Possible Bonus Miles With United Credit Cards?

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Update #2: DDF users chff and ruly101 posted this morning that their 5,000 miles had posted.  I went to my United account and lo and behold my 5,000 miles had posted as well under the description “Chase Bonus” 😀
Did you get a 5,000 mile Chanukah present as well?

Don’t have a United card? Scroll to the end of this post to see how I earned 105,000 miles and $100 cashback for opening a United consumer and business card.
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Originally posted on 10/07:

Update: United has updated the terms of these promos to exclude Americans.  Here are screenshots of the promotions with the original terms:

$1,000 Screenshot Linky

$3,000 Screenshot Linky

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There are a couple links going around for bonus miles for spending on any United credit card.
They appear not to be targeted and I was able to register for both promotions.
It should count all spending back from August 1st, even if you register today.

According to the terms the bonus miles won’t post until mid-January, so we won’t know if this works until then, but it would be pretty sweet if I get both bonuses 😀

Link 1: 5,000 bonus miles for spending $1,000+ on your MileagePlus Credit Card between August 1 and October 31, 2012. DEAD!

Link 2: 5,000 bonus miles for spending $3,000+ on your MileagePlus Credit Card between August 1 and October 31, 2012. DEAD!

Just enter your mileage number and then click on the arrow to register.

HT: Reuven, via DDF

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TG

Does this work for the Presidential Plus card. I’m still holding out with my flex elite benefit. 🙂

Dan

@TG:
Should work with any United card.

Dumb

Thanks! Please try to remind us when yours post, to check if ours did!

Juda

I’m getting to the united reg site ( when trying from mobile )

joeruby

can i sign up for both? or only one of them?

Shimi

I got my credit card on Aug 31. Am I eligible?

Dave H

Get update….you ‘da man!

KT

Do you lose united miles if you cancel the united card?
the T&C condition on chase site exactly says that!

I got my chase UME card 5 months ago and have 60k miles but plan to cancel when the annual fee is due .

thanks

mark

Does it work with sapphire? not sure if that counts as a united card, although you can use the points towards united.
I have the united mileage plus card anyway, its just all my spending from august was on my sapphire so I would be eligible already for the bonus.

also i registered for the 1k and 3k spending,
if i don’t end up spending the 3k will i still get the bonus for the 1k?

AJK

@ Dan – Are you going to spend another $3k on your UA card to get this, or have you already spent that much on it?

love this blog

Worked even for my united mileage plus NON explorer card!

reuvenhunt

Two questions:
1. If I am an authorized user on someone else’s Mileage Plus Explorer card, will bonus miles be earned for spending on that card in addition to the bonus earned from the spending on the primary user’s card?
2. Will those bonus miles go to the primary card holder’s United Mileage Plus account or to the secondary card holder’s account?

Al

@Mark, Sapphire is not a United card. It earns Ultimate Rewards which are flexible points which can be converted into a number of different point currencies, one of which is United.

donor

In the past, PMUA would de-register you for one promo if you registered for two that overlapped with one another. Is there a possibility that only one of the links will work then, since they overlap?

Dan

@KT:
Of course not.

@AJK:
Already spent it.

@reuvenhunt:
It will only go towards the primary.

@donor:
But PMCO did not and PMCO systems are running the airline.
Either way there’s no way to know if any of these will be honored, but time will tell.

Al

The $3k link, shows I registered on “Jan 1, 0001”. Anyone else getting that message?

Dan

@Al:
Actually they both show that now, but when I registered they both showed the correct date.

reuvenhunt

@Dan: I’m curios as to why United would allow me to register since I do not have my own United Mileage Plus Card. I am an authorized user on someone else’s and I have my own Continental Airlines Chase Debit Card, but I don’t know if that would work for this deal.

Jon

Thanks Dan. Nice job.

pilot

@Shimi: no

TG

@Juda
I had that issue too.
I went to desktop mode and it worked.

yehuda

can I spend some on explorer and some on club card to combine the $1000?

Milty

Thanks
Registration was sucessful on both offers and verified by United

Multiple

Did anybody catch if these bonus’ are per MileagePlus account or per CC, meaning if I have the OnePass (Continental) and the MileagePlus(United) can I get double bonus?

Jim

Ad includes Copa Airlines which is in Panama. UAL agent shared that ad is target for Latin Armerica. Good luck!

askan

@Dumb: SERIOUSLY SHOULD HE REMIND YOU?? IS THIS A SERVICE YOU PAY HIM FOR???

