Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
United’s elite Premier levels of status are among the most valuable among airlines today. And until the merger with Continental you could earn Premier qualifying miles (PQMs) if you applied for the right United credit card – like the old MileagePlus Select, which offered 1 PQM for every dollar spent on United.com, or the Presidential Plus which offered Premier miles based on your level of spending each year. Those cards are no longer open to new applicants.
But United has quietly kept alive another program that lets you earn Premier qualifying miles without flying.
It’s called United Choices, and you are eligible to use it if you have any Chase United credit card.
How do you find this?
Is it a good deal?
If you want to get yourself set up for next year, get the United Explorer or MileagePlus Club credit cards. The miles you earn with them (including bonus miles) make you eligible for the Choices program.
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