United Explorer 65,000 Bonus Miles Reader Question
Rewards Credit Cards
Avatar_160_hilary
Hilary Stockton
Google+

My Award Booking Service helps travelers book first class and business class with miles and points. As an independent affiliate of Cadence, I also have access to Four Seasons Preferred Partner, VirtuosoPeninsula Hotels PenClub, Dorchester Diamond Club, Belmond Bellini Club, Shangri-La Luxury Circle, Langham CoutureRitz-Carlton STARS, Starwood Luxury Privileges, Rocco Forte and other 5-star hotel partners, so I can book, for no extra cost, your perfect luxury hotel or luxury cruise with VIP amenities not available anywhere else. Become a client and upgrade your stay!

GOT A BLOG POST IDEA?
Have a travel question we haven't covered yet? Want to share your secrets for traveling well for less?

David writes: "I read your United MileagePlus Explorer 65,000 Bonus Miles Offer Tips" and it worked for my wife, but not for me--I still see only the 30,000 mile offer, no matter what I do. Any way I can also receive the higher bonus offer?"

I'm betting there are more than a few folks in David's shoes--they can see that the targeted offer does indeed still exist, since a spouse, partner or friend was able to see it, but very frustratingly, they can't get it to appear for themselves. 

While it sounds as though David has tried everything, I'd just check these to ensure you've given yourself the best chance:

  • Ensure you have some "fresh" United miles in your MileagePlus account; you can transfer in 1000 miles from Ultimate Rewards points earned via the Ink Bold, Ink Plus or Sapphire Preferred. If you don't have any United miles in your account, you won't be able to see the higher targeted offer.
  • Try a different browser, such as IE. Some have reported not being able to see the higher targeted offer in Chrome.
 
If you still have no luck, then you could apply for the  United MileagePlus Explorer Card 30,000 miles offer (I appreciate the support if you choose to use my referral link), and after approval, request to be matched to the higher offer. Dan of Dan's Deals recently got matched from the 30,000 offer he was approved for to 55,000 miles (includes 5000 miles for adding an authorized user) plus a $50 statement credit, after spending $1000, simply by sending a secure message. I'm assuming Dan was actually matched to the 65,000 offer, but he considers it a 55,000 offer because the final 10,000 miles are only awarded after spending $25,000 in a calendar year, so for most folks, this is de facto a 55,000 offer.
 
There is a targeted offer for 65,000 United miles + a $50 credit, for example a Flyertalk member received this offer after booking an award trip on United. And while there of course is no guarantee that Chase will match you, it's good to know that there is a current (or at least recent) better offer that includes a statement credit, and that there's been a very recent success being matched to it.
 
Dan also reports that he matched a United Explorer business card from the original 30,000 miles offer to 50,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit, after spending $1000. Worst case scenario, even if you're refused, you have two cards, a personal and business United MileagePlus Explorer, and 65,000 United miles total after adding an authorized user to the personal one (35,000 + 30,000) and $2000 total spend. Best case, you're able to get matched on both of them, and receive 105,000 United miles total after adding an authorized user to the personal one (55,000 + 50,000) and $100 total statement credit, after $2000 total spend.
 
Were you targeted for or successfully matched to the 65,000 offer and statement credit?
 
 
  • |
  • Print
    print |
Related Articles
Comments
Leave a Comment
Comment
Facebook-logo
Rewards Credit Cards
Get Free Email Blog Updates
Popular Articles
Square_100k_amex_platinum_bonus_offer-act_now
11/23/2016
  Update: Application Link has expired. Please see Best Travel Credit Cards for the current best credit card offers.  -------- A 100K AMEX Platinum Bonus Offer is available--act fast if you haven't had this card before and want the 100,000 Membership Rewards...
Square_shangri-la_luxury_circle_benefits
1/7/2017
UPDATE: Due to high demand, we are only accepting Luxury Circle Reservations of 2 nights or more from New TravelSort Clients. As usual, quotes are only available after submitting a completed and signed TravelSort New Client Form. Note the $50...
Square_credit_cards-_apply_for__keep_or_cancel
12/11/2016
  It's nearly the end of 2016, so I'm reviewing my credit cards: whether to keep or close my existing credit cards, and which new cards I want to apply for. To put my thoughts below into context, the goal for my...
Square_10000_alaska_miles_bonus_for_virgin_america_elevate_members
1/9/2017
  10,000 bonus Alaska miles is a nice present today for Virgin America Elevate members who are also Alaska Mileage Plan members. Log into your Alaska Mileage Plan account, and you may see a 10K bonus similar to the following:...
Square_2017_and_travel_credits-which_credit_cards
1/3/2017
  It's 2017, which means a new round of airline and travel credits from credit cards such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, AMEX Platinum, and more. Here's a rundown of the main cards that offer an airline or...
Square_200_amex_platinum_airline_fee_credits_posted-2017
1/14/2017
  The $200 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credit isn't as easy for most people to use as the $250 Citi Prestige airfare credit or the $300 Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit, for a couple reasons: It's restricted to one airline,...
Square_75k_amex_platinum_bonus_offer
1/24/2017
  75K AMEX Platinum and 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards bonus offers are available to many, using private browsing (Safari) or an Incognito browser window (Google Chrome). To maximize your chances of seeing the offers, be sure to clear your...
Square_british_airways_first_class-5_things_i_love_and_5_things_i_dont
12/6/2016
  British Airways First Class may not be aspirational, but it's practical for many needing to travel between the U.S. and London, given the number of flights British Airways operates from U.S. gateway cities and the fact that there are...
Square_review-british_airways_first_class_747-seat_2a
1/18/2017
  British Airways First Class is often panned in blogger reviews, compared to other international first class products. But the fact remains that British Airways has the most first class flights and seats between Europe and the U.S., by virtue...
Square_100k_amex_business_platinum_bonus_offer
11/27/2016
  The new 100K AMEX Business Platinum offers a couple new benefits over the old version of the card, including a 50% points rebate when redeeming points for economy class of the airline you select for your $200 airline fee...