For those of you interested in Global Entry who are United MileagePlus members, and of course don’t already have it, here’s a great reminder from Rapid Travel Chai on how to get the $100 application fee comped if you are a United Elite member.
I was an early adopter of the NEXUS program that allows expedited access between the US and Canada. As part of that program I was able to apply for and receive Global Entry and TSA Pre access. But my access is soon ending, so this information is very timely. I’ll get the $100 application fee entry comped by United. Thanks. Here’s how you can to.
United Global Entry Compensation
Thankfully, my United Platinum status arrived over from a United status match program I participated in in 2013. I still have Platinum Elite membership for a few more months, so I’m eligible to participate in this United Global Entry Compensation.
United states the following requirement in order to receive the Global Entry Compensation:
We currently offer eligible Global Services℠, Premier® 1K® and Premier Platinum members compensation for their Global Entry application fee. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
What Will Compensation Cover?
Eligible members can receive a $100 USD credit toward the fee for new applications. The credit will be issued in the form of a single-use, personalized, stored-value credit card code, which can be redeemed through the Global Entry Online Enrollment System (GOES) website during the Global Entry application process.
How To Receive United Global Entry Compensation
You must apply for the United Global Entry Compensation before applying for the the access. Go HERE to request the United Global Entry Compensation.
Then you’ll receive a personalized code, which you can then use on the GOES website to redeem for the Global Entry access.
To apply for a personalized code, eligible members should complete an offer registration form by selecting the “Request” link below. Once the form has been submitted, it will take one business day* for the personalized code to be generated. Applicants will receive an email notification when the code is ready, or may return to this page one business day* after applying to retrieve their personalized code.
But it’s important to note, this offer expires on February 1, 2015. So act fast if you haven’t already done so.
As of February 1, 2015, MileagePlus will no longer provide a payment code which can be used as the form of payment for the $100 Global Entry application fee. Eligible members may continue to request a payment code until January 31, 2015.
A big thanks to Rapid Travel Chai for flagging this offer. He travels the world, very fast, and lingers only in memories. Check out his Rapid Travel Chai blog if you haven’t been there before.