Via Mommy Points, crediting a 1200+ post thread on Flyertalk, reports that the offer of 50,000 miles for getting a United Explorer card (after $1000 spend within 3 months, no fee the first year, and an additional 5000 miles for adding an authorized user) may be back for some people.
There’s not a static link you can use to bring up the offer. Instead you have to log into your United account. Some people will be presented with an ad for the offer when they are logged in.
If you don’t see the offer on the United website, then do be sure you’re logged in and click on the following link:
This doesn’t work for everyone.
- If you already have a United Visa then it probably will not show up.
- If you don’t have any miles at all in your United account, then past experiences with these offers suggests it may still not show up. (But you can get United miles instantly here.)
But it’s a good offer with a low spending threshold for folks that haven’t already had the United Explorer card. And there are some United flight benefits for non-elites, plus a real rarity of a benefit in primary collision damage waiver on rental cars, something I get off of my Diners Club card — if you damage your rental car, the credit card’s coverage comes before your insurance so you may not even have to get your insurer involved (note this applies to damage to your rental vehicle only and not to any liability you may have for damage you cause to others).
(For those concerned with such things, this is of course not a link which offers any referral credit.)