Jack Smith

Hello Dan,

If we register now and we have already spent from Aug 1 till now over 1000 $, will it count and dont have to spend more ?

Thanks.

Jon

Dan: My interpretation is 8-10 weeks after 10/31/2012 . That would be 12/01/2012 to 12/15/2012

Jon

@multiple: You still have a Continental Credit Card?

TraderDe

I have the personal United Mileage Explorer card and the Business MileagePlus Club card. Would I get a bonus for each? Are the promos stackable, i.e. 5,000 miles for the 1st $1,000, and another 5,000 miles for the next $3000 of spend?

moshe

why am i getting this message, “! We could not process your request. Please see the message below and make revisions.

This offer cannot be registered as it is not valid offer for selected country”

u600213

link 1 said not valid for my country (USA)
Link 2 worked
Thanks

sams

didnt work for either of my cc says
We could not process your request. Please see the message below and make revisions.

This offer cannot be registered as it is not valid offer for selected country

Jon

Does the $1k count as part of the $3k or do we have to spend $4k in total to get both bonuses and 10k points in total?

Ram

There is new info on various sites that there has been a change in the wording of this promotion and the promotion is good only for residents of select countries in Central and South America. No one is quite sure if Chase/United is going to honor the bonus offer for those who registered before the change in T&Cs. So, I am not shifting my spend to hit the $1000 mark on this CC within this month. Buyer be aware!

Josinei

is this just me or nobody read the informatin on the link for the $1000 the following message: “Terms and conditions
Eligible credit cards for this promotion are only BAM – Guatemala, Bancolombia – Colombia, Banco General- Panama, Banco Popular – Dominican Republic, HSBC – Panama, HSBC – Costa Rica, ITAU – Uruguay, PacifiCard – Ecuador, Santander- Puerto Rico, Standard Bank – Argentina. Other credit cards are not eligible for this offer.” So, I believe UScards are not elegible, but only for the $3000 spending bonus

Tommy

For those thinking of the 5k miles for $1k spending:

T&C

“Eligible credit cards for this promotion are only BAM – Guatemala, Bancolombia – Colombia, Banco General- Panama, Banco Popular – Dominican Republic, HSBC – Panama, HSBC – Costa Rica, ITAU – Uruguay, PacifiCard – Ecuador, Santander- Puerto Rico, Standard Bank – Argentina. Other credit cards are not eligible for this offer.”

Avi

not working for me…

Paul

United does it again. Apparently the $1,000/5,000 mile offer is central America only. The $3,000/5,000 offer is USA . I registered last week for the. 1/5 offer no mention of central America. Limitation. Today in checking the disclaimer is up. United apparently thought only Central Americans would sign up. More broadly: Is there some huge incentive for United management to destroy United? Let me put it another way: Due Diligence DefCon 1 is insufficient with United you have to go to DueDiligenceDefCon 5 with United.

Jan

I signed up for it about a week ago, I think, and it seemed to go through. At that time, I don’t remember seeing that it excluded the Explorer Card but, when I went back later, it said the Explorer card wasn’t eligible.

Maxie

Link one didn’t work for me because of country restrictions, but link two worked. I wonder if it works retroactively for spending

Dave

I believe only the 1st link restricts it to certain cards. I was only able to sign up for the 2nd, which says you need $3K spending.

GVM

@u600213:

Link one said this is not valid in my country (USA)
Link two registered fine.

brad

If you sign up today, is it retroactive back to 9/1 or do I have only 20 days to spend $3,000?

dell23

i registered sunday for both links before they changed the terms n conditions for only some countries and worked both for me.. but now i see they changed the terms with restrictions on some countries

Carol Tucker

$1000 is only valid for foreign cards.

MIRIAM

i tried a it wouldnt let me and it said it was a promotion for South American countries

MMM

The 1,000 offer is telling me it’s not valid for US cards?

joey

Does anyone have a screenshot of the original terms and conditions? I signed up on sunday as well now see that therms have changed??
Who can I verify with that I am in fact enrolled.

Derek Fromson

Received this response when I tried to sign up for the offer:

“We could not process your request. Please see the message below and make revisions:

This offer cannot be registered as it is not valid offer for selected country”

Is it not valid in the US? I have a Chase Explorer card that I tried to register. If I am doing something wrong, please advise.

Thank you.

pilot

@Dave: NO , both links worked for me , i registered a week ago way before it posted on this forum and all went well, United just changed the terms recently. I took screen shots and made a copy for both.

