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The 70k card I wish I could get
Last year I took the bait and signed up for Chase’s United MileagePlus Explorer when they snail mailed me a 50k offer. Honestly, I was pretty happy, and 50k was about as good as I thought it was going to get. AND THEN THE 70Ks started to roll out. They’ve extended the 70k offer this time around until 7/31. This card is restricted by 5/24 rules, and while I’m under 5/24, it’s only been a year since I was a proud cardholder, and Chase limits sign up bonuses to every 24 months. UGH! However, if I were eligible to get the 70k bonus…I’d be very eager to snatch up this card.
The offer ends on 7/31
You may have to login and out a few times, use incognito, etc. The offer varies for me, but the last time I was checking award avail the 70k popped up, and after I logged in it continued to show 70k.
The major benefits
The benefits that interest me the most
- 70k points
- United Club Passes
- 5k bonus for AU
- Extra Award availability
Even if you could, why would you add on to your 5/24 Miles?
Plain and simple. It preserves my Ultimate Rewards and I highly value flexible currency over fixed. By creating 78k United Miles from a sign up bonus, I save 78k UR for some other redemption. Plus, 80k points will fly you in EVA Royal Laurel Business Class from the US to Asia- and those are points you won’t regret redeeming.
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A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike – a staple of our wallet that earns Premium transferrable Ultimate Rewards. $95 annual fee
♥ Earn 60k Bonus Points after $4k Spend in 3 months
♥Points are transferrable to over dozen partners, or redeemable for 1.25c in Chase travel
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel and 2x everywhere else (beginning 8/16/21)
♥3x on dining, including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out (previously 2x – beginning 8/16/21)
♥3x on select streaming (beginning 8/16/21)
♥ 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs -(beginning 8/16/21)
♥ $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards. *New cardmembers can get this credit immediately – existing cardmembers get it after anniversary (beginning 8/16/21)
♥ 10% Anniversary Point Bonus. Spend $10k in a year, get 1k bonus points. (beginning 8/16/21)