Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$750 for air / hotel / car bookings. Or transfer points to United, Southwest, Hyatt, and more.
No annual fee.
If you’re a small business owner and want to earn United miles, you have a couple of credit card options, both with identical annual fees ($0 introductory the first year, $95 after).
They are the Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Business Card and the Ink Plus® Business Card.
Both earn you full value United miles – the Explorer’s miles go directly into your United account while the Chase Ultimate Rewards points the Ink Plus® earns can be manually transferred online into your United account at any time. But the earning power of each card depends on where you spend – see the table below for details.
|United MileagePlus® Explorer Business Card||Ink Plus® Business Card|
|Dining||2x miles per dollar spent||1x points per dollar spent|
|Office supply stores||2x||5x (first $50,000 in spending / year)|
|Cell, cable, landline||1x||5x (first $50,000 in spending / year)|
|Annual bonus||10,000 miles after $25,000 in spending||None|
|Annual fee||$0 introductory first year, then $95||$0 introductory first year, then $95|
|Free checked bag on United||Yes, first checked bag||No|
|Priority boarding on United||Yes||No|
|Lounge access||2 day passes||'Lounge Club' membership - paid entry to select clubs (not United Clubs)|
|Application link||Apply Now|
You’ll earn more with the United Explorer Business Card if you have a lot of dining spend or buy a lot of tickets on United.
You can also earn more with the Explorer card on your normal spending that doesn’t fall into special categories. That’s because you get a 10,000 mile bonus after you spend $25,000 on the card in a calendar year. That’s like earning over 1.4 miles per dollar on all of your spend when you hit $25,000.
The Ink Plus® wins with office supply stores and select telecommunications spending, as well as hotel purchases.
Holding both cards can earn higher rewards
So, holding both can be worth the annual fee for both cards. If you want to choose just one to hold onto, the United MileagePlus® Explorer Business Card is most likely to earn you more overall because of the annual 10,000 mile bonus opportunity.
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