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Planning your Next Trip? Earn More Miles and Maximize Your Savings.

February 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Travel/Leisure, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) If you regularly fly United Airlines, then you may want to take advantage of some of the credit card offers out there that reward you with United Airlines miles for every purchase you make. By combining your United MileagePlus Explorer card with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you can maximize your mileage and earn up to 70,000 miles or more in just one year.

About the United MileagePlus Explorer Card

If you are interested in getting started earning miles, the first step you will want to take is to apply for the United MileagePlus Explorer card. There are a number of features that cardholders enjoy with this card, including:

  • One free checked bag for up to two people on flights reserved in the cardholder’s name
  • Priority boarding with the cardholder’s reservation
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No limit on the miles you can earn, and miles never expire
  • Annual fee of $95 waived the first year

Keep in mind that, in order to enjoy these benefits and more, you will need to use your United MileagePlus Explorer card when you purchase your airline tickets. Of course, not everybody wants to use this card for all of their purchases. Fortunately, you can still use your membership to enjoy earning miles by pairing this card with the popular Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

About the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

This card is commonly paired with the United Mileage Plus Explorer card. It is ideal for everyday use, but travelers enjoy the fact that members get a 1:1 conversion rate into United Miles. This is all done automatically as2014-visa-united-mileage-plus-signature-card you pair your accounts, so there is no need to jump through any additional hoops to begin earning your miles.

Of course, this everyday spending card offers a number of other benefits that you might find enticing as well. Just a few of these include:

  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Two times the points on all travel and dining purchases, such as taxis and and airport parking
  • Sign-on bonus of 40,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first three months
  • Annual fee waived for the first year

Tips for Maximizing Your Points

If you have a spouse who also does a fair amount of traveling via United Airlines, you may want to consider having him or her apply for these cards as well. This way, you can potentially double your rewards and earn free flights more quickly in the process.

You should also consider keeping your Chase card at the front of your wallet. Remember: the more you spend, the more miles you will be able to earn. This is especially true if you spend $3,000 or more in the first few months.

Furthermore, if you are a business owner, there are some other cards that you may want to consider applying for that you can pair with your United MileagePlus Explorer card to earn even more miles. The Chase Ink Plus Business card, Chase Ink Bold Business card, and United MileagePlus Explorer Business card are all viable options to consider that can help you earn even more miles and save your business money on air travel.

As you can see, there are many ways to go about earning free United Airlines miles just by making your everyday purchases with a certain credit card. Be sure to check out Mileage Plus credit card offers today and consider applying for them so that you can begin earning as soon as possible.

Staff Writer; Rosie H. Jones

 


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