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Targeted: 50,000 Mile Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Bonus

Targeted:  50,000 Mile Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Bonus

Million Mile SecretsTargeted:  50,000 Mile Chase United MileagePlus Explorer BonusMillion Mile Secrets Team

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Folks are receiving a mailer from Chase with an offer for 50,000 United Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements on the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card.

Normally, the sign-up bonus is 30,000 United Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending.  So this is a better deal.

And you do NOT have to receive a mailer to check if you’re eligible for the targeted offer.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always share the best offers with our readers!

Chase United Explorer 50000
You Could Use 50,000 United Airlines Miles for a Round-Trip Domestic Business Class Award Ticket

I’ll explain how to find the offer and whether you should consider the card.

Chase United Explorer 50,000 Mile Offer

Link:   Chase United Explorer 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus

To see if you qualify for the improved offer, go to this link and enter your United Airlines frequent flyer number and password.

If you’re targeted, you’ll earn 50,000 United Airlines miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.

And another 5,000 United Airlines miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months of opening your account.

You’ll also get:

The card doesn’t add foreign transaction fees, so it’s a good card to use abroad.

Is This a Good Deal?

This is a better deal than the regular 30,000 mile offer.  But there have been targeted offers as high as 75,000 miles in the past.  And public offers which include a $50 statement credit.

Remember, this card falls under Chase’s tougher application rules.  If you’ve opened ~5 or more credit cards (from any bank) in the past 24 months, (excluding certain business cards) it will be difficult to be approved for most Chase cards.

And if you’re new to miles and points, there are more valuable Chase cards you should consider first, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Be sure to check out my series on how to earn and use United Airlines miles!

Bottom Line

There’s a new targeted offer to earn 50,000 United Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements with the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card.

This is a better deal than the regular 30,000 mile sign-up bonus.  But it’s not the highest offer I’ve ever seen for the card.

We don’t earn a cent from this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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So, in Chase branch they told me that i am pre-approved for the Explorer card. Does that mean that if i applied for it in-branch it will not put a hard inquiry on my credit report ? or it does not matter ?

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It means that you will almost certainly be approved for it even if you have more than 5 cards in the last 24 months (the Chase 5/24 rule). I'm pretty sure there will be a hard inquiry.

On Wednesday, we opened a sparkling new ORD B6 United Club to customers. The 20,000-square-foot club is the third to be renovated at ORD and can accommodate 50 percent more customers than before. The new design features high ceilings and large windows to let in natural light. Customers will also enjoy our new bar program created by mixologist Adam Seger and chef-inspired menus from restaurateur Art Smith.

With the opening of this club, we will again be accepting one-time passes at ORD clubs.

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Million Mile Secrets

Good to know!

The restriction on day passes in ORD was because of construction on the new lounge. The lounge just opened and day passes are allowed again.

A couple of negatives I've noticed recently with United... The business/first saver award availability seems to have become much worse, so those 50,000 points don't get you nearly as far as they used to and they have also started limiting which lounges accept the one day passes. They are doing this right now with 2 of the lounges at ORD. For an airline that says they are focused on turning things around, they are sure doing a slapdash job of it.

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Million Mile Secrets

I hear you on the lounges and found that frustrating!