United Explorer Card 60,000 bonus

after qualifying purchases

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** ††Pricing and Terms
$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
United Explorer Card

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Credit card welcome offer

  1. Limited-time offer | Offer ends 8/7/2024

    60,000 bonus miles

    after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.**

    This card product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.

Add an authorized user

  1. 5,000 bonus miles after you add an authorized user to your account in the first 3 months your account is open.**

Earn on all purchases

  1. 7x total miles on United flights

    5x miles on fare from United as a MileagePlus member, plus 2x miles on entire United purchase with the United Explorer Card. Premier® members earn even more.**

  2. 2x miles on all other United purchases**

  3. 4x total miles on hotel stays booked through United Hotels

    2x miles from United as a MileagePlus member, plus 2x miles earned with the United Explorer Card.**

  4. 2x miles on other hotel stays

    when booked with the hotel.**

  5. 2x miles on dining

    including eligible delivery services.**

  6. 1x mile on all other purchases**

United Club access

  1. 2 United Club one-time passes per year

    Over a $100 value. Relax in comfort while waiting for your flight with complimentary beverages, snacks, high-speed Wi-Fi and more.**

Credit card travel benefits

  1. Free first checked bag

    The primary Cardmember and one companion can each check a first standard bag for free – save up to $160 per roundtrip.**

  2. Priority boarding

    The primary Cardmember and companions on the same reservation will be invited to board United-operated flights prior to general boarding.**

  3. Up to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck® or NEXUS fee credit**

  4. 25% back on United inflight and Club premium drink purchases**

  5. No foreign transaction fees

MileagePlus program benefits

  1. Earn up to 1,000 Premier qualifying points (PQP)

    You’ll earn 25 PQP for every $500 you spend on purchases with your Explorer Card (up to 1,000 PQP in a calendar year) that can be applied toward your Premier status qualification, up to and including the Premier 1K® level.**

  2. No blackout dates

    for MileagePlus members booking award flights on United.**

  3. MileagePlus miles don't expire

Protection benefits

  1. Travel and purchase coverage

    Travel and shop with confidence with built-in benefits including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Purchase Protection and more.^^

Other benefits

  1. DoorDash

    Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24.**

  2. Exclusive Cardmember events

    Purchase or use miles for unique experiences offered by United Card Events from Chase and United MileagePlus Exclusives.

Annual fee

  1. $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95

^^ These benefits are available when you use your card. Restrictions, limitations and exclusions apply. Most benefits are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies who are solely responsible for the administration and claims. There are specific time limits and documentation requirements. Once your account is opened we will send you a Guide to Benefits, which includes a full explanation of coverages.

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