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Using United Miles for Chase Annual Fee

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by lucasdavis, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. lucasdavis

    lucasdavis New Member

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    Hi Lucky,

    I hope you are well. I really enjoy your blog and was hoping you could tell me your thoughts if you have a moment.

    Like everyone else, I have been traveling substantially less. I have the United Club Card (the old one, not the infinite). I called and they offered me a $100 credit to offset the $450 fee.

    The agent told me I could pay the rest of the fee with miles. It would be about 23,000 United Miles for the $350 fee. I know this isn't the best card for earning miles, but I live at a United hub and enjoy club access. Do you think this is a good value? Looking at your valuations, it seems reasonably fair. I just want to make sure I am not missing something.

    I have a lot of United Miles collecting dust right now since there is so little opportunity for international travel. Thanks again!

  2. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Hi Luke. You could just downgrade the card for now and then up it again when you start traveling. Check with a Chase rep for options. There is a no-fee UA card you could bump down to.