70,000 Miles +$50 Welcome Offer on United MileagePlus Explorer Card [Targeted]

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There is a new increased welcome 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 (OFFER EXPIRED).

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 welcome bonus if you have not had the card or earned the bonus within the last 24 months.

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Hat Tip: Points Yak

Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card

Quick review: You'll earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 within the first 3 months of signing up. Plus continue to earn 2X points on travel and dining. The card does have a $95 annual fee.

Why we like it: For anyone new to travel rewards credit cards, this card is the best place to start. With a modest annual fee you still earn 2X points on travel and dining. You earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points that are extra valuable when you transfer them to transfer partners. Not to mention the 60,000 bonus point welcome bonus gets you off to a great start on earning free flights and hotel stays.

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