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New 65,000 Points United Explorer Credit Card Offer

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Today, Chase increased the offer on the the United Explorer credit card so you can earn up to 65,000 Bonus United Mileage Plus Miles.

It’s broken into two spending thresholds as follows:

40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in your first 3 months and 25,000 additional bonus miles after you spend $10,000 total in your first 6 months. The annual fee of $95 is waived the first year.

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This will be 65,000 bonus miles if you spend the full $10,000 within 6 months, plus the 10,000 miles for spending on the card (more if you spend on United) meaning you’d have at least 75,000 miles.

That bonus alone would be enough for a one way business class award to Europe on a partner like Lufthansa, Swiss, LOT, or Austrian – and United doesn’t add fuel surcharges.

But the card also has other valuable benefits as I describe on the United Explorer Card page over at Your Best Credit Cards.

It’s one of the best widely available the card has offered, though I have seen offers of up to 75,000 crop up in targeted ways before.

The main reasons to keep the United Explorer card beyond the bonus offer are:

Remember that United has recently changed the Mileage Plus program and only partner awards remain (for now) on a fixed award chart. United flights are now dynamically priced, reducing the value of the miles if you primary will use them to fly on United.

Also keep in mind that you should still be putting your daily spend on a credit card with transferable points, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

If you are under 5/24 and interested in applying, please see this link for the United Explorer card.


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