Continental and Chase give generous terms for this MasterCard offer. In 2012 the Continental OnePass and United Mileage Plus programs will merge, and this product will cease to exist. If you have been waiting to grab many Continental miles to roll into the new United, here is your chance.
If you wait until February 1st you can register with Continental’s Mile-a-Thon offer and earn credits for applying for the card. The more credits you accumulate, the more miles you earn.
The credit card is standard. There is an $85 annual fee waived for the first year, and if you are not looking for a loan soon, you can cancel the card with very little determent to your longer term credit history.
You will get 50,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and 10,000 bonus miles if you spend more than $25,000 on the card for the year. You earn one mile for every $1 spent and two miles for every $1 spent on tickets purchased directly from Continental.
You receive your first checked bag free every time you fly on Continental and two President’s Club passes every anniversary.
It is not a great card, but it’s a perfect opportunity to pick up some miles.