I wrote a blog article a few months ago about my spouse applying and receiving the Chase United Explorer card with a targeted offer of 70k United MileagePlus miles.
United 70k Miles Posted
After my spouse received the card we directed all the credit card spend through the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card for the last three months. We were able to put in a spend of $4,000 through the card to unlock the 70k sign up bonus miles.
After we met the initial card spend within 90 days, the Chase credited the 70k United MileagePlus bonus miles to my spouse’s United frequent flyer account.
United Miles Value
The United has slightly devalued the miles starting November 1, 2017. But I still consider United Miles are worth 1.5¢ book value and 5.0¢ usage value when you use the miles to purchase a business class ticket for international travel.