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I just got an email about some changes to the Chase United Explorer card.  While there are a few negative changes, I felt that the majority were positive changes

New changes to the United Explorer card

Here are a few of the changes that are now on the Chase United Explorer card

  • Now 2x on restaurants and hotel purchases directly with the hotel
  • 25% Back on United Inflight Wi-Fi, Food and Drinks
  • $100 Global Entry or TSAPre credit (if you don’t already have like 500 of these credits 😀 )
  • They are removing the ability to get 10,000 miles after spending $25,000 on the card (and even worse, they are doing this mid-year and not adequately compensating people who were almost at the $25,000 threshold)

That’s in addition to the existing card benefits like free first checked bag for the cardmember and one person traveling on the same reservation, Priority boarding, 2 United Club passes and no foreign transaction fees.   You also get access to extra award space (XN space)

Annual fee is $95, waived the first year.

Where to get the Chase United Explorer card

I do not currently have an affiliate offer for the United Explorer card but there are a few different public offers (which all do not pay me a commission as far as I know). The current public offer is for 40,000 miles after spending $2000 in the first 3 months AND a $100 statement credit after your first purchase.

There is also a targeted offer for 60,000 miles available after spending $3000 in the first 3 months (no statement credit) – you can log in here to see if you are targeted.  It also adds 5000 miles for adding an authorized user card.

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We’ve seen offers on this card as high as 75,000 so you may want to consider holding out for those.  Keep in mind that getting this card IS subject to the 5/24 rule, meaning that if you have opened 5 or more card

(SEE ALSO: Overturning Chase 5/24 – here’s how I did it)

(SEE ALSO: The 2 types of cards not subject to Chase 5/24)


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