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It’s been thirteen years since we first saw a 100,000 mile airline credit card offer. That became the gold standard for Oh My Goodness.
We’ve seen bank cards with bigger offers in their own rewards programs, but the UnitedSM Business Card was the first airline co-brand card ever to have a 150,000 mile initial bonus offer, introduced last year. That offer is back.
I’ve been watching credit card rewards for over 20 years. Indeed, April 2002 was the first time I’d ever seen a 20,000 mile airline card offer. That was for a United credit card. And so is this.
The UnitedSM Business Card has an offer to earn up to 150,000 bonus miles.
- Earn 75,000 miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
- Earn an additional 75,000 miles after you spend $20,000 total in the first 6 months.
United Polaris Business Class
That’s significant spend, but you have three months to do the first piece and six months for the second. Like other Chase cards, don’t expect to be approved if you’ve had 5 or more new cards opened in the last 24 months. However like other Chase business cards, don’t expect getting approved for this one to add to your ‘5/24’ total.
The card comes with free first checked bag, 2 United Club one-time passes per year, and priority boarding. What’s more the card offers a $100 United travel credit after 7 United flight purchases of $100 or more each anniversary year.
They even encourage you to have both a business and personal United card because you’ll receive a 5,000-mile “better together” bonus each anniversary when you have both the UnitedSM Business Card and a personal United credit card.
Ultimately exciting to see bigger offers, even going above 100,000 miles on a United card. We haven’t ever seen 150,000 on an airline card before this card did it and the gauntlet has been thrown down at Citi and Barclays (American) and American Express (Delta).
UnitedSM Business Card
CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® Earn 65,000 AAdvantage miles.