From six-month free trials to new credit card perks that cover the entire annual cost, we've seen a handful of lucrative ways to get signed up for CLEAR and get through airport security faster over the years.
But this new offer from United Airlines takes the cake: You can currently get $100 in UnitedTravelBank cash (which you can put toward flights) when signing up for CLEAR.
Through Feb. 9, 2022, you can sign up for a year of CLEAR membership through this promotional link to get that $100 TravelBank bonus. This promotion is capped at the first 50,000 users, so you'll want to act fast. Doctor of Credit first reported this deal.
You can use United TravelBank funds toward almost any United flight. In this case, the TravelBank cash you earn will expire just nine months after it's deposited – though that should still be plenty of time to put it to use.
You need a free United MileagePlus account to be eligible for this promo, as that gets you a discounted registration rate of just $119 a year – down from the standard $179 annual price. But you can drop that price even farther with the right credit card in your wallet.
This offer gets even better if you hold the Platinum Card® from American Express – which currently offers up to a $179 annual credit to cover the cost of CLEAR membership. So as long as you have a United MileagePlus frequent flyer account (which is free to create), you'll be charged $119 a year even signing up through this promo
If you put that charge on your Platinum Card, the full $119 will be reimbursed, and you will come out ahead with $100 in United TravelBank cash. Even better, since the Amex Platinum CLEAR credit is for $179, you could even add a family member to your account for $50 each year and that would eat up the remainder of the credit with no additional out of pocket cost.
The American Express® Green Card also has a slightly smaller credit for CLEAR of up to $100 a year.
All information about The American Express® Green Card has been collected independently by Thrifty Traveler.
Offer Details You Need to Know
- This offer is valid for the first 50,000 United MileagePlus members who purchase clear through the promotional link. You must enroll for CLEAR through the offer landing page in order to qualify.
- The offer will end at 11:59 CST on Feb. 9, 2022 or once all 50,000 offers have been claimed.
- United TravelBank credits will be valid for nine months after the credit is deposited into member’s accounts.
- TravelBank credits will be deposited 8-10 weeks after registration
What is United TravelBank Cash?
Any cash in your United TravelBank can be used towards the purchase of a flight on United. It is worth noting that the $100 TravelBank cash you would earn from this offer expires after nine months.
What Airports Offer CLEAR Service?
CLEAR has been rapidly expanding its footprint – especially in United and Delta hubs – and there are now many U.S. airports offering the service. Unfortunately, it still trails TSA PreCheck considerably.
Here's the full list of all current CLEAR airport locations.
|Atlanta (ATL)||North & South Domestic Terminals|
|Austin (AUS)||Checkpoints 1 & 2|
|Baltimore (BWI)||Checkpoints A,B,C, D & E|
|Birmingham (BHM)||Main Terminal|
|Boston (BOS)||Terminal A|
|Chicago-Midway (MDW)||Main Terminal|
|Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)||Terminal 1 & 2|
|Cincinnati (CVG)||Main Terminal|
|Cleveland (CLE)||Center & South Checkpoints|
|Columbus (CMH)||Main Terminal|
|Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)||Terminal E|
|Dallas-Love Field (DAL)||Terminal 1|
|Denver (DEN)||North & South Entrances|
|Detroit (DTW)||North & McNamara Terminals|
|Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||Terminals 1 & 2|
|Houston-Intercontinental (IAH)||Terminals A, B, C and E|
|Houston-Hobby (HOU)||Main Terminal|
|Las Vegas (LAS)||Terminals 1 & 3|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Terminals 1 - 7|
|Miami (MIA)||Checkpoints E & H|
|Minneapolis−Saint Paul (MSP)||Terminal 1|
|New Orleans (MSY)||Concourse D|
|New York City-John F. Kennedy (JFK)||Terminals 2 & 4|
|New York-LaGuardia (LGA)||Terminals C & D|
|Newark (EWR)||Terminal C|
|Westchester County (HPN)||Main Terminal|
|Oakland (OAK)||Terminal 2|
|Ontario (ONT)||Terminal 2 & 4|
|Orlando (MCO)||East & West Security|
|Palm Beach (PBI)||Terminal A/B & C|
|Palm Springs (PSP)||Main Terminal|
|Phoenix (PHX)||Terminals 2,3 & 4|
|Sacramento (SMF)||Terminal A & B|
|Salt Lake City (SLC)||Terminals 1 & 2|
|San Antonio (SAT)||Terminals A & B|
|San Diego (SAN)||Terminal 2|
|San Francisco (SFO)||Terminals 1-3, International Terminals A & G|
|San Jose (SJC)||Terminal A & B|
|Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)||Checkpoints 1-5|
|St. Louis (STL)||Terminal 2|
|Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD)||Main Terminal & East Security Checkpoint|
|Washington, D.C.-Reagan (DCA)||Terminals A, B & C|
In addition to the CLEAR airport locations above, there are even a number of sports stadiums and event venues across the country that offer CLEAR as a way to fast-track your entry. Here's the full list:
|Sports Venue||City||Where to Access|
|SunTrust Park||Atlanta, GA||Chop House, First Base & Third Base Gates|
|Oriole Park at Camden Yards||Baltimore, MD||Gate C|
|Progressive Field||Cleveland, OH||E. 9th Street Patio Gate|
|Globe Life Park in Arlington||Arlington, TX||First Base Gate|
|Coors Field||Denver, CO||Gates C & D|
|Comerica Park||Detroit, MI||Gate A|
|STAPLES Center||Los Angeles, CA||Figueroa Street Entrance
|Banc of California Stadium||Los Angeles, CA||Northwest Plaza & Northeast Gate|
|AmericanAirlines Arena||Miami, FL||Gates 1 & 2|
|Target Field||Minneapolis, MN||Gate 34|
|Yankee Stadium||New York, NY||Babe Ruth Plaza, Suite Entrance, & Gate 6|
|Citi Field||New York, NY||Jackie Robinson Rotunda & Seaver Gate|
|Madison Square Garden||New York, NY||7th Ave South Entrance|
|Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum||Oakland, CA||Gate C & D|
|Oracle Park||San Francisco, CA||Willie Mays Gate & King Street Gates
|Avaya Stadium||San Jose, CA||Main Gate|
|T-Mobile Park||Seattle, WA||Home Plate & Left Field Entrances|
|CenturyLink Field||Seattle, WA||North Plaza & Southwest Entrance|
This is a great offer if you haven't yet signed up for CLEAR. You must register by Feb. 9, 2022. And only the first 50,000 United MileagePlus members who register through the promotional link will be eligible, so
Even if you're not completely sold on CLEAR, this is a great chance to sign up and give it a shot while getting some extra out of it. And if you've got an Amex Platinum Card in your wallet, you should come out way, way ahead.