The United credit card cycles through with various offers – the normal offer is 30,000 miles and the occasional offer is 50,000 miles. Last year, we saw the 50,000 mile offer a couple of times but since then, it has only been available as a targeted offer. HT to View From the Wing for the business card offer
Until now! United and Chase are again offering the business card as a public offer of 50,000 United miles after spending $2,000 in 3 months.
United 50,000 Mile Card Offer – Business
- free first checked bag
- priority boarding
- no fees on foreign transactions†
- 2 united club passes per year
- 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $25,000 in net purchases on your card each year
- 5,000 bonus miles when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months
- earn 2 miles per dollar spent on tickets purchased from united
- earn 1 mile per dollar spent on all other purchases
- miles don’t expire
- Any Seat, Any Time on any United flight (award seats on United flights can be booked as long as there is one seat left on the plane for cardholders)
The Offer’s Strong Points
The annual fee ($95) is waived for the first year, which is always a good thing. And the 50,000 miles you will accrue with this offer are almost enough for a one-way business class ticket to Europe aboard United or a round-trip ticket to Europe or enough for two round-trip tickets in the US. No matter how you slice it, there is a lot of value here!
Another great thing about this card is that it has the same terms as most chase cards as of late – you can get this offer as long as you have not received the bonus from the card within the last 24 months and you do not currently have the card. That means, if you have the card right now, move the credit line to another Chase card, cancel the card, and then apply for this offer.
United 50,000 Mile Card Offer – Personal (Targeted)
The offer for this is targeted at the 50,000 mile offer. I have it in my account (you must be logged in to your United account) but my wife does not.
It has the same benefits as the business version with one important addition – 5,000 bonus miles for adding an authorized user (and having the user use the card).
Getting the additional 5,000 miles
The card itself comes with a 50,000 mile bonus. To get the extra 5,000 miles, you must add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months. To add that user, all you need to do is to select to speak to a customer service representative when you call to activate the card. Once you speak with them, give them the name of your authorized user and you are all set! Make sure you do not add the person as joint on the card or else it could prevent them from getting the bonus!