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Earning Premier qualifying credit with your co-branded MileagePlus credit card

For the 2021 program year, MileagePlus members who are also primary UnitedSM MileagePlus Chase Cardmembers are eligible to earn Premier qualifying points (PQP) based on their annual credit card spend.

  • New in 2021 — Earn toward Premier 1K® status: Members can now apply PQP earned through co-branded MileagePlus® credit cards toward Premier 1K status.
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    Cardmembers must meet the Premier qualifying flight (PQF) requirement for 1K status. Cardmembers with the UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Card and UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Business Card will continue to be able to apply the card-earned PQP to Premier 1K status without having to meet the PQF requirement.
  • Earn up to 1,000 PQP: The UnitedSM Explorer Card, UnitedSM Explorer Business Card, United ClubSM Infinite Card, United ClubSM Card, United ClubSM Business Card, United MileagePlus® Awards Card, United MileagePlus® Card with annual fee, UnitedSM Business Card, and United MileagePlus® Business Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 1,000 PQP in a calendar year.
  • Earn up to 3,000 PQP: The United MileagePlus® Select Card and United MileagePlus® Platinum Class Visa Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 3,000 PQP in a calendar year.
  • Earn up to 10,000 PQP: The UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Card and UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Business Card earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 in card spend, up to 10,000 PQP in a calendar year.
  • Maximum of 5,000 PQP: The maximum number of PQP that can be earned on eligible card spend in a calendar year is 5,000 PQP per MileagePlus account. PQP earned from the UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Card and UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Business Card are excluded from this cap.
  • The United GatewaySM Card and United MileagePlus® Card with no annual fee do not earn PQP for card spend.
  • All eligible Cardmembers must take a minimum of 4 flights on United or United Express® to be eligible for Premier status.
  • All PQP earned on eligible card spend and Flex PQP can be applied up to Platinum. For the 2021 program year, Flex PQP will continue to be applied up to Platinum status, while the card-earned PQP can be applied to 1K status if the Cardmember meets the PQF requirement for 1K. Cardmembers with UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Card and UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Business Card will continue to be able to apply the card-earned PQP to 1K status without having to meet the PQF requirement for 1K.
Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the 2021 MileagePlus program year stated benefits and services. PQP earned on eligible credit card spend will be awarded within 6 weeks of meeting the spend qualifications.
The United MileagePlus Chase Card changes below were announced on April 5, 2020.

Earning Premier qualifying credit in 2020 with eligible United MileagePlus Chase Cards

Here’s how we’re giving you an opportunity to get closer to Premier status with your United Explorer or United Club Card in the 2020 calendar year:

Eligible cards Existing PQP benefit
Based on net card spend 1/1/20 – 12/31/20
Additional PQP promotion
Based on net card spend 5/1/20 – 12/31/20
Total PQP earning opportunity in 2020
United Explorer
United Explorer Business
NEW United Business
500 PQP for every $12,000 in net card spend; up to 1,000 PQP Additional 500 PQP for every $12,000 in net card spend; up to 1,000 PQP Up to 2,000 PQP

Enough for Silver status with 6 PQF
United Club
United Club Business
United Club Infinite
500 PQP for every $12,000 in net card spend; up to 1,000 PQP Additional 500 PQP for every $12,000 in net card spend; up to 3,000 PQP Up to 4,000 PQP

Enough for Gold status with 12 PQF
* The existing PQP benefit and the promotional PQP benefit are only applicable up to Platinum status
  • Existing PQP benefit: Explorer, Explorer Business, the NEW United Business Card, Club Card, Club Business Card, and NEW Club Infinite Cardmembers can already earn up to 1,000 PQP through credit card spend from January 1 to December 31, 2020. These Cardmembers can earn 500 PQP at $12,000 in spend and again at $24,000 in spend in the 2020 calendar year.
  • Additional PQP promotion: In addition to the existing PQP earn opportunity, Cardmembers may earn even more PQP on their net card spend from May 1 through December 31, 2020.
  • Not an Explorer or Club Cardmember? Learn more about each card’s benefits and our new Cardmember bonus mile offer.

Frequently asked questions

1For cardmembers with a Flex PQM balance beginning April 1, 2020, any remaining Flex PQM balance will be automatically converted to Flex PQP at a ratio of 5:1. For example, a balance of 10,000 Flex PQM would become 2,000 Flex PQP.
2United TravelBank Cardmembers do not earn PQP for card spend. United MileagePlus Chase Cardmembers with PQM and Flex PQM earn will also be notified of this change by Chase.