Every blogger in the blogosphere today promoted the new offer on the Chase United Explorer Visa of 50,000 miles if you spend $2,000 in 3 months on the credit card but they are NOT promoting the best current, public offer for this card.
What they failed to tell you is there is actually a better offer that in addition to the 50,000 bonus miles also includes a $50 statement credit with your first purchase! The annual fee is waived for the first year so for signing up you make $50 and you get 50,000 miles to use towards future travel. You should also add an authorized user for free to get an extra 5,000 miles. The link to signup for this card is HERE.
I’m hoping the big blogs in this hobby (The Points Guy, View From the Wing, One Mile At A Time, Million Mile Secrets etc..) simply weren’t aware of this offer and they will update their posts accordingly. If they do not, it tells you they are not looking out for their readership and are solely focused on making money by promoting credit card offers that are inferior to others. Since I do not have affiliate links, I can promise at PointsCentric I will always promote the best credit card offers to my readers.
To recap, if you are going to apply for this card, make sure you get the $50 statement credit as well. This is the highest recent offer on this card that I can remember so I do recommend signing up for it if you are looking for a new card.
I should add if you applied for this card in the past 90 days with the inferior offer I would secure message Chase and ask them to match you to this offer. They generally are very accommodating with this.
Please leave me any questions or if you’d like advice on whether you should signup for this card, I can work with you via my consulting services and go over your credit history, current cards, travel goals etc..