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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 travfar View Post :
Hm... I already have 2 United cards at Chase. What are the chances I will qualify for the bonus?
To answer my own question. No. After clicking on the offer and logging into my account, I don't even have a offer at all anymore. Probably because I already have the card.
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Quote from ai2160 View Post :
Thanks for this. I signed up with bckstgr. I see 200 award points after I linked my FB. I don't see anything on my UA accout though. Does it post automatically after 24 or should I redeem or transfer them to UA?
I linked facebook and twitter (its an option under "my account" at the top right) and got 500 points posted on my account within minutes.

Not sure if I need another CC though...
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link to United 50k miles and $50 statement credit (you need to sign into your mileage plus account with some miles in it, see hint)

https://www.theexplorercard.com/M...AFWIC.aspx

Hint: To get some miles into your account (if you don't have any), go to bckstgr dot com and sign up -> they will throw in 100 miles and off you go for this offer! Click on this link after you see some miles in your account (usually within 24 hours). Hope this helps someone.

How long does it take for miles to post to the account? Not interested in signing up for something which would be useless for this promotion.
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Quote from stevester View Post :
How long does it take for miles to post to the account? Not interested in signing up for something which would be useless for this promotion.
Mine posted within seconds, any my offer immediately went from 30k to 50k. Be sure to use the other link that gives you a $50 statement credit on top.
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Quote from photobooth View Post :
30K points is worth about $390... wish I could get in on the 50K points
why do you value miles at 1.3 cents/mile? I've always seen 2 cpm as the standard.
I'd say this is worth closer to $600 if the miles are redeemed the right way (i.e. for an expensive flight)
I recently traded in 25k miles for 3.5 cpm value ($870 flight)

Quote from egkr View Post :
Can this be used for gift cards.? I don't have a travel coming up...
buying gift cards or merchandise gets you a terrible return on the miles, best option is using them for an expensive flight
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Mine posted within seconds, any my offer immediately went from 30k to 50k. Be sure to use the other link that gives you a $50 statement credit on top.
Still can't get mine to post. Tried on my account and my wife's.
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Still can't get mine to post. Tried on my account and my wife's.
did you link facebook/twitter?
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Quote from PitPirate View Post :
did you link facebook/twitter?
Yup bckstgr shows 400 more miles than united.
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Quote from heelfan108 View Post :
Yup bckstgr shows 400 more miles than united.
its your cache. try closing the browser and re-opening, or using firefox instead of chrome.
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Quote from iiispeck View Post :
THANK YOU!

I've been trying to get the 50k offer forever but could never get it to show up despite being logged in and have 2k miles

I guess it needs to have some recent activity
I signed up with bckstgr, got 200 miles thrown in instantly and then the 50k offer with the $50 credit popped up

instant approval!

woot!

time to start trip planning
Thanks , the recent activity is the trigger to get the 50k offer.

bckstgr added 200 miles & then the offer changed to 50k & 50 credit.

Thanks everyone !!!!
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still shows 30k
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#42
30k for a long time. Despare
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#43
thx for this deal. but i only see the 50k offer, first year free, but where does it show 50 credit?
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#44
everyone read the wiki. i answered your questions there.
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its your cache. try closing the browser and re-opening, or using firefox instead of chrome.
I have the miles posted now (took 20-30 minutes). My wife got the 50k offer but didn't get accepted immediately. I still have the 30k offer.
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