United Mileageplus Credit Card- 30,000 Miles, Waived Fee, Upgrade Certificate, and More

by on February 25, 2011 · 4 comments

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The credit card offers this year have been pretty fantastic – lots of waived first year fees and bonus miles. While 30,000 miles is just slightly above average, United just upped the ante and is not only waiving the first year fee ($60), but is also throwing in an upgrade certificate, a $50 statement credit, and a $25 travel voucher. Application link. I think this is a great deal, especially since United and Continental mileage balances will combine at some point within the next year or so. Coupled with the 50,000 mile, fee waived Continental card and you are looking at enough miles for two coach tickets from North America to Hawaii.


  • 30,000 miles is more than enough for a round-trip saver award ticket to anywhere in the continental United States.
  • To start receive 25,000 bonus miles after your very first purchase.
    Receive an additional 5,000 bonus miles by adding an authorized user to your account.
  • New: Get a $50 statement credit after your very first purchase.
  • Pay No Annual Fee the first year. That’s a savings of $60.
  • Earn 1 mile for every $1 in purchases charged on your United Mileage Plus card.
  • There is no limit to the miles you can earn.
  • Receive a one-way upgrade certificate and a $25 travel certificate after your first purchase*

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  • InfoMofo

    So if you’re planning on doing both the united and continental credit card offers, do you have to do them both before the point systems merge?

  • ef

    The upgrade certificate is useless. It’s a max distance of 1,000 miles, and valid on FULL FARE economy. Plus this card lacks the 3 miles per $ on UA purchases and 2 mile per $ on gas, groceries like the other recent offer. Thumbs down.

  • jstn

    There was a recently expired promotion that gave 50,000 miles plus the 3 points per dollar spent, 2 on EDP. Waiting for something similar to come back..

  • The Points Guy

    Agreed- 50,000 was targeted and I never got the promo. That would be much better, but I’ll take this for now

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