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I am sure by now you have all seen the sharknado of posts surrounding the recent credit card bonus bump of the trusted and true SPG Amex. While this is certainly a good card to have in your arsenal and the current offer is the highest it has been, I tend to get more excited about bigger bonuses than 30,000.
This week I applied for and was approved for the less discussed United Explorer Business Visa which offers 50,000 points for $2,000 in spend over 3 months. Now this offer is targeted but most people I have talked with have found some way (clearing cache, changing browsers, secure messaging Chase, etc.) to convince their United account to serve up the offer.
To see if you are eligible, log into your United account and click on the Explorer card offer at the bottom of the “My MileagePlus Summary” section. Hopefully you see a 50,000 point offer which is actually for the personal card. If you are interested in the Personal card you can stop here. If you already have or have had the personal card like I have you will need to press further to find the business version.
After clicking the 50,000 banner offer, then click the “Are you a business owner” in the top right hand corner.
The offer page appears and shows (if targeted) 50,000 bonus miles after spending only $2,000 in the first 3 months!
There are some other nice benefits that come with the card like United Club passes and improved boarding privileges but 50,000 United miles can be used to do some pretty amazing things such as a one way flight to Europe on Austrian’s so-nice-it-really-should-be-called-first-class Business Class.
I received my approval instantly and am already excited to get back on my favorite Business Class product.
The bottom line
At 50,000 bonus points, I believe the United Explorer Business Visa is one of the better offers out on the market that many people may have overlooked or not considered.
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