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United MileagePlus® Explorer Card Review

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Points or Miles
Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
Bonus Miles or Points
Special offer: 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
Purchase APR
16.99% - 23.99% Variable 
Annual Fee
$95

This card compared to other reward cards

Card Name
United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
Points or Miles
Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
1.5 Miles per dollar on all purchases
2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases worldwide
Bonus Miles or Points
Special offer: 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
We'll match all the miles new cardmembers have earned at the end of their first year. No purchase caps or minimums. No signing up. And no limit. Only for new cardmembers.
Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards(R)
Purchase APR
16.99% - 23.99% Variable 
11.99% - 23.99% Variable 
16.99% - 23.99% Variable 
Annual Fee
$95
$0
$0 Intro for the First Year. Then $95
This card is best for consumers with excellent credit who travel with United frequently.
CardRatings.com Editorial Staff

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card details

Balance Transfer Intro APR:
N/A
Balance Transfer Intro Period:
APR:
N/A
Balance Transfer Fee:
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

Annual Fee:
$95

What Chase says about this card

  • Special offer: 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $100 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Your miles don t expire as long as your credit card account is open, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn
  • Use your miles for any seat, any time, on any United-operated flight at the MileagePlus Standard Award level
  • $95 annual fee
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