There is a new increased sign-up bonus available on the United MileagePlus Explorer Card.

The best offer appears to be targeted, but when you log in you may see an offer for 70,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months.

If you are not seeing the 70,000 mile offer, you can still apply for a public offer of 50,000 miles + $50 statement by creating a dummy booking on United.com.

United MileagePlus Explorer Card 70,000 + $50 Bonus

Link: 70,000 mile + $50 offer (you’ll have to log into your account to see if you are targeted)

The $95 annual fee is not waived on the 70k offer, which means you’re essentially paying $95 for an extra 20,000 miles over applying for the 50,000 mile offer with a waived annual fee the first year.

Personally I think it’s worth it to pay the annual to net an additional 20,000 United mile, but however you plan to use your miles may sway your opinion.

Also, remember that Chase’s 5/24 rule applies to this card and also that you’re only eligible for the sign-up bonus if you have not had the card or earned the bonus within the last 24 months.

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Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®


Bonus: 40,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days.

Benefits:
-- 2X points per dollar spent on all purchases.
-- Get 5% of your miles back when you redeem your points, to use on your next redemption.
-- Chip+PIN technology, which can be useful for international travel.
-- Complimentary online FICO® Credit Score
-- No foreign transaction fees.

Annual fee: $89

Quick review: The Arrival Plus card is one of my favorite all-around 2X earning cards. The 50,000 mile sign-up bonus is worth $525 in free travel and easy to redeem!