If you were one of the unlucky people who did not get picked for United Club credit card fee waiver last week, have no fear! It looks like you’ll still be able to get the annual fee waived after all!
If you’re unsure what the perks of the United Club Card are or are trying to decide if it is right for you, read this post first, which gives a full breakdown of the card (even though the contest is now over).
It appears that Chase is agreeing to waive the annual fee if you send them a secure message stating that you’d like them to match the promotion even if you don’t have one of the coveted fee waiver codes.
1. Send a secure message to Chase BEFORE applying for the card asking if they will waive the annual fee.
Here is an example of what I would write:
I see that there is an offer for the United MileagePlus Club card with the first year annual fee of $395 waived. If I apply for the United Club card can you match the offer for me and waive the annual fee?
If they say yes, great! You’ll have this secure message as extra proof for later on, although I don’t think you’ll need it.
If they say no, then it doesn’t hurt to try to send a second secure message if you really want the card and hope to get a different representative. The worst that they can say is no again.
2. Apply for the card BEFORE MAY 31ST! The annual fee waiver codes are only good until May 31st, so if they do agree to waive your fee, I’d make sure to apply for it before the actual waiver codes expire themselves. Better save than sorry.
Is this 100% guaranteed?
As with alot of things in this “game”, I can’t guarantee that the fee will be waived.
HOWEVER, in every single circumstance I’ve heard about or personally experienced, Chase has stood by the promises their reps have made when it comes to bumping bonuses or waiving fees.
You’ll also have the secure message response that they sent you explicitly telling you that they will waive the fee. With this piece of proof, plus Chase’s track record, I’d feel extremely comfortable that they will honor their promise and the annual fee will be waived.
If you’ve done this, did you get a response? Let other readers know if it works in the comments below.
(thanks to Million Mile Secrets for the heads up!)