The 50,000 mile credit card I got approved for this week

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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!

United 50k

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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About alex

Alex loves to travel and does so a lot. Logging 100,000 flight miles each year over the past 4 years, Alex uses points and miles to power his passion. Alex is continuously striving to experience the far reaches of the globe. In his day job, Alex is a Management Consultant frequently on the road advising Technology organizations. I love thinking about, reading about, and talking about all things travel. Feel free to reach me at

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  1. “Overlooked or Not considered…” unfortunately bc there is no affiliate links to peddle with this sign up bonus. I applaud your post. I’m waiting for my next Chase churn for it… Need to lay off Chase for the time being. I barely got the CSP MC before it disappeared…

  2. If you DON’T see the 50,000 mile offer, but rather a reduced offer like 25,000 miles don’t despair. Try, try, try again.

    As suggested try with a different browser. Try incognito mode. Try clicking back and forth between the two tabs–Personal and Business. Log into your United account then back to the application page and try again (this last one worked for me). There’s probably a way to get it to show up. Take screen shots.

  3. I had not heard about this offer, thank you for the tip! Chase has so many of the best offers, I’m maxed out with them at the moment.

  4. Thanks! I didn’t know there was a business version of this card. I think I’ve hit my threshold on the number of cards I can have with Chase, but I might just have to give this one a try. BTW, you might want to mention the Chase PIN-enabled, temporary fee-waived giftcard deal on-going right now, which makes hitting the minimum spend on their cards easier to manage.

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