Update: To get the 50,000 miles offer you can enter in the wrong zip code for your account and be transferred to an agent. You can then ask to be transferred to Chase where you will be offered the 50,000 miles.
United is offering 50,000 miles for opening a United Visa.
I confirmed with 3 reps that the miles will post after your first purchase and the $60 annual fee is waived with the offer.
To get the card this FT post has the best method:
-Call up United Mileage Plus at 800-421-4655
-Say “Manage My Account.”
-Enter in your Mileage Plus and Zip code.
-Say “more options”
-Say “apply for a Mileage Plus Visa”.
This will transfer you to an offshore Chase application call center.
For whatever reason at this point your call center rep will be expecting a mileage plus rep on the phone with an offer code. Just tell them that you are the mileage plus member trying to apply for a card and that you want to know more about the 50,000 miles offer. I had no problem getting the offer every time without any codes.
HT: Yosef W, via FT