Chase has just increased the sign-up bonus on the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card from 30,000 to 50,000 United miles after spending $2,000 in 3 months, plus 5,000 more miles for adding an authorized user and making a purchase on that additional card. Offer ends 9/2/14.
Here are the highlights for the card (application link):
- LIMITED TIME OFFER: Start with 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months
- Earn an additional 5,000 miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months
- Check your first bag for free – save up to $100 per round-trip
- Priority boarding privileges – get on before general boarding
- Two lounge passes to their first class United Club every year
- No foreign transaction fees
- Earn double miles on United ticket purchases, and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
- Your miles don’t expire as long as you’re a Cardmember, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn
- $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
All in all, a good card for regular United fliers with the free bags and priority boarding. Every year you spend $25,000 in purchases using your United MileagePlus Explorer Card, you’ll earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles. That means at 25k of spending, you’ll be getting 1.4 miles per dollar on all purchases.
Adding an authorized user is free of charge, so no reason not to get that addition 5,000 miles. Keep in mind the following terms and conditions:
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.
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