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New account holders can land 100,000 bonus miles with a limited-time offer on the new United℠ Business Card. Including the 10,000 miles earned while meeting the minimum spend, you’ll walk away with at least 110,000 United miles, worth ~$1,500 if you place a conservative value on the miles of 1.5¢ a piece. That gives you a return of ~15% on the $10,000 spent to earn 110K miles, a phenomenal return on your business expenses. The $99 annual fee is not waived for the first year.
Unlike previous United card offers that have had six-month minimum spending windows, you only get three months to meet the full spending requirement. That works out to a touch under $835 per week—an achievable spend for many small businesses.
- The All-New United Business Card with limited-time offer: 100,000 bonus miles after qualifying purchases
- New benefit: Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on local transit and commuting- including train tickets, taxi cabs, mass transit, tolls and ride share services
- New benefit: $100 annual United travel credit after 7 flight purchases of $100 or more
- New benefit: annual "better together" bonus - 5,000 miles when you have United℠ Business Card and a personal Chase United credit card
- Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on United, at gas stations, restaurants and office supply stores. Plus, earn 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases. No foreign Transaction Fees.
- Free checked bag (terms apply), 2 United Club℠ one-time passes and 25% back on United inflight purchases
- Priority boarding for you and companions on the same reservation on United-operated flights
- Employee cards at no additional cost - miles earned from their purchases accrue in your account. Plus, you can set individual spending limits for each card.
Combine United Miles with Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
One of the reasons MileagePlus is so popular, despite having a lackluster award chart, is how easy it is to accumulate a massive balance of miles in a short space of time. In addition to collecting miles on the United co-brand cards, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to MileagePlus at a 1:1 ratio, opening up earning opportunities on a much wider array of bonus categories and business expenses.
Chase offers a full suite of Ultimate Rewards earning business cards, including the no annual fee Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card and Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card, and the card we consider the best all-round small business rewards card, the Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card. Provided you have an Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve®, or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, you can transfer Ultimate Rewards points earned across the entire lineup of consumer and business Ultimate Rewards cards to transfer partners, including United MileagePlus.
- New Offer! Earn 100k bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year
- Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases - with no limit to the amount you can earn
- Points are worth 25% more when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards
- Redeem points for travel, cash back, gift cards and more - your points don't expire as long as your account is open
- No foreign transaction fees
- Employee cards at no additional cost
- $95 Annual Fee
- 3X points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines each account anniversary year
- 1X point per $1 on all other purchases
Best Ways to Redeem 110,000 United MileagePlus Miles
With a treasure chest of 110,000 United miles at the ready, there aren't many places on earth that are out of your reach. You can redeem United miles for flights on any Star Alliance carrier, plus 13 separate direct airline partners that include Are Lingus, Eurowings, Hawaiian Airlines, and Jet Airways. And remember, United doesn’t pass on carrier-imposed fuel surcharges. Award flights may be pricey compared to many international programs, but you won’t incur exorbitant fuel surcharges on award flights either, saving you hundreds of dollars per flight.
Some of our favorite redemptions include:
- U.S.-Europe in Polaris Business Class for 60K miles (or Economy-Class for 30K each way)
- U.S.-Europe in Lufthansa First Class for 110K miles
- U.S.-Asia in Business Class for 70K miles
- U.S.-Japan in ANA First Class for 110K miles
- U.S.-Australia/New Zealand in Business Class for 80K miles
- A free stopover in your destination region courtesy of the Excursionist Perk
United’s move to dynamic award pricing in November last year is having an impact on redemption values, particularly for premium cabin awards. But, keep in mind that the United award-chart changes affect only flights operated by United. Partner flights continue to price at the previous rates in all classes of service.
Unfortunately, even Chase business cards are subject to Chase’s 5/24 policy, which restricts approvals to applicants with fewer than five new credit cards opened in the 24 months leading up to your application. If you’ve opened five or more new personal cards in the past two years, you won’t get approved for this card. Chase also restricts your ability to get the signup bonus on this card if you already hold it, or you’ve received a bonus on it in the previous 24 months.
This new Cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of this business credit card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of this business credit card who received a new Cardmember bonus for this business credit card within the past 24 months.
The good news is although the United Business Card is subject to 5/24, as a business card it doesn’t report to your personal credit file, and won’t add to your 5/24 count if you are saving yourself for more Chase cards in the future. Not sure if you qualify for a business card? Read our in-depth guide on how to get a business rewards card, even if you only operate a part-time side hustle.
A bonus of 100,000 miles on the United Business Card has the potential to fly you almost anywhere in the world in comfort and style, providing a great opportunity for business owners to turn everyday business expenses into luxury travel experiences. If you own or operate a small business, now’s a great time to apply for the United Business Card.
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