United Explorer Unveils Tiered Bonus of up to 65,000 Miles

Sara Rathner
By Sara Rathner 
Edited by Kenley Young
United Explorer Unveils Tiered Bonus of up to 65,000 Miles

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The United℠ Explorer Card has launched a new sign-up bonus offer that could have you well on your way to your next dream vacation.

The card's new sign-up bonus is tiered, offering the chance to earn a total of 65,000 MileagePlus miles. New cardholders can earn:

  • 40,000 miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months

  • 25,000 miles after spending $10,000 total in the first 6 months

You'll be able to earn either the 40,000-mile bonus, the 25,000-mile bonus, or both for a total of 65,000 miles.

Previously, the card offered the following sign-up bonus: 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. The annual fee remains $0 intro for the first year, then $95.

The card's ongoing reward categories are also staying the same. You'll earn 2 MileagePlus miles per dollar spent on:

  • Restaurant purchases.

  • Hotel stays.

  • United purchases including airline tickets, seat upgrades, in-flight food and Wi-Fi, and baggage service charges.

All other purchases earn 1 mile per dollar spent.

For more information, see our full review of this card.

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