You cannot get the United Credit Card 70,000 bonus miles offer, because it is no longer available. In the past, you were able to get it by spending $3,000 within 3 months of getting the United Explorer Credit Card. This card’s initial bonus has even been as high as 75,000 miles in the past. But credit card signup bonuses change often.
If you’re a business owner, you’re in luck though. The United℠ Explorer Business Card currently offers See Terms when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. As far as personal cards go, the closest to 70,000 miles is the United MileagePlus® Club Business Credit Card. It gives 75,000 miles when you spend $10,000 in the first 3 months. You also get a free United Club airport lounge membership, worth $550 per year.
With United cards, it’s not just about the bonus. Often, you’ll get extra perks like free checked bags or priority boarding. And you’ll always earn extra miles on United flights.
How much 40,000 miles are worth depends on the airline or credit card you earn them from and when you book your flight. On average, 40,000 miles are worth about $400. But it can vary widely. For example, 40,000 AAdvantage miles are worth roughly $456 in American Airlines airfare. With United, 40k miles get you $416 in flights. And 40k Delta miles are worth $532.… read full answer
Here’s how much 40,000 miles are worth by airline:
Credit card miles that aren’t tied to a particular airline typically get you a penny each. But how you redeem your miles is really important, too. For example, the Capital One Venture Card’s 50,000-mile initial bonus is worth $500 when used for travel but just $250 when redeemed for cash.
The best United credit card is the United MileagePlus Explorer card because it rewards new cardholders with 65,000 miles for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months and provides priority boarding plus at least 1 free checked bag on all United flights. The United Explorer card also gives 2 one-time United Club passes after account opening and every account anniversary. The card has no annual fee for the first year, but charges $95 after that.… read full answer
Another good option is the United MileagePlus Club Card, which provides unlimited access to United Club lounges worldwide. It also offers two free checked bags and priority boarding on United flights. And it has a $525 annual fee, that is waived for the first year.
But you don’t have to get a co-branded United card to get the best value on United purchases. Chase Sapphire Preferred offers an even bigger initial bonus of 60,000 points when you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months. And through an ongoing partnership with United, you can transfer points to a United rewards account at a 1:1 ratio. The Preferred card has a $95 annual fee.
If you’re a frequent United flyer, you could combine the initial bonuses from multiple cards, like Sapphire Preferred and the United Explorer card, to earn a lot of free flights. It’s best to not apply for a more than one new card at a time, though – better to wait at least a few months between applications. Plus, each of the best United Airlines credit cards has an annual fee, so you have to take the cost into account as well.
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