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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
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
  •  IC
     Retention: $50 SC
  • 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

Seems to be clearly spend related while also no rhyme or reason to who gets offers

 • Business gold:5k-15k/$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
 • SPG personal: 7k for 1k spend in 3 months.
 • SPG business: 10k no spend.
 • 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)/up to 50k/$150 SC for 1k spend.
 • Business Platinum: 10k no spend/20k for 10k spend/30k no spend +50k for 40k spend

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 #6000 on: February 11, 2018, 07:56:33 PM »
I've tried 2 times so far but having no luck on my personal Amex platinum? Any keywords to trigger a spending bonus? The guy (Edgar) kept checking my account but said there are no offers available (and that I got one in 2017)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6001 on: February 13, 2018, 12:03:28 AM »
I've tried 2 times so far but having no luck on my personal Amex platinum? Any keywords to trigger a spending bonus? The guy (Edgar) kept checking my account but said there are no offers available (and that I got one in 2017)
Did you get one in 2017? 
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6002 on: February 13, 2018, 08:47:54 PM »
Did you get one in 2017?

Yes I did. Hasn’t stopped me before though

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6003 on: February 14, 2018, 05:38:45 PM »
Called BP today, 1st anniversary, was offered 20k. 5k upfront and 15k after 10k spend. Put ~$50k on the card last year. A friend was offered the same a few weeks back as well.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6004 on: February 14, 2018, 05:55:44 PM »
Called BP today, 1st anniversary, was offered 20k. 5k upfront and 15k after 10k spend. Put ~$50k on the card last year. A friend was offered the same a few weeks back as well.
That's actually pretty good based on recent offers.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6005 on: February 15, 2018, 04:34:04 PM »
Hi im going to be trying to get a retention bonus for my first time i am just wondering is it better for me to pay the annual fee first then call ? and also has anyone gotten a retention bonus on the delta gold card since they came out with the new no annual fee delta card

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6006 on: February 18, 2018, 04:31:58 PM »
Hi im going to be trying to get a retention bonus for my first time i am just wondering is it better for me to pay the annual fee first then call ? and also has anyone gotten a retention bonus on the delta gold card since they came out with the new no annual fee delta card
call before you pay, explaining that you're still deciding if it's worth paying.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6007 on: February 19, 2018, 01:57:59 PM »
call before you pay, explaining that you're still deciding if it's worth paying.
i tried that on the delta gold card so they said downgrade it to the delta blue card if your not sure so now i payed the annual fee and im gonna try again with a diff approach

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6008 on: February 19, 2018, 05:07:20 PM »
has anyone had any luck lately with the delta gold card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6009 on: February 20, 2018, 01:49:05 AM »
Called BP today, 1st anniversary, was offered 20k. 5k upfront and 15k after 10k spend. Put ~$50k on the card last year. A friend was offered the same a few weeks back as well.

That’s pretty good! My AF hitting in 1 month. I hope I will get a decent offer.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6010 on: February 20, 2018, 07:01:52 AM »
Called BP today, 1st anniversary, was offered 20k. 5k upfront and 15k after 10k spend. Put ~$50k on the card last year. A friend was offered the same a few weeks back as well.
What's BP?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6011 on: February 20, 2018, 07:31:00 AM »
That’s pretty good! My AF hitting in 1 month. I hope I will get a decent offer.
Good luck!
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6012 on: February 20, 2018, 07:53:25 PM »
That’s pretty good! My AF hitting in 1 month. I hope I will get a decent offer.
Same here 😜

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6013 on: February 22, 2018, 10:23:34 PM »
Got full fee waived on BP

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6014 on: February 22, 2018, 11:38:03 PM »
Got full fee waived on BP
How long have you had it? How much did you put on it?