I applied for the United Mileage Plus Explorer Card last week. After several attempts logging in and out of my Mileage Plus account and playing with URLs I finally tricked my browser to let me get in on the 65K + 50 dollar statement credit offer. For those interested, here is the URL that worked for me.
I expected to be denied and have to call the reconsideration line since I already have several Chase personal cards. To be my surprise, the card arrived in the mail today and I didn’t have to put in a call to Chase.
The offer is structured with 50,000 miles for the first purchase, 5,000 miles for adding an authorized user, and the last 10,000 miles come when you spend 25,000 dollars in a year. I have absolutely no interest in going after additional 10,000 miles when a one dollar purchase gets me 85% of the signup bonus. I don’t know exactly how Chase determines credit limits but they decided to give me a 1000 dollar credit limit on this card, less than a tenth of the credit limits on all my other cards. With a 1000 dollar credit limit on this card Chase made it pretty much impossible to achieve the full signup bonus!
Oh well, I’ll take 55k with a smile on my face.