Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs > Chase | Ultimate Rewards
Reload this Page >

[Limited Availability] UA MP Explorer- Up to 55K & possible $50 stmt credit

[Limited Availability] UA MP Explorer- Up to 55K & possible $50 stmt credit

  Wikipost is Locked   Hide Wikipost
Old Jan 20, 16, 12:23 pm   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: StartinSanDiego
Wiki Link
[This thread is now archived.
Please continue the discussion here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...rd-2016-a.html

[/B][/SIZE]

============================================

[/b] 50 + 5k offer for personal card. Requires MileagePlus login; redirects to https://www.theexplorercard.com/50kAFW
  • 50k miles after $3000 spend within first 3 months
  • 5k miles for adding an authorized user
  • No annual fee first year
  • No FTF
  • Each calendar year, you are eligible to receive one 10,000-mile bonus after you reach $25,000 in net purchases on your Card.

For discussion of card benefits, see the master thread in the United forum.
My math says a 50K offer. Where do the extra points come from?
The extra 5000 points come from adding an authorized user after you have been approved for the card.
Is there a business card?
Yes, and Flyertalk has a thread devoted to the business card: United business card: 50k+10k united miles
Can I apply for this card and earn the bonus after doing so previously?
See the wiki and related discussion in Applying for Chase Credit Cards- May 2015-Present
Print Wikipost

Old Mar 12, 14, 10:32 am
  #2896  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Programs: AA Platinum, Marriott Titanium
Posts: 90
Does anyone know if this offer is still available in a Chase branch? I can't get it to work with my United account.
CalAlumnus13 is offline  
Old Mar 12, 14, 3:13 pm
  #2897  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Programs: Hilton Diamond, Hyatt Diamond, SW Companion
Posts: 94
I recently applied for the Explorer and was approved through the 30K + $50 statement offer. I then sent an SM to chase requesting the 50K offer and they responded with the following:

"Thank you for contacting Chase regarding the enrollment on
your United MileagePlus® Explorer credit card account.

Here?s a summary of your request:
? We understand you applied for an offer that provided
30,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit when you
submitted your application in March 2014.
? You let us know that you are interested in an offer that
provides 50,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit.
That offer awards 20,000 additional miles after you spend
$2,000 in the first three months your account is open.
? Please call us at the number on the back of your card
when you have spent $2,000in the first three months your
account is open so we can add the additional 20,000 bonus
miles to your account.

As a reminder, here?s how you can earn 30,000 bonus miles:
? You will receive 30,000 bonus miles after you spend
$1,000 in the first 3 months your account is open and a
$50 statement credit after your first purchase. You will
see these bonus miles post to your account six-to-eight
weeks from the date the spending requirement is met.
? You can also earn 5,000 bonus miles after you add an
authorized user to your account and make a purchase with
your card during the first three months as a Cardmember.

? You can also earn 10,000 bonus miles when you spend
$25,000 or more on your card each calendar year.

Please keep in mind that all enrollment offers are for
new, first-time United MileagePlus Explorer credit card
members only. This means we reserve the right to withhold
adding any enrollment miles if you have previously
received them on the same product on a previous date.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you"

This response seems a little odd to me...why would I need to contact them again after the spend in order to add the additional 20K? Shouldn't they set the account up now if I'm elegible and they know when I hit the spend threshold? Thanks!
cmlsu is offline  
Old Mar 12, 14, 3:23 pm
  #2898  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 28,463
Originally Posted by cmlsu View Post
I recently applied for the Explorer and was approved through the 30K + $50 statement offer. I then sent an SM to chase requesting the 50K offer and they responded with the following:

This response seems a little odd to me...why would I need to contact them again after the spend in order to add the additional 20K? Shouldn't they set the account up now if I'm elegible and they know when I hit the spend threshold? Thanks!
It is a MANUAL process that is why you would need to inform them once you meet the spend requirement then they manually add the 20K to your account and would show up on the next statement - therefore be sure to do the following:

1) SAVE the reply as a pdf file - because Chase system would purge SMs of 90 days old. You want to have a record of that in case this SM is purged.

