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I'm trying to summarize success stories mentioned in this thread.
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It never hurts to ask - retention is a big YMMV.  If you don't like the offer given to you when you call for retention, ask for a better one.  Scan through the thread (use the search bar - reading through 130+ pages of posts can be time consuming) to see what others have been offered. Please post what you've got if its better then whats in the WIKI

Citi:
AA
Retention: $95 Statement credit after 5 transactions (no minimum...) in the next 3 months
09/17/2014 $95 refunded no need to make any transactions + 1000 Bonus Points per month for 16 months if made purchases of $1000+
05/12/16 AA Executive: $50 credit every month spend $1500 or 15K Miles for $5K in 5 Months
08/14/17 AA Exec $250 credit for spending $3,000/m * 3m OR 15K Miles for $5K in 3m.

Chase: - Call 800-945-2006.
  IB/IP
     Retention: 10k UR after 5k spend
  UA (Club)
     Retention: $150 account credit
     Retention: 10k miles for spending $2000 in 3 months.
  UA (Presidential)
     Retention: $100 account credit
  BA
     Retention: 9k Avios for spending $1500 in 3 months
  Freedom (5x catagories)
     Retention: 2,500 UR

Barclay's:
M&M
Retention: Waived by SMing

Arrival
Retention: 5K miles, for keeping the card open randomly.
AF waived, HUCA

US air:
AF waived

American Express

  Business gold $100 statement credit no spend required.
  Delta Gold Skymiles - 12.5k Delta miles for paying the annual fee (no extra spending required) or $100 Credit on the account
Business Gold 15,000 MR no spend
  SPG personal - 10K - no spend required.
  Personal Platinum - 20,000 MR for $3,000 spend in 3 months. (Actually gave me 5,000MR immediately, then 15,000 when I spend the $3k).


Retention contact numbers:
Citi: 800-444-2568
Chase: 800-945-2006
Amex: 800-452-3945
Barclays: 18664084064 (credit dept)
US Bank:

Click on link to get backdoor numbers for most banks:
http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Backdoor-Numbers/td-p/408066
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2010, 02:27:57 PM »
What other companies do you know that have a system like that?
Any smart ones ought to.

Back on topic, the Citi AA card is also very easy to get retention offers on.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2010, 02:46:58 PM »
citi aa just waived my annual fee for the second year (first free)
i just called and told them i want to close the account

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2010, 02:49:05 PM »
citi aa just waived my annual fee for the second year (first free)
i just called and told them i want to close the account
This is how it's done!
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2010, 04:27:17 PM »
This is how it's done!
for some reason they are happy to close mine! ;)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2010, 12:49:16 AM »
Bonuses that I got today for keeping cards open after an annual fee:
Starwood AMEX consumer: 3,000 points.
Diners Club: Waived $95 annual fee, 10,000 points.

Post your own experiences!
My 3,000 Starpoints have already posted to my account!
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2010, 11:20:27 AM »
So i called to cancel one of my two personal starwood cards and she looks at my account and says, "Sure i can cancel that for you."
I said, "Just like that??" To which she replied, "well you have two of them...if you only had one i would have kicked and screamed, but i know you still have the other one..."

I kinda expected that to happen, but figured id give it a try. I have to call to cancel my wife's personal and business cards as well, due to the annual fees and will report back if i can get some points out of them to keep us.

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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2010, 11:30:40 AM »
So i called to cancel one of my two personal starwood cards and she looks at my account and says, "Sure i can cancel that for you."
I said, "Just like that??" To which she replied, "well you have two of them...if you only had one i would have kicked and screamed, but i know you still have the other one..."

I kinda expected that to happen, but figured id give it a try. I have to call to cancel my wife's personal and business cards as well, due to the annual fees and will report back if i can get some points out of them to keep us.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2010, 11:38:37 AM »
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...

I know, but i wasnt going to fight on my second personal card as i dont mind getting rid of it...im not sure how they even approved me for a second personal starwood card if i still had the first one.

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2010, 11:39:18 AM »
I know, but i wasnt going to fight on my second personal card as i dont mind getting rid of it...im not sure how they even approved me for a second personal starwood card if i still had the first one.
Sometimes you can get a 2nd, sometimes you can't
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2010, 07:00:43 PM »
Did you get a bonus on the second one????

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2010, 07:34:38 PM »
Did you get a bonus on the second one????
I have.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2010, 07:54:29 PM »
Dan,

Did you get the points for keeping a personal card ? or a business card?

I just called to cancel a business card and they offered me a $25 credit on the account...i asked for points instead and he said that hes not authorized to give out points for anything. He said they have asked many times to be able to offer points...
Could it be that the business card department is unable to award points as a retention bonus?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2010, 09:15:08 AM »
I have.
Dan,
In  another thread on this forum you wrote that the only way you have churned the starwood is by closing and reopening it. Now you are saying that you had two open at the same time??!!??

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2010, 10:08:45 AM »
Dan,
In  another thread on this forum you wrote that the only way you have churned the starwood is by closing and reopening it. Now you are saying that you had two open at the same time??!!??
A few years ago I was able to get 2 cards at once by a fluke.  My internet connection went down in middle ot the app and somehow I got 2 cards.

I've tried that since then and have never been successful, the 2nd app has always gotten cancelled.

Like with all credit card churning...YMMV.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2010, 12:43:56 PM »
could you churn the 2 card (not account) in to 1 card