United Explorer Card Bonus Increased to 50,000-55,000 Miles

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For a limited time, Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card has increased its sign up bonus to 50,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.  But you must apply by September 2nd.

Click on “Chip’s Favorite Credit Card Offers” at the top right side of this website for up-to-date deals, terms, and conditions on this card.  Email me if you need help or have any questions.

You will get an extra 5,000 miles if you add an authorized user in the first three months.  Instead of adding your cat Mr. Tibbers or The President, this may be a good emergency credit card for a college student.

The sign up bonus is usually 30,000 miles, so this is a sweet deal.  If you are like me and got this card a couple months ago, call the number on the back of your card and ask if they will honor the 50,000 mile offer.  They did for me!

This card comes with many perks:

– Free checked bag (up to $100)
– Priority boarding
– No foreign transaction fees
– TWO United Club lounge passes per year
– The $95 annual fee is waived the first year.
– Any Seat, Any Time. Cardholders have access to award seats that non-cardholder riff-raff scum does not!

50,000 miles can get you two round trip coach tickets!

If you are concerned about meeting the $2,000 spending requirement, there are many ways to achieve that, frugally.  I use a credit card to pay for everything possible, then pay off the card with cash I would have used in the first place.  I’m talking everything: telephone, internet, satellite TV, all insurances, utilities… Heck, yesterday, I bought six bananas at 7-Eleven and threw those on my card.  If I have a big credit card spend to meet, I have overpaid some bills.  I have used AmazonPayments WebPay to send money to family, friends, and a contractor.  AmazonPayments WebPay is kinda like PayPal.  But unlike PayPal, you can send $1,000 per calendar month on a credit card without a fee.

 

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