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Old May 23, 17, 11:43 am   #1
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New MileagePlus GO Visa Prepaid Card [site live as of 11 July 2017]

This seems interesting. The new pre-paid card won't be issued by Chase, but by Netspend (never heard of them).

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MileagePlus GO Visa Prepaid Card will be the first prepaid card in the U.S. offering a consumer the opportunity to directly earn miles for qualifying purchases made with a prepaid card
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The card will be available summer 2017 and will reward cardholder spending with award miles that can be redeemed through United’s MileagePlus
Schwab Article

Link to official website (thanks aacharya!) https://www.mileageplusgo.com

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Old May 23, 17, 11:55 am   #2
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Cleared for take off Summer 2017.

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No mention in the Schwab article if this card will have traditional Chase card travel benefits ?

If it does not, will this lead to confusion? "I have a MP card!"
If it does, will this lead to more elite benefits dilution?

Wounder if this will be availability for those outside the USA?
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Old May 23, 17, 12:13 pm   #3
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No mention in the Schwab article if this card will have traditional Chase card travel benefits ?
I find it odd that UA didn't go with Chase. I understand this isn't a traditional card, but you'd think UA would do this sort of thing with their current bank partner.
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Old May 23, 17, 12:30 pm   #4
  
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Quick research shows MetaBank is owner of NetSpend. MetaBank (in 2009): "MPS becomes the leading issuer of rebate and gift cards in the United States and worldwide, the No. 1 sponsor of ATMs in the nation and one of the top issuers of Visa, MasterCard and Discover prepaid cards".

I wonder if we'll start seeing UA gift cards at the retailer rack displays...

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Old May 23, 17, 12:41 pm   #5
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Quick research shows MetaBank is owner of NetSpend. MetaBank (in 2009): "MPS becomes the leading issuer of rebate and gift cards in the United States and worldwide, the No. 1 sponsor of ATMs in the nation and one of the top issuers of Visa, MasterCard and Discover prepaid cards.

I wonder if we'll start seeing UA gift cards at the retailer rack displays...
I assume these would basically be vouchers and expire in a year
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Old May 23, 17, 12:57 pm   #6
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Quick research shows MetaBank is owner of NetSpend. MetaBank (in 2009): "MPS becomes the leading issuer of rebate and gift cards in the United States and worldwide, the No. 1 sponsor of ATMs in the nation and one of the top issuers of Visa, MasterCard and Discover prepaid cards".

I wonder if we'll start seeing UA gift cards at the retailer rack displays...
i already see DL and WN gift cards at the grocery store. Though let's be clear..gift cards are completely different than prepaid Visa cards.

Im sure a lot of people would like that, I already buy gift cards for myself for a lot of stuff at the grocery store, as the benefits are greater. For example, rarely give a card to Amazon for purchases - almost always have a gift balance there - and got double miles on the CC spend at the grocery store, plus double points from the grocery store when buying gift cards for this. Almost always do that for A bunch of things...Netflix, Hulu, etc.
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...Though let's be clear..gift cards are completely different than prepaid Visa cards...
Correct, but it wouldn't be a big step once the relationship is established.
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Old May 23, 17, 1:35 pm   #8
  
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Quick research shows MetaBank is owner of NetSpend. MetaBank (in 2009): "MPS becomes the leading issuer of rebate and gift cards in the United States and worldwide, the No. 1 sponsor of ATMs in the nation and one of the top issuers of Visa, MasterCard and Discover prepaid cards".

I wonder if we'll start seeing UA gift cards at the retailer rack displays...
NetSpend is owned by TSYS, who is the Processor, MetaBank will be the card issuer, among others, MetaBank does not own TSYS or NetSpend
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NetSpend is owned by TSYS, who is the Processor, MetaBank will be the card issuer, among others, MetaBank does not own TSYS or NetSpend
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NetSpend is owned by TSYS, who is the Processor, MetaBank will be the card issuer, among others, MetaBank does not own TSYS or NetSpend
And more getting into the weeds
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The MileagePlus GO Visa Prepaid Card is issued by Republic Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Netspend, a TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of Republic Bank & Trust Company.
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©2017Total System Services, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide. TSYS® and NetSpend are federally registered U.S. service marks of Total System Services, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks belong to their owners.
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The fun hidden world of card processing
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Old May 23, 17, 10:32 pm   #12
  
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Looking forward to more ways to earn miles.
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Looking forward to more ways to earn miles.
Do you think this will offer any more ways to those who have a Chase UA or UR card?
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Old Jul 11, 17, 8:14 am   #14
  
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United new prepaid card MileagePlus GO site now live

Couldn't find a thread for this, but the site is live AND with an $85 annual fee!!
Links to order and others not working or redirecting to homepage.

https://www.mileageplusgo.com/
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It seems helf-tempting at first glance, but a close look at the fees involved make this a very, very bad deal.

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