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Easy 100,000 United reward miles for business card holders

by on Tue November 13, 2012 • 5 Comments

If you have a small business…you have a lucrative opportunity to rack up 100,000 or more United Airlines reward miles in short order. Just do it by applying for 2 Chase business credit cards that earn United miles…

And since both are distinct products, so long as you have sufficient income (personally or your business) and good credit, you have a decent shot at getting approved for both.

We recommend waiting to complete the spending requirement for one bonus before applying for another card, so you don’t miss out by having insufficient spending.

Also note, you don’t have to have a big business to qualify. Selling items on eBay is technically a business, though the more spending your business generates the better chance you can meet the spending requirements to get these bonuses.

Other than that, enjoy, these are great options to earn valuable United rewards miles quickly, and the among the most lucrative ways to earn United miles ongoing. 100,000 miles is enough for two roundtrips to Europe, or 4 roundtrips in the U.S. We think they are the most valuable miles among the major global carriers in the U.S. because they have generous award seat availability.

1. Ink Plus® Business Credit Card (60,000 points)

Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred 1:1 into United miles instantly at any time.

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

You can also earn 5 points per $1 in select business categories.

Application link

2. United Explorer for Business (50,000 miles)

Earn 50,000 United miles when you spend $2,000 within 3 months.

> Application link

NOTE: Click on “Are You a Business Owner?” located on the top right of the landing page to see the offer for business owners.


Which card should you keep?

Fair question.

The Ink card earns 5x points on office supplies and telecommunications spending (cable, internet, phone), 2x on gas and hotels.

The United Explorer earns 2x miles on restaurants, gas, office supply, and United ticket purchases, and a 10,000 mile bonus every year you spend $25,000 on it.  It also offers a free checked bag on each United flight you buy with the card and priority boarding.

Both have a $95 annual fee.


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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee, then $95

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5 thoughts on Easy 100,000 United reward miles for business card holders

  1. Aditya

    I have applied for Southwest credit card last week and got approved. Can I apply for Ink bold or shall I wait? Not sure how long should I wait before applying another cards.

    1. MileCards

      @Aditya- They are separate products so you can give it a shot, especially given there is a special bonus on the Plus and Bold this week.

  2. Tania

    Right now Southwest is offering 2 roundtrip flights if we spend $2000 within the first 3 months, do you think we should sign up for that deal or the Chase Ink bold? Which ONE card do you think is a must have to use for both personal and business?

    THANK YOU!!!

    1. MileCards

      @Tania- If you are only going to sign up for one, then get the Ink Bold offer.

      The Southwest ‘2 roundtrip flights’ is just 50,000 points.

      So with the 50,000 Ink Bold points, you can turn those into 50,000 Southwest points if you’d like. Or into 50,000 United miles, or 50,000 Marriott or Hyatt points. In other words, you get the same number of points with the Ink Bold offer as the Southwest offer, but a lot more options because you’re earning ‘Ultimate Rewards’ points rather than just Southwest points.


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