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Registered: ‎09-13-2012

Re: More $5000 Chase Sapphire Preferred or United MileagePlus® Explorer Card?????

That's your preference. If you want a MC over the Visa. Have you researched the different benefits?
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Registered: ‎12-25-2010

Re: More $5000 Chase Sapphire Preferred or United MileagePlus® Explorer Card?????

Are there any real negligible differences between the two versions???

Starting Score: TU 686 EX 641 EQ 690
Current Score: TU 779 EX 767 EQ 740
Goal Score: 800 Club

BCE $12.5K, 5/3 Sig $10K, Wally Discover 10K, Cash+ $9K Sam's Discover 10K, Freedom $6K, Zales $5.5K, More $5K, Cap one $5K, Barclay 2.5K, Household Plat $1.5K, Household Gold $1.5K, Credit One $1K, First Premier Plat $.675K First Premier Gold $.65K
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Registered: ‎04-20-2012

Re: More $5000 Chase Sapphire Preferred or United MileagePlus® Explorer Card?????

ternify- wrote:

bribro wrote:

Do not convert the CSP to a MileagePlus Explorer. Keep the CSP, get the sign-up bonus, enjoy it. 3-6 months later, apply for the MP Explorer card and get another sign-up bonus (hopefully the 50k+5k+10k one instead of the 30k+5k+10k offer).


Also, you confused some of the bonus terms. CSP is a 40k bonus. The Explorer is a 30k bonus + 5k for AU +10k after spending $25k in a year (there's also a 50k + 5k AU + 10k offer you should look into).

The 50k bonus offer you're referring to, that's the one available only via applying in-branch, correct?

You can also see the offer online, which is sometimes triggered by having miles in an existing MP account. There's a thread on FT about it. Google it.

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