Earn more PQPs with United credit cards through 12/31

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Chase is offering the opportunity to earn more Premier Qualifying Points on the United credit cards. PQPs are points necessary for earning elite status. The additional PQP earnings here are slim and probably won’t make it worth spending on these cards if you weren’t already intended to do so for the PQPs.

The Deal

Key Terms

  • Only the primary Cardmember is eligible for this PQP promotion.
  • “Net Card Spend” is spend based on card purchases of goods and services made by you or any authorized user on your account minus any returns or refunds, and do not include balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that are used to access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable).
  • Purchases made by authorized users will qualify toward the primary cardmember’s Net Card Spend total but authorized users are not eligible for the PQP promotion.
  • See promotion page for full terms

Quick Thoughts

Keep in mind that United requires both Premier Qualifying Points (ordinarily based on airline spend) and Premier Qualifying Flights (segments) in order to qualify for elite status. The requirements for 2020 have been reduced as follows:

With this offer, you could certainly get to elite status a bit faster. That said, you’ll still need to fly several times. Personally, I wouldn’t go wild on spend on a United card for Silver or Gold status considering the number of flights also required, but if you’re flying United a lot and using your United card, this may be more appealing to you.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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