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If you want to ditch the United card and keep the unused miles, look into transferring them to another loyalty program before you close the account. You might lose some value doing this, but check out your options. I used the Amtrak Guest Rewards loyalty program to consolidate some stranded miles from elsewhere and pick up gift cards. I lost some of the "value" of the points, but not too much, and the points would have been wasted anyway.
Others on here have much more experience with airline/travel cards than I do, though. You'll probably get better answers.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.