Haole Boy

I called Uinted/Chase and they said it NEVER was good for US based credit cards, something is fishy here.

gingy

when i try signing up it tells me that my country (usa)is not eligible for this offer

el

why does it say:
! We could not process your request. Please see the message below and make revisions.

This offer cannot be registered as it is not valid offer for selected country

el

like haeole boy

gingy

it doesnt work for eithe offer

Avi

make sure you enter your united membership # and NOT your credit card # !!!!

joey

@pilot: can you send me a copy of the screenshot?

Ram

The T&Cs for the $3000 spend have also been changed today. Only the following bank is eligible for this promotion:

‘Eligible card for this promotion is only Standard Bank- Argentina.’

So, we are out of luck for both the $1000 and the $3000 spend promotions. Their original T&Cs say that they have the right to change their T&Cs. Never trust any United promotions again. For those of us who spent $3000, it is a big let down, as those charges could have been used to meet the spend on another card with a bonus.

Haole Boy

I’d like to see the screenshot where is showed no restrictions -“IF” that was even the case 😉

Dan

@Haole Boy:
Aloha Haole.
See the post update for proof.

Hello

Hello,

If I have 2 credit cards with united, but I’ve previously merged the numbers can I still register both cards?

Sammy

Does the screenshots you put up allow us to qualify for this promo?

savta

it is not working for me message is “not country of origin” Any suggenstions please thank you

chaim

so even those that signed up before they changed the terms wont get the extra miles

Ro

Did not work for me either ” not for this country”

nr

can you send a secure message to ask for the offer because originally it did work in the US?

TOLCH

THIS IS WAS I GOT WHEN I TRIED TO DO IT
We could not process your request. Please see the message below and make revisions.

This offer cannot be registered as it is not valid offer for selected country

ANYBODY KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO I TRIES CHANGING COUNTRIES DID NOT WORK

shabooskodesh

@TOLCH:

u gotta call united and say for some reason im on youre site i see an offer and its not going give them the promotion code tbm4m52 and tbm4m46

shabooskodesh

sorry this du promo
tB4M52 and tb4m46

got it

i just checked-and got 5,000 on each card registered-posted on 12/01 thanx dan:)

me

yeah, mine posted too. cooool

yosef

got it without spending a penny !!!

Josh

Got my 5K too. Awesome

Steve

Got it. Thx Dan!!

EJB

I got the bonus and didn’t do the spend 🙂

bibi

got the bonus

12/01/2012 Chase Bonus 5,000

thanksss

Sholy

I got it! I didn’t even spent $1000. Also got 4000 bonus Delta Skymiles for having delta Amex card.

LB

I got 5K for my wife on mine it did not post

Nissim

I got the bonus as well! 🙂

sam

got it.

Kevin

I got the 5000 miles. Thanks Dan.

PGA

Mine posted, thank you Dan!

YYK

If I have both a United Mileageplus card as well as a Club card linked to the same account should I get 2 bonuses? I got 1 bonus posted on 12/01.

Motty

Why not 10,000?
i registered for both spending offers and i spent $4,000, so i thought that i will get 2 times 5,000.

Ya

Got the Miles!

jpurple

Thanks for the posting…I received the miles on 12/1

rots5

also got mine on the 12th 🙂 nice

chilzech

Most Recent Account Activity View All Activity
Activity Date Description Mileage Earned
12/02/2012 Saver Award WC20C (10,000)
12/01/2012 Chase Bonus 5,000
11/23/2012 Chase Club Card Purchases 4,837
11/23/2012 Chase 50% Mile Bonus 2,419

Josh

Got’em!

Junkyardunz

I actually received the initial offer from United I registered 5 cards/accounts, but I only spent the $1,000 on one card/account and I did not receive any bonus miles yet.

Joe

Wow I got ’em! Never thought I would. Thanks, Dan!

sky121

Got em on 2 accounts without any spend. Good stuff!

Sharon

My 5,000 are listed as having posted on 12/1, but they didn’t show up until today. (I had already checked on the 7th, so I know that they must have posted retroactively.) Welcome whenever they appear!!

Dave

got the 5K bonus…shokoiach Dan

Al

Kol kavod, Dan

dovy2

got the bonus, never spent a dime on the card since I opened it!

tolch

didnt get it should i call and complain

tolch

and ask them where is my chanucka miles gelt

allen

@sholy, what is the “4000 bonus Delta Skymiles for having delta Amex card”? thx..

Lisa

got it!!!
thanx dan

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