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A Card Called Quest: United Launches a New Chase Credit Card, Offers a 100,000 Point Welcome Bonus

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There’s a new co-branded credit card on the block: the United Quest Card from Chase. And to celebrate, they’re offering 100,000 bonus points.

The card carries a $250 annual fee — at least half of which is fairly easily recouped through annual statement credits and MileagePlus points deposits. Plus, spending on the card can earn elite status points.

Frankfurt, Germany - July 17, 2014: United Airlines aircraft logo at an aircraft in Frankfurt. United Airlines is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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United Quest Card Welcome Offer

New cardholders receive 80,000 bonus MileagePlus after spending $5,000 on eligible purchases within three months of being approved for card membership.

Then you can earn 20,000 additional bonus points after spending another $5,000 (or $10,000 cumulative) within six months of becoming a cardmember.

Basically, spend $10,000 within six months and you’ll get 100,000 bonus points. The offer expires on June 2.

Learn how to apply for he United Quest Credit Card from Chase
Learn how to apply for the United Quest Credit Card from Chase

Quick aside: doesn’t the Quest’s design at least slightly similar to the Delta Reserve Amex‘s?

United Quest Card Bonus Categories

Cardholders can rack up points through a combination of United Airlines purchases, general travel purchases, and everyday spending.

Here’s how it breaks down:

  • 3X on United Airlines purchases
  • 2X on select streaming services
  • 2X at restaurants
  • 2X miles on all other travel
  • 1X mile on all other purchases

Earn PQP!

Cardholders earn 500 Premier Qualifying Points (PQP) for each $12,000 spent on the card each year (up to 3,000 PQP).

United Quest Card Anniversary Year Perks

The United Quest Card from Chase gives members a couple of perks starting the second year:

  • $125 in United purchase statement credits
  • 5,000-point rebate after taking a United or United Express-operated award flight booked with miles. The benefit can be used twice a year. So there’s a possibility of 10,000 points back annually.

United Quest Card Travel Benefits

Like United’s other credit cards, this is pretty impressive with travel benefits:

  • Free first and second checked bags on United trips (a potential savings of $320 per roundtrip)
  • Up to $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre√ application fee
  • 25% statement credit for purchases made onboard United flights (drinks, etc)
  • No foreign transaction fees

There are no lounge benefits with the card. If that’s your thing, look into the United Club Infinite Card or United Explorer Card. (But the $120 statement credit might count toward United Club admission fees).

Final Approach

The United Quest Card from Chase offers some nice travel perks for regular United Airlines flyers. Plus, it awards some fairly common, everyday spending. The $250 annual fee may be a bit steep for some people — but keep in mind the statement credits and free checked bags can go a long way toward offsetting those costs.

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  1. “A Card Called Quest”

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