We haven’t mentioned it in a while, but the United Explorer card 55,000 mile offer is still available through this link. You’ll get 50,000 miles after spending $1,000 in 3 months, plus another 5,000 miles for adding an authorized user. Plus, the first year is free.
The only catch is that the offer will only appear if you have miles in your account. This has caused issues for some people. Well, here’s an easy way to get 100 miles in your account so you can get the credit card offer:
- Visit Pointshound.com through this link (I’ll get a few bonus points if you sign up, for full disclosure). Pointshound is basically a cashback site, but you’ll get miles instead of cash.
- Choose United as your preferred frequent flyer program.
- Verify the email they send you.
- Voila, you’ve got 100 points in your account.
Now you’ll be able to get that full 55,000 mile United offer. Enjoy!
(UPDATE: If you’re not getting re-directed to that 55,000 mile offer, sign in to your United account first, then click the link. It should work (assuming you have miles in your account.))