Travel: It’s back: Get $100 in United TravelBank credit when you sign up for Clear, stack with Amex Platinum benefit

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Update: This offer was temporarily unavailable, but is now live again.

United and Clear launched a new promotion that gives new Clear members a complimentary two-month membership and $100 in United TravelBank credit. For reference, Clear is an expedited airport security program that lets you skip the TSA line and typical ID process at 50+ airports and select stadiums around the U.S. using biometrics. You can use TravelBank

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United is offering TravelBank credit to the first 50,000 people who enroll in this offer by Feb. 9, 2022. Recipients can use this TravelBank credit to book flights operated by United and United Express directly with United.

You can enroll in this offer through this landing page on the Clear website.

You’re charged for membership after your trial ends. According to the Clear website, those with United 1K status are already eligible for complimentary membership while United Platinum, Gold and Silver elites in addition to MileagePlus cardholders renew at $109 per year, and general MileagePlus members renew at $119 per year. This is a hefty discount off the $179 per year Clear typically charges. The renewal at $109 per year for United MileagePlus cardholders is a new benefit.

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Stack this deal with Amex Clear benefits

Adding Clear on top of Global Entry and TSA Precheck will vastly improve your airport experience. (Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy) © The Points Guy Adding Clear on top of Global Entry and TSA Precheck will vastly improve your airport experience. (Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

The deal could be better than just the compelling offer that United has sent out.

In theory, you can stack this with The Platinum Card® from American Express’ Clear benefit. In July 2021, the card added a new statement credit that reimburses the cost of Clear memberships, up to $179 per calendar year. You are reimbursed in the form of a statement credit when you put the charge on that card. Enrollment is required.

The American Express® Green Card also offers an up to $100 per calendar year statement credit toward Clear membership charges. Enrollment is required.

The information for the Amex Green Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

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Three steps are required to maximize this stacking opportunity:

  1. Notify Amex that you will be enrolling in Clear (this can generally be done on your profile using the Amex app or americanexpress.com).
  2. Go to the United/Clear landing page, and select “Get Clear.”
  3. Complete your Clear enrollment using the Amex card you’ve added the Clear benefit to & MileagePlus number, and enjoy your $100 United TravelBank credit and Clear membership.

Note, you will not receive your Clear rebate on your American Express card until the two-month complimentary trial has elapsed.

Your TravelBank funds will be linked to your MileagePlus account and should be immediately visible after logging in.

(Screenshot courtesy of United) © The Points Guy (Screenshot courtesy of United)

If you have United TravelBank credit, it will appear as a payment option on the final checkout page on the “payment method” tab.

(Screenshot courtesy of United) © The Points Guy (Screenshot courtesy of United)

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Bottom line

United and Clear’s new promotion offers a great way to offset the cost of a Clear membership — and it may be stackable into an ever better deal for those with Clear credits available on Amex cards. Act quickly, though — only the first 50,000 people who sign up for the promotion are eligible for the $100 United TravelBank credit.

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