New Limited Time Offers for United Credit Cards [Up to 100,000 Miles!]

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If you’ve been looking to boost your United balance, 2 of the co-branded United cards, the United Club℠ Infinite Card and the United℠ Explorer Card, are now offering limited-time increased welcome offers to help you do just that!

United Club Infinite Card Bonus

Earn 100,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. This limited-time offer ends on January 26, 2022. 100,000 United MileagePlus miles are worth $1,300 based on our valuation of United MileagePlus miles.

The United Club Infinite card comes with the following perks:

The card also recently added new benefits, like IHG Platinum Elite status and a $75 statement credit for IHG hotel and resort purchases, as well as a 10% discount on economy mileage redemptions within the U.S. and Canada.

United Explorer Card Bonus

Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. This limited-time offer ends on January 26, 2022. 60,000 United MileagePlus miles are worth $780 based on our valuation of United MileagePlus miles.

The United Explorer card comes with the following perks:

  • 2x points per $1 on United purchases
  • Free checked bag on flights for you and 1 traveling companion
  • 25% back as a statement credit on United inflight purchases
  • Premier Upgrades on award tickets
  • 2 one-time United Club passes each year
  • Priority boarding
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit

Great Way To Use United Miles

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One of our favorite ways to use United miles is through the United Excursionist Perk! If you’re unfamiliar with the Excursionist Perk, it allows you to add a one-way flight to a round-trip award ticket without any additional miles.

There are a few rules though, but the main restriction is that origin and destination of the Excursionist Perk are within a single region as defined by United.

For instance, you could book a ticket from Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG), then Paris to Rome (FCO), and Rome back to Newark. With the Excursionist Perk, you’d only pay for the New York to Paris and Rome to New York legs, while your intra-region Paris to Rome flight would be free!

Final Thoughts

Both the United Club Infinite card and the United Explorer cards are great options for United flyers, albeit at very different annual fees. Given that, if you’re an occasional United flyer, you’d probably be better off with the United Explorer card, while dedicated United loyalists would be best suited for the United Club Infinite card.


Jarrod West

About Jarrod West

Jarrod first became fascinated with the world of points and miles as the perfect way to visit dream destinations without breaking the bank. On his first major award trip, he spent 3 months traveling through Europe, financed nearly entirely with points; while flying in premium cabins and staying in 5-star hotels along the way. Now, he is on a mission to help others realize their travel goals and upgrade their travel experiences. Jarrod has been writing about credit cards and travel loyalty programs for 4 years, and his work has been featured by Travel and Leisure, Matador Network, Yahoo Finance, and U.S. News.

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