60,000 United MileagePlus Miles Treasure Hunt [May Not Work]

Updated Oct. 26, 2012.

I’m no longer able to verify that the method below works.  A reader also hasn’t been able to get it to work, but reports I’m reading online say some are still having success.  This means it may definitely be targeted so your miles may vary.

If the method below does not work try to see what the offer you through this link.

Otherwise your best offer open to all is getting 30,000 miles after spending $1,000 in the first three months.

If you like treasure hunts, you’ll love the opportunity to sign into your United account to see if you can get up to 60,000 miles for signing up for the Chase United credit card.

In order to get the bonus, you’ll need to (1) have a United Mileage Plus account, and (2) have a points balance in your United account.

If you don’t currently have any miles in your United account, there are two simple ways to do so:

  1. If you have Continental miles, you can transfer as many as you wish over to United (no charge).
  2. If you have any Ultimate Rewards points, you can also transfer them (without a charge) to your United account.

United MileagePlus 60,000 Mile Offer Details

When you get to the united.com landing page, you’ll probably see an offer for 40,000 miles.

However, once you sign in (if you have miles in your account), you should be able to see an offer for up to 65,000.

60,000 United MileagePlus

Actually, it’s more like 50,000 because you get 50,000 after spending $1,000 and 5,000 after adding an authorized user. You’ll need to spend $25,000 to get the other 10,000. Blah.

Last fall, Chase was set to come out with a 60,000 mile offer, but someone released the information before the promotion (which they ask affiliates not to do). As a result, Chase pulled the offer.

They’ve indicated that they would run the offer sometime early in 2012.

The ultimate question – is there going to be a better offer than the 50,000 offer?

Or perhaps the better question is – why risk waiting if you know you can get 50,000 after one spend?

Combine this with the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Ink Bold, and you’ll easily end up with 150,000 United miles. WOW.

Unfortunately, I’m on the Chase sideline for a couple more months as I recently applied for the Southwest 50,000 mile offer card. However, if you have a Chase application to spare, this would be a great time to take advantage of a 50,000 offer.

Remember that a trip to Europe in economy costs 60,000 miles, so you’ll be almost there with this one!


  1. says

    So if I have a Continental account but no United account, and I *just* signed up (and got and have started using) the Chase Sapphire Preferred, I can’t do this? :)


  2. KWu says

    Still wrapping my head around credit card churning strategies and such, so not quite sure what “Chase application to spare” would mean? I just applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and am still waiting to hear on that, so would I be ok to apply for this United Chase card?

    • Craig says

      I recommend that you have 30 days between your first and second Chase application. After your second one you should have 4-6 months.
      If you ‘just applied’ for the Chase Sapphire Preferred then I would not jump on this until at least a month (assuming the offer is still around).

  3. Gary says

    Just wanted to share:

    I sent Chase the following Monday 1/30:

    I have a very quick question. I received, I believe, 30K
    total UnitedMileage reward miles under the signup
    promotion on my credit card, but I keep seeing and
    have received personally offers for 50K miles, so I
    wanted to double check to make sure there aren’t
    additional reward miles available to me.

    I received this response today 2/1:

    Thank you for contacting Chase about your enrollment
    bonus. As you requested we have added 20,000 enrollment miles to
    match the 50,000 enrollment bonus. You will see this
    adjustment on your February 2012 billing statement.

    The kicker is: I applied and received my UnitedMileage Visa (with the 25K signup + 5K adding an authorized user promotion) back in August 2011. I didn’t really personally receive an offer. Read this blog and followed the “nothing can hurt” secure message policy lol.

  4. Syed says

    Just signed into my United account today and looks like they changed the offer a little bit. It is still at 65,000 points but the 50,000 bonus is if you spend $1,000 in 3 months, not on first spend. 5,000 bonus after adding an authorized user and 10,000 after you spend $25,000 in a year.

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