CLEAR Promotions: Get up to 15,000 United Miles and 50% Off with AmEx CLEAR Promotions: Get up to 15,000 United Miles and 50% Off with AmEx

CLEAR Promotions: Get up to 15,000 United Miles and 50% Off with AmEx

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For frequent travelers, CLEAR is an excellent way to save time when going through the airport. Plus, there seem to always be promotions to take advantage of when getting a CLEAR membership.

This time, MileagePlus members get up to 15,000 United miles on a discounted CLEAR membership. Also, targeted American Express cardholders can get a 50% discount on a CLEAR membership. And don't forget, there are several ways you can claim a free CLEAR membership—while still getting these perks. These promotions even work with reactivated existing memberships.

What is CLEAR?

If you're not already familiar with CLEAR, here's a synopsis. CLEAR is a service that has been around since 2010. CLEAR uses biometric data to verify your identity at airport security. Once confirmed—which takes as little as a few seconds—you're escorted to the front of the TSA security line. That means speeding through security without having to wait in the standard lines.

In rare cases, CLEAR lines are longer than the regular security line or TSA PreCheck. But, my own experiences with CLEAR at the Denver and Seattle airports were fantastic, as I was (somehow) the only person in the line both times.

Although CLEAR is only available within the United States, it includes more than just airports. In fact, it supports services at 50+ stadiums and event centers as well. Here's a full list of the locations where you can find a CLEAR kiosk:

CityAirport or Venue
Atlanta, GeorgiaHartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Austin, TexasAustin–Bergstrom International Airport
Austin, TexasUniversity of Texas
Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Boston, MassachusettsBoston Logan International Airport
Chicago, IllinoisO'Hare International Airport
Chicago, IllinoisChicago Midway International Airport
Cincinnati, OhioCincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Cleveland, OhioCleveland Hopkins International Airport
Columbus, OhioJohn Glenn Columbus International Airport
Dallas, TexasDallas Love Field Airport
Dallas, TexasDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas, TexasGlobe Life Field
Denver, ColoradoCoors Field
Denver, ColoradoDenver International Airport
Detroit, MichiganDetroit Metro Airport
Fort Lauderdale, FloridaFort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Houston, TexasWilliam P. Hobby Airport
Houston, TexasGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport
Las Vegas, NevadaMcCarran International Airport
Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles, CaliforniaBanc of California Stadium
Los Angeles, CaliforniaCrypto.com Arena
Miami, FloridaMiami International Airport
Miami, FloridaFTX Arena
Minneapolis, MinnesotaMinneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport
Minneapolis, MinnesotaTarget Field
Nashville, TennesseeNashville International Airport
New Orleans, LouisianaLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
New York, New YorkLaGuardia Airport
New York, New YorkYankee Stadium
New York, New YorkMadison Square Garden
New York, New YorkJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
New York, New YorkWestchester County Airport
Newark, New JerseyNewark Liberty International Airport
Oakland, CaliforniaOakland International Airport
Ontario, CaliforniaOntario International Airport
Orlando, FloridaOrlando International Airport
Palm Beach, FloridaPalm Beach International Airport
Palm Springs, CaliforniaPalm Springs International Airport
Phoenix, ArizonaPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Sacramento, CaliforniaSacramento International Airport
Salt Lake City, UtahSalt Lake City International Airport
San Antonio, TexasSan Antonio International Airport
San Antonio, TexasAT&T Center
San Francisco Bay Area, CaliforniaSan Francisco International Airport
San Francisco Bay Area, CaliforniaOracle Park
San Jose, CaliforniaNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
San Jose, CaliforniaPayPal Park
Seattle, WashingtonSeattle-Tacoma International Airport
St Louis, MissouriSt. Louis Lambert International Airport
Washington D.C.Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Washington D.C.Capital One Arena
Washington D.C.Dulles International Airport

Make sure to check out this post in AwardTravel 101 — our official Facebook community — to read about members' experiences with CLEAR.

How to Get a CLEAR Membership for Free

The CLEAR membership usually costs $189 per year. However, there are various ways you can get your membership for free, or at least at a discounted rate.

First, here are all of the ways you can get CLEAR for free:

Discounted CLEAR Membership with Cards and Statuses

There are also a couple of options to pay a reduced rate for your CLEAR membership.

  • United MileagePlus members can get an annual membership for just $119. Even better, you can drop that price to $109 if you have a United credit card or United Premier Silver, Gold, or Platinum elite status.

United CLEAR membership rates by elite status level

  • Similarly, Delta SkyMiles members with Medallion elite status can get a discount on their CLEAR membership. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Medallion elite status members can get $70 off their CLEAR membership ($109 per year). Even general SkyMiles members can get $60 off their CLEAR membership ($119 per year).

CLEAR discounts for Delta SkyMiles members

  • American Express® Green Card can also enroll to get up to $100 statement credit when paying for a CLEAR membership with your card. CLEAR's promotional offer for MileagePlus members of $119 per year can be combined with this benefit. This means you will pay as little as $19 for your CLEAR membership this year.

CLEAR Promotions

With any of these promotions, don't forget to cancel your CLEAR membership at the end of the year if you don't want it to renew, or you will be charged the full annual rate of the membership.

United MileagePlus Members Get up to 15,000 Miles with CLEAR Membership

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This promotion was available earlier this year. Now it's back until July 9, and also includes an additional bonus for regular MileagePlus members.

United MileagePlus Premier members will get 15,000 United miles when signing up for a CLEAR membership before July 9, 2022. Non-elite MileagePlus members were left out of the last offer. But, this time around, MileagePlus members get 10,000 United miles when signing up for CLEAR. As covered above, United MileagePlus members can get CLEAR for $119 a year, and MileagePlus Premier members can get CLEAR for $109.

Simply get your CLEAR membership through this link to earn bonus United miles. Bonus miles will be awarded to your account within 6-8 weeks of your purchase. Bonus miles do not count toward Premier status qualification.

Get 50% Off (Up to $95) on CLEAR Purchases with American Express

Select AmEx cardmembers can claim 50% off a CLEAR membership — up to $95 off. Check your AmEx offers to see if you've been selected. Note that The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders already get the full CLEAR membership fee reimbursed on their card, so these cardmembers likely won't see this offer. This promotion runs until August 23, 2022.

This offer can be combined with the previous promotion. In other words, MileagePlus and MileagePlus Premier members can get 10,000 or 15,000 points for $59.50 or $54.50 respectively.

Past CLEAR new membership promotions

Over the past few years, CLEAR has offered several membership promotions. For reference, here are some that we've seen:

  • Anyone could claim a free 6-month CLEAR membership in December 2020
  • 5,000 bonus United miles in November 2021
  • $100 United TravelBank credit in February 2022
  • $75 Uber Credit Promotion in early 2022
  • Free 1-Year CLEAR Membership with $100 United Spend Promotion in April 2022

Our Take

Not everyone wants to release their biometric data when signing up for CLEAR. But for those who are considering getting a CLEAR membership, or already have one, these are certainly nice promotions to take advantage of, especially if you're claiming your membership with full credits. Everyone has their own opinions of CLEAR, but I found it quite useful the two times I used their security lines.

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