United Mileage Plus Visa: 21,000 miles + Bose QC2 Headphones Sign-up Bonus
Last week we received an offer for a United Mileage Plus Visa, with a sign-up bonus that included 21,000 miles and a pair of Bose QC 2 headphones, after the first purchase with the card. The annual fee of $60 does apply; but, for a $299 pair of headphones, it seems like a small price.
The problem? The offer was addressed to my 8 year-old! They have sent him several offers for their Visa, but this is the best one yet...
I just received an offer in the mail for the Mileage Plus Visa Card (with a unique looking invitation number and offer code):
50,000 bonus miles after your first purchase
one $25 Travel Certificate
one one-way 1,000 miles one-class upgrade certificate
$60 annual fee
I get United offers in the mail all the time, but I don't think I've ever seen a card offer with this many bonus miles.
The only problem is that I had one of these cards a couple of years ago, and the fine print says that the "offer is valid only for first-time United Mileage Plus Visa cardmembers with new accounts".
Does anyone have any experience of applying for these bonus offers when you previously had a card/account? Do they really check whether you've been a cardholder and deny you the promotion?
My 24-year-old received one of these and I have been urging her to act upon it before 5/4, when it expires. I have never seen an offer of 50K before. And I'd rather have 50K than 21K + Bose headphones.