Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.
The increased 150,000-mile welcome bonus for the United℠ Business Card is coming to an end very soon.
Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting offer, a look at some of the card’s benefits, and tips for how you might go about spending this massive welcome bonus.
United Business Card Welcome Offer
This gigantic welcome bonus is broken into 2 tiers. First, you’ll earn 75,000 miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Then, you can earn an additional 75,000 miles after you spend $20,000 total within the first 6 months.
That adds up to a whopping 150,000 miles — double what was offered originally. However, you’ll also need to spend 4 times as much as you would in the original in just double the time.
United MileagePlus miles are worth 1.3 cents apiece according to our valuations. This means the welcome offer has a cash value of $1,950, making it one of the very best welcome offers on the market right now.
This offer is set to end at 10 a.m. EST on March 18, 2022. Given that, those who are interested in the offer should act fast.
United Business Card Benefits
Using the United Business card on United purchases, dining (including eligible delivery services), at gas stations, office supply stores, and on local transit and commuting will earn you 2 miles for every $1 spent. All other purchases will earn you 1 mile per $1 spent.
Other perks include:
- A 5,000-mile “better together” bonus each anniversary when you have both the United Business card and a personal United credit card
- Free first checked bag, 2 United Club 1-time passes per year, and priority boarding privileges
- $100 United travel credit after 7 United flight purchases of $100 or more each anniversary year
Hot Tip: In addition to the United Business card, United offers 1 additional business card and 4 personal credit cards through Chase. Take a look at our guide to the top Chase United credit cards to decide which would best suit your wallet.
Where Can 150,000 United Miles Take You?
The travel potential with 150,000 United miles is exciting, to say the least.
Lufthansa First Class
One of the most sought-after experiences in the sky is Lufthansa’s first class. This welcome bonus alone would be enough for a one-way ticket between the U.S. and Europe, which start from 121,000 miles.
Lufthansa’s first class passengers departing Frankfurt (FRA) are eligible to pass through the exclusive First Class Terminal before boarding their flights, so you’ll want to use your miles on a ticket that originates in Europe to get the best experience.
United Polaris to Europe or Asia
For something a little less costly and extravagant, 150,000 MileagePlus miles is enough for a round-trip ticket from cities across the U.S. to Europe and Asia in Polaris business class with one-way tickets pricing from just 60,000 and 70,000 United miles, respectively.
When adding a new card to your wallet, you want to make sure you get the best welcome bonus possible. This is the largest welcome bonus this card has ever offered — and it’s set to expire in just a few days. If you don’t have this card in your wallet yet, now is the time to seriously consider it as this offer ends at 10 a.m. EST on March 18, 2022.
While the points-earning capability of the card on regular spending isn’t the most robust, the value of the welcome bonus alone makes this card a very appealing option.
For more redemption ideas, check out our guide covering the best ways to redeem United MileagePlus miles to get the most value out of your miles.
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