean, can it be a made up name? Or do they need to verify the additional person with a social security number and so forth? As silly as this sounds, but I live alone.. so I am not sure who to add to the card. :/

edit: just saw that you answered the question above.. thank you!



do you mean that it requires using the additional card for a purchase at least once time in addition to the main card?
Both cards have the same number, so it doesn't really matter which one you use.

and yes, you can do it online on the chase site.
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