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2x PQP for UA Explorer cards & 4x PQP for the UA Club cards from 1 May - 31 Dec 2020

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We're also doubling PQP for United Explorer cards and quadrupling PQP for the United Club cards.

At the same time that we're decreasing the published program's PQP requirements, via a promotion from May 1 – December 31, 2020, we're doubling (for United Explorer cards) or quadrupling (for United Club cards) the maximum number of PQP that Cardmembers can earn during 2020 to help achieve a higher level of status than you already have.
Previous these cards could earn a max of 1,000 PQPs annually, at the rate of 500 PQP per $12,000 of card spend.
The new limits for 2020 are 2,000 PQPs for the Explorer card and 4.000 PQPs for the Club card. The earning rate is still 500 PQP per $12,000 of card spend.

Note these PQPs can be used for status up to Premier Platinum. But not for 1K (or GS) status.
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Old Apr 5, 20, 8:03 pm
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2x PQP for UA Explorer cards & 4x PQP for the UA Club cards from 1 May - 31 Dec 2020

I take it the doubling of PQPs you can earn from cards is a doubling of the max rather than a doubling of the *rate*

Regardless they didn't create this plan from scratch this afternoon - plenty of planning going on in the prior weeks

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Old Apr 5, 20, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by cerealmarketer View Post
I take it the doubling of PQPs you can earn from cards is a doubling of the max rather than a doubling of the *rate*

Regardless they didn't create this plan from scratch this afternoon - plenty of planning going on in the prior weeks
You missed keeping this from your (original) quote off of jetstream:

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Old Apr 5, 20, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by cerealmarketer View Post
I take it the doubling of PQPs you can earn from cards is a doubling of the max rather than a doubling of the *rate*
It has to be max. Quadrupling the rate would be too good to be possible.
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Old Apr 5, 20, 8:49 pm
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We’re also doubling PQP for United Explorer cards and quadrupling PQP for the United Club cards.

Sorry if this is something I should know but can you earn PQP through credit card spend?
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Old Apr 5, 20, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by PrivatePilot View Post
We’re also doubling PQP for United Explorer cards and quadrupling PQP for the United Club cards.

Sorry if this is something I should know but can you earn PQP through credit card spend?
Yes, here are the details. Credits to MonkeyMiles for the quick excerpt.
  • The UnitedSM Explorer Card, United ClubSM Card, UnitedSM Explorer Business Card, United ClubSM Business Card, United MileagePlus® Awards Card, United MileagePlus® Card, and United MileagePlus® Business Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 1,000 PQP in a calendar year, that can be applied up to Platinum.
  • The United MileagePlus® Select Card and United MileagePlus® Platinum Class Visa Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 3,000 PQP in a calendar year, that can be applied up to 1K.
  • The UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Card and UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Business Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 10,000 PQP in a calendar year, that can be applied up to 1K.
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Old Apr 5, 20, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ALGU View Post
Yes, here are the details. Credits to MonkeyMiles for the quick excerpt.
  • The UnitedSM Explorer Card, United ClubSM Card, UnitedSM Explorer Business Card, United ClubSM Business Card, United MileagePlus® Awards Card, United MileagePlus® Card, and United MileagePlus® Business Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 1,000 PQP in a calendar year, that can be applied up to Platinum.
  • The United MileagePlus® Select Card and United MileagePlus® Platinum Class Visa Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 3,000 PQP in a calendar year, that can be applied up to 1K.
  • The UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Card and UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Business Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 10,000 PQP in a calendar year, that can be applied up to 1K.
So if I: 1. Spend $24K on my M+ Explorer -- I earn 1K PQP; 2, Spend another $24K on my M+ Explorer Business -- I earn an additional 1K PQP; and 3. Spend another $24K on my M+ Business Card -- I earn an additional 1K PQP.

That's 3K PQP which count only up to Platinum for $72K spend. Two questions: 1. Can I spend $72K via those 3 cards in any combination and earn the same 3K PQP; and 2) Since my 1K status has just been extended, would those 3K PQP earn 20 PP after reaching 9K PQP in total in 2020?.

I also have the M+ Platinum Class Visa Card. If I spend $72K, I earn 3QK PP -- would those also earn 20 PP after reaching 9K PQP in total in 2020?.
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Old Apr 5, 20, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by YRKInsider View Post
So if I: 1. Spend $24K on my M+ Explorer -- I earn 1K PQP; 2, Spend another $24K on my M+ Explorer Business -- I earn an additional 1K PQP; and 3. Spend another $24K on my M+ Business Card -- I earn an additional 1K PQP.

