October 10, 2017
United Club Card Offering 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus

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The United Club card is United’s premium travel credit card. It has a hefty $450 annual fee, but comes with a host of perks to justify it. The main reason to get the United Club card is for United Club lounge access. Cardholders can access United Clubs no matter what class of service they’re flying, and no matter what airline they’re flying. United Club membership allows allows you to access participating Star Alliance Business Class lounges if you have a same day Star Alliance flight.

United Club, Newark

A United Club membership costs $550 per year if you purchase it directly. The card gets you membership for $450 plus a host of other perks. If you want Club access, this is the cheapest way to get it. You can check out my full review of the card’s benefits here.

This was one of the few airline cards with no sign-up bonus, until now. United is currently offering 50,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months. It looks like they got rid of the old sign-up offer of a $100 statement credit after making a purchase. Note that current cardholders and previous cardholders who received a new cardholder bonus within the last 24 months are not eligible for the 50,000 mile bonus.

If you want United Club lounge access, this is the best way to get it. The sign-up bonus is just the cherry on-top. Given the high annual fee, I wouldn’t recommend getting this card unless you want the Club access. Personally speaking, I have this card because United is my primary airline and I fly them quite often-so I want Club lounge access. I also put $25k of annual spending on it to get the PQD waiver for elite status. I earn 1.5X miles per $1 on everyday spend with the Club card vs the 1X mile per $1 I would earn if I used the United Explorer Card instead.