2) Monitor your spend and reply to that SM as soon as you have met the spend when they are POSTED, not pending.

3) In one to two days Chase would reply and inform you the 20K is now added to your account and will show up on your next statement.

4) Make sure you have some activities on the next cycle in order to kick out a statement with activities, together with the bonus.

It works almost like clockwork. Many many many have done the same on various Chase cards on the matched offers.
Happy is offline  
Old Mar 12, 14, 3:44 pm
  #2899  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Programs: Hilton Diamond, Hyatt Diamond, SW Companion
Posts: 94
Thanks happy!
cmlsu is offline  
Old Mar 12, 14, 4:03 pm
  #2900  
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1
United mileage 30k miles

Good evening I have seen the posts related to United airlines mileage +50 K but when I applied for the card I only was sent to a link for a 30 K I tried your suggestions and they do not work I was wondering what you mean by secure message (SM) I'm going to try that in hopes of getting the other 20,000 miles added to my account. I did receive the $50 account credit.

If you can post a link that will bring me to the secure message site I would appreciate that thank you
Liberty1207 is offline  
Old Mar 12, 14, 4:57 pm
  #2901  
umc
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 279
Originally Posted by Liberty1207 View Post
Good evening I have seen the posts related to United airlines mileage +50 K but when I applied for the card I only was sent to a link for a 30 K I tried your suggestions and they do not work I was wondering what you mean by secure message (SM) I'm going to try that in hopes of getting the other 20,000 miles added to my account. I did receive the $50 account credit.

If you can post a link that will bring me to the secure message site I would appreciate that thank you
You can send a secure message to Chase after you are logged in to your Chase account. Click on Secure Message Center on the upper right corner after logging in.
umc is offline  
Old Mar 12, 14, 10:20 pm
  #2902  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 71
Originally Posted by Happy View Post
It is a MANUAL process that is why you would need to inform them once you meet the spend requirement then they manually add the 20K to your account and would show up on the next statement - therefore be sure to do the following:

1) SAVE the reply as a pdf file - because Chase system would purge SMs of 90 days old. You want to have a record of that in case this SM is purged.

2) Monitor your spend and reply to that SM as soon as you have met the spend when they are POSTED, not pending.

3) In one to two days Chase would reply and inform you the 20K is now added to your account and will show up on your next statement.

4) Make sure you have some activities on the next cycle in order to kick out a statement with activities, together with the bonus.

It works almost like clockwork. Many many many have done the same on various Chase cards on the matched offers.
just as a data point, my wife recently went through this and called cust service ,after meeting spend, per the secure message and they forwarded the request to their marketing department and said we would hear from them via snail mail in a few days. we got a letter in 3-5 days saying the extra 20k would be posted after 1-2 statements
RelaxPreppy is offline  
Old Mar 14, 14, 8:27 pm
  #2903  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 60
Originally Posted by Churrro View Post
I applied for the UA MileagePlus Explorer first week of January when the 50K offer was still live. Unfortunately, I didn't know about it at the time and just signed up under the regular 30K. This evening I called the chase number on the back of my card and spoke to a representative.

I told her that I was calling because my bonus miles had just posted a few days ago (true); however, the amount deposited into my account was a lot less than I was expecting... She told me these things happen and that the 50K offer was only extended to a select group of customers that qualified based upon their united mileage plus account number. She said she was going to file a report and send it over to United Marketing department - she checked to make sure I had spent the $2k so that I would qualify for the bonus from a spending perspective. I was then told to expect a letter from United in 7 - 14 days.
Update: I received a letter in the mail today from Chase. "We are writing to let you know that 20,000 miles have been added to your United MileagePlus account..."

This made my day! That's two months worth of MS for me. I was very doubtful I was going to get good news on this.
Churrro is offline  
Old Mar 14, 14, 9:07 pm
  #2904  
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 27
Any one can tell me if at the bank the offer is 50k or 50k+$50?

