The United MileagePlus card issued by Chase has brought us an awesome limited time sign-up bonus offer that gives 50,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months. You can get an additional 5,000 miles when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase in the first three months. That is up to 55,000 bonus miles just for getting a card and putting $2,000 in spending on it in three months. I’ll never lose the adrenaline rush of so many miles for so little effort.
United MileagePlus® Explorer Card: Limited Time 50,000 miles after spending $2,000; additional 5,000 miles via authorized user
The standard offer for this card is 30,000 miles, so obviously this is a big improvement. Targeted offers for more than 30,000 miles are relatively common, but a public offer available with this many miles is not common for the United card. This is one not to miss if you have been in the market for United miles.
In addition to the sign-up bonus miles, this card gives you your first checked bag free, priority boarding, two United Club passes each year, no foreign transaction fees, 2x miles on United, 1x on other purchases, and has a $0 intro fee the first year; $95 thereafter. You can also earn an additional 10,000 miles if you spend $25,000 on the card in a year.
Unofficially having the card also seems to allow you to see some extra award inventory when logged into United.com – along the same line as what elite United flyers see. No guarantees on that unofficial perk, but my family members who have the card have access to additional award availability over what my family members who do not have the card see.
While I haven’t been told an official end date for this limited time offer, I have seen this offer advertized as being available through September 2, 2014 as shown above, so I would assume that is the correct end date.
If you have had this card in the past, pay attention to the language in the terms that indicates:
This new cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this consumer credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this consumer credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this consumer credit card within the last 24 months
Good luck if you go for the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card – that is a bunch of United miles, so stay tuned for posts on how to maximize those miles.