Chase United Business Explorer 100,000 Miles Offer

Update: offer still seems to be live

Last day for this offer

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Chase is offering up to 100,000 miles on the United Explorer Business card. Bonus is broken down as follows:
    • 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
    • An additional 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $25,000 total in purchases in the first 6 months your account is open

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95 not waived first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases at restaurants, gas stations, and office supply stores.
    • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United.
    • Earn 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Last seat availability
  • Miles don’t expire
  • Free checked bag when you pay with card (for 2 people)
  • Priority boarding
  • 2 Club passes per year
  • No FX fees
  • 5/24 rule applies to this card
  • Valid until October 10th, 2019

Our Verdict

Standard bonus is 50,000 miles, but earlier this year we saw an offer for 75,000 miles with the annual fee waived in the first year. Personally I think that was a better offer because it only required a total of $5,000 spend instead of $25,000. Personally I’d rather 75k miles + $95 (remember the annual fee was waived on the offer) and having $20,000 spend on another card than the 100,000 miles on that card. That being said that offer is not available anymore and might not ever be offered again. In addition some people that can easily meet minimum spend requirements and highly value United miles might prefer this offer.

The 5/24 rule does apply to this card, so most readers won’t be eligible for this card/bonus. The nice thing is thatChase business cards do not report to your personal credit report so this card won’t be added to your 5/24 total.  As always if you have questions about Chase cards, please read this post first. Despite this not being the strongest offer we’ve seen on this card (in my opinion) I will still be adding this to our list of the best business credit card bonuses because it could make sense for some readers.

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Arvind
Arvind

Can you get a sign up bonus on both the United explorer personal and business cards?

Kathy
Kathy

Will you also get the additional 10k miles after spending $25k in calendar year?

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

I believe that benefit is no longer available for new cards. Older cards (I have one) still get that benefit (ie, spend $25K in each calendar year, you get an extra 10K miles, ongoing).

DOC, I’d suggest you verify this – if I am correct, and it’s no longer a benefit on new cards, you should remove that from your listing of the card benefits. OTOH, if it’s still a benefit (which I doubt – there’s no mention of it in the card’s offer/T&Cs) then make that clear.

Sam

Offer is still live.

Marv
Marv

Garbage offer. Hard pass…

Toan
Toan

Let’s not forget that if you spend the required $30k to get 100K U miles, you also get 30K U miles for a total of 130K united miles.

Rob
Rob

And if you do it all in the same calendar year don’t you also get the 10k point bonus for 25k spend?

CericRushmore
CericRushmore

They got rid of that benefit.

Flynn
Flynn

I already have this biz card under my name/SSN (sole pro) but anyone know if I get this bonus if I apply with another business of mine under my EIN?

DP
DP

Someone at United should read the comments on this site — 100% negative. Between the 5/24 rule, devalued miles, and now an extremely weak bonus…passing is the only option.

Rob
Rob

United is an $11Billion company and you expect them to cater to the 17 or so negative comments posted here? I think it’s cute that you think you are shunning them when the reverse is actually true.

1120
1120

I’ll pass. This is a lot of spend for a program that seems hellbent on rapid depreciation. They’re sadly mistaken if they think this is competitive against Chase UR cards.

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

UA cries that people use CSR card more than UA plastic.

So they double down on reasons for people not too use or carry UA Plastic.

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

United has quietly done a major devaluation of their program over the past few months, and with a historic big wham-o devaluation on the horizon (November) their overall program’s –and their miles’ — value have arguably gone from industry best to worst. I’m pretty heavily invested in United points but because they are becoming about as useless as Delta points, I have pretty much lost all enthusiasm for them. MileagePlus points = Delta SkyPesos. This card is not particularly compelling (said he with too many United points).

Avi
Avi

TBF Delta at least runs promotions on award tickets every now and then, where a lot of us are able to redeem them for more than 2cpp. Mileageplus program is becoming a complete garbage though.