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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 #6210 on: May 15, 2018, 06:01:23 PM »
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Account open 2 years now. After 1st year I got an offer for something like $100 statement credit. Now, after 2nd year, no such luck. I tried phone number on the card and also number from the wiki.
Any ideas?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6211 on: May 16, 2018, 09:01:47 AM »
Amex APG personal
Account open 2 years now. After 1st year I got an offer for something like $100 statement credit. Now, after 2nd year, no such luck. I tried phone number on the card and also number from the wiki.
Any ideas?
people have reported success 13 months from their previous offer

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6212 on: May 16, 2018, 09:04:23 AM »
people have reported success 13 months from their previous offer

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6213 on: May 16, 2018, 09:49:58 AM »
people have reported success 13 months from their previous offer
So that means that there is a restriction on offering retention bonuses more frequently than once in 13 months? Is it worth the risk of getting stuck with a non-prorated AF?