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Three new card offers dropped today and, without going into detail on the cards (you can click the link on each for all the details or to see how to apply), I wanted to share these in case you are in the market.
United Explorer Card: Earn up to 70,000 bonus miles: You’ll earn 60,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 in your first 3 months plus an additional 10,000 miles when you spend $6,000 total in your first 6 months. More info / How to Apply
My quick take:
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless offer is the second best ever for the card.
There was once an offer for 5 free 50k nights, but I personally think that was a one and done as it happened during the peak of COVID when issuers were trying anything to get people to care about travel co-brand cards.
It wouldn’t be hard to extract $1,000 + in value out of this offer, but keep in mind that Marriott recently began dynamic pricing so a hotel that was 50k a month ago could be 58k now. In theory, these certificates, which are valid for one year, should be able to be topped off. Top offs are rumored to be rolled out later this month but the timing is not 100% confirmed.
Note that if you currently hold the card but earned the bonus more than 24 months ago, you can cancel the card and reapply in a couple of weeks once the system has cleared it out.
The United offer, if you get the full 70,000 miles, is worth about $850 or so and is obviously much better than the 50,000 mile offer that preceded it. It’s enough for a one way flight in business class to Europe on United metal or just about enough for a one way on partner metal, but again, this is a “your call” offer. If you don’t have any United credit cards, it will also give you access to expanded economy saver award availability.
If you have any questions so that I can help you figure out if these are right for your own situation, please drop a comment below.
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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.