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I'm trying to summarize success stories mentioned in this thread.
From @TC610
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

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.

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
« Last edited by regular on March 31, 2017, 12:23:05 AM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5520 on: April 21, 2017, 12:09:23 AM »
As long as they postto your SPG account you can.
Your points are safe.
Ok thanks
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5521 on: April 21, 2017, 02:45:40 PM »


I have SPG personal and business. I called to close personal and they offered 10K.
I got this offer as well!
Is this the new norm?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5522 on: April 21, 2017, 02:50:00 PM »
I got this offer as well!
Is this the new norm?
Nice! Hope so...
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5523 on: April 21, 2017, 02:51:03 PM »
I got this offer as well!
Is this the new norm?
went 0/2 on SPG personals

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5524 on: Yesterday at 01:53:28 PM »
Got 10k SPG each on two separate SPG Personal cards.

Nada on SPG Biz ... weak $25 statement credit

Anyone know how long before the 10K will reflect in AmEx account? Neither have shown up for 1 day.  :o

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5525 on: Yesterday at 09:55:04 PM »
Got 10k SPG each on two separate SPG Personal cards.

Nada on SPG Biz ... weak $25 statement credit

Anyone know how long before the 10K will reflect in AmEx account? Neither have shown up for 1 day.  :o
IME within a couple of days

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5526 on: Yesterday at 11:11:19 PM »
As long as they postto your SPG account you can.
Your points are safe.
when they offered me 10k they said to me that I need to keep it open for the year. Wasn't sure if it's going to be taken back automatically