A second United card?

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  1. michael21

    michael21 Silver Member

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    I got the continental card right before the merger and this morning I logged into my United account and I see an offer to get the explorer card with the 65,000 mile offer. Does that mean that I can apply for that card or is it mutually exclusive?
     
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    Right that's what I thought like my mom already has the united card and when she signs on she has a link to a free bag. My question came up because they seem to be offering it to me.
     
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    What would happen if I do apply? Would it let me apply and possibly even give me the card but claim that points are only awarded to first time card members?
     
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    I think it's possible exactly that could happen. Did you read the terms and conditions? I think they will say that you aren't eligible for a second bonus. Granted, that doesn't mean you won't get the points for certain.
     
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    Just a small caveats ad. I realized that I canceled my United card a few weeks ago to make room for the British airways card so I guess now the question is can the united card Churnable?
     
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    It depends on how much you enjoy playing with fire, and risking being blacklisted by Chase. Or how much you mind having another hard credit pull and getting nothing or turned down.

    To answer your question "no," see
    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/viewfromthewing/2007/12/16/the-chase-churn-is-over/
    http://millionmilesecrets.com/2011/08/09/credit-card-churn/

    But to answer your question "go ahead and try," also see
    http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15356.0
    http://thepointsguy.com/2012/04/my-experience-debunking-chase-application-myths/

    So, as Harry Callahan said, "....you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"
     

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