Just received an email a couple of hours ago from Chase:
So 5,000 miles is not huge and is basically one extra point per dollar. The UA Club Card already give 1.5 UA miles/ dollar so getting 2.5/ dollar is not a bad every day spend deal. UA miles are valued at about 1.7 cents each by other Boarding Area bloggers, so that is about a 4.25% return – pretty good.
I use my UA Club Card not only for cheaper access to the UA Club system, but also as my way to get Platinum status on UA. Fares just don’t add up enough for me to make it otherwise given how cheap fares are now. $25,000 spend grants you a PQM exemption for Platinum status. Unfortunately, that’s the limit for UA.
I am not going to get to the $12,000 PQD required for 1K which is even getting worse next year with the limit raised to $15,000 as detailed by my friend Ed Pizzarello. Looks like I will never get back to that level. Hey, Platinum is not bad and even gets free upgrades some of the time.
In the meantime, I follow the standard rule of signing up for everything whether you think you are going to use it or not. Never hurts to register and you never know when circumstances might change and you can use the bonus. For this particular deal, I was going to spend on my Chase UA Club Card anyway, so it is a no brainer.
Anyone else get this offer? Did others get a different incentive?