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

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #60 on: August 25, 2010, 06:45:02 PM »
Does anyone think that for 5000 miles it is worth it to keep CO card open and pay 85 fee?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #61 on: August 26, 2010, 12:23:21 AM »
I dont think thats worth it because it means you are paying about 1.7 cpm which isnt great. The only way it would be worth it is if you spend alot on this card and rack up co miles or if you fly co and need the card to waive the first bag fee

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #62 on: August 26, 2010, 12:52:18 AM »
I dont think thats worth it because it means you are paying about 1.7 cpm which isnt great. The only way it would be worth it is if you spend alot on this card and rack up co miles or if you fly co and need the card to waive the first bag fee
Or if you want a card with free primary CDW.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #63 on: September 05, 2010, 03:47:22 PM »
Just called Cit regarding 2 cards that have $85 fees due and they applied a promo to both to give me an $85 credit on each after 5 purchases in the next 2 months.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2010, 07:12:31 PM »
Just called Cit regarding 2 cards that have $85 fees due and they applied a promo to both to give me an $85 credit on each after 5 purchases in the next 2 months.
Wow! Very nice!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2010, 03:13:07 PM »
Called to cancel an AA Mastercard and they offered a credit in the amount of the annual fee ($50) with 5 transactions over the next 3 months. Good deal IMO
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2010, 11:09:32 AM »
I called about my aa visa to waive the $85 and they offered if I use it 5 times in three months ill get a $85 credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2010, 11:37:27 AM »
Anybody have any expierience with the amex delta gold card? Did any one succeed in getting the fee waived or bonus points for renewing recently?
Renewal just came up for $95 i called asking if they could waive the fee stating there is better offers out there she gave me a nice big
'sorry sir there's nothing we can do for u'.
any Advice?


I called to cancel my card when the renewal fee came up, they gave me the Delta Options card, which has no fee but earns only 1 point per $2. At this point, I am not using it (it is really only good to keep the miles alive) and would like to cancel with hopes that I could get the Delta Gold again at some time in the future.

Two questions-  Is it possible to get the Gold again? How will the cancellation affect my credit -- I have a $20k credit line and I lose that, does Amex even report the credit line to the agencies?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #68 on: October 14, 2010, 01:54:28 PM »
Yes amex reports the credit line so if you close the card your credit score will take a little hit. If you have another amex card ask them to transfer the credit line over 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2010, 12:44:14 PM »
Got my $65 renewal fee on my personal SPG AMEX.

I called up to complain about the new higher fee and they offered 3,000 points as compensation.
Truth is that 3,000 Starpoints is worth at least $65, so that would be fine, but I asked for a supervisor and was given 5,000 Starpoints as a retention bonus!
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #70 on: December 19, 2010, 03:03:35 PM »
I called to cancel my Citi Premeir Pass Card just to see what I can get, they offered me 3500 TY Pts after $500 in 3 Months.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #71 on: December 19, 2010, 05:05:41 PM »
i call amex 4 times abut my fee and the manager would not budge so i was forced to close my card 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2010, 11:04:49 AM »
just called amex about my business spg card after 30 min on hold i got 5k star points and 20 dollar credit bear in mind i have a 10k limit on the card and am all ways using it and paying it off

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #73 on: December 23, 2010, 12:19:42 PM »
just called citi aa. got the card 4 months ago. they offered 3000 points and 750 points every billing cycle that I make 15 purchases. I hope the cashier in target won't mind ringing up each item seperartely

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #74 on: December 23, 2010, 12:29:17 PM »
to pay your cell phone bill online is prob. easier