Posted by William Charles on May 14, 2019
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Published on May 14th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Chase United MileagePlus Explorer – 60,000 Miles Publicly Available [Last Days]

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Just a friendly reminder that this deal is due to end on May 16th, 2019.

The Offer

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  • Chase is offering a bonus of up to 60,000 miles on the Chase United Explorer personal card. Bonus is as follows:
    • 40,000 miles after $2,000 in spend within the first three months
    • An additional 20,000 miles after you spend a total of $8,000 within the first six months

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95 waived first year
  • Valid until May 16, 2019
  •  Chase 5/24 rule applies to this card
  • 25% off in flight purchases when using your card (including WiFi and food/beverages)
  • $100 Global Entry/TSA PreCheck credit
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2 miles per $1 spend with United Airlines, restaurant and hotel purchases
    • 1 mile per $1 spend 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

Our Verdict

Looks like the rumor was accurate. This isn’t the best offer, we saw a bonus of 65,000 miles last November and even a recent bonus of 75,000 miles on the business card. It is still bigger than the standard bonus of 40,000/50,000 miles though. Remember that the Chase 5/24 rule does apply to this card so most people will not be eligible for this card/bonus. With the new 48 month Sapphire rule using a 5/24 slot on this card might make more sense than it has previously. While not the best bonus we’ve seen on this card signing up could still make sense if you have an immediate need for United miles. If you don’t then my recommendation would be to just wait for a better offer to come along. I won’t be adding this to our best credit card bonus post as we’ve recently seen a better offer. As always if you have a question about Chase cards, read this post first as it’s probably answered there.



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SteveH
SteveH

Need to update your valid until date to May 16, 2019.

Morgon
Morgon

Now we just gotta get the better biz offer back. Missed the boat on that last time 🙁

Satellite
Satellite

At 1.4cpp, this is a sign-on bonus valued at $950 (68,000 points including regular spend) for $8000 spend. Not that great. If you can get multiple cards, you could do 3x $3000 minimum spends on cards with similar signon bonuses and earn at least 2x more in rewards.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

Maybe on international flights you get 1.4cpp, but an economy ticket on domestic flights is only 1cpp.

Nick
Nick

I value it at about 1.6cpp, but I had always been able to use it at way more than 3cpp face value, about 3cpp my own evaluation, on both international business and economy tickets.

Of course, you are right it’s at about 1cpp-1.2cpp domestic.

George
George

@Jason Smith:

Only if you’re inflexible.

I just searched for a Thu-Tue EWR-SEA-EWR trip in Economy in August. For my ideal times (AM departures both ways), and with direct flights only, I’m getting a value of 0.8-1.2 cpp vs. BE or 0.9-1.4 cpp vs. E. If I accept an “okay” connection on the outbound but keep the AM departures, it’s 0.9-1.1 cpp vs. BE or 1.0-1.3 cpp vs. E. The reason for the ranges is NOT because cash prices vary, but because award prices do. Flexibility pays.

IF I accept connections both ways and/or not-so-great timing (arriving late afternoon in SEA and/or late night in EWR), I’m down to 25k awards. The cash fares for those are no cheaper, and thus the awards represent 1.6 cpp vs. BE or 1.8 cpp vs. E. Flexibility pays.

I’m sure even the best routings open at 25k, but there’s no way in hell I’m planning my trip 10+ months out.

I have more trouble finding value in international award flights myself.

Denis
Denis

It really depends. Just a few days ago I booked a similar itinerary (EWR-SEA-EWR, early AM departures, direct flights) for the first weekend of June.
12500 points vs $269 cash in each direction which is about 2.1 cpp. I was happy to get that value out of my miles because I was not really flexible

Kev
Kev

Yup. That 48 month sapphire rule leaves me no choice. I’ll be at 4/24 this month and it was a CSP on 4/13/2017.

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

Holding out for the biz to come back, even if it does at say 60k, it will keep me under 5/24 for something else that may increase.

Jules
Jules

With award charts now being eliminated, United MileagePlus points have just become the new SkyPesos.

TravelingTricks.com

So I know people shit on Delta alot… But they’re the only ones besides SouthWest where I’ve consistently snagged 15,000 x3 RT tickets.
The REAL value of the United miles are the ability to get the ‘slightly less crappy’ 12,500 options that aren’t available to the pleebs anymore.

Yet Another Redditor
Yet Another Redditor
Mark
Mark

If you apply for the Chase United Explorer card and are denied, Chase may give you incorrect info about which credit report company they used. 2 different people at Chase insisted they used Equifax (my state is WA) but when they told me the companies which had had hard inquiries in the last 2 years, it was clear they had used more than Equifax. I asked them several times whether Equifax was the only credit agency they had used, and both people said YES. In fact, Chase used all 3, because I can see the hard pulls on all. It was very difficult getting almost any information out of Chase … I suggest people get as many bonuses as they can from Chase, but spend as little as possible. Dump the card as soon as you get the bonus, because Chase is a slimey company. I won’t be flying United because of this.

Matt
Matt

If i close the United mileage card (Personal or Business) and if i have unused United club passes received on that particular card with a valid expiry date at time of closing the credit card (and club pass has not expired yet), do these club passes automatically expire when credit card is closed? or Club passes are valid until the mentioned expiry date on the pass, and can be used anytime until that expiry date is reached (and still not used)?

ThaigerNation
ThaigerNation

I have had this card for around 5 years and am 4/24. If I cancel today and apply by the 16th what are the chances that I can get the signup bonus?

ThaigerNation
ThaigerNation

Also as a DP my referral to Player 2 is only showing 40k points after $2k spend (and 10k to me as referrer) so better to apply w/o referral if you can hit the additional spend.

toddo
toddo

Worthless card. Why would anyone pay with this card and get 2 miles/$1 on united flights when you can get more miles from other cards. And if your company pays for the flights, you won’t even get free baggage from having this card. Perks are pure garbage and have to pay $95 Annual fee on top of it.

Denis
Denis

Just don’t use this card for everyday spend, even for United tickets unless you need a free baggage. Earn rates are not competitive, the real perks of this card are the baggage and extended award availability on United economy.

Yet Another Redditor
Yet Another Redditor

A better(ish) offer from an old link is still working with no end date listed –
https://www.theexplorercard.com/50K100AFWIC – 50K+$100/$3K

Other United Offers –

https://www.theexplorercard.com/60KAFWLTO – Personal – 60K – 40K/$2K + 20K/$8K – Same as the one on this page
https://www.theexplorercard.com/50k3kinflight and https://www.theexplorercard.com/50kAFW now redirect to the same offer as above at a
https://www.theexplorercard.com/60k8kInflight

https://www.theexplorercard.com/Club50kAF – Personal – 50K/$3K

https://www.theexplorercard.com/Business50kAFW – Biz – 50K/$3K
https://www.theexplorercard.com/Business50k50AFWIC – Biz – 50K+$50/$3K

Rhea
Rhea

Do the United club passes expire after card is closed and you lose the unused passes or they are valid till expiry date mentioned on them, and can be used even if the associated United credit card is closed?

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