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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 #6135 on: April 11, 2018, 01:13:18 PM »
Spg $50.
Citi advantage (MasterCard) nothing.
Citi advantage (amex) first time in 5 years they wouldn't give me anything.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6136 on: April 12, 2018, 03:08:14 PM »
IB $50.00 statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6137 on: April 13, 2018, 01:00:12 PM »
Citi Premier - $50 statement credit after 5 transactions of $10 each.
Citi AA - Nothing.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6138 on: April 18, 2018, 10:07:17 PM »
but I don’t want to risk having to pay the annual fee and not get any offer
worst case scenario, would it be prorated and it would be only a few bucks?! or is that the old days?
i waited a month or so and got 7k for 1k spend on spg

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6139 on: April 18, 2018, 10:08:17 PM »
I called as well an they told me offers populate every 13 months since the last accepted offer
if true its great to keep in mind

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6140 on: April 18, 2018, 10:10:01 PM »
Curios to know what you guys mention when asking for a retention bonus?
   Mention anything about shutting the card?
   Mention how the annual fee is not worth the value of the card?
  Or just ask for a retention offer?
i've tried all, but i find if you say you want to close card it gets you the farthest

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6141 on: April 20, 2018, 01:05:25 PM »
Business Platinum - Fee waived

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6142 on: April 20, 2018, 03:15:46 PM »
Business Platinum - Fee waived
Cool. Spend? Age of account?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6143 on: Yesterday at 09:08:15 AM »
Any recent dps on Chase Marriott Biz offers?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6144 on: Yesterday at 09:20:47 AM »
Called for my Amex prg. Rep said to call back in May since I got my last retention offer last April.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6145 on: Yesterday at 10:49:12 AM »
first time calling,
Amex Preferred was offer :
- 2kMR upfront and after spent 2k$ in 90days  another 3k MR
- $1k spend receive $50

i took the first offer ..

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6146 on: Yesterday at 10:58:44 AM »
Called for my Amex prg. Rep said to call back in May since I got my last retention offer last April.
Yeah, I keep on getting that. But it seems that they are right, as so far I did get the offer when I called back later.