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Credit Cards United M/C to VISA?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by NJRadioGuy, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. NJRadioGuy

    NJRadioGuy New Member

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    Hi all,
    My wife has an ancient Chase MileagePlus explorer MasterCard. If she wanted the VISA equivalent would she be eligible for the new welcome bonus or should she just do it as a product transfer? She's not in the mileage game in the slightest, but I'm trying to see if she's leaving UA miles on the table here.
     
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    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    I suspect not. When Citi switched from Visas to MCs they just sent me a new card and I did not have the opportunity to apply again.
     
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  3. NJRadioGuy

    NJRadioGuy New Member

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    I was thinking she should change it to a Chase Freedom, then apply for the United VISA product, but I'm not sure they'd allow it. I'm guessing probably not.
     
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    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    It's worth asking the question. All they can do is say no! But I suspect you're correct because the two cards are not in the same "family" with the Freedom being in the UR family and the United card being a airline-specific card.
     
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  5. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Chase will not allow you to switch between card families so the freedom won't work. However you should be fine getting a new sign bonus on the Visa branded cards. Not only would be a different product (MC vs Visa), assuming ancient>2yrs you should be eligible for a sign up bonus. You might have to call and explain why you want two cards so I'd be prepared with some rationale.
     
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