Topic Wiki

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
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
« Last edited by zow on August 14, 2017, 08:42:52 PM »

Author Topic: Credit Card Retention Bonuses  (Read 638672 times)

Offline eli1571

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 1923
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5925 on: November 12, 2017, 07:16:12 PM »
Anyone get anything on the reserve ?

Offline Chaimk90

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 73
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5926 on: November 13, 2017, 01:25:03 PM »
AF posted on spg biz, called for offer rep said nothing available, but she checked other cards and comes back to tell me on my platinum business card she can give me$350 offer, I said go ahead
What was the $350 offer?

Offline eli1571

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 1923
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5927 on: November 13, 2017, 02:37:36 PM »
What was the $350 offer?
What was the $350 offer?
just a retention offer, no spend requirement.

Offline a good yeshiva bachur

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 952
  • Total likes: 34
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5928 on: November 13, 2017, 02:39:38 PM »
just a retention offer, no spend requirement.

הלואי עלי

Offline deltastubs

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 241
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: usa
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5929 on: November 14, 2017, 12:27:08 PM »
Thats sick! How much you spend on it? and how long did you have it/pay fee?

Offline Chaimk90

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 73
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5930 on: November 14, 2017, 01:28:56 PM »
Amex business Platinum mid-year, expressed I may cancel Card.  They gave me 10,000 Points to keep open

Offline Yitzshpitz

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 340
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5931 on: November 15, 2017, 11:03:49 AM »
Amex business Platinum mid-year, expressed I may cancel Card.  They gave me 10,000 Points to keep open

Via phone or chat?

Offline Chaimk90

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 73
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5932 on: November 15, 2017, 11:38:43 AM »

Offline a good yeshiva bachur

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 952
  • Total likes: 34
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5933 on: November 15, 2017, 02:40:40 PM »
Via phone or chat?
Anyone ever got a retention bonus via chat?

Offline LoLo

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 2820
  • Total likes: 27
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5934 on: November 15, 2017, 06:34:11 PM »
Amex retention rep just used TPG's points valuation to prove that MR>UR..
Don't attribute to intelligence what can also be attributed to incompetence.  -Dan

Offline yelped

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 2130
  • Total likes: 55
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5935 on: November 15, 2017, 07:10:34 PM »
Amex retention rep just used TPG's points valuation to prove that MR>UR..
Lol. He's factually incorrect as well, since TPG says UR>MR actually.

Offline keemster26

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2081
  • Total likes: 22
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5936 on: November 15, 2017, 08:25:41 PM »
Amex retention rep just used TPG's points valuation to prove that MR>UR..
Did you get anything?

Offline LoLo

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 2820
  • Total likes: 27
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5937 on: November 15, 2017, 08:29:38 PM »
Did you get anything?
7.5k MR or $50 statement credit for biz plat. Didn't take either, gonna try to HUCA a few times.
Don't attribute to intelligence what can also be attributed to incompetence.  -Dan

Offline keemster26

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2081
  • Total likes: 22
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5938 on: November 15, 2017, 09:34:40 PM »
Not getting anything on ink. I'll try again tomorrow

Offline Mr. CC

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 368
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Yerushalayim
Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5939 on: November 16, 2017, 07:38:40 PM »
7.5k MR or $50 statement credit for biz plat. Didn't take either, gonna try to HUCA a few times.
same here
took the 7.5k