(EXPIRED) (Targeted) United Airlines Cards: Increased welcome offers when logged into UA account.

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There are improved welcome offers available on the United Airlines Explorer cards as well as the United Airlines Quest card.  These targteted offers went out by e-mail but appear to be available to some MileagePlus members by following the link and logging into their MileagePlus accounts.  If you’re in the market for either card it’s definitely worth a look to see whether or not you’re targeted.

The Offers and Key Card Details

  • Increased (targeted) offers on the United Explorer and United Quest Cards when using link and signing into MileagePlus account.  Increased offers are good until 3/20/22.

The best, publicly available offers for each card are listed below:

Card Offer and Details
Chase United℠ Explorer Card
Up to 70K miles
Up to 70K miles: 60K after $3K spend in 3 months plus 10K after $6K total spend in first 6 months.

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

FM Mini Review: Decent perks such as enhanced access to United saver level economy awards makes this a keeper for some.


Card Type: Visa Signature

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Earning rate: 2X United ⚬ 2X restaurants ⚬ 2X on hotel stays

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Improved economy saver award availability ⚬ Free first checked bag for primary cardholder and one travel companion when you pay with the card ⚬ Unlocks complimentary elite upgrades on award tickets ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ No foreign exchange fees ⚬ 2 United Club passes per year ⚬ One year of complimentary Dash Pass (Must activate by 12/31/24) ⚬ Primary auto rental collision damage waiver ⚬ Up to $100 Global Entry,TSA Pre-check or Nexus credit ⚬ 25% back as a statement credit on purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi on board United-operated flights and on Club premium drinks when you pay with your Explorer Card

Chase United Quest Card

Card Type: Visa Signature

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Dine
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Earning rate: 3X United ⚬ 2X restaurants including eligible delivery services ⚬ 2X on all other travel ⚬ 2X select streaming

Noteworthy perks: Up to $125 in statement credits for United purchases each cardmember year ⚬ First and second checked bag free for cardholder and one companion when you purchase your tickets with the card and include your Mileage Plus number ⚬ Two 5K award flight rebates per cardmember year (5K miles back when you book first 2 award tickets each anniversary year) ⚬ One year of complimentary Dash Pass (Must activate by 12/31/24) ⚬$100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck or Nexuas reimbursement ⚬ 25% back on United inflight or Club Premium drink purchases

Chase's 5/24 Rule: With most Chase credit cards, Chase will not approve your application if you have opened 5 or more cards with any bank in the past 24 months.
To determine your 5/24 status, see: Easy Ways to Count Your 5/24 Status. The easiest option is to track all of your cards for free with Travel Freely.

Quick Thoughts

Each of these offers awards an additional 10,000 miles after meeting minimum spend compared to the public offers, although the Quest offer requires $5,000 spend to receive the bonus, $1,000 more than the public one.  The Explorer card’s spend remains the same at $3,000 and also has the first year’s annual fee waived as well.

Both are clearly better than the public offer, so if you were looking at either card and were on the fence, now might be the time to apply (if targeted for this offer).  The Quest was at 100,000 miles for quite some time after launching, but that ended last September and I think it’s doubtful that we’ll see it again soon.  This 80k offer is the best we’ve seen since then.

Each card falls under Chase’s 5/24 rule, so check out Greg’s post on ways to check your status if you’re uncertain of where you stand.

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Chris

Does anyone else see the 80k Quest offer? I logged in a few days ago saw and now it’s gone.

Justmeha

Pretty sure the referral offer is the same or better

Edit: never mind only in 2p mode

Last edited 7 months ago by Justmeha
dan

DOC has a link on personal explorer for 70k pts (60+10 after $6k spend); wish the biz explorer had an offer for $0 fee in 1st yr

Last edited 7 months ago by dan