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Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 on Purchases in the First 3 Months your account is open with the United℠ Explorer Card. $0 intro annual fee, then the annual fee is $95. Thanks Happypuppy91

  • Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and on hotel stays
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck™ Fee Credit
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $120 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
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Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 on Purchases in the First 3 Months your account is open with the United℠ Explorer Card. $0 intro annual fee, then the annual fee is $95
  • Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and on hotel stays
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck™ Fee Credit
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $120 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases


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What kind of moron gets an annual-fee airline rewards card with a 3k spend requirement when they can't afford to pay their bills?
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Just to add to this, on a recent flight I got a pamphlet for the same 60k miles plus an additional 2500miles with code UA3478.
Type : unitedexplorercard.com/inflight

From the inflight application :
"receive 2500 bonus miles when you use the promotional code here. If no code is listed, ask your flight attendant".

"Exclusive 2,500 bonus miles offer when applying online, use the code UA3478 in the box on the enclosed application to receive an extra 2500 bonus miles after account approval. If no code on the application please ask your flight attendant for one".

Sorry if repost or not allowed. Just thought I'd share since I got the application recently.

Has same spend requirement of 3k too.

Says offer ends April 30th. 2020.

The bonus code box is next to mileage plus number box on the online application at Unitedexplorercard.com/inflight
Code: UA3478
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Darn,
Thx but...i signed up for same 1 month ago.. 65k mi bonus with i think 6k $ spent in 6 month or something.

Can i call them and ask for this current deal?
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I'll pass if it's a 25% interest rate...

Or you could just pay your bills
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Roughly how much does this equate to with travel/hotels/gift card redemption etc? Is it on par with Chase Sapphire reserve?
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I'll pass if it's a 25% interest rate...

What kind of moron gets an annual-fee airline rewards card with a 3k spend requirement when they can't afford to pay their bills?
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Just to add to this, on a recent flight I got a pamphlet for the same 60k miles plus an additional 2500miles with code UA3478.
Type : unitedexplorercard.com/inflight

From the inflight application :
"receive 2500 bonus miles when you use the promotional code here. If no code is listed, ask your flight attendant".

"Exclusive 2,500 bonus miles offer when applying online, use the code UA3478 in the box on the enclosed application to receive an extra 2500 bonus miles after account approval. If no code on the application please ask your flight attendant for one".

Sorry if repost or not allowed. Just thought I'd share since I got the application recently.

Has same spend requirement of 3k too.

Says offer ends April 30th. 2020.

The bonus code box is next to mileage plus number box on the online application at Unitedexplorercard.com/inflight
Code: UA3478
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Roughly how much does this equate to with travel/hotels/gift card redemption etc? Is it on par with Chase Sapphire reserve?
You can only really redeem effective on UA flights and I'd say 1.2 cents per mile is about the right valuation for them -- so 60k miles = $720 worth of UA flights if you use it right. YMMV of course - for economy flights you'll see it anywhere from 0.5cpp to 1.5cpp, and for business/first those valuations can get to north of 5cpp on certain routes if you're into that.

It is not on par with the CSR. I have both and they work fairly well together if you fly UA often enough. But if I had to choose one, the CSR is the better card.
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This card is a pretty good deal if you plan to fly on UA. I booked a cheaper BE fare which saved me close to $100 knowing my carryon and luggage will be covered. You will have to pay for assigned seats if you don't want to get assigned by UA. Saved $60 for round trip luggage, stayed in their lounge for a 3 hours layover, reimbursed $100 for Global Entry, and earlier boarding. I got 50K miles after spending $5K, which is their standard offer since I applied for the card right after seeing the best and cheapest flight for me was UA, waited anxiously for a week for the card to arrive and fortunately the fare didn't change in the meantime.
This mileage offer looks pretty similar to what they offer during their flights.
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...or I could just keep my current 0.00 balance mileage card at 6.7% interest...
Probably the best if you hold balances...
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Note the term:

This "card product is available to you if you do not have that card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for that card in the past 24 months".
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Roughly how much does this equate to with travel/hotels/gift card redemption etc? Is it on par with Chase Sapphire reserve?
Chase points are more versatile (and can be converted 1:1 to united miles IIRC)

This card wins out if you live in a united hub city though:
- No checked bag fees
- Priority boarding (matters if you need overhead space)
- Basic Economy luggage restrictions are waived.
- Lounge passes - only 2, but united clubs aren't on Priority Pass (and at ORD, there aren't any domestic Amex or priority pass lounges at all)

If you live in Atlanta or Dalals, then this card sucks.

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...or I could just keep my current 0.00 balance mileage card at 6.7% interest...
But then you don't get 60k bonus miles? Which is the whole point of signing up with this deal?
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You can only really redeem effective on UA flights and I'd say 1.2 cents per mile is about the right valuation for them -- so 60k miles = $720 worth of UA flights if you use it right. YMMV of course - for economy flights you'll see it anywhere from 0.5cpp to 1.5cpp, and for business/first those valuations can get to north of 5cpp on certain routes if you're into that.
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FYI, United recently followed DL in switching from a fixed redemption rate to dynamic pricing - most flights require more miles now.

They also said they were eliminating the "close-in" fee for booking within 21 days before the flight, but what they actually did was just convert that $75 fee into miles while also going from 21 to 30ish days advance purchase to avoid it (and yes, 1K/GS who were exempt from the close-in fees now have to pay up the extra in miles). This is bad if you wanted the insurance coverage from your credit card like the CSR since that only kicks in if you pay for part of your ticket with the card, but you're forced to pay the close-in fee in miles so you won't get coverage.
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This card is a pretty good deal if you plan to fly on UA. I booked a cheaper BE fare which saved me close to $100 knowing my carryon and luggage will be covered. You will have to pay for assigned seats if you don't want to get assigned by UA. Saved $60 for round trip luggage, stayed in their lounge for a 3 hours layover, reimbursed $100 for Global Entry, and earlier boarding.
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Agreed. This card can be handy if you fly BE and don't have any status. Most of the domestic UA clubs are pretty pathetic and not worth the time to stop by. If you have a chance, try to use the club passes when departing from a foreign airport that has a united club like LHR, NRT, or HKG.

FYI, all of the card benefits only apply to flights operated by UA, so you won't get any priority or free baggage if you're on a codeshare or star alliance flight (I believe you will get free baggage as long as you check-in at a UA counter). Same goes for the club passes - they only work at United Clubs and won't work at partner, contract, or Polaris lounges, and are subject to restrictions due to crowding.

Another huge benefit of the explorer is that it has primary car rental coverage so you don't have to deal with your car insurance should anything happen and you charged it on this card.
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