That's 3K PQP which count only up to Platinum for $72K spend. Two questions: 1. Can I spend $72K via those 3 cards in any combination and earn the same 3K PQP; and 2) Since my 1K status has just been extended, would those 3K PQP earn 20 PP after reaching 9K PQP in total in 2020?.

I also have the M+ Platinum Class Visa Card. If I spend $72K, I earn 3QK PP -- would those also earn 20 PP after reaching 9K PQP in total in 2020?.
I’m not experienced with actually utilizing spending milestones on the UA cards, so take my interpretations with a grain of salt, but here are my answers:
1) No, due to the cap of 48K spend for 2K PQP for each of the specific cards listed, which is ordinarily capped at 24K spend for 1K PQP. So you must do a minimum of 2 cards.
2) Yes
3) Yes

If I’m wrong, I’m sure the others will correct me. Would also refer you to the card specific FT threads for better visibility and quality responses to your inquiry.
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Old Apr 6, 20, 5:57 am
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I would have thought UA would have cut a deal with Chase to make the Club card more valuable and increase UA's revenue share from the card.. The extra PQP doesn't do existing 1K's any good (just like the waived award redeposit fees). The associated Club membership is close to useless even if you are flying, given the number of closed Clubs and limited offerings, plus I don't get an extension because it's not a "purchased" membership. I realize you don't want to create a situation where you can purchase a higher level than you would otherwise qualify for, but isn't UA desperate for cash? They're not going to get it through ticket sales. And will Chase wave or delay my next annual fee charge?
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Old Apr 6, 20, 6:26 am
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I would have thought UA would have cut a deal with Chase to make the Club card more valuable and increase UA's revenue share from the card........And will Chase wave or delay my next annual fee charge?
Anecdotal suggests they will wave...buh bye
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Old Apr 6, 20, 7:35 am
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Wonder if there is no PQP multiplier for the Presidential Plus - it seems like it was explicitly left out of the mentions for the Explorer / Club cards, unless it falls underneath the Club Card designation due to the UC membership one gets.
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Old Apr 6, 20, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
Wonder if there is no PQP multiplier for the Presidential Plus - it seems like it was explicitly left out of the mentions for the Explorer / Club cards, unless it falls underneath the Club Card designation due to the UC membership one gets.
There is NO real MULTIPLIER for United cards. United is not giving 4 PQP for 24k spend. United is allowing you to earn 4 PDP for 96k spend! - They have increased the TOTAL PQP that you can EARN BY SPEND.
"we're doubling (for United Explorer cards) or quadrupling (for United Club cards) the maximum number of PQP that Cardmembers can earn by using their card during 2020."
If you have 96k to spend today on say masks or ventilators for your hospital, then you get 4k PQP. Anyone spending 96k today will have nothing to worry about in the Great depression ahead and can buy their own plane soon.
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Old Apr 6, 20, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by ffI View Post
There is NO real MULTIPLIER for United cards. United is not giving 4 PQP for 24k spend. United is allowing you to earn 4 PDP for 96k spend! - They have increased the TOTAL PQP that you can EARN BY SPEND.
"we're doubling (for United Explorer cards) or quadrupling (for United Club cards) the maximum number of PQP that Cardmembers can earn by using their card during 2020."
If you have 96k to spend today on say masks or ventilators for your hospital, then you get 4k PQP. Anyone spending 96k today will have nothing to worry about in the Great depression ahead and can buy their own plane soon.
Ah, so just an increase in the max PQP that can be earned. Doubt the PP sees an increase, then, given how high the cap is relative to the other cards already.
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Old Apr 6, 20, 10:52 am
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How is the cc PQP earning going to work? Are they just going to double the limit or are they going to double the earning rate?
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Old Apr 6, 20, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by escapefromphl View Post
How is the cc PQP earning going to work? Are they just going to double the limit or are they going to double the earning rate?
The limit.
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Old Apr 6, 20, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by escapefromphl View Post
How is the cc PQP earning going to work? Are they just going to double the limit or are they going to double the earning rate?
Its quadruple for the Club Card though, right? So if you spend $100k you get 4000 PQP
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