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United Personal Card Offer For 50,000 Miles + $50 [Targeted But More Widely Available]

The targeted offer of 50,000 miles for the United personal card is now more widely available than before! Find out how to see if you were targeted.

The United MileagePlus Explorer card has been at 30,000 miles on the public offer for almost a year. The 50,000 mile offer has been targeted for the same time but now it appears it is more widely available than before.

United Personal Card Offer For Up To 55,000 Miles + $50 [Targeted But More Widely Available]

55,000 United miles

This is one of the cards I check on often to see if the better offer of 50,000 miles is showing up. A while ago, it was no longer visible on any of the accounts I have access to and was only revealing 30,000 miles.

Today, it is showing 50,000 miles + $50 on all the accounts I have access to except 1 (that is, 6 United accounts are showing the 50,000 mile offer). It was last April when the 50,000 mile offer went public so maybe they are rolling it out more widely now in preparation for a public offer soon. In any event, time to check to see if you have the offer if this is a card you want!

Checking For The Offer

To start, go to this link and it will ask you to enter your Mileage Plus information. Once you enter it, it will bring you to the offer. If you have the 50,000 mile offer, you are all set! Simply spend $2,000 in 3 months and you will receive the 50,000 miles.

If you only have the 30,000 mile offer, do not apply now! Just wait and keep checking to see if it becomes available to you later.

Card Benefits

  • 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)

This is a great time to get this card if you want to rack up United miles. That is because you can earn a 10,000 mile bonus if you spend $25,000 on this card in a calendar year. We still have plenty of 2016 left so you can get spending!

Getting an 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 (if you do not add them at the time of application). 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!


This is a great offer. By itself, it leaves you just a few miles short of a roundtrip ticket from the US to Europe in coach. That is really great and a wonderful use of miles! If you are targeted, I would certainly go ahead and get this card.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.