Chase Strategy: United MileagePlus Explorer 50,000 Sign Up Offer

Top Benefits of the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card

Currently Chase is running a promotion on the United MileagePlus Explorer Card that is an excellent deal to act on, the normal sign-up bonus is only around 30,000 miles. You can get an additional 5,000 miles for adding an authorized user. This card was one of the first in my wallet when I first started learning about points an miles.


  • 50,000 miles after $3,000 spend in first 3 months
  • 2 miles per $1 spend on United
  • 5,000 additional miles when adding authorized user
  • 10,000 bonus miles when you spend more than $25,000 each year
  • 2 United Club Lounge Passes
  • Free 1st Checked in bag
  • Additional Access to Award Seats
  • Priority Boarding

Article: Ways to meet Minimum Spend

What is 50,000 miles good for?

Your options are endless and the chart below gives you a high level overview where you can go just on the card today.

  • Economy
    • Domestic 10,000 miles one way saver / 25,000 standard
    • Hawaii 22,500 miles one way saver / 45,000 standard
    • Caribbean & Mexico 17,500 miles one way saver / 37,500 standard
    • Europe 30,000 miles one way save / 65,000 standard
  • First/Business
    • Domestic 25,000 miles one way saver / 50,000 standard
    • Hawaii 40,000 miles one way saver / 90,000 standard
    • Caribbean & Mexico 30,000 miles one way saver / 70,000 standard
    • Europe 57,500 miles one way saver / 150,000 standard

Wealth of Points Insight & Strategy

As discussed in prior articles the value comes from transfer partners to United. There are many ways to add Miles from Chase including the Chase Sapphire Preferred at a 1:1 value instantly. United offers great value on there award tickets as the fees and taxes are minimal, usually around $6.75 per ticket.

Article: Chase Transfer Partners


Chase has a limited time increase sign-up offer for the United Explorer of 50,000 miles after meeting the minimum spend of $3,000 in the first 3 months. Its an excellent deal and provides more power and increase value to your Wealth of Points when combined with the Chase Ultimate Rewards qualified cards.

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