The Continental OnePass version of this card was my first mileage card ... going on 2 years ago now. My wife also got the card shortly after me, so we both benefited from the original signup bonus. Since we flew Continental almost always, as they had the best selection of Non-Stops available from Cleveland, we also paid the fees for the second year to save on baggage (although we really only needed the one card). While United doesn't offer the same huge advantages for folks in CLE, there still are some. Last year we did both qualify for the extra 10k mile bonus, as we both managed to put 25k on our cards. This was difficult and required most of our real spending be put on these cards. This is now our second year, and I'm trying to figure out how they detemine "a year" for the 25k spending. Does anyone know? I read the terms, once. It said "in a calendar year", I think. I was awarded a bonus in Oct, which could have been calendar year OR anniverary, as my card renewed in Sept and I spent enough by then to qualify nomatter how you count it. We calculated my wife's totals and pushed up one large spend to make sure she qualified. It appeared we somehow missed the mark, as we saw no bonus points at the end of the year. Her anniversary date was Oct or Nov; don't recall. In March, her bonus showed up. And I'm not sure why it was March. This year is coming to an end, and with both of us getting other cards and spending to meet requirements, reaching $25k will be even more challenging this year. It would help with planning if I knew how they actually counted "a year". Another technicality: is spending date determined by the statement date, or the actual transaction date for each purchase. I'd love for both of us to again get the bonus this year; we may have to settle for one next year (more cards to get!). Has anyone studied this enough that they KNOW how it works? Thanks in advance.