United℠ Explorer Card
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As the name suggests, this United Visa Card caters to the explorers who prefer flying United, offering good opportunities to earn extra miles and featuring several useful airline perks. There is no annual fee for the first year, and depending on how you redeem your miles, could provide the equivalent of up to 14% cash back on United flights.
United℠ Explorer Card
- Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $6,000 in the first 6 months.
- $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95
- Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining, hotel stays, and United purchases
- Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® fee Credit
- 25% back on United inflight purchases
- Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $140 per roundtrip) when you use your card to purchase your ticket
- Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United ClubSM with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
- Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining and eligible delivery services
The United Explorer Card offers some great rewards from frequent travelers of United, providing 2X miles per dollar for purchases from United. That covers flights operated by any airline, as long as the tickets are purchased from United.
2X miles are also awarded for hotel accommodations purchased directly from hotels, and at restaurants.
Cardholders also get several airline perks, like free first checked bags, a 25% discount on in-flight purchases, two United Club airport lounge passes per year, and priority boarding. Hotel stays can be a bit cheaper and more comfortable with the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection. And there are a variety of shopping and travel protections too.
This card is not available to you if you already have it, or if you’ve received a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.