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For a limited time, Chase bank has raised the offer on the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card to 50,000 miles after spending $3,000 in 3 months.

Apply Now: United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

Eligibility for the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

The United Explorer card falls under Chase’s 5/24 rule, so you will most likely not be approved if you’ve applied for 5+ credit cards in the last 24 months.

From the Chase United Explorer terms & 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.” 

So, this offer isn’t for you if you currently hold the United Explorer, have received a bonus in the last 24 months on the United Explorer card, or have applied for 5+ credit cards from any bank in the last 24 months.

Perks of the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

The $95 annual fee is waived for the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card, and there are some great benefits that justify the paying the fee annually, especially if you fly United regularly.

Personally, I keep United Explorer open and pay the annual fee for the benefits. You get:

  • two free lounge passes annually
  • free first checked bag
  • priority boarding
  • no foreign transaction fees & chip technology
  • 10,000 bonus United miles when you spend $25,000 in net purchases in a year
  • Primary CDW car rental insurance
  • no foreign transaction fee
  • 2x miles per $1 on United airlines tickets

The United Explorer perks that stand out to me are the two free lounge passes, free checked bag, and priority boarding. These added benefits make flying United more enjoyable.

What Can You Do with United Miles

If you sign up for the United Explorer 50,000 offer and meet the minimum spending requirement, you will have 53,000 United miles. Round-trip economy tickets to Europe on United are only 60,000 miles, and that’s a pretty good deal. You can read more in this post for ways to spend 55,000 United miles.

Conclusion: Limited Time United MileagePlus® Explorer Card Offer

The standard sign-up bonus on the United MileagePlus Explorer card was 30,000 miles, so it’s nice to see the welcome offer go up to 50,000 miles.

The United Explorer card works well with Ultimate Rewards points earning cards (my favorite points to earn), like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card since Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to United at a 1:1 ratio instantly.

Link: United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

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Mary Renking

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(Expired) New 50,000 Miles Offer on the Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
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3 Comments On "(Expired) New 50,000 Miles Offer on the Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Card"
  1. bl|

    quick question- does the condition that says the 50,000 miles bonusis not available to “previous cardmembers of this consumer credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this consumer credit card within the last 24 months” mean that the cardmember has to have closed the account 24months earlier in order to apply and get the bonus now OR does it mean 24 months from when the initial cardmember bonus of whatever thousands of miles the deal was then was awarded as in within 3 months of obtaining the card. I had a United Mileage Explorer card that I obtained in 2014, closed a year later in May or June 2015 so it has certainly been two years since I opened that account and earned the bonus, but will not be 24 months since I closed the account and got my last miles on that card until May or more likely June 2017.

    I hope that is not as convoluted as it sounds and that someone has experience with this question. Thanks much.

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    1. Geoff Whitmore|

      It’s 24 months from account approval not closure. Hope this helps!

      1. bl|

        That is a big difference and thanks in advance. I can now apply for another United Mileage Explorer card and start thinking of what to do with those 50,000 or hopefully, 70,000 miles. Thanks much

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