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Some of the terms of the United℠ Explorer Card have changed, and this article is out of date. See our review of the United℠ Explorer Card for up-to-date details.
The United℠ Explorer Card, one of the airline's co-branded travel cards with Chase, is elevating its sign-up bonus to a higher altitude — although cardholders must spend more than previously required before they can earn the new welcome offer.
New bonus: 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $6,000 in the first 6 months.
Previous bonus: 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
United miles are worth 1.2 cents each, based on NerdWallet valuations.
The card will continue to earn the same ongoing rewards:
2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United.
2 miles per $1 spent on restaurant purchases and hotel accommodations purchased directly with the hotel.
1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases.
The card’s annual fee — $0 intro for the first year, then $95 — will also remain the same.