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A few weeks ago, I wrote that applying for the Continental OnePass credit card with a 25,000 mile bonus could prevent you from getting the bonus on the United Explorer card later on. That’s because the Continental OnePass card would convert to the United Explorer card and since Chase usually allows you to get the sign-on bonus only per card type, it wasn’t clear if you’d be eligible to get the bonus again.
Well, a number of readers who already had the United Explorer card applied for the Continental OnePass card and were approved.
Even better, readers commented (I clearly didn’t research this aspect very well) that Chase is matching folks who applied for the 25,000 mile Continental OnePass card, in approximately the last 3 months, to 50,000 miles! All you have to do is send Chase a secure message.
To send a secure message, log into your Chase account, and click on “Secure Message Center” to the right of the “Welcome First Name Last Name” in the top part of the screen.
In the comments, the ever helpful CanadianMillionMiler, shares his template for success:
Yesterday I got approved for the Continental card which I
applied on February 27 with a signing bonus of 25K+ 5K
miles. However, I recently came across a few discussions
online in various forums that there is a better offer of
50K Continental miles, I would like to request that Chase
kindly offer the miles matching of 50K miles that others
have recently been able to get matched.
Thank you kindly for all your help and I look forward to
hearing from you.
Now, you’re not guaranteed to get the extra points, but if you applied for the Chase Continental card in the last 3 months, it doesn’t hurt to ask. As always, you’ll get no miles if you don’t ask.
Thanks again to readers for sharing their experience in the comments so that we can all earn extra miles and points!
Bottom Line: If you were approved for the Chase Continental card in the last 3 months, it doesn’t hurt to send a secure message to Chase to ask them to match you to the 50,000 mile offer.