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Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 12, 2010, 04:15:23 PM
Bonuses that I got today for keeping cards open after an annual fee:
Starwood AMEX consumer: 3,000 points.
Diners Club: Waived $95 annual fee, 10,000 points.

Post your own experiences!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MOSES on January 12, 2010, 08:59:49 PM
What do you mean?? you payed the annual fee for the starwood card and then got a 3,000 point bonus???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 12, 2010, 10:26:59 PM
What do you mean?? you payed the annual fee for the starwood card and then got a 3,000 point bonus???
Well yes, but I threatened not to pay.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on January 12, 2010, 10:50:21 PM
Well yes, but I threatened not to pay.

So you threaten to cancel and then they offered you bonus miles if you don't?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moish on January 13, 2010, 02:40:04 AM
how do you apply for diners club?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MOSES on January 13, 2010, 05:37:11 AM
So 3,000 starpoints is worth 45.00??? 3000 starwood points ≥ 45.00  (0.015 each)
ok. Gotchya...
(or you would have kept the card open anyways.... because you needed it for other reasons like the additional warranty it gives you on purchases....)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2010, 10:35:33 AM
how do you apply for diners club?
You can't right now.

So 3,000 starpoints is worth 45.00??? 3000 starwood points ≥ 45.00  (0.015 each)
ok. Gotchya...
(or you would have kept the card open anyways.... because you needed it for other reasons like the additional warranty it gives you on purchases....)
It's worth at least $60 to me, so I was pleased.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: deals on January 13, 2010, 10:41:50 AM
dan how did you do it i even spoke to the suppervisor he said he can only give me max 1000 points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2010, 11:34:14 AM
dan how did you do it i even spoke to the suppervisor he said he can only give me max 1000 points
Try calling back!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MOSES on January 13, 2010, 11:50:04 AM
Try calling back!
do you play stupid or tough??
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ralph on January 13, 2010, 12:05:13 PM
They just gave me 40$ credit on my amex statement for keeping my starwood amex open :)
so annual fee for starwood 2nd year $5 bucks!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2010, 12:37:21 PM
They just gave me 40$ credit on my amex statement for keeping my starwood amex open :)
so annual fee for starwood 2nd year $5 bucks!!
Nicely done!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MOSES on January 13, 2010, 02:04:21 PM
They just gave me 40$ credit on my amex statement for keeping my starwood amex open :)
so annual fee for starwood 2nd year $5 bucks!!
nice!
What did you tell them? when i threatened to cancel they said, "sure, no problem"...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2010, 02:18:46 PM
nice!
What did you tell them? when i threatened to cancel they said, "sure, no problem"...
Lol.
I'll bet AMEX has some kind of system in place (Like I know Sprint has) about how much value each customer is worth and how far to go to retain them.
But then again I do encounter reps who are unwilling to play ball. As is true with CS reps in every industry if you don't like the answer you got just keep on trying...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MOSES on January 13, 2010, 02:26:07 PM
Lol.
I'll bet AMEX has some kind of system in place (Like I know Sprint has) about how much value each customer is worth and how far to go to retain them.
But then again I do encounter reps who are unwilling to play ball. As is true with CS reps in every industry if you don't like the answer you got just keep on trying...
Wow. deos aa also have one of those????... Sometimes they wont send me a postcard in the mail without charging.... lol and I used to be a platinum member...
What other companies do you know that have a system like that?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2010, 02:27:57 PM
What other companies do you know that have a system like that?
Any smart ones ought to.

Back on topic, the Citi AA card is also very easy to get retention offers on.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: deals on January 13, 2010, 02:46:58 PM
citi aa just waived my annual fee for the second year (first free)
i just called and told them i want to close the account
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2010, 02:49:05 PM
citi aa just waived my annual fee for the second year (first free)
i just called and told them i want to close the account
This is how it's done!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MOSES on January 13, 2010, 04:27:17 PM
This is how it's done!
for some reason they are happy to close mine! ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 14, 2010, 12:49:16 AM
Bonuses that I got today for keeping cards open after an annual fee:
Starwood AMEX consumer: 3,000 points.
Diners Club: Waived $95 annual fee, 10,000 points.

Post your own experiences!
My 3,000 Starpoints have already posted to my account!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 28, 2010, 11:20:27 AM
So i called to cancel one of my two personal starwood cards and she looks at my account and says, "Sure i can cancel that for you."
I said, "Just like that??" To which she replied, "well you have two of them...if you only had one i would have kicked and screamed, but i know you still have the other one..."

I kinda expected that to happen, but figured id give it a try. I have to call to cancel my wife's personal and business cards as well, due to the annual fees and will report back if i can get some points out of them to keep us.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 11:30:40 AM
So i called to cancel one of my two personal starwood cards and she looks at my account and says, "Sure i can cancel that for you."
I said, "Just like that??" To which she replied, "well you have two of them...if you only had one i would have kicked and screamed, but i know you still have the other one..."

I kinda expected that to happen, but figured id give it a try. I have to call to cancel my wife's personal and business cards as well, due to the annual fees and will report back if i can get some points out of them to keep us.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 28, 2010, 11:38:37 AM
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...

I know, but i wasnt going to fight on my second personal card as i dont mind getting rid of it...im not sure how they even approved me for a second personal starwood card if i still had the first one.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 11:39:18 AM
I know, but i wasnt going to fight on my second personal card as i dont mind getting rid of it...im not sure how they even approved me for a second personal starwood card if i still had the first one.
Sometimes you can get a 2nd, sometimes you can't
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MOSES on January 28, 2010, 07:00:43 PM
Did you get a bonus on the second one????
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2010, 07:34:38 PM
Did you get a bonus on the second one????
I have.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 28, 2010, 07:54:29 PM
Dan,

Did you get the points for keeping a personal card ? or a business card?

I just called to cancel a business card and they offered me a $25 credit on the account...i asked for points instead and he said that hes not authorized to give out points for anything. He said they have asked many times to be able to offer points...
Could it be that the business card department is unable to award points as a retention bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MOSES on January 29, 2010, 09:15:08 AM
I have.
Dan,
In  another thread on this forum you wrote that the only way you have churned the starwood is by closing and reopening it. Now you are saying that you had two open at the same time??!!??
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 29, 2010, 10:08:45 AM
Dan,
In  another thread on this forum you wrote that the only way you have churned the starwood is by closing and reopening it. Now you are saying that you had two open at the same time??!!??
A few years ago I was able to get 2 cards at once by a fluke.  My internet connection went down in middle ot the app and somehow I got 2 cards.

I've tried that since then and have never been successful, the 2nd app has always gotten cancelled.

Like with all credit card churning...YMMV.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: deals on January 29, 2010, 12:43:56 PM
could you churn the 2 card (not account) in to 1 card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 01, 2010, 09:49:12 PM
Has anyone been able to get points awarded as a retention on the SPG business card?

I called 3 times already and wach time was told they dont have the ability to issue points. All three times, i was offered a $25 credit on the card. I have no use for that as we dont use that card anyways and i'd be paying $20 for an annual fee on a card i dont use.

On a separate note, i got 2000 points credit on a personal card and i didn't even try for more as they mentioned they could only do 2000 due to the the 5000 goodwill adjustment i got last week for something else.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: marchosch on February 24, 2010, 01:47:55 PM
I have a amex green card with my first year renewal payment coming up next month. My credit is shot because of my mortgage mods and I need this card for the high charge limit. Any suggestions on how to get them to waive the fee for next year or if its even possible?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2010, 01:57:00 PM
Has anyone been able to get points awarded as a retention on the SPG business card?

I called 3 times already and wach time was told they dont have the ability to issue points. All three times, i was offered a $25 credit on the card. I have no use for that as we dont use that card anyways and i'd be paying $20 for an annual fee on a card i dont use.

On a separate note, i got 2000 points credit on a personal card and i didn't even try for more as they mentioned they could only do 2000 due to the the 5000 goodwill adjustment i got last week for something else.
$25 credit is pretty good. Do you nevr shop at any of the places with OPEN rebates?

I have a amex green card with my first year renewal payment coming up next month. My credit is shot because of my mortgage mods and I need this card for the high charge limit. Any suggestions on how to get them to waive the fee for next year or if its even possible?

Just call them up once the annual fee hits and try to negotiate a lower fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: kayef on February 24, 2010, 11:14:11 PM
Do you need to "threaten" to cancel in order to get bonuses or can you just ask them to downgrade to a card without an annual fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on February 25, 2010, 12:24:41 AM
Do you need to "threaten" to cancel in order to get bonuses or can you just ask them to downgrade to a card without an annual fee?
you can just downgrade (but then you might not get the retention bonus ;-) )
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 26, 2010, 10:34:32 AM
$25 credit is pretty good. Do you nevr shop at any of the places with OPEN rebates?


Almost never (that i know of). Besides, we plan to just sign up again 30 days later.

Which rebates do you use from OPEN?
Title: Just got the Citi AA Annual Fee Waived on 2 Cards (Mastercard & Amex)
Post by: Mendel on June 15, 2010, 02:30:17 PM

My free year just finished, and they no longer consolidate or switch cards, so I spoke to the retention department, and was given an offer of making 5 charges in the next 3 months, and getting an $85 statement credit.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on June 15, 2010, 04:03:19 PM
I once called to cancel AA (for the third time in one year, I think) and they always offered miles. That time it was like 12:00 AM so the guy in India says one minute while I transfer you to that dep. A minute later he gets back on and says, that department is closed but I got authorization to close the account. I just hung up. Next thing I know, there is a fraud alert on my card. I called another time by DAY to remove that, hung up; called back right away and asked to cancel, got tranferred to retention, and VOILA 3000 miles! I finally cancelled last week when I was told that they can't offer me anymore miles (and my year was almost up, plus I wanted to close some accounts to prepare for my next app for the visa, as I had 2 MCs)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Chaikel on June 16, 2010, 01:52:15 PM
Chase seems to hate my guts. They once gave me a bad routing number for my checking account. I got a $40 returned payment fee, then they raised my APR to about 35% and they cut the limit on all 4 of my chase cards by over 75%.

I called to threaten to cancel the card in question (Sony, got a few hundred bucks for signing up, but the points aren't that great) and the woman didn't even blink - just canceled it before I could blink.

I just called about my Sapphire preferred, and they actually asked why, but didn't offer anything.

My credit is over 750, I recently asked for an increase on one of my cards (they had lowered it from ~$9k to $1700) and it was denied. I guess they just have notes on their files who they like and who not. It's no big loss, Citi AA just accepted me my $15.5k so I guess they'll be getting my visa/mc business now.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yare on June 16, 2010, 02:00:01 PM
i find that citi doesnt offer than one retention bonus per year anymore... used to call in every month, but now after once they claim they cant offer anything.   maybe after paying the annual fee theyll offer you again... i never wait that long to find out
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Chaikel on June 16, 2010, 02:55:51 PM
Just got an email from USair. Built in retention bonus  ;) 10k miles every year on you application "anniversary"
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on June 16, 2010, 03:41:36 PM
With citi I was previously offered miles to keep open. Now I got the Annual fee waived for another year on several cards. Whats funny is I didn't have any spending on those cards but they still seemed desperate to keep me...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2010, 02:00:51 PM
I just got 2,500 points from Diners Club for keeping my account open.
Just decided to call their retentions department out of the blue at 800-753-5577 and they offered that right away!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on August 06, 2010, 04:06:15 PM
My free year just finished, and they no longer consolidate or switch cards, so I spoke to the retention department, and was given an offer of making 5 charges in the next 3 months, and getting an $85 statement credit.

That's a great offer.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: balderdash on August 07, 2010, 10:11:53 AM
My record:
5/2009: PremierPass Elite 2 bonus TYPs/$ [this equates to 6 TYP/$ with the airline pt matching] for 6 months
11/2009: Called again for the promo,they said no
3/2010: Got the same promo again for 6 months
Yesterday: Cancelled an AA amex, nada
Yesterday 5 minutes later: Called to cancel an AA MC, gave me 5K miles to think it over. It's either random or perhaps I spent a bit more on my MC...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on August 09, 2010, 03:48:52 PM
Thanks so much Dan for the idea never knew that it can work with AMEX.
I Just called and the rep. said there is nothing he can do I asked to speak to his supervisor she also did nothing, called back a second time my luck got the same guy I asked him some stupid question and hung up, called back couple of hours later and the rep. finally offered me 3000 points, then he noticed all the notes on my account and that the previous supervisor did not ok it but he said that he transferred the points already so to late! Nice and thanks again   
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on August 09, 2010, 04:56:37 PM
Thanks so much Dan for the idea never knew that it can work with AMEX.
I Just called and the rep. said there is nothing he can do I asked to speak to his supervisor she also did nothing, called back a second time my luck got the same guy I asked him some stupid question and hung up, called back couple of hours later and the rep. finally offered me 3000 points, then he noticed all the notes on my account and that the previous supervisor did not ok it but he said that he transferred the points already so to late! Nice and thanks again   
Well played, congrats!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: regalhome on August 09, 2010, 09:24:45 PM
I called up about my citi AA today, they offered me $85.00 credit if i make 5 transactions within the next 4 months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on August 09, 2010, 11:04:39 PM
Anyone ever succeed in getting something out of Chase for the Continental world card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on August 09, 2010, 11:10:55 PM
Anyone ever succeed in getting something out of Chase for the Continental world card?
I've gotten it for free in the past.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on August 11, 2010, 07:59:34 PM
Just got off the phone with Citi for my AA and they first offered double miles for six months (cuz I told them than I can get better bonuses from others) I asked for a mileage bonus and got 5000!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on August 11, 2010, 09:22:05 PM
Just got off the phone with Citi for my AA and they first offered double miles for six months (cuz I told them than I can get better bonuses from others) I asked for a mileage bonus and got 5000!

Nice! How long did you have this card and have you been using the card at all?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on August 11, 2010, 10:18:02 PM
I have it for almost a year, sometimes use it. I'll post back later a better pictureof usage.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on August 12, 2010, 12:47:43 PM
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?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: deals on August 12, 2010, 12:52:29 PM
Anybody have any expierience with the amex delta card? Did any one suceed 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?


dont you know how to press the redial ? just call back
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on August 12, 2010, 01:01:40 PM
Thanks, But read my post, I asked If anyone had any experience & what did they get. :o
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jong on August 12, 2010, 01:49:39 PM
Anybody have any expierience with the amex delta card? Did any one suceed 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?

Back in June, i got 3,000 bonus miles - didn't even need to talk to supervisor...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on August 12, 2010, 02:28:17 PM
Im talking specifically about the Amex Delta "Gold"card.
I already called a few times and even spoke to supervisor and being very nice telling them im a loyal customer since 2005 but nothing seems to work.
Since it has different benefits it seems they arent giving any bonuses or willing to waive the $95 yearly fee
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on August 12, 2010, 02:57:03 PM
Nice! How long did you have this card and have you been using the card at all?
I have it for almost a year (11 months and change) and I've put approx. 3300 on it (with 2500 of those being from Discover teen card :D)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jong on August 12, 2010, 05:25:05 PM
Im talking specifically about the Amex Delta "Gold"card.
I already called a few times and even spoke to supervisor and being very nice telling them im a loyal customer since 2005 but nothing seems to work.
Since it has different benefits it seems they arent giving any bonuses or willing to waive the $95 yearly fee

I was talking about Amex Gold, I called in and they gave me bonus 3,000 miles
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay 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?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Monsey 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
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mikeoracle 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.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma 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!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma 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
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: zalman123 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
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: airfly 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?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Monsey 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 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan 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!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben 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.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bhphotoman 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 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bhphotoman 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
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: tripper 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
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: regalhome on December 23, 2010, 12:29:17 PM
to pay your cell phone bill online is prob. easier
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 23, 2010, 12:36:58 PM
to pay your cell phone bill online is prob. easier

In 15 payments lol
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: regalhome on December 23, 2010, 12:52:10 PM
In 15 payments lol
than asking the cashier @ target to ring him 15 times, i think so.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on December 23, 2010, 12:57:37 PM
5K SPG retention bonus points posted along with the points from the current statement.
Gotta love AMEX!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 23, 2010, 05:29:00 PM
5K SPG retention bonus points posted along with the points from the current statement.
Gotta love AMEX!

How much do you spend annually on this card?

I called and got declined. Is it like Sprint where YMMV and it's worth calling multiple times?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on December 23, 2010, 07:33:53 PM
How much do you spend annually on this card?

