UA Mileageplus question...

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Credit Cards' started by Michael Brugnoni, Aug 18, 2014.  |  Print Topic

  1. Michael Brugnoni

    Michael Brugnoni Active Member

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    Ok, so my Onepass MC was converted to MileagePlus Explorer MC (a few years back)

    My question is if I open a new Visa based card can I get the bonus points? (and close the MC based card)

    I know this is probably an amateur question to this crowd, however I was curious.

    Thanks
     
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  2. moongoddess

    moongoddess Silver Member

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    In general, banks today consider the MC and VISA versions of the same card to be identical, so they generally won't give a bonus for having both. You need two different card products (like a personal card and a business card) to qualify for two bonuses.
     
  3. Ed Chandler
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    Ed Chandler Silver Member

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    I respectfully disagree unless that's a recent change. I got both bonuses for CSP VISA & MC.
     
  4. moongoddess

    moongoddess Silver Member

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    It is a fairly recent change. Banks are cracking down on bonuses in general these days, unfortunately. Still, the OP could always try - worst case scenario is that he doesn't get the bonus on each card, and then he can just cancel one of them.
     
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    IDGflygirl Gold Member

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    You may want to transfer the credit line to the new card before you close the old one (assuming you apply & get approved).
     
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  6. satman40

    satman40 Gold Member

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    If you got Great, I did ask and the CSR said no...

    Maybe I should have hung up and called back...

    I will try again, I do have a few more cards for the swaps...

    They do say wait 2 years and bonuses will be there..

    Got my Chip on the new CSP, good for IST trip..

    Thanks Ed.
     
  7. satman40

    satman40 Gold Member

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    If you do nit get approved, their is always the re consider line..please say yes...please...
     
  8. guberif

    guberif Silver Member

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    Just don't mistake the fact that you have a chip on the card for having "Chip and Pin", which is what european cards really have. I've found that my CSP still can't be used at train station machines, for example.
     
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    satman40 Gold Member

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    Thank you for the heads up
     

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