Please follow ALL of the steps below to get the 50k offer:
1. You need to sign into your united mileageplus account (or sign up for one if you don't have one). You will probably see the link for the 50k offer, but don't click that one because you may not get the $50 statement credit.
2. You will need RECENT activity on your mileageplus account in order to see 50k offer. Otherwise, you will see only 30k.
3. If you do not have recent activity, sign up for an account at bckstgr dot com. From there, you can link your facebook and/or twitter account for some miles. Miles should hit soon after you do this, BUT you may need to refresh your Cache or close/switch browsers in order to see this on your mileageplus account.
4. Try the link again and confirm that you see BOTH the 50k offer and $50 statement credit (see uploaded screenshot).
5. Most are approved instantly. If you are not, consider calling the reconsideration number (888-245-0625) - I needed to move credit line from some of my other underutilized chase cards I had opened for promos (thanks FW!).
50,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months your account is open.
5,000 bonus miles after you add an authorized user to your account and make a purchase with your card during the first 3 months as a Cardmember.
10,000 bonus miles every calendar year you spend at least $25,000 on your Card.
Additional benefits with card:
*two United Club lounge passes each year
*waived baggage fee on first checked bag on United flights
Annual fee waived in first year, $95 after that. Some report being able to regularly get the fee waived by threatening to cancel.
Credit goes to bombnthud at Flyertalk and rhornback at SD.
I have Mileage activity, but don't see the $50 offer. Kept getting the 50k offer in email, so applied for it this past week. I know I am approved, once I have the card in my hand I will call about the $50 offer.
Roaringone said: I just closed my MileagePlus Explorer card 2 weeks ago but am seeing this offer for me. Think it's worth a shot? Or will I get denied for the bonus by Chase?
Well I decided to go for it. Never got the Explorer bonus so I figured it was worth a try; my Explorer card was a converted Onepass card. App was instantly approved, hopefully the bonus will be just as smooth.
samsum13 said: Can the points convert to gift cards? Yes, but through (I think) points.com or one of those other sites (and at a lousy rate). I got $230 Amazon GC for 35,000 miles so I guess 50K would get around $300. There were a few others as well.
Roaringone said: I just closed my MileagePlus Explorer card 2 weeks ago but am seeing this offer for me. Think it's worth a shot? Or will I get denied for the bonus by Chase? I think 1 yr has to pass to get the same card bonus again. If you reappy tnow they will just reactivate the card you canceled.
JumboRedGrunt said: I saw 50k points w 1k spend (+5k pts for AU) WITHOUT $50 statement credit. Not sure if it's because I linked only my Twitter account to Bckstgr or not.same happened to me at first, try clearing all united cookies and using firefox/switching browsers.
------------------ We need to review your application to make a decision.
Here's what you can expect:
Our goal is to notify you in writing within 10 days; however, in some circumstances it may take up to 30 days. If we approve your application, we'll send your card and other important information in the mail. Please do not resubmit this application. ------------------
 I see the reconsideration number listed; I'll check in a couple of days.
P.S. Thanks to the OP for the trick on getting the 50K mile offer!
mysteryAgain said: I only see 30K offer both when I sign in into my account and when I just I clicked on the link. I cleared the cash, Please advise.do you have any miles on your account? aka, do you see them when you sign into your account? have you cleared all united cookies and tried relogging?
Signed up for united account, signed up for bckstgr account (which required giving my united PIN number, should have selected a temp PIN to begin with and then changed it after bckstgr registration), registered it to a FB account, and then used link in OP to view my $50/50k offer.
Success here; thanks to the fine support of bombnhud@ flyertalk.....rhornback@ slickdeals,,,,,,,,,,,and pitpirate@ fatwallet..................Good Job! After no success getting this promotion "off-The-Ground" with the internet, I went to the local Chase bank. They couldn't come close to as good a promotion. I thought this project might just be a waist of time (wrong!). After getting back on the computer this evening, suddenly, step-by-step, it all fell together. The $50 statement credit didn't get posted with the Chase promotion, but I can live without it. We cancelled our last United Mileage Plus Explorer Visa cards 30 days ago. To say the very least, we have been very happily surprised. Question: Whats a good source for information on how to satisfy the minimum spending requirement (within 3-months) for these cards?
TheDiggler said: The offer shows up for me, so it's not expired. Given the 404 error you're receiving, it sounds like the offer is targeted, although simply having recent MileagePlus activity on your account no longer appears to be the "targeting criteria." See if this approach works:
Login, get to the 30K page, click on "Apply Now". Once at the 30K application, copy/paste the URL for the 50K application page. If you don't get a 404 error after pasting the 50K page, check the HTML source as previously suggested to verify it's the 50K page.
No luck, unfortunately. Still comes back with a 404 error. I tried another BCKSTGR offer and received more points on United, but it hasn't changed anything. I'll try again tomorrow, just in case. Thanks again for your tips.
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