I called and got declined. Is it like Sprint where YMMV and it's worth calling multiple times?
Always worth trying a few more times, but it is based on spending.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 23, 2010, 07:38:09 PM
Always worth trying a few more times, but it is based on spending.

I figured as much, that's why I asked:

How much do you spend annually on this card?

Please answer my question (unless it's a secret).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: HSS on December 24, 2010, 12:24:06 AM
5K SPG retention bonus points posted along with the points from the current statement.
Gotta love AMEX!

Dan-
When you called AMEX CS did you say "cancel a card" and speak with the cancellation department? or did you speak to the regular customer service?
I have tried both so far with no luck.  The cancellation department said that sometimes when you submit the cancellation request then it is sent to a different department that offers retention bonuses, but there is no guarantee, and sometimes it will just get canceled immediately.

What do you recommend?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Q274 on December 24, 2010, 06:38:58 AM
I recently called to close two aa citi cards first one they said ok we will waive the fee (bec I am such a loyal spender-i spent 750 in 1 month:-)) the second the lady gave me 3000 miles, I said thanx but I will call back tom to cancel she said that's fine as long as our phone call ends and you still have open card u get the miles, so I did that and got 3000 miles for closing my card, gotta love the system :-)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bhphotoman on December 24, 2010, 10:22:28 AM
i spend a lot more then enof on the card to make them want to keep i use my card for my business so i can easily spend 10k a month and i pay it back right away it took a while for amex to give me what they did i had to call back 3 times and speak to multi supervisors 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on December 25, 2010, 07:21:56 AM
I said thanx but I will call back tom to cancel she said that's fine as long as our phone call ends and you still have open card u get the miles, so I did that and got 3000 miles for closing my card, gotta love the system :-)
Sounds like the guy who told a Chase branch near me that he was opening and closing accounts every year just for miles and now that branch checks to see if you are a churner before opening an account for you. 
 ::)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 25, 2010, 06:54:38 PM
Sounds like the guy who told a Chase branch near me that he was opening and closing accounts every year just for miles and now that branch checks to see if you are a churner before opening an account for you. 
 ::)


+1000
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Q274 on December 25, 2010, 06:59:05 PM
Never had that issue I've never been turned down for a credit card and I churn somewhat often
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: deals on December 25, 2010, 07:44:16 PM
Never had that issue I've never been turned down for a credit card and I churn somewhat often

Sjok lachocme stika
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on December 25, 2010, 07:45:49 PM
Never had that issue I've never been turned down for a credit card and I churn somewhat often
It's not about you having that issue.  It's about you and your careless remarks killing the deal for everyone else.  You know supervisors do listen in on calls very often.
Don't make me regret making posts like this one...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bhphotoman on December 26, 2010, 03:50:12 PM
i dont churn i just did feel it was worth 65 a yr is all
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Q274 on December 28, 2010, 12:28:40 AM
Sounds like the guy who told a Chase branch near me that he was opening and closing accounts every year just for miles and now that branch checks to see if you are a churner before opening an account for you. 
 ::)


Just to clarify, I never cancel my credit card without a legit excuse (need more miles isn't legit in my books) so I don't see how it can cause an issue but you obviously know better
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on December 28, 2010, 06:16:11 AM
Just to clarify, I never cancel my credit card without a legit excuse (need more miles isn't legit in my books) so I don't see how it can cause an issue but you obviously know better
Why would you tell a rep that you'll take the miles and call back tomorrow to cancel?  Was it not good enough for you take the miles and not say a word?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Q274 on December 28, 2010, 06:28:05 AM
I thought perhaps it would be stealing if I did that wanted to make sure it wasn't. Now I know and I don't say anything (happened to me again last night)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on December 28, 2010, 09:56:44 AM
At worst you should have asked or said I will think about it but I might still close it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on December 30, 2010, 09:19:51 PM
Just called AMEX about my SPG  card and they were only willing to give me 200 starpoints to keep it open. (granted, i only spent about 10,000 on it this year, but should i try tomorrow and see if i can get more? or am i being unrealistic?)
Also i called my chase united card and they are giving me 1000 miles to keep it open :) I'm pretty happy about that
and i  called my citi aadvantage and they said they would give me a statement credit of 25 dollars which im happy about since i still have like six months until i get charged a fee anyhow and can cancel before then... (didnt tell them that though)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on January 01, 2011, 03:35:27 PM
Just called AMEX about my SPG  card and they were only willing to give me 200 starpoints to keep it open. (granted, i only spent about 10,000 on it this year, but should i try tomorrow and see if i can get more? or am i being unrealistic?)
Also i called my chase united card and they are giving me 1000 miles to keep it open :) I'm pretty happy about that
and i  called my citi aadvantage and they said they would give me a statement credit of 25 dollars which im happy about since i still have like six months until i get charged a fee anyhow and can cancel before then... (didnt tell them that though)
In regards to your Starwood amex I had the same issue when I tried to cancel they only offered me 200 pts. I called back a couple of times till a Rep. gave me 3000 pts.   
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MLM on January 01, 2011, 06:27:02 PM
I called to cancel AMEX PLAT last year they gave me 32,500 MR points!!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moish on January 01, 2011, 06:35:39 PM
thats pretty awesome
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 01, 2011, 07:00:35 PM
how much did u spend on the card before u called to cancel?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 01, 2011, 07:05:30 PM
how much did u spend on the card before u called to cancel?

+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on January 02, 2011, 01:38:17 PM
In regards to your Starwood amex I had the same issue when I tried to cancel they only offered me 200 pts. I called back a couple of times till a Rep. gave me 3000 pts.   
awesome so I guess it can't hurt to try again. Did you spend a lot on it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on January 02, 2011, 01:53:12 PM
awesome so I guess it can't hurt to try again. Did you spend a lot on it?
No, My year end summary was $5,286.74
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on January 02, 2011, 03:45:01 PM
No, My year end summary was $5,286.74
k thanks I'm for sure gonna try again and post what happens
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on January 03, 2011, 05:58:00 AM
Did anyone get a retention bonus for the Platinum Amex recently? What was it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jstern on January 03, 2011, 10:22:01 AM
what reasons do you give for wanting to close a card if it's relly just to get retention points or to be able to reapply for the card for bonus purposes?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 05, 2011, 04:35:01 AM
5K SPG retention bonus points posted along with the points from the current statement.
Gotta love AMEX!
+5000 SPG AX - GOODWILL FROM AX
+1000 SPG AX NEW MBR SPEND BONUS-CSR

Go figure?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on January 10, 2011, 08:50:29 PM
S
+5000 SPG AX - GOODWILL FROM AX
+1000 SPG AX NEW MBR SPEND BONUS-CSR

Go figure?
WOW!!

I just called AMEX and said i didn't want to pay the yearly fee, and instead of offering me starpoints (or even giving me a chance to ask) the CSR said she would be glad to downgrade me to a fee free amex.
After talking some more, i told her that i recommended this card to a someone and she said that she'll give me 3000 goodwill points for that (i believe i am also receiving 5000 points because the person applied through the link i sent her....)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on January 12, 2011, 03:54:46 PM
i got 5000 point for AMEX platinum
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: isac on January 12, 2011, 06:01:12 PM
I have a citi advantage AA for years and never pay an annual fee.
When you threaten to cancel they transfer you to someone specialized in trying to keep customers.
They make different offers but i don't settle till full annual fee credit, although sometimes i need to commit to 5 purchases or something like that.

I have found that amex spg will never fully credit, only give points. Did anyone have diff. experience w/ amex spg?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 12, 2011, 06:16:14 PM
I have a citi advantage AA for years and never pay an annual fee.
When you threaten to cancel they transfer you to someone specialized in trying to keep customers.
They make different offers but i don't settle till full annual fee credit, although sometimes i need to commit to 5 purchases or something like that.

I have found that amex spg will never fully credit, only give points. Did anyone have diff. experience w/ amex spg?
3,000 or more points (6,000 in my case this time)is worth more than the annual fee, so no big deal to me.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: andrew on January 12, 2011, 06:18:42 PM
i got 5000 point for AMEX platinum
did you have to speak to a supervisor or did the regular agent offer you that, what did you say when they asked you why your canceling?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yid on January 12, 2011, 08:18:14 PM
I got only 1500 spg :(. the rep told me the supervisor first said 1000 and he got him up 500. anyone know long after a renewal fee hits for the starwood amex that i have to close the account and not pay it or get it refunded?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on January 12, 2011, 09:00:08 PM
did you have to speak to a supervisor or did the regular agent offer you that, what did you say when they asked you why your canceling?
i didn't ask to cancel just ask to get some think for my anniversary
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: andrew on January 13, 2011, 05:29:59 AM
i didn't ask to cancel just ask to get some think for my anniversary
your not referring to an anniversary of the amex platinum 50,000 are you?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on January 13, 2011, 09:45:41 PM
your not referring to an anniversary of the amex platinum 50,000 are you?
yes im
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on January 14, 2011, 02:01:03 PM
Dan, do you have one AMEX card that you always keep open for the warranty protections etc, and which one?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 14, 2011, 02:09:08 PM
Dan, do you have one AMEX card that you always keep open for the warranty protections etc, and which one?

Let me guess, an SPG personal, since it can't be churned.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on January 14, 2011, 03:54:35 PM
Let me guess, an SPG personal, since it can't be churned.
I didn't know it cant be churned
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on January 14, 2011, 04:04:39 PM
Let me guess, an SPG personal, since it can't be churned.
and also since, as the best spending card, the warrantied item was probably bought on it
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 14, 2011, 04:27:04 PM
I didn't know it cant be churned

Officially not, YMMV.

and also since, as the best spending card, the warrantied item was probably bought on it

+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on January 14, 2011, 04:45:21 PM
Let me guess, an SPG personal, since it can't be churned.

I recall Dan recently saying that before his last churn of the SP AMEX, his other SPG cards were already closed. I didn't catch anything about personal or biz. Perhaps Dan himself can fill us in.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: andrew on January 15, 2011, 05:47:32 PM
yes im
that deal has only been out for a short while, no where near an anniversary??
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on January 16, 2011, 10:45:15 AM
that deal has only been out for a short while, no where near an anniversary??
i got a personal offer for 50k for a gold then i got an offer to upgrade to platinum for 20k points and now its already year
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Eli on January 16, 2011, 01:20:04 PM
I recently cancelled my AMEX gold card for two reasons...I had signed up for a new one and received the sign-up bonus, and the yearly fee was due. They didn't offer me anything...they just shut it down.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MnM1130 on January 16, 2011, 05:35:29 PM
I recently cancelled my AMEX gold card for two reasons...I had signed up for a new one and received the sign-up bonus, and the yearly fee was due. They didn't offer me anything...they just shut it down.
same here.. didnt even blink an eye.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 16, 2011, 05:58:05 PM
Just closed an spg biz. closed without blinking an eye.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yid on January 16, 2011, 06:53:11 PM
I recently cancelled my AMEX gold card for two reasons...I had signed up for a new one and received the sign-up bonus, and the yearly fee was due. They didn't offer me anything...they just shut it down.
you received a new sign up bonus even though you hadn't yet closed the existing card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 16, 2011, 07:46:55 PM
I recently cancelled my AMEX gold card for two reasons...I had signed up for a new one and received the sign-up bonus, and the yearly fee was due. They didn't offer me anything...they just shut it down.
They didn't offer me anything either, you need to pretend to be offended and ask what they can do to keep your business.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MnM1130 on January 17, 2011, 05:22:04 AM
you received a new sign up bonus even though you hadn't yet closed the existing card?
i did that.. and i got my bonuses...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on January 17, 2011, 04:35:53 PM
Let me guess, an SPG personal, since it can't be churned.
what means since it can't be churned
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2011, 04:38:15 PM
what means since it can't be churned

It means that (officially) you can't get the signup bonus twice.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MnM1130 on January 24, 2011, 05:15:19 AM
i called up amex to cancel my starwood business card- and told them i love this card, but i see im being charged a yearly fee now, right now i cant pay that amount, is there anything they can do to help, and the guy says yes sure- i can downgrade your card to a free card. so i said and they have the benefits of starwood card? so he said no.. i cant offer you anything cus there are many cards that dont have an annual fee.. i said ok thanks.. i guess ill call up a bit later to cancel my card cus i cant do it right now i just need to sort things out first on it. and he says, well ma'am if you want i can cancel that for you right now, no need to wait. i said oh thanks sir, ill call back. ok.. seems this will be harder than i thought!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MnM1130 on January 24, 2011, 05:24:24 AM
i called up amex to cancel my starwood business card- and told them i love this card, but i see im being charged a yearly fee now, right now i cant pay that amount, is there anything they can do to help, and the guy says yes sure- i can downgrade your card to a free card. so i said and they have the benefits of starwood card? so he said no.. i cant offer you anything cus there are many cards that dont have an annual fee.. i said ok thanks.. i guess ill call up a bit later to cancel my card cus i cant do it right now i just need to sort things out first on it. and he says, well ma'am if you want i can cancel that for you right now, no need to wait. i said oh thanks sir, ill call back. ok.. seems this will be harder than i thought!
called up again 5 mnts later- and the guy this time was very positive in helping me receive points, but he came back on the line and said there was nothing he can do.. bla bla bla... so i guess ill be calling back again! i think also i gotta call a bit later when more offices are open... cus the membership desk isnt open yet. hope ill hear good news.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 24, 2011, 05:25:37 AM
called up again 5 mnts later- and the guy this time was very positive in helping me receive points, but he came back on the line and said there was nothing he can do.. bla bla bla... so i guess ill be calling back again! i think also i gotta call a bit later when more offices are open... cus the membership desk isnt open yet. hope ill hear good news.

The membership desk?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MnM1130 on January 24, 2011, 05:47:39 PM
The membership desk?
ya thats what they said.. anyhow update... i called back again and they were able to issue me 3000 points, and the supervisor said very nicely- thats her limit and thats more than she can offer... so well i got 3000 for amex business...
now how long do i have to wait to cancel my card and not pay membership fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on January 25, 2011, 09:04:40 AM
ya thats what they said.. anyhow update... i called back again and they were able to issue me 3000 points, and the supervisor said very nicely- thats her limit and thats more than she can offer... so well i got 3000 for amex business...
now how long do i have to wait to cancel my card and not pay membership fee?
Congrats on getting your bonus!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 25, 2011, 09:28:10 AM
wow! I like how u don't give up...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MarkS on January 25, 2011, 05:06:26 PM
Im having a hard time getting anything for my SPG Amex.   I called a dozen times. Two different reps gave me 500 points but no one was willing to either waive the fee, or give me a few thousand miles. Any tips for the best way to convince them? They seem fine with me canceling!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ? on January 25, 2011, 05:21:58 PM
Im having a hard time getting anything for my SPG Amex.   I called a dozen times. Two different reps gave me 500 miles but no one was willing to either waive the fee, or give me a few thousand miles. Any tips for the best way to convince them? They seem fine with me canceling!
how much have you spent on the card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MarkS on January 25, 2011, 05:26:03 PM
how much have you spent on the card?
$30,000        I just called again and got another 1500 points. How many times can I get points before they realized I called already and got points?   They didn't ask me to committ to keeping it because of the points, so I still have a right to cancel and can potentially still get more retention bonus points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 05:31:02 PM
$30,000        I just called again and got another 1500 points. How many times can I get points before they realized I called already and got points?   They didn't ask me to committ to keeping it because of the points, so I still have a right to cancel and can potentially still get more retention bonus points.

So you got a dozen times 500 points + 1500 points? Way to go!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MarkS on January 25, 2011, 05:40:52 PM
So you got a dozen times 500 points + 1500 points? Way to go!
No, 2 times 500 points + 1500 points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MnM1130 on January 25, 2011, 05:49:55 PM
No, 2 times 500 points + 1500 points.
so thats nice points there... !!! how much more you looking for??
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MarkS on January 25, 2011, 05:52:27 PM
so thats nice points there... !!! how much more you looking for??
When I originally posted I had only got 500 x 2. Now that I got another 1500, I'm curious how much I can get before someone realizes I've called before....
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 05:53:10 PM
When I originally posted I had only got 500 x 2. Now that I got another 1500, I'm curious how much I can get before someone realizes I've called before....

Or before you get audited and shut down for abuse Ch"V...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on January 25, 2011, 07:45:19 PM
Or before you get audited and shut down for abuse Ch"V...
That can happen??? From asking for retention bonuses????
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 25, 2011, 07:56:10 PM
That can happen??? From asking for retention bonuses????

If you abuse anything you might get the bean-counters angry.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on January 30, 2011, 01:24:14 PM
Just received a statement credit of $85 for the Citi AA card for my account and wifes account + for every month that I make 15 transactions I will receive 750 miles for the next 16 months (we had the cards opened for 4 months.)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: how on January 30, 2011, 02:04:26 PM
how did you do that
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on January 30, 2011, 04:18:36 PM
how did you do that
I was bored so I called up and told them that I am thinking of closing my accounts bec. of the annual fee that will becoming up soon, so they transfered me to a account specialist who offered me this, and then I asked them if they can offer this to my wifes account and she said sure...
It seems that they will offer you either 3000 miles or the $85 statement credit.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: how on January 30, 2011, 04:38:41 PM
yes - but how did you get to the 750 miles for 15 transactions?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 04:39:40 PM
I was bored so I called up and told them that I am thinking of closing my accounts bec. of the annual fee that will becoming up soon, so they transfered me to a account specialist who offered me this, and then I asked them if they can offer this to my wifes account and she said sure...
It seems that they will offer you either 3000 miles or the $85 statement credit.

More than a few thousand spending in the past year?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MarkS on January 30, 2011, 05:21:43 PM
When I originally posted I had only got 500 x 2. Now that I got another 1500, I'm curious how much I can get before someone realizes I've called before....
I called again and was given another 3000 points! The rep did mention that he's giving them assuming I'm keeping the card open and if I end up canceling the card those points will be reversed. I'm holding by 5,500 points so far for keeping the card open....:)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 05:23:48 PM
I called again and was given another 3000 points! The rep did mention that he's giving them assuming I'm keeping the card open and if I end up canceling the card those points will be reversed. I'm holding by 5,500 points so far for keeping the card open....:)

Point reversal claims by phone reps are probably BS IMHO.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: how on January 30, 2011, 05:27:52 PM
Some people seem to think that retention bonus is like the chase 25k giveaway. be careful that you don't end with so many points and no credit cards
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 05:35:13 PM
Some people seem to think that retention bonus is like the chase 25k giveaway.

In what sense?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: how on January 30, 2011, 05:36:29 PM
you can't just call every day and ask for another retention bonus.

or maybe you can :o
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 30, 2011, 05:38:56 PM
you can't just call every day and ask for another retention bonus.

or maybe you can :o

You can't call every day and ask for the 25k giveaway (if that's what you insist on calling it) either...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: how on February 03, 2011, 03:22:02 PM
Has anyone evreyone received a retention bonus on a chase continental bonus.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on February 03, 2011, 03:29:02 PM
Has anyone evreyone received a retention bonus on a chase continental bonus.
or chase BA card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on February 03, 2011, 03:41:07 PM
More than a few thousand spending in the past year?
No, I just spent $1500 to get the 75,000 miles
Title: So how many miles/points did YOU buy with your annual fee?
Post by: txtmax4 on April 05, 2011, 05:04:23 PM
Post here your experience with your credit card company when calling in to try to take off (or get something in exchange of) your annual fee:

Just got off the phone with starwood  :D, told the rep. that I've given them a very substantial amount of business this past year, and that "a friend told me that they take off the annual fee for something like that". Obviously she said she cannot do it but she can offer me some Starpoints as appreciation. Puts me on hold and when she comes back on the line she announces that she gave me 3,000 points. to make it short, I said that won't cut it, escalated the call and got 5,000 additional (total of 8,000) points from the supervisor. I'm a happy camper today.
BH, this year I was lucky, got it on the first try and under 5 minutes on the phone.
Last year I got just 4,000 points from them.

Also my recent experience with Citi, they offered me 10.000 miles if I spend $5000 within 6 months (swiped $5000 a day later).

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: danR on April 05, 2011, 05:55:14 PM
or chase BA card

I got a 5,000 mile bonus from Chase, when my $75 fee was charged on Feb 1, to keep the account open. I called again and was told you have 60 days from when my fee was charged to have it reversed if you close the account.

I got the bonus and closed the account 60 days later
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on April 05, 2011, 06:41:10 PM
Just got the typical offer from Citi to waive the annual fee if I make 5 transactions within three months. Looks like I'll be squeezing a few more drops of gas soon... of course they don't call it waiving the fee, but rather an $85 credit after I swipe five times. Funny thing is I opened this card in '09 and got the annual fee waived the same way last year.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on April 05, 2011, 06:52:16 PM
Just got the typical offer from Citi to waive the annual fee if I make 5 transactions within three months. Looks like I'll be squeezing a few more drops of gas soon... of course they don't call it waiving the fee, but rather an $85 credit after I swipe five times. Funny thing is I opened this card in '09 and got the annual fee waived the same way last year.

You didn't even have to ask? Nice.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on April 05, 2011, 10:37:58 PM
You didn't even have to ask? Nice.

I basically told them the annual fee wasn't worth it for me and asked if they can do anything other then canceling my card (AA World Plat). They then offered the above.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on May 18, 2011, 04:37:18 PM
So I called to cancel my AA CitiBus card in preparation of trying for another round and was offered 10,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000.  I'm trying to meet spending thresholds on several other cards so not sure if this is worth it.  And I would like to try to get another Citi card or two.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on May 18, 2011, 04:50:54 PM
So I called to cancel my AA CitiBus card in preparation of trying for another round and was offered 10,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000.  I'm trying to meet spending thresholds on several other cards so not sure if this is worth it.  And I would like to try to get another Citi card or two.

That's not a bad offer, though hard to meet if (like me) you're also doing a few Amex charge cards, BA 100k and Citi AA 75k at the same time.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on May 18, 2011, 09:45:49 PM
So I called to cancel my AA CitiBus card in preparation of trying for another round and was offered 10,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000.  I'm trying to meet spending thresholds on several other cards so not sure if this is worth it.  And I would like to try to get another Citi card or two.
I got the same offer. Swiped the next day. Statement closed, but the miles were nowhere to be seen.
Called them up and they said I have to wait till the 6 months are up. Chutzpah!
I'm working now with a supervisor to try and get them quicker..
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on May 19, 2011, 04:54:52 AM
I got the same offer. Swiped the next day. Statement closed, but the miles were nowhere to be seen.
Called them up and they said I have to wait till the 6 months are up. Chutzpah!
I'm working now with a supervisor to try and get them quicker..

6 months :o that's just wrong. They're essentially forcing you to keep it open if you want to get the bonus. :(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on May 19, 2011, 12:48:14 PM
6 months :o that's just wrong. They're essentially forcing you to keep it open if you want to get the bonus. :(
Well technically I don't mind keeping it open since I'll still have another 6 months to close it by the time I get them miles, but the chutzpah is that the spend is within 6 months and the first day of the offer (which is when I swiped) was in that time frame, so I should be awarded the miles since I met the requirement.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on May 19, 2011, 12:51:09 PM
Well technically I don't mind keeping it open since I'll still have another 6 months to close it by the time I get them miles, but the chutzpah is that the spend is within 6 months and the first day of the offer (which is when I swiped) was in that time frame, so I should be awarded the miles since I met the requirement.

That's what I'm saying. I have no issue with them requiring you to keep the account open for six months. Maing you wait six months for the miles to post is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on May 19, 2011, 09:20:53 PM
I guess we have to start asking them straight out when they make an offer, how long will it take to get the bonus.

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: tuki046 on May 19, 2011, 09:34:38 PM
Today I got a $100 credit for keeping my Continental Chase card- so that's going towards the $85 yearly fee and I made $15!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on May 19, 2011, 09:59:47 PM
Today I got a $100 credit for keeping my Continental Chase card- so that's going towards the $85 yearly fee and I made $15!
Was there a mileage/money choice?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on May 20, 2011, 04:23:50 AM
Was there a mileage/money choice?

+1, if they offered me that I'd always try to get 10k miles or something.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on May 23, 2011, 04:23:41 PM
Opened my Continental Onepass Plus in Feb. complained about the annual fee eventhough that I will be receiving it in about 9 months, they gave me and my wifes account 5K miles.

Amex Premier Rewards Gold received annual fee $175 they offered me 7500 MR Points, However my wife was not offered bec. she hardly used the card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: tuki046 on May 23, 2011, 10:51:31 PM
I didn't even think to ask if I could get miles!!!! I guess I know better for next time--- you think I could have gotten miles PLUS the 100 credit?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on May 24, 2011, 12:09:40 AM
I didn't even think to ask if I could get miles!!!! I guess I know better for next time--- you think I could have gotten miles PLUS the 100 credit?
I'm sure you could, it all depends on how many phone calls you're prepared to make and what you're going to say to them.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2011, 06:10:45 AM
I'm sure you could, it all depends on how many phone calls you're prepared to make and what you're going to say to them.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on May 24, 2011, 10:43:21 PM
Any suggestions?
Play dumb about the $100 for starters.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: WhiteWolf on June 07, 2011, 01:41:52 AM
I called up Amex 3 times about the $175.00 yearly fee for the gold card. On the third try i was offered a $50.00 credit or 2000 points. I did not want to push my luck a fourth time so i took the $50.00 credit .  Which is more valuable the 2000 points or $50.00 credit ?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 07, 2011, 01:47:27 AM
I called up Amex 3 times about the $175.00 yearly fee for the gold card. On the third try i was offered a $50.00 credit or 2000 points. I did not want to push my luck a fourth time so i took the $50.00 credit .  Which is more valuable the 2000 points or $50.00 credit ?

$50 to most people. 2,000 points isn't much to do anything with on its own, and if it's 2k or $50 that's $0.025 per point, which is a bit high IMHO.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2011, 01:50:47 AM
$50 to most people. 2,000 points isn't much to do anything with on its own, and if it's 2k or $50 that's $0.025 per point, which is a bit high IMHO.
+1
Especially considering that AMEX will be happy to sell you points at 2.5cpp should you ever feel like buying directly from them.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ecomajor on June 07, 2011, 01:26:30 PM
I called to cancel my citibank visa business and they offered me 2500 points, just for not cancelling on the spot, for my personal they offered me 750 bonus miles per month for like 12 months or so if I spend 750 in each one of those months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on June 15, 2011, 03:23:51 PM
for my personal they offered me 750 bonus miles per month for like 12 months or so if I spend 750 in each one of those months.

That sounds like a great deal to me.  You're essentially getting 2 points per dollar spent, no matter what you're buying - as long as you limit your spending to exactly $750 a month on that card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on June 15, 2011, 03:34:45 PM
they used to offer double w/o that cap.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jong on June 15, 2011, 04:38:29 PM
Called Amex to work something out with my annual fee of 95bux for Delta Gold... 10 mins later + some backtalking..... card closed
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on June 15, 2011, 06:01:53 PM
Citi is still giving me an $85 credit when the annual fee hits. All I have to do is make 5 (one cent) purchases. I currently have 6-7 active AA cards, and all but 2 are since 2009, but never paid an annual fee on any of them.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on June 18, 2011, 08:46:05 PM
Citi is still giving me an $85 credit when the annual fee hits. All I have to do is make 5 (one cent) purchases. I currently have 6-7 active AA cards, and all but 2 are since 2009, but never paid an annual fee on any of them.
same here.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Rivky on June 20, 2011, 03:01:29 PM
I emailed both citi AA and amex SPG about their annual fee that I just got charged and here were the responses.

AA

In order to keep your account open, it is necessary to pay the annual membership fee. We work hard to keep annual membership fees low, while providing our customers with convenience, safety and purchasing flexibility.

We have added 5000 bonus miles to your account as a courtesy. The bonus miles will appear on a subsequent statement.

Thank you for using our website.


SPG

I absolutely got your concern but this membership fee is something that supports the features and benefits that are attached to this Card and that is why, I am so sorry to say that we can not waive this fee.

But, please do not worry. I will try my best and see how I can help you with this matter.

And, you will be happy to know that I have managed to give you a good will credit for $65.00 that you will see online within next 24 to 48 hours. You will see the credit on your next statement as well.

I hope I was able to resolve your concern and you are happy with my extensive efforts to help you with this matter.

If there is anything else that I can help you with, please let me know. It is always my pleasure to help you.

Thank you for being with us since 2005 and I wish you a nice day!

Sincerely, Suryatapa Nath Email Servicing Team American Express Interactive Services


How awesome is that?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ChAiM'l on June 20, 2011, 03:52:55 PM
Citi is still giving me an $85 credit when the annual fee hits. All I have to do is make 5 (one cent) purchases. I currently have 6-7 active AA cards, and all but 2 are since 2009, but never paid an annual fee on any of them.

They offered me the credit without the purchases.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on June 20, 2011, 04:52:26 PM
Citi is still giving me an $85 credit when the annual fee hits. All I have to do is make 5 (one cent) purchases.
Is that on one card or all of them?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on July 01, 2011, 07:38:44 AM
Is that on one card or all of them?

Every card I have so far that hits the annual fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on July 24, 2011, 09:43:37 AM
I got the ba card about a month ago. I just got hit with the annual fee, so I called up and got escelated to a "senior csr" . I explained that this is my first chase cc and I'm a bit turned off cuz they are charging me a fee after having the card for only a month, so he went ahead and waived the $95 fee!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on July 24, 2011, 09:45:57 AM
I got the ba card about a month ago. I just got hit with the annual fee, so I called up and got escelated to a "senior csr" . I explained that this is my first chase cc and I'm a bit turned off cuz they are charging me a fee after having the card for only a month, so he went ahead and waived the $95 fee!

Nice! I wouldn't have expected that from Chase.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: smurf on July 24, 2011, 11:14:42 AM
@saver
Very nice
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yisrael on July 27, 2011, 01:04:11 PM
Hi Dan,

My free year is up on my SPG so I tried calling to see if they could give me another free year or some points but they said no way no how on the phone.  I sent a secure message to membership points and they said no as well.  Then I sent another secure message and they said they would credit me $20.00 but that was the best they could do.  I sent another message to social media and they said no.  Then I figured I would reply to the same woman who had given me the extra 50,000 points for my platinum and she recommended I downgrade. 

I'd like to keep the card as I bought my laptop on it and want the extra year warranty.  Any suggestions on how to get the other $45.00 back or points at least? Should I send another message or try calling again?

Thanks,
Dan
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Cholentfresser on July 27, 2011, 01:09:14 PM
Thanks,
Dan
Your name is Dan?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on July 27, 2011, 01:44:02 PM
I'd like to keep the card as I bought my laptop on it and want the extra year warranty.  Any suggestions on how to get the other $45.00 back or points at least? Should I send another message or try calling again?
if you downgrade to a fee-free credit card, the card number remains the same. wouldn't the warranty also carry over?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on July 27, 2011, 01:49:01 PM
if you downgrade to a fee-free credit card, the card number remains the same. wouldn't the warranty also carry over?

Which fee-free cards have the (same?) warranty extension benefit?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on July 27, 2011, 01:58:26 PM
Which fee-free cards have the (same?) warranty extension benefit?
which don't?
http://www304.americanexpress.com/getthecard/compare-cards/no-fee-cards
seems like all of them (blue, clear, hilton etc.) all have "extended warranty
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on July 27, 2011, 02:21:24 PM
which don't?
http://www304.americanexpress.com/getthecard/compare-cards/no-fee-cards
seems like all of them (blue, clear, hilton etc.) all have "extended warranty

Are they all the same program?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: myb821 on July 27, 2011, 02:27:39 PM
Are they all the same program?
looks like it to me
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Bh101 on July 27, 2011, 03:32:20 PM
I'd like to keep the card as I bought my laptop on it and want the extra year warranty.  Any suggestions on how to get the other $45.00 back or points at least? Should I send another message or try calling again?
so from wat i understand u have a warranty for the laptop for $45 as well as other benefits that the credit card gives u and ur unhappy????
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on July 27, 2011, 04:48:35 PM
Are they all the same program?
same policy number
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: irleetnoob on July 27, 2011, 04:59:49 PM
Just called to cancel my Amex Plat today.

Asked the rep Gina if there was any way they could sweeten the deal for me with a retention offer (15-25K as posted on the other thread) and got ugly- "If 100,000 pts, which is worth $1000 isn't enough to make you want this card, then I'm not inclined to give you anything else!". Cancelled it np though.

Question: if I still have a PR gold with them, and I had already paid my full balance (including the $450 fee), how do they usually go about refunding the fee? Statement credit on the PR gold? Or refund to my attached checking acct?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on July 27, 2011, 06:14:16 PM
Question: if I still have a PR gold with them, and I had already paid my full balance (including the $450 fee), how do they usually go about refunding the fee? Statement credit on the PR gold? Or refund to my attached checking acct?

The credit posts to your account, then you can either request a check or have it posted to your PR Gold account. It's best to request a check, otherwise you might lose out on 450 MR points from PR Gold spend that you'll lose because of the $450 credit that posts.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: azhoopsfan on July 27, 2011, 06:31:31 PM
It's best to request a check, otherwise you might lose out on 450 MR points from PR Gold spend that you'll lose because of the $450 credit that posts.

I've seen this mentioned a number of times, and I'm always surprised by it.  I would assume the credit would be treated the same as a payment (which does not reduce the points earned for purchasing) and not as a returned item (which nets against your purchases and reduces your point earnings). 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yisrael on July 27, 2011, 06:44:12 PM
My name is yisrael I meant to write thanks dan and then sign my name.  Of course 45 is good for an extended warranty but still I always try to maximize what I can get.  So I would retain my warranty regardless?  If I send to many messages could that cause an FR? Thanks Yisrael
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: kayef on July 27, 2011, 07:12:03 PM
If I downgrade my spg card to a no fee card will I get the sign up bonus for that card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on July 27, 2011, 07:31:06 PM
If I downgrade my spg card to a no fee card will I get the sign up bonus for that card?

Not happening, sorry.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on July 27, 2011, 08:19:19 PM
Not happening, sorry.
i would think so, but a while back, when i downgraded to hilton, i got 20K hhonors (automatically)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: azhoopsfan on July 27, 2011, 08:25:39 PM
i would think so, but a while back, when i downgraded to hilton, i got 20K hhonors (automatically)

Downgraded from Surpass?  I have both right now, and wonder if I can get another 20k by telling them I'd prefer to have two of the same regular HHonors Amexes.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on July 27, 2011, 08:31:49 PM
Downgraded from Surpass?  I have both right now, and wonder if I can get another 20k by telling them I'd prefer to have two of the same regular HHonors Amexes.
no, from SPG
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mow on July 28, 2011, 01:20:56 AM
called spg for my business cc to cancel and they offered me 50 bucks i told them that the fee was 65 so would still like to cancel so they offered me 70 bucks gladly accepted have to cards for 3 and a half years now do a lot of spending
called citi aa  a couple of months ago on business  card they gave me 2500 points right away on my personal just got the fee back (i think 85 bucks ) and on my wifes card got 3000 after spending 500 bucks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yaakov s on August 04, 2011, 03:48:37 PM
Anybody had any success with a retention bonus on the SPG personal card , not getting anywhere I think its time to downgrade to Blue Cash
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on August 04, 2011, 04:05:06 PM
I just got a measly 6k MR on my Amex plat, but at least it posted immediately (second time I called. First time I was promised 6k in 1-2 weeks, but it never posted).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on August 04, 2011, 10:05:33 PM
I just got a measly 6k MR on my Amex plat, but at least it posted immediately (second time I called. First time I was promised 6k in 1-2 weeks, but it never posted).

How long was this card left opened?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on August 04, 2011, 11:01:10 PM
How long was this card left opened?

Quite some time, I should really close it, eh?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moko on August 04, 2011, 11:09:39 PM
Bonuses that I got today for keeping cards open after an annual fee:
Starwood AMEX consumer: 3,000 points.
Diners Club: Waived $95 annual fee, 10,000 points.

Post your own experiences!
Citi AA platinum- $85 statement credit
Starwood AMEX cons-4000 pts
Chase SWA Visa sig- got charged the $99 annual fee even before i received my card sent a SM complaint received 3000 pts
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on August 04, 2011, 11:14:11 PM
Quite some time, I should really close it, eh?
I have that card open since December,  which I've meant to close several times, and then there was some new goodie that made keeping it open well worth it (match to 100k, PP, GE). At this point I think it's worth leaving it open
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on August 04, 2011, 11:15:18 PM
I have that card open since December,  which I've meant to close several times, and then there was some new goodie that made keeping it open well worth it (match to 100k, PP, GE). At this point I think it's worth leaving it open

Exact same thing here.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yaakov s on August 04, 2011, 11:51:15 PM
Citi AA platinum- $85 statement credit
Starwood AMEX cons-4000 pts
Chase SWA Visa sig- got charged the $99 annual fee even before i received my card sent a SM complaint received 3000 pts
when was the SPG. I'm having a real tough time with 2 SPG cards ( one which I spent over 25K in the last year ) the max offer I got was 1K
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moko on August 05, 2011, 09:06:41 AM
when was the SPG. I'm having a real tough time with 2 SPG cards ( one which I spent over 25K in the last year ) the max offer I got was 1K
spoke to them on 8/3 still waiting for the points to post
(though the first option she offered was downgrade to blue cash when i hesitated she offered 4000 pts)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on August 14, 2011, 01:34:04 AM
Got a "lousy" full refund for the $85 at Citi AA.
Title: Thank you- Premier Card $125 annual fee WAIVED!!!
Post by: joeb1 on September 01, 2011, 02:46:56 PM
Well i applied for the ty premier card and got accepted two weeks ago.
Well today i called up retention and complaioned that they are not waiving my fee. Well the lady would not budge for close to 10 min.
Finally I am just about giving up when i thought of asking them would i get a refund for the 125 if i cancel now...suddenly she perks up and puts me on hold for about 5 min
She gets back on the phone and says she can give me a statement credit after spending 4500 within 3 months!  :D
BTW i called about a week ago for the aa visa to waive the 85 and the guy waived it in about 5 seconds flat and told me double miles for spending>750 for the next 6 months
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on September 02, 2011, 09:41:30 AM
@ joeb1 Nice!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on September 04, 2011, 10:44:45 PM
when was the SPG. I'm having a real tough time with 2 SPG cards ( one which I spent over 25K in the last year ) the max offer I got was 1K

Nothing major but I just got 2500 for the spg. Called and asked them about referring other people for amex and before i hung up was like btw can i have points since the annual fee went up
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yisrael on September 05, 2011, 01:04:31 AM
I had a Canadian SPG which was up this past month.  i called and asked them downgrade my card however they said they can't do that in Canada and the membership fee is a whopping $120 here.  The rep offered me 3000 points and I said no thanks.  he then offered me 5000 and half off the fee but since I had opened another SPG a few months ago I said no thanks and to close the card.  He then said he could transfer the credit limit to my other SPG card.  I asked him if I could have 3000 points even though I was closing the card and he said sure!

I also had a citi mastercard AA renew this month.  I called and they took away the $85 fee and gave me 1000 miles. 

Yisrael
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: shmooz on September 05, 2011, 10:31:20 AM
called to cancel citi aa business, no offer.
cancel aa personal, $85 credit plus 750 bonus for 12 months for 750 spend.
 took it but am wondering how that affects being able to reapply 1 or 2 years from now. i know churning is hard but would it not be easier if i closed it ?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: stevesteve on September 05, 2011, 01:33:31 PM
My CO OPP yearly fee is coming up in October. Should i wait till they charge me and then call asking to waive the fee or should i call now before they charge me, I do alot of charging on the card, just wondering if its easier to get waived before or after the fact.

thank You
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 01:46:12 PM
How much do you spend on it per year?
Why not switch to Sapphire Preferred?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: stevesteve on September 05, 2011, 02:00:19 PM
How much do you spend on it per year?
Why not switch to Sapphire Preferred?

I have Sapphire Preferred as well, and i do alot of charging on both i would say between 125k-175k a year.
So do u suggest i call before or after they charge me the annual fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Bp on September 06, 2011, 01:57:51 PM
Called the citi Retention dep, shmoozed them up a little bit, these are the current promos they can offer, for the consumer cards if your currently not enrolled in any promo they can give 1.5 mpd (im not sure till when this promo is) if your enrolled in a promo, they can offer 2 mpd for spending in the next six months with a cap of 10k,
For the Biz card they have a promo of 10k bonus points is you spent 5k in the next six months.
I wasn’t eligible for the 1.5 promo since i currently have a promo of 75k miles after spending 1.5k/4k in the first six months, Ive already spent that the first month and got the bonus points, so go figure out citi.
anyway extra 30k AA  ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: puddles on September 07, 2011, 01:43:44 PM
Just had my $65 fee kick in. Spoke to amex and they trasferred me over to cancellation department. I told them i had been a customer for almost 10 years (due to my parnets adding me as an AU) and that I think they should offer me something, as ideally I wouldnt like to cancel.
they said that the best they could do would offer me 1000 points or a $10 statement credit. I told them I would call back after thinking about it... Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: njmacman on September 07, 2011, 03:25:54 PM
LAst night I called about 2 cards- I called to cancel my  Consumer Amex (I have a business one I just opened) and they didn't offer me anything to keep it, even though I spent on it alot as my primary card. We called Continental Onepass to cancel my wife's card (I have the presidential plus card) and they offered us either 10000 points or $100 credit to keep it. I asked about my United card and whether I should close it (I only used it to get points) and Chase said to hold it since they don't know yet how the cards will be merged.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on September 07, 2011, 08:39:04 PM
what # did u call for the continental op?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: njmacman on September 07, 2011, 10:38:19 PM
Just the number on the back of the card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on September 26, 2011, 12:35:08 AM
Anybody get anything for keeping open Chase Continental recently?  Any tips to getting good offer?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: DovidR on October 02, 2011, 06:19:22 PM
Special thanks to AJK for pointing me to this thread.

I got a Citi AA card in August. Immediately used amazon payments for the $750. Miles soon posted.
I just called retention and said I wasn't sure the card was for me.

Rep: Why?
Me: Well, it has an annual fee and it's a card that I'm not really using.
Rep: Would you like an $85 statement credit? I can also give you 750 bonus miles if you make $750 in purchases, and I can apply that to each of your next 12 statements.
Me: Yes!
 8)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 03, 2011, 08:56:35 PM
I just got a Citi AA $85 annual fee waived, and the spend $750 get 750 bonus placed on the card for 16 (!) months.

I also got an offer for 1.2 miles per dollar spent (an extra .2) until the end of January 2012. So until the end of January I get 2.2 AA miles for each dollar spent if I spend exactly $750. I'm actually considering it over SPG/Sapphire Preferred.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on October 03, 2011, 09:13:23 PM
That's an extra 750 points for $750 for each of the next 16 months?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 03, 2011, 10:31:22 PM
That's an extra 750 points for $750 for each of the next 16 months?

Yup, that's what he offered me. I asked him to repeat it twice to confirm :P

Ontop of that I get 1.2 cpm (instead of 1cpm) for any other spending (I think that's limited by a 100k/yr cap).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: DovidR on October 03, 2011, 10:36:16 PM
Yup, that's what he offered me. I asked him to repeat it twice to confirm :P

Ontop of that I get 1.2 cpm (instead of 1cpm) for any other spending (I think that's limited by a 100k/yr cap).
Hmmmm.... I wonder if I call back, perhaps I can land that too. Just not sure how to ask for it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 03, 2011, 10:44:49 PM
Hmmmm.... I wonder if I call back, perhaps I can land that too. Just not sure how to ask for it.

In this case, I shamelessly asked. When I do that I try to be vague, so I have a change of getting an even better offer (in this case 16 months instead of 12). If I get a lesser offer, I get more specific ("my friend told me...).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on October 03, 2011, 11:15:35 PM
Yup, that's what he offered me. I asked him to repeat it twice to confirm :P

Ontop of that I get 1.2 cpm (instead of 1cpm) for any other spending (I think that's limited by a 100k/yr cap).

Congrats. Well, at least I now have a data point up my sleeve, and a goal to reach.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 03, 2011, 11:16:02 PM
Congrats. Well, at least I now have a data point up my sleeve, and a goal to reach.

G'luck.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 03, 2011, 11:29:00 PM
G'luck.
Asher you just set an extremely high bar!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 03, 2011, 11:32:34 PM
Asher you just set an extremely high bar!!

If people aim high, they might actually get somewhere.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on October 04, 2011, 12:07:39 AM
If people aim high, they might actually get somewhere.

To quote Rabbi Kotler: If you aim for the street, you may hit the porch. If you aim for the porch, you won't even make it out of the house.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 04, 2011, 12:09:27 AM
To quote Rabbi Kotler: If you aim for the street, you may hit the porch. If you aim for the porch, you won't even make it out of the house.

 ???  ???  ???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on October 04, 2011, 12:12:41 AM
Really?  :o

OK, FINE. Translation: Aim for "100", and you may get "50." Aim for "50," and you may not even get that.

Moral: Aim high.

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 04, 2011, 12:16:00 AM
Really?  :o

OK, FINE. Translation: Aim for "100", and you may get "50." Aim for "50," and you may not even get that.

Moral: Aim high.

I understood what you were saying, but in the רישא, how is street (100) higher than porch (50)? Or did you inadvertently transpose the two?

/Kicking myself for resorting to Gemara-kup'ing.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on October 04, 2011, 12:23:11 AM
Perspective: standing in the house.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: smurf on October 06, 2011, 06:15:47 PM
when calling for a SPG retention bonus which department do you call? Regular CS or the cancellation line. I know the cancellation department is empowered to try to "save"
cardmembers I'm just wondering if regular CS can offer more points?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on October 10, 2011, 02:57:03 PM
Anybody get good bonus recently for Chase Continental?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on October 10, 2011, 03:19:40 PM
I just called Chase. All they offered was 5000 co points or 10000 if I spend $2000. Pretty weak if you ask me! Has anyone found a difference from one rep to another?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: smurf on October 10, 2011, 03:22:40 PM
I just called Chase. All they offered was 5000 co points or 10000 if I spend $2000. Pretty weak if you ask me! Has anyone found a difference from one rep to another?
not so bad
amex only offered 1k for my spg
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2011, 03:24:48 PM
I just called Chase. All they offered was 5000 co points or 10000 if I spend $2000. Pretty weak if you ask me! Has anyone found a difference from one rep to another?
Doesn't sound weak to me. 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on October 10, 2011, 04:19:19 PM
Well you probably have some magical way to spend $2000 in a month! I was hoping for account credit of at least half.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on October 10, 2011, 04:24:08 PM
For clarity: $85/5000 = is 1.7 cents $85/10000=.0085
I didn't mention but I have United Card so no gain outside of Bonus Points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on October 10, 2011, 07:04:20 PM
Anybody out here get statement credit? Any advice? Are certain times better?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dealvr on October 10, 2011, 07:13:56 PM
TD Classic Travel Visa- Called and said I wasn't getting enough value for the card and didn't want to pay the $19 annual fee. The rep gave me 10000 points and waved the fee. (The initial signup bonus was only 2000!)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on October 10, 2011, 07:14:42 PM
TD Classic Travel Visa- Called and said I wasn't getting enough value for the card and didn't want to pay the $19 annual fee. The rep gave me 10000 points and waved the fee. (The initial signup bonus was only 2000!)
Pretty good! What kind of points are they?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 10, 2011, 07:20:46 PM
Pretty good! What kind of points are they?

Statement credits that can be applied to travel-related purchses (Like Cap1 Venture does), probably 1cpp in value.
Title: chase continental one pass plus
Post by: jj1000 on October 11, 2011, 05:55:39 PM
I did not want to keep my chase continental one pass plus card open for the second year until I called retentions. They gave me $150 to help pay the $85 fee and keep my card open for the second year  ;D basically I made $65
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 11, 2011, 06:06:52 PM
I did not want to keep my chase continental one pass plus card open for the second year until I called retentions. They gave me $150 to help pay the $85 fee and keep my card open for the second year  ;D basically I made $65

Sweet. I guess the sweet-talking runs in the family... ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yid on October 11, 2011, 06:33:50 PM
I just called Chase. All they offered was 5000 co points or 10000 if I spend $2000. Pretty weak if you ask me! Has anyone found a difference from one rep to another?
I did not want to keep my chase continental one pass plus card open for the second year until I called retentions. They gave me $150 to help pay the $85 fee and keep my card open for the second year  ;D basically I made $65
did you use the card? i have an annual fee due on a Co card that i only made one purchase on. Do i have any chance of a retention bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on October 11, 2011, 06:36:55 PM
did you use the card? i have an annual fee due on a Co card that i only made one purchase on. Do i have any chance of a retention bonus?

I think so, you can say you're not using it, so you're considering cancelling it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on November 02, 2011, 11:23:13 AM
How much do you spend on it per year?
Why not switch to Sapphire Preferred?

I'm getting hit with the Chase Continental fee on 12/1. I'm taking your advice and getting the Sapphire Preferred for spending instead, as I don't hit the $25K threshold.

My question is, should I first cancel the Continental card (hoping for a retention bonus), and then apply for the Sapphire, OR apply for the Sapphire now and then cancel the Continental?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: myb821 on November 02, 2011, 11:23:57 AM
I'm getting hit with the Chase Continental fee on 12/1. I'm taking your advice and getting the Sapphire Preferred for spending instead, as I don't hit the $25K threshold.

My question is, should I first cancel the Continental card (hoping for a retention bonus), and then apply for the Sapphire, OR apply for the Sapphire now and then cancel the Continental?
u can call to cancel and see what they will give u and then choose not to cancel
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on November 02, 2011, 11:27:19 AM
u can call to cancel and see what they will give u and then choose not to cancel
+1.  You'll want the card as leverage for the SP, but you can always feel them out without canceling.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on November 02, 2011, 11:28:12 AM
u can call to cancel and see what they will give u and then choose not to cancel

+1

Either way, if you're considering closing the CO, keep in open until you apply for the SP, so you can use it as leverage with Recon (move over part of the credit line or close the card and move over the entire CL).

+1.  You'll want the card as leverage for the SP, but you can always feel them out without canceling.

You beat me to it :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on November 02, 2011, 12:40:18 PM
What kinda leverage will I have? I'm sure I'll qualify for the SP anyway, so will the "leverage" you guys are referring to merely help me get a higher credit line? (Not even sure what Recon means).

Regardless, I'm getting the drift that I should apply for SP now online, and then call to cancel CO once I get SP - correct?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on November 02, 2011, 12:42:44 PM
What kinda leverage will I have? I'm sure I'll qualify for the SP anyway, so will the "leverage" you guys are referring to merely help me get a higher credit line? (Not even sure what Recon means).

Regardless, I'm getting the drift that I should apply for SP now online, and then call to cancel CO once I get SP - correct?

Do a search in the CC forum for Recon, and read up a bit. When you get rejected by Chase, you can oftentimes overturn the rejection by offering to move over a credit line and/or close a card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on November 02, 2011, 01:57:28 PM
Just read up a bunch on Recon, thanks for the heads-up. Quite the learning experience for me today (if you cant tell, I'm fairly new to all this).

But are you saying that Chase may reject for SP because I already have CO from them (in addition to the BP card I have from Chase)? I have 25K combined CL on my 2 Chase cards + an additional 20K from various other non-Chase cards
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on November 02, 2011, 02:13:08 PM
Are you saying that Chase may reject for SP because I already have CO from them (in addition to the BP card I have from Chase)?

What I'm saying is: If Chase isn't eager to extend credit to you, they'll decline you and give you a chance to overturn that by calling their reconsideration department.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: DovidR on November 02, 2011, 03:57:04 PM
Just read up a bunch on Recon, thanks for the heads-up. Quite the learning experience for me today (if you cant tell, I'm fairly new to all this).

But are you saying that Chase may reject for SP because I already have CO from them (in addition to the BP card I have from Chase)? I have 25K combined CL on my 2 Chase cards + an additional 20K from various other non-Chase cards
The 20K from nonchase cards won't help you with chase. The 25K Chase credit will help.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moishyco on November 06, 2011, 01:25:25 PM
I'm getting hit with the Chase Continental fee on 12/1. I'm taking your advice and getting the Sapphire Preferred for spending instead, as I don't hit the $25K threshold.

My question is, should I first cancel the Continental card (hoping for a retention bonus), and then apply for the Sapphire, OR apply for the Sapphire now and then cancel the Continental?


I just SM chase and told them i was thiking of cancelling my chase continental card and they issued me 10k Points!!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on November 06, 2011, 01:51:59 PM
do you spend alot on the card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moishyco on November 06, 2011, 02:28:38 PM
do you spend alot on the card?


happens to be i do and that was my leverage...

but you can always try and like we say YMMV!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yakovwogi on November 06, 2011, 09:30:03 PM

happens to be i do and that was my leverage...

but you can always try and like we say YMMV!!

thanks for the tip.
I asked and will update with results.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dwkl on November 09, 2011, 03:28:00 PM
excuse my ignorance what does ymmv mean?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moko on November 09, 2011, 03:31:41 PM
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=ymmv
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dwkl on November 09, 2011, 03:56:35 PM
thks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moishyco on November 09, 2011, 03:58:32 PM
thanks for the tip.
I asked and will update with results.


any updates...??

i find that the SM system is very beneficial and some people tent to side play its significance....

ANYWAY LIKE WE SAY YMMV
Title: Free $85 Statement Credit from AA Platinum
Post by: szk on November 09, 2011, 05:45:37 PM
I called to tell them that I was not interested in paying the yearly membership and that I was going to cancel my card, and they made me an offer to enroll FOR FREE where I make 5 eligible purchases (no balance transfers, convince checks, cash advances, interest charges, fees, & items returned for credit are not eligible) (no minimums at any stores I want with in 3 months) and they will issue me a free $85 statement credit on my account.

Good Luck!!!!

Title: Re: Free $85 Statement Credit from AA Platinum
Post by: scwam on November 09, 2011, 05:54:41 PM
Now just wait for the $85 credit, Zero-out the bal. - close it then dip out the back door.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on November 09, 2011, 10:53:39 PM
I called Amex about my SPG card today after mailing in my statement and paying the $65 annual fee yesterday.  I told them I have several cards open with annual fees and was hoping they could wave or reduce it for me.  I knew the answer would be no but I wanted to make them say it before asking for points, as I figured it would only help me get empathy from the CSR.  She said she couldn't reduce or eliminate the fee due to class action lawsuits filed against Amex for charging the fee to some customers and waiving it for others.  She did however give me 3,000 starpoints as a courtesy and she noted that I use that card a lot.  The whole call was under 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on November 10, 2011, 12:19:31 AM
that should cover  the annual fee if u value those points at 2.2
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on November 10, 2011, 01:38:11 AM
that should cover  the annual fee if u value those points at 2.2

And leave him with $1 extra in points :D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on November 10, 2011, 12:02:11 PM
I would have paid the fee even without the bonus points so I can say I'm happy with the results.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on November 10, 2011, 03:45:07 PM
I called Chase to see what kind of retention offer they can give me for keeping CO. After a brief hold I was told they will review my account and let me know. Will keep you posted.

If I do end up closing the card, will the club passes and other goodies I received in the mail no longer work?

Lastly (and I apologize if this is in the wrong thread, its just related to my retention card), prior to doing 2BM for SP and Freedom (I don't see a 3rd offer of much significance), should I bring my balance down to $0 on my CO? If yes, do I then need to wait for my next billing cycle before doing the 2BM?


Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on November 10, 2011, 05:39:13 PM
It would definitely help. You have to wait for the bank to report your $0 balance, normally takes a cycle of non-use.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on November 10, 2011, 05:52:09 PM
.

If I do end up closing the card, will the club passes and other goodies I received in the mail no longer wor

i believe eveything will work. club pass for sure
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on November 11, 2011, 10:38:07 AM
Just got this email from Chase:

Dear Shmelly,

Thank you for the opportunity to assist you today.

Because the annual fee is consistent with the terms and
conditions of the credit card, I regret I am unable to
waive it on an open account.

We do offer a wide variety of reward-based and cash back
products, some without an annual fee, that you might find
more suitable to your needs. To view available products,
please visit chasecreditcards.com.

If you want to close the account, may I suggest you wait
until after the next billing statement as you would lose
miles for any unbilled transactions. To close the
account, please use any of the following options:

* Call us at the number listed below.
* Send us an e-mail using the Secure Message Center.
* Send a letter to the following address:

Cardmember Services
PO Box 15298
Wilmington, DE 19850-5298

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Shirley Mockler
E-mail Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on November 11, 2011, 10:50:30 AM
Nice of them to remind you:

"If you want to close the account, may I suggest you wait
until after the next billing statement as you would lose
miles for any unbilled transactions. "
Title: chase offering miles or credit to retain after first year
Post by: dwkl on November 15, 2011, 06:40:46 PM
i recently posted a question  regarding churning or staying  after the first year when up for renewal
i called chase regarding my CONTINENTAL  card  to cancel they offered me a choice of either miles or credit in order not to cancel the card i took the credit  figured will offset the 85.00 fee
 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: TC610 on November 15, 2011, 07:38:31 PM
i recently posted a question  regarding churning or staying  after the first year when up for renewal
i called chase regarding my CONTINENTAL  card  to cancel they offered me a choice of either miles or credit in order not to cancel the card i took the credit  figured will offset the 85.00 fee
 

How many miles/dollars did they offer?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on November 15, 2011, 07:43:52 PM
i recently posted a question  regarding churning or staying  after the first year when up for renewal
i called chase regarding my CONTINENTAL  card  to cancel they offered me a choice of either miles or credit in order not to cancel the card i took the credit  figured will offset the 85.00 fee

In all likelihood the miles would've been worth more.

How many miles/dollars did they offer?

+1
Title: Re: chase offering miles or credit to retain after first year
Post by: lyla on November 15, 2011, 09:24:08 PM
i recently posted a question  regarding churning or staying  after the first year when up for renewal
i called chase regarding my CONTINENTAL  card  to cancel they offered me a choice of either miles or credit in order not to cancel the card i took the credit  figured will offset the 85.00 fee
 
I called when I got my renewal and said that I didn't have a chance to use the card (except for the $1 charge to get the 50,000 pts which I didn't share with them) and they waived the renewal fee for me. I think I must have gotten a new csr or I was very lucky.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dwkl on November 16, 2011, 01:36:12 PM
they offerd me 15k or 150.00 statement credit which i took
update 11/16/11
called them back today  to cancel the co card got a thick headed SR who didnt know what i was after and as we  were discussing she went and cancelled the card i asked for supvsr and he reinstated the card and after explaining him what i was after he offered me either 15k co points or 150.00 statement credit i told him is this in addition the 150.00 i already got yesterday and he said yes total of 300.00 after he gave it to me i chutzpadik asked for the 15 k points which he said he cudnt do but that i picked the better of the offers as the statement credit is worth more then the 15 K points so im 1 happy camper
now if amex doesnt play ball with me and need them either way as i have loads of points with them chase co credit will l offset the amex 175.00 fee
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dwkl on November 16, 2011, 03:08:23 PM
In all likelihood the miles would've been worth more.

+1
y r miles worth more? i have plenty of miles msak=(ma she ayn kayn ;))a credit to my acct is cash!
especially after you read my update that they doubled it to 300.00 credit
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on November 16, 2011, 03:20:17 PM
y r miles worth more? i have plenty of miles msak=(ma she ayn kayn ;))a credit to my acct is cash!
especially after you read my update that they doubled it to 300.00 credit

If you got 300 it's worth more than 15k but 15k is by far worth more than $150, when selling to brokers (and for sure when redeeming).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on November 21, 2011, 05:50:11 PM
just called for my wife and i for the aa visa both of us where waived the $85 fee after doing 5 purchases.
phone call took 45 seconds each.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on November 21, 2011, 06:04:05 PM
I got that offer but opted to downgrade to the no fee bronze.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: stever on November 21, 2011, 07:18:24 PM
I called up about my citi AA today, they offered me $85.00 credit if i make 5 transactions within the next 4 months.
i called up aa mc refunded me the $85 on the spot after i told them in this economy i cant afford the $85 anymore or i will close the card ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on November 23, 2011, 01:46:01 PM
just called for my wife and i for the aa visa both of us where waived the $85 fee after doing 5 purchases.
phone call took 45 seconds each.
same here
took a long 2 min while we discuses the weather in NJ........im sitting in JLM  ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on November 23, 2011, 01:49:10 PM
how long should citi take to post the $85 credit?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on November 23, 2011, 01:54:54 PM
When you guys call are you asking the same rep to cancel both Citi AA Visa and Citi AA AMEX?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on November 23, 2011, 02:58:55 PM
When you guys call are you asking the same rep to cancel both Citi AA Visa and Citi AA AMEX?
just called for my wife and i for the aa visa both of us where waived the $85 fee after doing 5 purchases.
phone call took 45 seconds each.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dwkl on November 28, 2011, 01:19:35 PM
has anybody had any experience with amex regarding retention?do they waive annual fee?do they add miles?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dwkl on November 28, 2011, 04:02:40 PM
update just got off the phone with amex they are offering me 130.00 credit now plus an add 75.00 after spending 3k within 60 days or 20k amex points plus an add 7,500 after spending 3k within 6o days(plus ill get the 15k bonus that comes with the preimer gold card after dec 31)
what do you suggest i go for ashero i know u prefer points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on November 28, 2011, 04:34:42 PM
I got that offer but opted to downgrade to the no fee bronze.
What made you decide to downgrade? Did you just not want the headache?

update just got off the phone with amex they are offering me 130.00 credit now plus an add 75.00 after spending 3k within 60 days or 20k amex points plus an add 7,500 after spending 3k within 6o days(plus ill get the 15k bonus that comes with the preimer gold card after dec 31)
what do you suggest i go for ashero i know u prefer points

Is this for the Premier Rewards Gold? Sounds like a great deal you got if you go for the points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on November 28, 2011, 04:37:39 PM
how long should citi take to post the $85 credit?
Assuming you made the 5 purchases, the credit should post on the statement closing date.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dwkl on November 28, 2011, 05:06:41 PM
im up for renewal and figured id give it a try to see what theyll offer to retain me
hey you never lose by asking worst case senario theyll deny your request 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on November 28, 2011, 11:22:13 PM
Assuming you made the 5 purchases, the credit should post on the statement closing date.
they didn't say anything about 5 transactions
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on November 29, 2011, 09:52:35 AM
they didn't say anything about 5 transactions
I'd call to make sure that you don't in fact need to do anything for the credit to appear. IFAIK, they offer the $85 credit after 5 purchases. Was always the case IME.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on November 29, 2011, 11:58:24 AM
they said at statement closing
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: stever on November 29, 2011, 06:33:11 PM
how long should citi take to post the $85 credit?
took less than 2 months
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on November 29, 2011, 08:06:27 PM
Was lazy today and only asked Citi to refund the $85 annual fee (didn't ask for miles etc.), the rep was a total moron. Asked for a supervisor and within 30 seconds my request was granted.

I wonder if reps listen into the conv. once they transfer a call to a supervisor, if so, I would have liked to see her face when the guy waived my annual fee so easily..
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: shmooz on December 04, 2011, 12:29:16 PM
have the chase presidential card up for renewal, first year was free. i used it about 2k a month. anyone get anything significant from them for renewal ?otherwise not interested in the $400 fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 02:20:05 PM
Just called about my Citi AA AMEX.

Got 2 additional miles/$ for a total of 3 miles/$ for the next 6 months.

I'll call about the Citi AA Visa in a couple months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: shmooz on December 05, 2011, 04:05:55 PM
have the chase presidential card up for renewal, first year was free. i used it about 2k a month. anyone get anything significant from them for renewal ?otherwise not interested in the $400 fee.

nothing offered on first try, i was at least hoping for some significant miles.  but i was only speaking to the cs agent, is there some other department to talk to?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on December 05, 2011, 04:44:00 PM
Just called about my Citi AA AMEX.

Got 2 additional miles/$ for a total of 3 miles/$ for the next 6 months.

I'll call about the Citi AA Visa in a couple months.
Excellent! May be worth it to swipe by a friend and even pay the processing fee in some cases!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 04:53:57 PM
Excellent! May be worth it to swipe by a friend and even pay the processing fee in some cases!

Depends on what the processing fee is :P

But, yeah, I guess in certain cases it'd be worth it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 06:16:50 PM
Didn't know this was possible until tonight (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12045.msg152666#msg152666), but just got a retention bonus on the AMEX PRG.

7500MR + 5000MR after $500 spend within 60 days.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: good sam on December 05, 2011, 06:18:10 PM
nice
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on December 05, 2011, 06:20:24 PM
nice
+1

how did u word this one?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on December 05, 2011, 06:27:06 PM
+1

how did u word this one?
+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 06:34:41 PM
How did I word it?

I W-A-N-T T-O C-A-N-C-E-L.

As an aside, this has now become my most lucrative sign-up.

A total of 162,500 MR points, not including points from spending.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on December 05, 2011, 06:35:42 PM
so u didnt ask for miles?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on December 05, 2011, 06:59:58 PM
How did I word it?

I W-A-N-T T-O C-A-N-C-E-L.
Risky...
The one time I said that straight out, they closed me down then and there.
Since then I always "circle around the idea".
I guess more risks, more returns  ::)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 07:07:47 PM
Ah, that's what you meant.

Yes, she almost cancelled me on the spot.

Had to say, essentially, "whoaaa nelly."

Dangled the idea of a retention, she transferred me and viola.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on December 05, 2011, 07:15:29 PM
Ah, that's what you meant.

Yes, she almost cancelled me on the spot.

Had to say, essentially, "whoaaa nelly."

Dangled the idea of a retention, she transferred me and viola.
The "dangled" part is what we want you to expound on please.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 05, 2011, 10:07:31 PM
When is the best point to call? Say I got a card in February do I wait till the charge posts or call before that? I  need points now so was wondering what would happen if I call now.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: oisher on December 05, 2011, 10:28:29 PM
Diners Club used to be great on Customer Service, live Anglo voice within moments of calling.
That has all changed Bank of Montreal has purchased the business and Customer Service involves 15+ minutes to get live help!
Good reason to call and complain/threaten to close account!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on December 05, 2011, 10:48:24 PM
Diners Club used to be great on Customer Service, live Anglo voice within moments of calling.
That has all changed Bank of Montreal has purchased the business and Customer Service involves 15+ minutes to get live help!
Good reason to call and complain/threaten to close account!
Do we still get Diner's club for free from citigold since it went out of citibank and into BOM? I don't remember getting any literature explaining the new procedures,. Any body want to venture a guess,
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 05, 2011, 10:55:56 PM
Called Citi executive card with no intention of cancelling. Was hoping for a double mileage offer for 6 mos. or something of the like.

Got a $50 statement credit to keep it open
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on December 05, 2011, 11:00:57 PM
My sister just called to cancel her aadvantage Amex. They offered her an $85 statement credit after five purchases :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Deal Guy on December 06, 2011, 02:18:12 AM
Just got someone in India, who said she cant waive the fee on my citi aa visa. I guess i need to call back tomorrow. Any tips on what to say? Which department to ask for?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 06, 2011, 02:28:00 AM
Called Citi executive card with no intention of cancelling. Was hoping for a double mileage offer for 6 mos. or something of the like.

If you got a double miles offer would you use the card for the next six months? Now that AA transfers are out, what are Diner's best transfer partners?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joey89 on December 06, 2011, 02:34:07 AM
called for my chase CO two separate reps told me they wont give me retention so i closed down my acct
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on December 06, 2011, 02:40:57 AM
called for my chase CO two separate reps told me they wont give me retention so i closed down my acct
Wrong thread.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joey89 on December 06, 2011, 05:20:58 AM
Unless I'm mistaken this is a retention bonus thread and all I'm saing is I didn't get a retention bonus
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Hudi on December 06, 2011, 02:53:38 PM
I just got billed my first annual fee for the Chase CO I called and the rep said he can't waive the fee. but he offered me 5k miles. I accepted. Should I go ahead and cancel anyways once the miles post? Will the annual fee be refunded?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Deal Guy on December 06, 2011, 04:08:44 PM
Just got someone in India, who said she cant waive the fee on my citi aa visa. I guess i need to call back tomorrow. Any tips on what to say? Which department to ask for?
Today I had them add a $85 statement credit to my and wife's card. They wouldn't call it a waive of the annual fee, just a statement credit ;).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: shmooz on December 11, 2011, 08:00:11 PM
have the chase presidential card up for renewal, first year was free. i used it about 2k a month. anyone get anything significant from them for renewal ?otherwise not interested in the $400 fee.

Dan, you've got this card, do they give you anything for keeping it open?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yakovwogi on December 13, 2011, 10:25:50 AM
just closed a chase CO one pass plus.
No retention just a 5 minute conversation about how the card pays for itself......

Keeping fingers crossed that I can churn before the card goes away...
gonna be a tight window...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Steven on December 13, 2011, 02:00:25 PM
Is there a specific number for amex retention dept? (i tried searching the forum but couldnt find anything)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 13, 2011, 02:38:42 PM
Is there a specific number for amex retention dept? (i tried searching the forum but couldnt find anything)

No AFAIK. They'll xfer you.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yid on December 14, 2011, 12:35:46 AM
I called Amex about my SPG card today after mailing in my statement and paying the $65 annual fee yesterday.  I told them I have several cards open with annual fees and was hoping they could wave or reduce it for me.  I knew the answer would be no but I wanted to make them say it before asking for points, as I figured it would only help me get empathy from the CSR.  She said she couldn't reduce or eliminate the fee due to class action lawsuits filed against Amex for charging the fee to some customers and waiving it for others.  She did however give me 3,000 starpoints as a courtesy and she noted that I use that card a lot.  The whole call was under 5 minutes.

same here just got 3000 points. thanks.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on December 19, 2011, 02:56:24 PM
Got my citi AAdvantage statement in the mail today,  I noticd that I was charged $85 annual fee.
spoke to retentions dept. They credited me $85 and also for the next 12 months, every month that I spend more than $750, I will get 750 bonus miles!  :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: shmooz on December 19, 2011, 06:07:30 PM
Got $150 credit on the Chase PP card, so that brings it down to $250. I like the card but not that much, trying to get some miles also. Asked for 25k.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ganizzy on December 20, 2011, 03:39:46 PM
called to cancel my amex prg
they said they cant waive the fee but he did offer $100 - $50 now and another $50 after $1000 spending in 60 days.
i guess i will wait till i get that credit, and then cancel

what should i do with my mr points - i only have about 20,000 pts and i kind of liked it as a backup if i needed to transfer points fast. however i do have alot of points on delta already and a nice amt on starwood

so should i just transfer my points or downgrade to a fee free card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: myb821 on December 20, 2011, 03:41:49 PM
called to cancel my amex prg
they said they cant waive the fee but he did offer $100 - $50 now and another $50 after $1000 spending in 60 days.
i guess i will wait till i get that credit, and then cancel

what should i do with my mr points - i only have about 20,000 pts and i kind of liked it as a backup if i needed to transfer points fast. however i do have alot of points on delta already and a nice amt on starwood

so should i just transfer my points or downgrade to a fee free card?
prg cant be downgraded to no fee card best u can do is downgrade to zync which is 25$
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Steven on December 21, 2011, 09:52:51 AM
Ah, that's what you meant.

Yes, she almost cancelled me on the spot.

Had to say, essentially, "whoaaa nelly."

Dangled the idea of a retention, she transferred me and viola.
Can I ask how much you spent on the prg annually? I didnt really use the card so much so im assuming that why they dont care to hold on to me
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 21, 2011, 02:46:17 PM
Can I ask how much you spent on the prg annually? I didnt really use the card so much so im assuming that why they dont care to hold on to me

I don't really recall, but it probably was not more than 10k or so.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: YYZ Fan on December 24, 2011, 11:44:37 PM
Hi

Just got billed  my $65 annual fee on my Starwood amex. Have been a customer since 2006, they offered me 1000 points when I called to have fee removed


Should I cancel my card and re apply? ( is there any negative implications if I do with Amex or credit report )

Will I get current bonus offers when I re apply?
How long should I wait to re apply?

Thanks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Wolf on December 25, 2011, 03:06:49 PM
Just looked over my bills, I was charged $95 for my delta gold Amex on July 17.
Can I still get any bonus if I call them up or change my account to the Classic (they already took away the boost miles, so gold status its worthless to me)...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dvol on December 27, 2011, 10:54:45 AM
Just got charged $65 for starwood annual fee. If I remember correctly last year I got a $50 retention bonus through SM.

Should I try SM or better to call?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: spetropo on December 27, 2011, 03:08:56 PM
Is there any easy way to tell when the Annual fee is due? Should it be noted on the online account?
Thanks
S
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bades on December 27, 2011, 03:25:54 PM
did anyone have any luck  getting any good offers with Amex plat recently on a renewal
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mclovin on December 27, 2011, 04:08:54 PM
Got my citi AAdvantage statement in the mail today,  I noticd that I was charged $85 annual fee.
spoke to retentions dept. They credited me $85 and also for the next 12 months, every month that I spend more than $750, I will get 750 bonus miles!  :)
i got the same thing today though they gave me 15 months
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gswannabe on December 28, 2011, 01:38:04 PM
just got 3000 spg points retention bonus
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Armadillo on January 01, 2012, 04:19:21 PM
Just got 15000 MR for keeping my Plat open. I told them 450 was a lot of money for me right now (true) though i enjoyed the benefits of having the card i was wondering if there was anything they can offer me to make it easier to keep open - either in fee reduction or extra points. They told me the fee can't be reduced b/c of the benefits but they transferred me to member services who offered me $100 or 15000 points if i agree to keep it open for a year, to post w/in 2 weeks. I tried getting 20k but no dice. All in a day's work.
<edit>4:54 pm est Points already posted.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Drago on January 04, 2012, 02:53:37 PM
Just got 15000 MR for keeping my Plat open. I told them 450 was a lot of money for me right now (true) though i enjoyed the benefits of having the card i was wondering if there was anything they can offer me to make it easier to keep open - either in fee reduction or extra points. They told me the fee can't be reduced b/c of the benefits but they transferred me to member services who offered me $100 or 15000 points if i agree to keep it open for a year, to post w/in 2 weeks. I tried getting 20k but no dice. All in a day's work.
<edit>4:54 pm est Points already posted.

Do you still plan on canceling?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 04, 2012, 02:54:44 PM
Just got 15000 MR for keeping my Plat open. I told them 450 was a lot of money for me right now (true) though i enjoyed the benefits of having the card i was wondering if there was anything they can offer me to make it easier to keep open - either in fee reduction or extra points. They told me the fee can't be reduced b/c of the benefits but they transferred me to member services who offered me $100 or 15000 points if i agree to keep it open for a year, to post w/in 2 weeks. I tried getting 20k but no dice. All in a day's work.
<edit>4:54 pm est Points already posted.

They made you agree to that?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 3ZeroT on January 04, 2012, 06:50:07 PM
They made you agree to that?

I was wondering the same if it was an actual 'agreement'.  Citi gave my wife hell for asking to close an AA account after giving her the $85 retention credit, as *if* she agreed to keep it open.  Obviously that wasn't a condition but they verbally almost forbid her from closing the card, haha.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 04, 2012, 09:35:22 PM
I was wondering the same if it was an actual 'agreement'.  Citi gave my wife hell for asking to close an AA account after giving her the $85 retention credit, as *if* she agreed to keep it open.  Obviously that wasn't a condition but they verbally almost forbid her from closing the card, haha.

It's (presumably) not a binding agreement. Obviously they're giving you a retention bonus so that you keep the card open for the next year--especially if they're crediting the annual fee to you--but, IME, the retention agent just wants to prevent you from cancelling your account on that phone call. (AFAIK, the compensation for these agents is at least somewhat performance based.)

That's why I find it weird that the CSR expressly conditioned the bonus on the yearly "agreement."
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on January 05, 2012, 12:08:12 PM
co onepass got 2500  :(

gotta try again i guess
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on January 05, 2012, 01:38:09 PM
co onepass got 2500  :(

gotta try again i guess
I tried 3 times with that card, an SM and 2 calls. Never got anything.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 05, 2012, 02:41:31 PM
co onepass got 2500  :(

gotta try again i guess
Once they give you something isn't it harder to get them to up it? I would have said forget it don't give me anything and tried again. Btw do you use the card a lot?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on January 05, 2012, 07:13:24 PM
Once they give you something isn't it harder to get them to up it? I would have said forget it don't give me anything and tried again. Btw do you use the card a lot?
Not realy!  Under 5k
Gave me a whole speech how the bennies pay for themself bla bla. Asked can't I get any kind of insentive/gift for keep in it, was offered 2500, tried bargening, no luck
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Armadillo on January 05, 2012, 09:07:40 PM
They made you agree to that?
He expressly asked me and waited for an explicit answer. I happen to plan on keeping it open anyway, because I do like having it. I really just wanted to cover the costs of another year (or most of them), though I didn't expect 100k this time, I figured if they'd give me anything close to a signup bonus it'd cover costs. As I mentioned previously somewhere else, I already signed up for and got another Plat w/o closing this one, figuring I'd close whichever after getting the bonuses. It's def better for me to leave open the longer standing one.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 05, 2012, 09:10:55 PM
He expressly asked me and waited for an explicit answer. 

Intewesting.

It's def better for me to leave open the longer standing one.

With AMEX it does not matter as long as at least one remains open.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Armadillo on January 05, 2012, 09:52:58 PM


With AMEX it does not matter as long as at least one remains open.

I don't mean for credit. I mean because it's the card I already have on file and is familiar.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 05, 2012, 09:54:14 PM
I don't mean for credit. I mean because it's the card I already have on file and is familiar.

10-4
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: arid on January 06, 2012, 12:20:59 AM
just got a 5k retention for starwoods ::)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: YYZ Fan on January 06, 2012, 12:56:51 AM
Can I cancel my Starwood amex and request the annual fee back if I just paid it on last statement?

And how long do I need to wait to reapply and get a new spg amex with signup bonus?

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2012, 12:57:22 AM
Can I cancel my Starwood amex and request the annual fee back if I just paid it on last statement?


Yes.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: YYZ Fan on January 06, 2012, 12:59:25 AM
Dan your quick!!

I just modified my post. How about re applying for sign up bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: muckman on January 15, 2012, 01:37:19 PM
just called CO and after telling them that I'm enjoying the PRG more, he offered me 10,000 points to stay.
can i just cancel once those points post? and will i get my prorated annual fee back?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on January 15, 2012, 02:03:56 PM
In all likelihood, yes.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 15, 2012, 09:43:06 PM
just got a 5k retention for starwoods ::)
How big of a customer r you?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 15, 2012, 10:38:25 PM
How big of a customer r you?

37
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 15, 2012, 10:54:35 PM
37

My, you age fast (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7687.msg89349#msg89349).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 15, 2012, 11:00:25 PM
My, you age fast (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7687.msg89349#msg89349).

He asked how big, so I chose a random number since he didn't provide any frame of reference / measuring unit.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 15, 2012, 11:01:53 PM
He asked how big, so I chose a random number since he didn't provide any frame of reference / measuring unit.

I know, I know.

I should have followed your lead and put:

/kidding

Anyway, I'ma go out on a limb and guess he's how big = how much he spent on the card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 15, 2012, 11:22:13 PM
Anyway, I'ma go out on a limb and guess he's how big = how much he spent on the card.

I assumed the same thing, but people need to learn to post what they mean.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 15, 2012, 11:29:28 PM
I assumed the same thing, but people need to learn to post what they mean.

+1, how sweet that would be.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 15, 2012, 11:42:11 PM
37
I wasn't quoting you sir but thanks for the input. Question was quite clear how big of a customer is the  guy who got five k from starwood cause seems like a better retention than usual
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 17, 2012, 12:57:02 AM
When is best to call to get retention before annual fee posts, after, or no difference.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2012, 12:58:45 AM
When is best to call to get retention before annual fee posts, after, or no difference.

I don't think there's a difference, some people even manage two retention bonuses a year (one at the 6-month mark and another at the 12-month(, or more...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 17, 2012, 01:16:02 AM
I don't think there's a difference, some people even manage two retention bonuses a year (one at the 6-month mark and another at the 12-month(, or more...
Who woulda thought that the annual fee can be such a good thing!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2012, 01:17:31 AM
Who woulda thought that the annual fee can be such a good thing!

Just make sure not to say you want to cancel, lest they just say ok and cancel you. Say you're considering closing the card because...

...your friend was offered [insert best retention offer you know of for that card, or something you'd be happy with] and you want to know if that's available for you as well.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Steven on January 17, 2012, 08:17:53 AM
I don't think there's a difference, some people even manage two retention bonuses a year (one at the 6-month mark and another at the 12-month(, or more...
I actually called on my spg twice in one year by accident and they gave me a 2nd retention bonus. I felt stupid though when she said shes sees that I got a goodwill bonus already once that year already (which she said was probably a retention bonus because it was around the time my card was up for renewal)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: andrew on January 17, 2012, 10:43:11 AM
is this true? starwood membership consulting services team (retention dept) say the offers for the retention bonuses are computerized and could only be given if it shows an offer? Or is it the agent and i should call again?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mocha on January 17, 2012, 12:12:16 PM
Anything being given for those wanting to downgrade from Amex Charge platinum/gold/gold.pr>zync?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2012, 12:24:34 PM
Anything being given for those wanting to downgrade from Amex Charge platinum/gold/gold.pr>zync?

