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Current Offer

Up to 70,000

Bonus Miles

Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Plus, earn an additional 10,000 miles after you spend $6,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months.

Annual Fee: $95 $0 for your first year, then $95.

Terms Apply.

No Foreign Transaction Fees

How to Earn Rewards


2 miles per $1 spent on dining including eligible delivery services


2 miles per $1 spent on hotel stays


2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United®, including tickets, Economy Plus®, inflight food, beverages and Wi-Fi, and other United charges.


1 mile per $1 on everything else.


Free first checked bag

2 United Club Passes on each cardmember anniversary

$100 TSA PreCheck/Global Entry Credit

25% back on inflight purchases when flying United

Our Take

To put things in perspective, you can fly round trip to Europe on a Saver Level ticket for 60,000 United miles so this one card will sometimes be enough to earn you a free international flight. Though this claim will be changing soon with the recent changes to United’s award chart.

You can also transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to United to top off your account if needed.

The 2 United Club passes are also a nice perk for anyone who doesn’t have a card that offers lounge access. Once you try the lounge life there really is no going back.

Check out our article on why you should get the United MileagePlus explorer card. Worth a read for anyone considering getting this card.

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