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United℠ Explorer Card
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United℠ Explorer Card

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Intro Bonus
60,000 Bonus MilesEarn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
Reward Rates
2XEarn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining, hotel stays, and United® purchases
2XEarn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining including eligible delivery services
1X1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
Balance Transfers Intro APR
N/A
Purchases Intro APR
N/A
Regular APR
19.49% - 26.49% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 Intro for First Year, then $95.

Highlights

  • Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining, hotel stays, and United® purchases
  • Up to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck® or NEXUS fee credit
  • 25% back as a statement credit on purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi on board United-operated flights and on Club premium drinks when you pay with your Explorer Card
  • Free first checked bag - a savings of up to $140 per roundtrip. Terms Apply.
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24.

Features

  • Airline
    Airline
  • Excellent Credit
    Excellent Credit
  • Good Credit
    Good Credit
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
    No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Rewards
    Rewards
  • Travel
    Travel
  • Visa
    Visa

Staff Review

Editor's Rating:

3.9 out of 5

Our take: Thanks to its solid sign-up bonus, the United Explorer Card makes it easy to earn a free flight quickly; but you’ll have to fly United often to make up for the card’s $95 annual fee (waived for the first year).

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