United 55,000 Mile Credit Card Offer Still Alive

UPDATE – 12/23/2012

Yesterday, I logged into my Dad’s United account to check if the 7,000 United Miles that were issued as compensation for the India screw up had posted. They had posted and to my surprise I also saw that the targeted 55,000 Mile United MileagePlus Explorer Card offer is back!

Chase and United had pulled the 55,000 Mile offer towads the end of October.

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If you are targeted for the offer, you get 50,000 United Miles after spending $1,000 in 3 months and then an additional 5,000 Miles if you add an Authorized User (Can be anyone since they don’t verify the name or ask for SSN).

This offer is definitely targeted because I logged into my Mom’s United account, which only has 913 United Miles, and she was only offered the publicly available offer of 30,000 United Mile.

I am not sure what the mileage cut off is to get the higher targeted offer, but as a data point my Dad’s account only has 7,000 United Miles in it.

To access the targeted offer, simply log into your United.com Account, and if you are targeted, you will see the offer as an ad on the top (as seen in the above image).

If you are targeted for the 55,000 Mile offer, this is a phenomenal deal and I would definitely suggest getting in on it. 55,000 Miles puts you only a mere 5,000 more United Miles away from a free Economy ticket to Europe!

I already got this Card last May and got my 55,000 Miles, so I don’t think I am eligible again but for everyone else, I suggest getting this Card!

United 55,000 Mile Credit Card Offer Still Alive – 10/2/2012

A few months ago, I posted a way to get a 55,000 United Mile Sign Up Bonus for getting the United MileagePlus Explorer Card.

The public offer that was available only offered 25,000 miles, so Chase got mad and emailed me to take it down.

Long story short, a lot of people got in on that deal and earned 55,000 United Miles for doing nothing.

The best part is that there was no Minimum Spend Requirement or anything like that.

Well it seems a similar offer is once again available to the public.

The offer is targeted, so log into your United.com account to see if you have been targeted.

Why You Should Get This Card

While this is an amazing deal, just remember that this Card is issued by Chase, so if you recently signed up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Hyatt Visa, then I’d wait a month or so before applying just to be safe.

While earlier there was no Minimum Spend Requirement, it seems Chase has caught on and now requires $1,000 Minimum Spend in 3 months.

While it isn’t as good as the last offer, $1,000 in 3 months is extremely easy to achieve.

Also if you add an Authorized User (Can be anyone. No Social Security Number required), you can get an additional 5,000 United Miles!

What Does 55,000 United Miles Get You

It takes 25,000 Miles for a Free United Economy Saver Ticket in the Continental United States, so with this Card you can get at least 2 Domestic Free Flights.

If you are a Husband / Wife and you each got the Card, then that is 2 Free Flights Each (or 4 Free Flights in total).

If you would like to go to Europe for free, that costs 60,000 Miles, so this 55,000 Mile offer would get you literally 91% of the way there. You have to spend $1,000 to get the Miles, so that would be 1,000 more miles. Then the other 4,000 Miles you could earn via Vanilla Reload Cards.

So for 1 Credit Card sign up + $40 in fees on Vanilla Reload Cards, you have a FREE TRIP TO EUROPE!

That is pretty insane!

I had my Parents sign up for this Card a while ago, and combining the 55,000 United Miles from this Card and the 55,000 United Miles from their Chase Sapphire Preferred, along with a couple $8 Netflix offers, they were both able to fly in Business Class to India for free in December.

Normally this would cost upwards of $10,000 a seat, but they are both flying for free thanks to the 120,000 United Miles they earned by signing up for 2 Credit Cards!


This 55,000 United Miles offer is pretty awesome and I highly suggest everyone take advantage of it.

United Miles are one of the best because they don’t add fuel surcharges (cough British Airways), and they have some great Star Alliance Partners (Lufthansa, Singapore, Swiss, Air Canada), that allow you to use your free miles to literally go anywhere in the World.

As always if you have any questions, I am here to answer them!


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