Earlier this month, the 50,000 mile bonus offer on the United Explorer Card publicly ended. Reader Solomon sent along two places you can still get the card with 50,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in the first three months.

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Where You Can Get the United 50k Offer, photo from Solomon

Chase issues the United Explorer card and usually lets folks who have applied for a lower offer match to a better public offer. That means that the 50k mile United card offer might be available to everyone.

  • Where can you get the United 50,000 mile offer?
  • How can anyone possibly be matched to the 50,000 mile offer?

Solomon reported seeing the above kiosk at Newark airport and a similar one at Chicago-O’Hare airport. He didn’t include whether the offer comes with 5,000 bonus miles for adding an authorized user. If it does, those are miles you shouldn’t turn down.

In the past few years, there were often 50,000 mile offers floating around that not everyone could access. The public offer on the United card is 30,000 miles after spending $1,000 in three months.

Dozens of people have personally reported to me that they applied for the 30,000 mile offer (+5k more for an authorized user), sent Chase a Secure Message on chase.com asking to be matched to the 50,000 mile offer, and eventually were credited with 50,000 miles. Some were also matched to the $2,000 spending of the 50,000 mile offer. Some got to keep the lower $1,000 spending of the 30,000 mile offer. They sent messages like this:

“I opened the United Explorer card with the 30,000 bonus after meeting a minimum spending requirement in the first three months. However, I noticed that there was also an offer with a 50,000 bonus with the same minimum spending requirement as I walked through Newark airport. I feel that I was penalized by using the offer that I did – is there any way that you could change my offer, so that I get the 50,000 bonus?”

If you’ve ever sent a Secure Message to Chase about the United Explorer, give us your results in the comments.


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