The United Explorer Card is currently offering new cardholders up to 65,000 United miles.
You’ll earn 40,000 miles after you spend $2,000 in the first three months, and another 25,000 miles after you spend $10,000 total in the first six months from account opening.
This is a limited-time offer, and the end date is approaching: January 22, 2020.
The Explorer card includes some useful benefits for United flyers, including a free checked bag and the most access to the lowest-priced award flights.
The card has a $95 annual fee, and it’s waived for the first year.
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The United Explorer card is a great option for United flyers even with its standard sign-up bonus of 40,000 miles, but it’s currently even more appealing thanks to a limited-time offer.
If you apply for the card now, you can earn up to 65,000 United miles — 40,000 after you spend $2,000 in the first three months, and another 25,000 miles after you spend $10,000 total in the first six months.
However, this offer is only available until January 22, so your time to apply is running out.
Keep in mind that we’re focusing on the rewards and perks that make these credit cards great options, not things like interest rates and late fees, which will far outweigh the value of any points or miles. It’s important to practice financial discipline when using credit cards by paying your balances in full each month, making payments on time, and only spending what you can afford to pay back.
The miles you can earn with this sign-up offer could help you book an award flight on United or one of its partners in the Star Alliance, such as Air Canada or Lufthansa. United recently switched to a new, “dynamic” system for pricing its flights booked on miles — so there’s no longer an award chart to reference to see exactly how many miles you’ll need to get to a given destination. For reference, a round-trip economy award flight within the US requires at least 25,000 miles.
Travel website The Points Guy values United miles at 1.3 cents apiece, so 65,000 miles would be worth about $845. This valuation takes into account your various options for using these miles, from economy-class flights on United to business- and first-class flights booked on international partners like ANA and Lufthansa.
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To earn the full 65,000 miles, you’ll need to spend at least $10,000 in the first six months from your account-opening date. That averages out to $1,666 spent per month. If that’s more money than you’d typically spend in that time period, keep in mind that tax season is approaching — it could be worth paying your federal return with the Explorer card if you’re working toward its bonus. For other ideas, see our guide to meeting a minimum spending requirement for credit card welcome bonuses.
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Source:: Business Insider – Finance