And I got 2 chase cards at 02/12 and 03/01, can I apply for this card now?
kellyfjn is offline  
Old Mar 16, 14, 1:27 pm
  #2905  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 20
Just applied

Just applied for the 30k offer and followed similar procedure to others. Sent secure message asking for 50k offer. Will see how it goes.
nizzle is offline  
Old Mar 17, 14, 9:36 am
  #2906  
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 27
I also SM ed and get this offer:

Here?s a summary of your request:
? We understand you applied for an offer that provides
30,000 bonus miles when you submitted your application in
March 2014.
? You let us know that you are interested in an offer
that provides 50,000 bonus miles plus a $50 statement
credit. That offer awards the bonus miles after you spend
$1,000 in the first three months your account is open.

Please contact us when you have spent $1,000 in the first
three months your account is open so we can add the
additional 20,000 bonus miles to your account to match the
new offer.

Seems that only need to spend $1000 in order to get the additional 20k miles.

Originally Posted by cmlsu View Post
I recently applied for the Explorer and was approved through the 30K + $50 statement offer. I then sent an SM to chase requesting the 50K offer and they responded with the following:

"Thank you for contacting Chase regarding the enrollment on
your United MileagePlus® Explorer credit card account.

Here?s a summary of your request:
? We understand you applied for an offer that provided
30,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit when you
submitted your application in March 2014.
? You let us know that you are interested in an offer that
provides 50,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit.
That offer awards 20,000 additional miles after you spend
$2,000 in the first three months your account is open.
? Please call us at the number on the back of your card
when you have spent $2,000in the first three months your
account is open so we can add the additional 20,000 bonus
miles to your account.

As a reminder, here?s how you can earn 30,000 bonus miles:
? You will receive 30,000 bonus miles after you spend
$1,000 in the first 3 months your account is open and a
$50 statement credit after your first purchase. You will
see these bonus miles post to your account six-to-eight
weeks from the date the spending requirement is met.
? You can also earn 5,000 bonus miles after you add an
authorized user to your account and make a purchase with
your card during the first three months as a Cardmember.

? You can also earn 10,000 bonus miles when you spend
$25,000 or more on your card each calendar year.

Please keep in mind that all enrollment offers are for
new, first-time United MileagePlus Explorer credit card
members only. This means we reserve the right to withhold
adding any enrollment miles if you have previously
received them on the same product on a previous date.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you"

This response seems a little odd to me...why would I need to contact them again after the spend in order to add the additional 20K? Shouldn't they set the account up now if I'm elegible and they know when I hit the spend threshold? Thanks!
kellyfjn is offline  
Old Mar 17, 14, 4:19 pm
  #2907  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bay Area
Programs: DL SM, UA MP.
Posts: 12,730
I went to a Chase branch, they called the card services dept. and said you can never get the bonus if you gotten it before.

But then the branch called and left me a message that I have a "good chance" of getting the bonus since they targeted me.

So I don't know if I should go for it anyways. Have a couple of trips coming up and since there's no forex, it would be good for using overseas.

OTOH, I would get double points using my CSP instead.
wco81 is offline  
Old Mar 18, 14, 9:19 am
  #2908  
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BDLish
Programs: Delta Gold, HHonors Diamond, SPG Gold
Posts: 474
Quick question, searched thread but couldn't find an answer.

If I charge a UA flight to this card and cancel it before I fly, what are the chances I still get the benefits (free checked bag, priority boarding)? Thanks!
AirD0c is offline  
Old Mar 18, 14, 9:39 am
  #2909  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 464
I'm in the process of booking a flight on United, and there's a message that says: Reminder You must purchase your ticket with your eligible MileagePlus Credit Card to receive your bag service charge benefit.

How recent is this? It used to be you got the benefit as long as you entered your MP account number, but I haven't flown United since the middle of last year.
itchyfeet123 is offline  
Old Mar 18, 14, 1:18 pm
  #2910  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,611
Guys
I wanted to check if anybody has successfully applied for both personal & business cards simultaneously and got the miles

http://hackmytrip.com/2013/06/earn-l...y-obvious-way/
sam007 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: