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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
  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
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5790 on: August 11, 2017, 01:21:51 PM »
Was offered for Citi  Prestige either 1 extra ppd up to 50k bonus points or $50 statement credit for spending $1500 a month for 7 billing cycles. Are either of the offers worth it?
Both sound lousy to me. Definitely not worth keeping open for either of those

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5791 on: August 11, 2017, 01:27:29 PM »
Both sound lousy to me. Definitely not worth keeping open for either of those
I agree. I just felt bad that the rep was so enthusiastic I told him I had to think about it. Hopefully when I call back the offers won't be there anymore

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5792 on: August 11, 2017, 03:20:01 PM »
Was offered for Citi  Prestige either 1 extra ppd up to 50k bonus points or $50 statement credit for spending $1500 a month for 7 billing cycles. Are either of the offers worth it?
is that a 350 dollar statement credit total? Or just 50

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5793 on: August 11, 2017, 04:31:32 PM »
is that a 350 dollar statement credit total? Or just 50
7 $50 statement credits total $350

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5794 on: August 11, 2017, 04:37:02 PM »
7 $50 statement credits total $350
i would definitely take that. You also get a $250 travel credit. So effectively they are paying you $150 to keep the card open

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5795 on: August 11, 2017, 04:42:29 PM »
i would definitely take that. You also get a $250 travel credit. So effectively they are paying you $150 to keep the card open
$150 - the (opportunity) cost of $1500x7 in spend
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5796 on: August 11, 2017, 04:44:46 PM »
$150 - the (opportunity) cost of $1500x7 in spend
+1 that's over 10k for $150

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5797 on: August 13, 2017, 08:55:10 AM »
7 $50 statement credits total $350
Didn't realize that, thought it was $50 total Not a terrible offer in that case.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5798 on: August 13, 2017, 08:58:31 AM »
+1 that's over 10k for $150
yes well this is a great card to have. It shouldn't be that hard to do an extra 1500 ms a month for 7 months. Again for me I would do it as I value this card. But if you have no use for it then just cancel it.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5799 on: August 13, 2017, 09:56:09 AM »
yes well this is a great card to have. It shouldn't be that hard to do an extra 1500 ms a month for 7 months. Again for me I would do it as I value this card. But if you have no use for it then just cancel it.
I have  a CSR already...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5800 on: August 13, 2017, 10:51:17 AM »
I have  a CSR already...
this card is good for 4th night free on paid stays

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5801 on: August 15, 2017, 02:25:58 PM »
Is Starwood down gradable to any other card? Can Amex lines of credit be transferred to other cards?

Do I need to have a Starwood card open for the 5K transfer-to-airlines bonus?

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« Reply #5802 on: August 15, 2017, 02:28:40 PM »
Is Starwood down gradable to any other card? Can Amex lines of credit be transferred to other cards?

Do I need to have a Starwood card open for the 5K transfer-to-airlines bonus?
no yes no

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5803 on: August 15, 2017, 06:18:36 PM »
1. Is Starwood down gradable to any other card?
2. Can Amex lines of credit be transferred to other cards?
3. Do I need to have a Starwood card open for the 5K transfer-to-airlines bonus?
1. no
2. yes
3. no

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5804 on: August 16, 2017, 01:17:53 PM »
7 $50 statement credits total $350

my annual fee is due in a couple days, this is exactly the offer i'm hoping to get. plastiq it for rent and it'll like buying TY points at a discount.