While I don’t see a publicly available offer for this card yet, it appears like United is starting to offer a Visa Club Card which comes with a $375 annual fee. While that’s a lot, it includes a Red Carpet Club membership (and no, I won’t call it a “free” membership). Given that the cheapest membership now costs $400 by itself, that’s a deal. Interestingly enough that’s the same annual fee that Continental charges for their comparable card which includes a Presidents Club membership.
For those United frequent fliers without Star Gold with a non-US airline, I’d say that’s a heck of a deal.