UNITED EXPLORER – 60,000 BONUS OFFER LAUNCHED

HERE WE GO FOLKS!  The first good credit card offer for 2012 from our friends at United! This has been a much anticipated offer and I’m not surprise they launched it right after the New Year.  It all begins!!!!


I just received email announcement from United that this offer is now available.  I believe it is still targeted but I do believe anyone can apply through this link.  Give it a try and please leave me feedback.  If the offer doesn’t come up 60,000, try logging into your United account and then cut & paste the link into the browser If you have no miles in your United account try transferring a few miles say 20 to your United account and then you might see the offer. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message and I’ll try to help you.  (This is not one of my affiliate links but direct from Chase. My link only offers 40,000)
I signed into my account and the offer appears in the right hand corner.  I signed into my hubby’s account and he did not have the offer.  Both my minor son’s account had the offer and they receive email notification also.  Wish I could get them a card!! Ha ha!!  I have previously had the United Mileage Plus card which I canceled in November of last year.  I have been planning and anticipating this card coming out.  In general Chase allows you to have 1 bonus per card type.  Unfortunately, they have special wording in the Terms & Conditions of this offer.  The T&C’s state:
With this bonus offer you will qualify and receive 50,000 bonus miles after your first use of the card. First use includes using your account for purchases or balance transfers, or using any checks that access your account; cash advances are not included. After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus miles to post to your account. This one-time bonus offer is only valid for first-time United MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers with new accounts. Previous and existing United Airlines cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer. United MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers will only receive one 50,000 bonus miles award if they apply for both the United Explorer Card and the Continental OnePass Plus Card after 7/19/2011. These miles do not count toward elite status. If your account is not open for at least six months, United and Chase reserve the right to deduct the bonus miles from your MileagePlus Program account.

So according to the T&C’s if you’ve had the United MileagePlus card you aren’t eligible for this bonus.  I’m not sure though if they will regulate this.  This offer is really a great offer and I think it would be worth the 2-3 point hit on your credit to give it a try.  I’m going to call customer and discuss it and also do some more research on my own.  I’m post more info when I have it.
There is also a great thread on Flyertalk that I’ve been following since September 2011.  You might read it as well.

CARD DETAILS:
  • 50,000 Bonus Miles:

    With this bonus offer you will qualify and receive 50,000 bonus miles after your first use of the card. First use includes using your account for purchases or balance transfers, or using any checks that access your account; cash advances are not included. After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus miles to post to your account. This one-time bonus offer is only valid for first-time United MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers with new accounts. Previous and existing United Airlines cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer. United MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers will only receive one 50,000 bonus miles award if they apply for both the United Explorer Card and the Continental OnePass Plus Card after 7/19/2011. These miles do not count toward elite status. If your account is not open for at least six months, United and Chase reserve the right to deduct the bonus miles from your MileagePlus Program account.


    10,000 Bonus Miles:

    See Earn MileagePlus Miles section below.

  • Annual Fee & Pricing:
    Please see Pricing & Terms for complete details about rates, fees, and other costs.
  • Free Checked Bag:

    Free bag is for first checked bag for up to two people per reservation. Fees for additional/oversized/overweight bags will apply. Purchase of ticket(s) with MileagePlus®Explorer Card required. Get details.

  • Priority Boarding:

    MileagePlus Explorer Card cardmembers will be granted boarding access to the plane after the boarding of Special Needs passengers, Elites and those with Premier Access designations, but before General Boarding of the remaining passengers. Benefits apply to the primary cardmember on the credit card account and anyone traveling on the same reservation. Benefits are available as long as the credit card account is open and not in default. Upon cancellation of the credit card account, all benefits will be cancelled. Chase is not responsible for the provision of or failure to provide the stated benefits.

  • Two United Club Passes:
    You will receive two (2) Club passes after account opening and every account anniversary thereafter. Please allow 8 – 10 weeks after account opening for delivery of Club passes. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks from your credit card account anniversary date each year thereafter for delivery. Club passes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes or addresses outside the 50 United States and Washington D.C. To qualify for this bonus offer, your credit card account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. Valid when presented at any United Club location. Each pass is valid for one (1) guest for one (1) visit. United Club representatives will retain this certificate. No cash value. Cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. All United Club membership guidelines apply. Chase is not responsible for offer fulfillment.

  • Earn MileagePlus Miles:

    You will earn 1 mile for each $1 of net purchases. You will earn 1 additional mile for each $1 of net purchases made directly from United and on tickets purchased directly from Continental and at continental.com. As a one-time bonus each calendar year, once you reach $25,000 or more in net purchases you will receive 10,000 miles. For your first year as a cardmember, calendar year means the period beginning with your enrollment date through December 31st of that same year. Miles will be posted to your account 4-6 weeks after the billing cycle when you qualify for the bonus. There is no maximum number of miles that you can accumulate in the program. You do not earn miles on balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that are used to access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including fees for products that protect or insure the balances of your account. See Rewards Program Rules and Regulations, which will be mailed after your account is established.

  • Redeem MileagePlus Miles For Any S
    eat, Any Time:
    No limitations, restrictions or blackout dates on Standard MileagePlus awards.
  • The Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection:
    The Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection program benefits and Guest Privileges are available exclusively on select Chase credit cards. To receive the Guest Privileges, reservations must be made through a Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection Travel Specialist or on the website,LHRCollection.com. All exclusive amenities and Guest Privileges are provided per room and are based on double occupancy. Some amenities may only apply to select rates, may be subject to availability at check-in, and are not redeemable for cash. Amenities may not be combined with other offers, including tour operator or wholesaler rates and packages. Program benefits, participating properties, and Guest Privileges are valid through the current calendar year, but may become unavailable due to circumstances outside of Chase’s control. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes. Certain blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. This program is brought to you by Chase through an agreement with Signature Travel Network.
  • Mileage Expiration:
    Your miles will not expire as long as there is activity on your credit card account, including paying your annual membership fee, and the credit card account is open and not in default. Upon cancellation of your credit card account your miles will expire according to the MileagePlus Program Rules.
  • MileagePlus Travel Protection & Services:
    Certain restrictions, limitations, and exclusions apply. Once your account is opened, please see your Guide to Benefits for details.
  • UNITED MILEAGEPLUS VISA CARD PROGRAM INFORMATION:
    Individuals whose requests for this offer are not approved will not be enrolled in MileagePlus through this request, although existing MileagePlus members will remain enrolled in MileagePlus. Authorized users will not be enrolled in MileagePlus as a result of this request. MileagePlus miles awarded through the use of the authorized user’s card will only be credited to the primary cardmember’s account. If a cardmember’s membership in United’s MileagePlus Program is terminated in accordance with the terms and conditions of that Program, the cardmember will no longer be eligible for or receive any MileagePlus miles for purchases using the United MileagePlus Card. Chase’s sole obligation concerning the award and redemption of miles shall be to make a valid request to United to award miles to the cardmember’s associated MileagePlus Visa card account. Chase disclaims liability or responsibility for United’s failure to award or redeem miles to the cardmember’s associated MileagePlus account after Chase has met its obligations to United in connection with such a request.
  • UNITED MILEAGEPLUS PROGRAM INFORMATION:
    Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the rules of the United® MileagePlus®program. United, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies or partners. Please allow six to eight weeks after completed qualifying activity for bonus miles to be posted to your MileagePlus account. Bonus miles and miles earned through non-flight activity do not count towards elite status. Bonus mile offers are subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United may change MileagePlus program rules, regulations, travel awards and special o
    ffers or terminate the MileagePlus program at any time and without notice. MileagePlus participation may not be permitted in some countries. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks.

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