Get the retention bonus, then downgrade a week later :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mocha on January 17, 2012, 12:25:41 PM
Get the retention bonus, then downgrade a week later :)
My Q wasn't answered dear.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2012, 12:27:10 PM
My Q wasn't answered dear.

If I understand your question, you were asking if they give you a bonus for not downgrading ("I'm thinking of downgrading, what can you offer me if I keep my Plat"?). My question is why ask that if you can just ask "I'm thinking of cancelling, what can you offer me if I keep my Plat"?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mocha on January 17, 2012, 12:29:05 PM
If I understand your question, you were asking if they give you a bonus for not downgrading ("I'm thinking of downgrading, what can you offer me if I keep my Plat"?). My question is why ask that if you can just ask "I'm thinking of cancelling, what can you offer me if I keep my Plat"?
Aha I get it. My question though was how many MR were people recently being offered.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2012, 12:43:05 PM
Aha I get it. My question though was how many MR were people recently being offered.

Might depend on which card (Gold/plat), how much you spend, and other factors.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: andrew on January 17, 2012, 01:01:48 PM
is this true? starwood membership consulting services team (retention dept) say the offers for the retention bonuses are computerized and could only be given if it shows an offer? Or is it the agent and i should call again?

anyone have answers to this question?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: milechazzer on January 17, 2012, 02:43:08 PM
I've had a "hit or miss" experience over the years with retention bonuses on my Amex SPG card. Can someone who has had more success with this provide any guidance as to what I should be telling the CSR, in the hope of getting a more positive response. 

thanks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: andrew on January 17, 2012, 02:53:28 PM
it might not be in the hands of the rep to give you anything a rep told me it was a computerized decision like i wrote in my previous post.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: smurf on January 17, 2012, 03:10:16 PM
it might not be in the hands of the rep to give you anything a rep told me it was a computerized decision like i wrote in my previous post.
+1
I was told the same
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2012, 06:16:04 PM
Starwood AMEX consumer: 3,000 points.
Got my annual 3K SPG retention bonus, via SM this time.  Took 2 SMs to get it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: milechazzer on January 17, 2012, 09:43:27 PM
So what does one generally have to say to the CSR, to be offered a retention bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on January 17, 2012, 10:01:38 PM
Got my annual 3K SPG retention bonus, via SM this time.  Took 2 SMs to get it.

Care to share what u wrote in ur SM?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 17, 2012, 10:08:45 PM
Just called chase for co card. All they offered was a one hundred dollar statement credit. Since I spent over 25k in the eleven months I had the card I was hoping for a nice amount of miles, so i said forget it leave card open and I will see. Now gotta try again I guess.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2012, 10:09:45 PM
Just called chase for co card. All they offered was a one hundred dollar statement credit. Since I spent over 25k in the eleven months I had the card I was hoping for a nice amount of miles, so i said forget it leave card open and I will see. Now gotta try again I guess.

You should've asked if they could give you miles instead, maybe they'd offer 5k or 10k.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 17, 2012, 10:24:58 PM
You should've asked if they could give you miles instead, maybe they'd offer 5k or 10k.
I asked for miles at first and then she said that there is an offer avail for one hundred dollars which is more than the fee. My whole pitch was that not interested in fee and want miles to offset the fee. Guess will try again now.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 17, 2012, 10:33:37 PM
Just tried again and got same offer for one hundred dollars. I asked for miles instead and guy said sure I'll give you ten k miles so worked out in end. Thanks for the encouragement AsherO.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2012, 10:34:44 PM
Just tried again and got same offer for one hundred dollars. I asked for miles instead and guy said sure I'll give you ten k miles so worked out in end. Thanks for the encouragement AsherO.

There you go. I'll take 1k commission please :D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 17, 2012, 10:56:58 PM
There you go. I'll take 1k commission please :D
not a problem! since miles dont just transfer when you find a ticket for 1k pm me and we can book it for you!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mocha on January 18, 2012, 10:28:20 AM
Got my annual 3K SPG retention bonus, via SM this time.  Took 2 SMs to get it.
Care to share what u wrote in ur SM?
Bump
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: trying123 on January 19, 2012, 02:47:50 AM
there are conflicting reports here onn ddf some members write tht u cant downgrade and some say ask for retention and then downgrade

so can somone pls confirm if u can downgrade a platinum to a free credit card or only to a lower fee charge card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lcyitz on January 19, 2012, 07:53:08 AM
I tried to waive the annual fee  with a spg sm, they said we can cancel just reply and let us know. ::)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on January 19, 2012, 09:07:08 AM
there are conflicting reports here onn ddf some members write tht u cant downgrade and some say ask for retention and then downgrade

so can somone pls confirm if u can downgrade a platinum to a free credit card or only to a lower fee charge card

So do you think that some members are lying? You already said you've seen reports both ways so how is someone else saying what happened to them going to change anything? Apparently people have had different experiences with this and while officially its prob not allowed some CSR will do it anyway.

I tried to waive the annual fee  with a spg sm, they said we can cancel just reply and let us know. ::)

Try offering solutions that you would be happy with besides for waiving the fee (ex. getting points)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: APoshiterYid on January 19, 2012, 03:46:42 PM
So do you think that some members are lying?
With a name like bubbles you really ought to chill.....
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on January 19, 2012, 03:50:02 PM
With a name like bubbles you really ought to chill.....
k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: easy48 on January 19, 2012, 04:07:45 PM
I just noticed that my Amex SPG card which I signed up for several years ago is now changing from the introductory APR rate that I had when I signed up to 2.90%.  I dont have any balances on my credit cards and never had so this really wont be affecting me. 

BUT, I am thinking about calling to see if they can offer some goodwill points because of the upcoming change in my APR plan which will make a big difference to me (as far as they are concerned at least).  Anyone have any experience with this type of thing?  Worth going for it?  Advice?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on January 19, 2012, 04:13:16 PM
I just noticed that my Amex SPG card which I signed up for several years ago is now changing from the introductory APR rate that I had when I signed up to 2.90%.  I dont have any balances on my credit cards and never had so this really wont be affecting me. 

BUT, I am thinking about calling to see if they can offer some goodwill points because of the upcoming change in my APR plan which will make a big difference to me (as far as they are concerned at least).  Anyone have any experience with this type of thing?  Worth going for it?  Advice?

Can't hurt to try.

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Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 19, 2012, 10:56:35 PM
k

Chillin answer  8)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yudel on January 20, 2012, 12:15:53 PM
I have a continental business card with the $85 annual fee due. They won't give me any retention bonus - should I just close the card or is it better to switch it to a no-fee ink classic?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on January 20, 2012, 12:29:59 PM
I have a continental business card with the $85 annual fee due. They won't give me any retention bonus - should I just close the card or is it better to switch it to a no-fee ink classic?

I'd switch to a no fee card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on January 20, 2012, 12:34:03 PM
Open a new card with a signup bonus and have recon garb the credit line and close the CO card to get the new card approved.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: am32 on January 20, 2012, 01:12:48 PM
Just tried again and got same offer for one hundred dollars. I asked for miles instead and guy said sure I'll give you ten k miles so worked out in end. Thanks for the encouragement AsherO.

Anyone ever have success with a retention bonus on Sapphire Preferred?  My renewal is a few months away and debating if its worth keeping with the fee (it probably is, but a bonus can't hurt :) )
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: milechazzer on January 21, 2012, 09:28:31 PM
I'm not sure how much clarification this will provide (you can draw your own conclusions), but I'm reporting back regarding three SPG retention bonus requests for three different family members (and 3 different accts)....

FamilyMember(FM)#1 with $18k annual spending on Amex Business SPG (and 2 other open Amex Business card accounts) - Requested some SPG bonus points via SM to offset annual fee that just came due.  CSR responded via SM that they can't provide any points, and that account could be closed to avoid annual fee. FM#1 responded via SM that she would expect Amex to value her loyalty as a cardholder for 44 yrs, and to look for a way to accomodate her request. CSR provide this response via SM "We are sorry for the inconvenience in this regard. It is my sincere hope that you will understand that we are bound by certain Policies and Procedures and sometimes we may not be able to completely satisfy your needs due to this reason."

FM#2 with $26k annual spending on Amex Personal SPG card (and 1 other open Amex card acct) - Requested some SPG bonus points via SM to offset annual fee that just came due. CSR responded via SM that because he is a cardholder for 40 years, they will issue 3k SPG points as a one time goodwill gesture.

FM#3 with $52k annual spending on Amex Personal SPG card (and no other Amex card accts) - Called Amex SPG customer service and asked whether they could waive annual fee or request some SPG bonus points via SM to offset annual fee that just came due. CSR responded they would be happy to provide 3k SPG points as courtesy. Asked CSR if they could do any better, and CSR said that is the best they could do.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on January 21, 2012, 09:38:06 PM
FamilyMember(FM)#1 with $18k annual spending on Amex Business SPG (and 2 other open Amex Business card accounts) - Requested some SPG bonus points via SM to offset annual fee that just came due.  CSR responded via SM that they can't provide any points, and that account could be closed to avoid annual fee. FM#1 responded via SM that she would expect Amex to value her loyalty as a cardholder for 44 yrs, and to look for a way to accomodate her request. CSR provide this response via SM "We are sorry for the inconvenience in this regard. It is my sincere hope that you will understand that we are bound by certain Policies and Procedures and sometimes we may not be able to completely satisfy your needs due to this reason."

This is extremely surprising, did this person try the retention/cancellation dept. by phone?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: milechazzer on January 22, 2012, 07:45:25 AM
This is extremely surprising, did this person try the retention/cancellation dept. by phone?

No, but I did advise her to
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ashers on January 22, 2012, 10:50:26 AM
Had a nice long interesting convo with the CSR at amex trying to get them to waive the annual fee on my SPG card.
She explained to me that the system is computerized and when she puts in a request to cancel,  the system will either tell her to cancel it or it will tell her to pass the customer over to "customer retention dep."
I would have thought as myself as a pretty good customer for Amex to keep but apparently im not THAT valuable.  :P
Title: Called to Cancel my AA Business card - got 2500 miles
Post by: DBpoints on February 01, 2012, 01:38:30 PM
So I called to cancel my aa business card which i got a 75k bonus signup with, was offered 2500 for staying a customer and the rep said I can cancel anytime I want afterwards. He then asked me in a voice that sounded like he was winking at me if I had issues with any other cards...i said I also had an issue with my aa personal (75k signup) and he offered me 2500 for 500 in spending over the next 3 months  (have to book a flight with them anyway in the next 3 weeks)....


1 phone call 5000 miles

Love the free points!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mclovin on February 01, 2012, 02:14:18 PM
just tried getting the annual fee waived on my chase continental. csr told me chase is not letting the fee be waived (not sure if he meant just this card or all cards). now i know i cant trust a csr but did anyone else have an experience like this. does it make sense? (of course i will try calling again)
and now a second csr told me the same thing almost word for word.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on February 01, 2012, 03:22:17 PM
I was told the same thing 3 times for my CO.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mclovin on February 01, 2012, 06:45:30 PM
I was told the same thing 3 times for my CO.
when was this? did u get it in the end?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on February 01, 2012, 08:55:34 PM
In December. I ended up closing it in order to open a United.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Side incomer on February 01, 2012, 09:40:51 PM
I got a $100 statement credit after calling in on my Chase continental card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly on February 01, 2012, 11:52:07 PM
can you get a bonus for downgrading amex plat to gold?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 02, 2012, 12:16:57 AM
Amex platinum after 1st year. Was offered choice of $200 or 25,000 MR. I took the later.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 02, 2012, 12:40:22 AM
I got a $100 statement credit after calling in on my Chase continental card.
wow! how did you pull that  off???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 02, 2012, 12:44:25 AM
wow! how did you pull that  off???
getting 100 dollars is nothing I turned it down and asked for ten k points. Just say you may close your card because of fee see what they say.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 02, 2012, 12:45:01 AM
Amex platinum after 1st year. Was offered choice of $200 or 25,000 MR. I took the later.
That is very good do you spend alot on the card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 02, 2012, 12:48:15 AM
getting 100 dollars is nothing I turned it down and asked for ten k points. Just say you may close your card because of fee see what they say.

I got a $100 statement credit after calling in on my Chase continental card.

do you guys spend a lot of $ on the card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 02, 2012, 01:27:43 AM
do you guys spend a lot of $ on the card?
26 k in 11 months so far
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 02, 2012, 01:35:41 AM
That is very good do you spend alot on the card?
a bit under 40k/yr. But I payed the $39 fee for buying a tkt from their agency at least 5 times (when buying online wasn't an option).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 02, 2012, 01:44:54 AM
well i spent 20k any shot?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 02, 2012, 01:48:17 AM
well i spent 20k any shot?
of course you will get it I hardly understand the question try and try again u will get it
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 02, 2012, 05:42:02 PM
well they said nothing doing and offered me 2500 miles. Guess I will wait for the 2500 miles and than cancel   
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 02, 2012, 05:44:59 PM
26 k in 11 months so far

@fan of dan
@sideincomer
@anybody who got a nice retention bonus from chase

Who did you call to get the 10k miles, statement credit for the Continental OP card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 02, 2012, 10:31:24 PM
number on back of card. I got transfered to I think the loyalty dep.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 02, 2012, 10:36:47 PM
what did you tell them? you are canceling?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 02, 2012, 11:32:16 PM
that i was THINKING of cancelling due to the annual fee and if they could offset the fee I would keep open card. So first I was offered 100 dollars so I said I would think about it and hung up. A minute later I tried again but was offered the same thing so I asked for points instead and was offered 10k.
Title: avoid annual fee on continental one pass credit card
Post by: biga on February 03, 2012, 11:50:06 AM
Does anyone know if there is any way to get around the annual fee on the continental one pass credit card or if i can get some other type of incentive to keep it open? Tanks!
Title: Re: Re: avoid annual fee on continental one pass credit card
Post by: sky121 on February 03, 2012, 11:50:59 AM
Does anyone know if there is any way to get around the annual fee on the continental one pass credit card or if i can get some other type of incentive to keep it open? Tanks!

Try calling.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: shmooz on February 03, 2012, 12:44:37 PM
Got $150 credit on the Chase PP card, so that brings it down to $250. I like the card but not that much, trying to get some miles also. Asked for 25k.

They denied me the 25k by sm. I called back again now, almost two months later, when my $395 charge hit and they offered $150 or 15k miles. I said I'll take 15k miles, but is that on top of the $150? (want to keep it honest!) She said, whatever you got before is yours, this is additional. So $150 plus 15k miles, in my mind covers the cost of the card for another year of lounge and avis presidents.
I had charged about 25k on the card this year. I am sure that helped. Not sure if I should continue that or move the charges to sapphire where i'd rather have the points, but then probably wont get the retention bonus on the PP next year.
Title: waiver of annual fee after first year
Post by: davidd75 on February 09, 2012, 05:41:04 PM
Dan, What are some of the ways to be successful getting annual fee waived even after the first year or is not worth the time?
Title: Re: waiver of annual fee after first year
Post by: Side incomer on February 09, 2012, 05:43:00 PM
Dan, What are some of the ways to be successful getting annual fee waived even after the first year or is not worth the time?
We are on Dans deals Forums now. This type of question suits the comments on the main site.
For this question there is a 20 page thread called "credit card retention bonuses", search for it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: davidd75 on February 09, 2012, 05:50:06 PM
have you had success get annual fee waived altogether
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mclovin on February 09, 2012, 07:46:00 PM
have you had success get annual fee waived altogether
did you read this page and/or the one before it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mclovin on February 12, 2012, 01:44:49 AM
called few times for CO card. was told that there is no offer available for me every time, it goes by what shows up on their computer. is that nonsense?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 12, 2012, 02:42:48 AM
BS
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Drago on February 12, 2012, 03:33:19 AM
called few times for CO card. was told that there is no offer available for me every time, it goes by what shows up on their computer. is that nonsense?
At times, they may give you s/t if they think you're a profitable customer. AMEX wouldn't do anything for me on a few cards, b/c I had little activity on the accounts.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on February 13, 2012, 09:25:56 PM
for CO i was offered 15k miles if i spend 3k in the next month or 10k miles or $100 i selected 10k miles cuz my CL is !k on this card now
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mclovin on February 13, 2012, 10:18:19 PM
i told them i know other people got statment credits etc. still no go, it doesnt show up as offer on my account
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: JoshW on February 14, 2012, 08:09:49 AM
Not somuch a retention bonus but when I signed up for SPG a long time ago, I messed up and didn't hit the threshold to get the 15K bonus. I sent a message to them a month or two back stating that and that I've been a good customer since spending a lot of money, always paying on time etc and they gave me the 15K without a fight.
Similar situation with Chase Ink. I signed up inside a bank branch and got a measly 10K points and barely used the card. I noticed an offer recently for spending X amount to get a bonus15Kand sent a SM that I was never told about the offer when I signed up. They tried not giving to me but I sent a second message and they gave me 20K points just like that,never had to spend the 3K or 5K or whatever. Gonna try in a year for retention
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 05:00:22 PM
CO PP: Waived $100 annual fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 05:13:50 PM
i thought its 95
That would be OPP.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 14, 2012, 05:27:42 PM
my bad.
i called them twice within 2 weeks. both times the reps said they cant waive the fee but they can offer 2500 bonus. i accepted both times. do u think i will get 2500 twice or will they only give it to me once?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: smurf on February 14, 2012, 08:52:25 PM
That would be OPP.
I thought the PP had a $395 annual fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 14, 2012, 08:54:02 PM
I thought the PP had a $395 annual fee?
+1 ?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 09:29:00 PM
I thought the PP had a $395 annual fee?
Lifetime PC discounted rate.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Ergel on February 14, 2012, 09:32:26 PM
Has anyone been successful with the Hyatt card? They tell me that the free night is enough to keep the card (they are correct)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 09:33:08 PM
Has anyone been successful with the Hyatt card? They tell me that the free night is enough to keep the card (they are correct)
Yup, cards that give retention bonuses like HGP and SWA will probably be difficult.
I would try with the tactic that you only stay in cat 5/6 hotels...
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Ergel on February 14, 2012, 09:37:50 PM
Yup, cards that give retention bonuses like HGP and SWA will probably be difficult.
I would try with the tactic that you only stay in cat 5/6 hotels...

