Posted by William Charles on January 17, 2019
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Published on January 17th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Chase United Business Explorer 75,000 Miles + AF Waived – Publicly Available

Update 1/17/19: When we originally posted this bonus on 1/11/19 we said it might be worth waiting to see if they offered an extra $50 via dummy booking. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be happening, so if interested jump on this offer now.

The Offer

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  • Chase is offering up to 75,000 miles after $5,000 in spend within the first three months & annual fee waived first year on the United Explorer Business card.

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95 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
  • 10,000 bonus miles after $25,000 in spend within a calendar year
  • 5/24 rule applies to this card
  • Valid until March 18th, 2019

Our Verdict

This offer has been available for some time, but only select United members were eligible. It’s now publicly available so that’s great. Standard bonus on this card is 50,000 miles after $3,000 in spend. Sometimes it’s also possible to get an additional $50 by doing a dummy booking, I doubt this will be the case here but my recommendation is to wait a day or two just to confirm this is the case this time. 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. Because of that I do strongly recommend picking up this card if you get the 75,000 offer and are under 5/24. As always if you have questions about Chase cards, please read this post first. I will be adding this to our list of the best business credit card bonuses.

Hat tip to reader Leslie



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Justin

Ouch. Just applied for the same card with 50k bonus for $3k spend 3 weeks ago. Anyone know if Chase will match higher bonus offers? I’d definitely do $2k more spend to get 25k United miles.

Joe
Joe

They usually do

Jason
Jason

Any kind of sense on how long these elevated United Biz offers tend to last? I went for a CIU literally a couple of days ago. 🙁

j619
j619

When I log in through my United account, it states that the offer ends 3/18

Travis
Travis

I got a couple card bonuses I need to get thru first right now, but I like this one. I would love to know how long this offer will be around? If it sticks around until March then I’ll probably pick one up.

shulem92
shulem92

3/18/19 end date
William Charles you may want to add this to the post

Paul
Paul

If United wants more card members they really need to exempt their cards from 5/24.

MoreSun
MoreSun

This!

Dan
Dan

Guessing they might not want more members from the LOL/24 club. Profitable customers will keep and use the card long term and/or carry a (manageable) balance.

Kuso29
Kuso29

My gripe is if they do the in air flight attendant presentation by taking people up from a nap, they should waive 5/24. I’m not interested in your card if I can’t get it and you wake me up from my nap. I’ll literally say that if an announcement is made.

Sergey
Sergey

I filled out all the info, clicked Submit, got a spinning wheel ‘Verifying’ for a couple of second, and got no confirmation that the info was submitted. It just keeps showing me my filled out application without any error messages. I tried to submit again, and it is the same issue. Does any else experience the same?

Denis
Denis

I had this issue before. Try to use another browser.

shulem92
shulem92

William Charles the dummy bookings in the past got $50, i believe that was only because you had to pay the AF. here it is waived. will definitely wait a day or 2 anyway 🙂

Austin
Austin

edit: delete

JOSEPH BADARO
JOSEPH BADARO

Could someone explain how the dummy booking works, just in case it does work on this new application

Andrew
Andrew

So just to confirm.. 5/24 applies and you’ll be denied if you’re over 5/24, but if you are UNDER the 5/24, it won’t add to this total once your approved?

shulem92
shulem92

correct

Austin
Austin

Likelihood of getting this when I already have a SW Biz and Ink?

sam
sam

I’m in the same situation. I was denied 2x for additional ink cards last fall with 1 chase ink preferred. I reduced my ink preferred’s credit limit and got instant approval on the sw biz the other day(credit limit with both biz cards now the same as the initial ink). So, you may want to do that. AFAIK Chase is not particularly sensitive to early card closures. Personally I wouldn’t close the month of or after getting the points but I don’t think they’re like Amex at least not yet.- Sometimes you can only cut a credit line so far lol

JonUK
JonUK

I had this card several years ago and cancelled it over a year ago. If I were to re-apply would I get the bonus? Thank you!

j619
j619

Terms state: This new Cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of this business credit card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of this business credit card who received a new Cardmember bonus for this business credit card within the last 24 months

JBrown
JBrown

Can I apply for this business card if I already have Chase United Explorer personal card? Thanks

Rox
Rox

Yes

JBrown
JBrown

thanks

Dennis
Dennis

Is there a number of Chase business cards (or total Chase cards) that you want to try and stay under, or that Chase seems to limit people to? Or is the more important thing not having too high of a total credit limit, and spacing out apps by a few months? I’m considering trying to get 5 Chase biz cards (CIP, CIC, CIU, SW biz, and this card), but didn’t know if I’m better off closing one of the earlier cards before trying to get a 5th biz card from Chase.

sam
sam

In my experience (above) they definitely are concerned about overall credit limit based on income, and I know there is a floor for how low you can cut credit card limits. You can request a limit decrease without closing. I don’t know how low they will go on initial approvals generally, so if you aren’t using your current cards’ limits I’d just reduce them as far as possible.

Jonathan
Jonathan

Aren’t big decreases in credit limit bad for your credit?

sam
sam

It can be, but it depends on the ratio of what you happen to be “seen(reported)” using the month each card reports. Chase biz cards don’t report on your personal credit reports, so their limit/usage doesn’t affect your personal credit score.

Raylan
Raylan

Seems rare to be approved for a 6th. Officially, no hard limit though.

Raylan
Raylan

William Charles – expiration date of 3/18 is right. Link: https://www.theexplorercard.com/Business75k5KAFW
Screenshot: http://imgur.com/2Ld34wE

MoreSun
MoreSun

Can you use your UA miles to book flights for others you aren’t traveling with?

Andrew D
Andrew D

Yes.

Shawn D
Shawn D

Is it possible to get this card twice (SSN app & EIN app) as is the case with the UR earning business cards?

Pawel
Pawel

Yes, one for the business and one personal

Shawn D
Shawn D

I’m referring to 2 business versions, one application using SSN and one application using an EIN.

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