That's really high feluton (I have no idea how to spell that word). Not sure in could pull that off
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 09:42:52 PM
That's really high feluton (I have no idea how to spell that word). Not sure in could pull that off
So don't.
There's no sin in paying $75 for a cat. 4 night.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Ergel on February 14, 2012, 09:45:29 PM
That's what I plan on doing. Also includes free wifi. Definitely worth it for me. Just wanted to see if anyone had any success. Already plan on using at Andaz weho. A paid night is like 280 during the summer
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 09:48:45 PM
Yup, Andaz WeHo and Hyatt 48 Lex are outstanding values at category 4.
Other incredible deals at cat. 4 are the PH Seoul and PH Melbourne.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on February 14, 2012, 11:11:46 PM
So don't.
There's no sin in paying $75 for a cat. 4 night.

Or you can (ostensibly) pay the $75 and cancel within 30 days, you get the night and keep the cash :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on February 14, 2012, 11:24:32 PM
Or you can (ostensibly) pay the $75 and cancel within 30 days, you get the night and keep the cash :)

...unless they don't award it until after the 30 days...
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Ergel on February 14, 2012, 11:25:38 PM
Or you can (ostensibly) pay the $75 and cancel within 30 days, you get the night and keep the cash :)

Don't think that works. They say the night posts 6-8 weeks after your card anniversary
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on February 15, 2012, 10:33:04 AM
Don't think that works. They say the night posts 6-8 weeks after your card anniversary

Good catch.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: TC610 on February 15, 2012, 12:01:32 PM
They say the night posts 6-8 weeks after your card anniversary

They also said 6-8 weeks after my anniversary I'd receive my CO/UA lounge passes.  My fee hit on 2/1 and the passes arrived 2/14.  I plan on calling to cancel after work tonight (well, I plan on aiming for a retention bonus, but I just got my new UA card last month so nothing lost if I have to cancel).  Granted, CO/UA is a different program than Hyatt...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ohiojeans on February 15, 2012, 03:34:19 PM
I had a continental card. I called several times to ask for retention bonus. They wouldn't budge so i canceled it
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2012, 03:35:27 PM
I had a continental card. I called several times to ask for retention bonus. They wouldn't budge so i canceled it
That's a mistake. Should've applied for a new card and moved over the line to get it approved.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on February 15, 2012, 03:38:48 PM
I got 1000 spg points. They actually made me verbally agree not to close my account. The next day I received an email stating as per my request they closed all the additional cards. As this never happened I now have my way out, if they don't upkeep their end of the deal I don't have to either.
Title: How to best get bonus miles for threatening cancellation?
Post by: askmoses on February 19, 2012, 02:03:35 AM
I have an aadvantage card(my oldest current one so I don't really want to close it) and I just got hit for this next years renewal fee. I read many times that if you call and threaten to complain you can get out of them some retention bonuses. Anyone have experience with this card? Tips?
Title: Re: How to best get bonus miles for threatening cancellation?
Post by: AsherO on February 19, 2012, 02:53:01 AM
I have an aadvantage card(my oldest current one so I don't really want to close it) and I just got hit for this next years renewal fee. I read many times that if you call and threaten to complain you can get out of them some retention bonuses. Anyone have experience with this card? Tips?

PUTPAC, duh!
Title: Re: How to best get bonus miles for threatening cancellation?
Post by: bem684 on February 19, 2012, 11:30:10 AM
I have an aadvantage card(my oldest current one so I don't really want to close it) and I just got hit for this next years renewal fee. I read many times that if you call and threaten to complain you can get out of them some retention bonuses. Anyone have experience with this card? Tips?

I found that I didn't have to threaten at all.  I just calmly explained that "I have too many cards with an annual fee, and I am probably going to close some, but would like to keep this one open.  The fee is rather steep for me, so is there any possibility of waiving it?"

3 minutes later the rep told me they credited my account for the fee.
Title: Re: How to best get bonus miles for threatening cancellation?
Post by: JoshW on February 19, 2012, 11:50:29 AM
I have an aadvantage card(my oldest current one so I don't really want to close it) and I just got hit for this next years renewal fee. I read many times that if you call and threaten to complain you can get out of them some retention bonuses. Anyone have experience with this card? Tips?
I'm pretty sure that Dan's moving credit suggestion aside(assuming you. Get declined or just don't want to apply) you can probably switch your card to any other Citi card with no annual fee rather than close it and then decide what you want to do
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on February 19, 2012, 07:31:51 PM
I sent a secure msg to amex re my starwood card asking to wave annual fee. They said they cant. They also denied to give any retention bonus. What would you suggest?
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on February 19, 2012, 07:34:50 PM
I sent a secure msg to amex re my starwood card asking to wave annual fee. They said they cant. They also denied to give any retention bonus. What would you suggest?

PUTPAC

Remember, once they tell you no to waiving the fee (which they will), ask for points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on February 19, 2012, 08:00:18 PM
I did. What's PUTPAC?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on February 19, 2012, 08:13:58 PM
I did. What's PUTPAC?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.msg127893#msg127893
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yossi4k on February 20, 2012, 09:55:42 AM
Amex platinum after 1st year. Was offered choice of $200 or 25,000 MR. I took the later.
Was anybody successful in getting platinum retention bonuses by requesting it from the agent?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on February 20, 2012, 05:01:01 PM
just got an AAdvantage card to provide me with $50 statement credit to retain my gold card(only $50/yr card).... 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 27, 2012, 04:20:28 PM
My year is up and I called to cancel my amex plat to avoid the $450 fee. Even though I was very serious about canceling they offered me $400 or 50K MR to stay another year.
Took the 50K MR of course.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on February 27, 2012, 04:30:44 PM
My year is up and I called to cancel my amex plat to avoid the $450 fee. Even though I was very serious about canceling they offered me $400 or 50K MR to stay another year.
Took the 50K MR of course.

Wow. Best retention offer I've heard of on a Plat.

Lotta spending?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on February 27, 2012, 04:35:18 PM
My year is up and I called to cancel my amex plat to avoid the $450 fee. Even though I was very serious about canceling they offered me $400 or 50K MR to stay another year.
Took the 50K MR of course.

50k retention offer is super sweet, nicely done! How much were you spending on the card? BTW, if you still want to cancel then spend the points and cancel in a month or two.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 27, 2012, 04:40:51 PM
I didnt spend anything at all since August but during the first half of the year I put on aprox $140k.

Once the fee is paid I dont have any reason to cancel until the next annual fee comes up...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on February 27, 2012, 04:46:58 PM
I didnt spend anything at all since August but during the first half of the year I put on aprox $140k.

Once the fee is paid I dont have any reason to cancel until the next annual fee comes up...

1. Your retention bonus was probably because of the spend level.
2. If you CX in 2-3 months you can probably get a prorated refund, maybe even a full one.
3. If you don't spend next year like you did this year, you probably won't get the same offer again.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 27, 2012, 04:50:08 PM
Didnt think of the prorated refund- I guess I will give it a shot in a few months and see if they will prorate. If not i will just leave it open.

I doubt I will get this again as I dont plan on putting any spending at all on it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on February 27, 2012, 04:52:54 PM
Co onepass (spouses) was offered 5k to stay asked for better got 10k after $2000 spent in one month  ;D
On my card was offered nada  :(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 27, 2012, 05:30:33 PM
how much spending on your wife's card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on February 27, 2012, 11:42:22 PM
Co onepass (spouses) was offered 5k to stay asked for better got 10k after $2000 spent in one month  ;D
On my card was offered nada  :(
got the same offer. didnt think 2K spend was worth 5K.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 27, 2012, 11:45:28 PM
what # did u  call to get that offer?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on February 28, 2012, 01:19:56 AM
what # did u  call to get that offer?
number on back of card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on February 28, 2012, 01:42:12 AM
how much spending on your wife's card?
Under 3k!!
got the same offer. didnt think 2K spend was worth 5K.
With Venmo/AP its really no big deal
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: beny on March 01, 2012, 10:01:21 PM
My recent experience with retention bonus':

Citi AA Master card: got the annual fee refunded, plus 2 miles per dollar for 16 months if I spend at least 750 that month.

Chase united: annual fee refund

Chase Continental: $100 statement credit (annual fee was only $85)

Amex premier gold: either $100 refund (out of $175) or 15,000 MR points. I took the latter.

weird thing is that on the SPG personnel card - where I do most of my spending, they offered me nothing. so I just closed.

My question is, does the thing with Chase - about moving credit from old cards to help get new ones approved, work for amex as well?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 01, 2012, 10:05:10 PM
My recent experience with retention bonus':

Citi AA Master card: got the annual fee refunded, plus 2 miles per dollar for 16 months if I spend at least 750 that month.

Chase united: annual fee refund

Chase Continental: $100 statement credit (annual fee was only $85)

Amex premier gold: either $100 refund (out of $175) or 15,000 MR points. I took the latter.

weird thing is that on the SPG personnel card - where I do most of my spending, they offered me nothing. so I just closed.

My question is, does the thing with Chase - about moving credit from old cards to help get new ones approved, work for amex as well?

Good stuff!!  Wasn't worth the annual fee for the SPG?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on March 01, 2012, 10:12:12 PM
weird thing is that on the SPG personnel card - where I do most of my spending, they offered me nothing. so I just closed.
Do you really not get $65 value out of this card?  I mean just SBS should pay for that many times over with some free additional cards, not even counting all the other promotions they have had like Gift Chain, etc.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on March 02, 2012, 12:22:00 PM
"Dear _________________

After reviewing the application you submitted our records
indicate the 25,000 miles promotion was offered on the
application along with an additional 5,000 bonus miles if
an authorized user is added within the first two months of
the account open date, and the first year annual fee
waiver.

Each year, you are also eligible to earn 10,000 bonus
miles when you spend $25,000 on your card for a total of
40,000 bonus miles you can earn in your first year.

I have added an additional 20,000 miles to your account.
These miles will reflected on your next billing statement."

Got matched for CO! Did you also get 50k total or was it 50k and then another 5k for au??
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aj26 on March 06, 2012, 01:26:59 PM
I was offered to keep aa card open. Waived $85 fee for year. Will give 1,000 bonus miles per month if 1k purchases. Anyone think this is worth it or should I cancel the card and wait 12 month to churn it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on March 06, 2012, 02:44:05 PM
I was offered to keep aa card open. Waived $85 fee for year. Will give 1,000 bonus miles per month if 1k purchases. Anyone think this is worth it or should I cancel the card and wait 12 month to churn it.

Pretty sure closing the AA card does not make a difference for churning.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on March 06, 2012, 03:07:14 PM
Pretty sure closing the AA card does not make a difference for churning.

Can  still churn it with a  A.A. citi card STILL OPEN -- I did it last month with 3 cards still open -- they go by application date  - best to wait 24 months , but some get it 12 -18 months after last application
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on March 09, 2012, 02:54:21 AM
I have a very small line on my BA card. I was told by the credit analysts over at chase that "at any time" I can move the line over to one of my other chase lines and that way not shrink my credit limit whatsoever. My annual fee is going to be coming in April. Do you think I should wait until I get hit with the fee and see if I can get a retention bonus worth me paying the annual fee or is it better to roll the line over now before the annual fee comes?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on March 09, 2012, 10:49:43 AM
Why not get new cards and get them approved by offering up the BA card as a korban?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on March 09, 2012, 01:15:03 PM
Why not get new cards and get them approved by offering up the BA card as a korban?

I just did a 2 browser applications for CO/Freedom. First I pushed through the CO card (card was expiring) and I managed to get it matched to 50k. To get the Freedom card approved I offered up my BA card and they made me send in paperwork. Anyhow I got approved and they didn't touch the BA card! Now I know if I apply right away I'm still within 30 days and I don't know if I have a chance at getting another card. My BA line is very small ($1500) so not much of an incentive for them. The annual fee is coming up in April.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on March 09, 2012, 01:38:16 PM
There's no need to wait 30 days and you also have 30-60 days from the posting of an annual fee to close the account and get it refunded.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on March 09, 2012, 03:50:55 PM
There's no need to wait 30 days and you also have 30-60 days from the posting of an annual fee to close the account and get it refunded.

Thanks Dan! I will hold off on closing just yet. Hopefully I'll be able to convince them into some retention bonus... I was just scared once I get hit w/ the annual fee they won't let me close and roll the line into another line unless I pay the AF...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Zapruder on March 12, 2012, 10:17:16 PM
I am new to "mileage" scene and haven't paid much attention to points/miles with my cards over the years. That is changing now. I have a BOA Worldpoints card that, in comparing to other rewards cards, I am now realizing is not very good at all.

I've put a little more than $800,000 on it in the last 5 years (business spending). I am wondering if it is worth it to even ask for some kind of retention bonus since I am going to be applying for an Ink Bold card.  I would hope that with the amount I have put on this card they would want to do something for me, but if I can't transfer points anywhere outside of the world points ecosystem ( I don't fly on Air Canada) then they are not of much use to me (other than redeeming for cash).

Should I even worry about getting a retention bonus on a Worldpoints card or just cut my losses with it and move on to a better card?

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2012, 10:18:56 PM
I am new to "mileage" scene and haven't paid much attention to points/miles with my cards over the years. That is changing now. I have a BOA Worldpoints card that, in comparing to other rewards cards, I am now realizing is not very good at all.

I've put a little more than $800,000 on it in the last 5 years (business spending). I am wondering if it is worth it to even ask for some kind of retention bonus since I am going to be applying for an Ink Bold card.  I would hope that with the amount I have put on this card they would want to do something for me, but if I can't transfer points anywhere outside of the world points ecosystem ( I don't fly on Air Canada) then they are not of much use to me (other than redeeming for cash).

Should I even worry about getting a retention bonus on a Worldpoints card or just cut my losses with it and move on to a better card?

Why not do both, get the retention bonus (make sure it's a fat one) and move your spending to your new Ink Bold card :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 12, 2012, 10:27:27 PM
I am new to "mileage" scene and haven't paid much attention to points/miles with my cards over the years. That is changing now. I have a BOA Worldpoints card that, in comparing to other rewards cards, I am now realizing is not very good at all.

I've put a little more than $800,000 on it in the last 5 years (business spending). I am wondering if it is worth it to even ask for some kind of retention bonus since I am going to be applying for an Ink Bold card.  I would hope that with the amount I have put on this card they would want to do something for me, but if I can't transfer points anywhere outside of the world points ecosystem ( I don't fly on Air Canada) then they are not of much use to me (other than redeeming for cash).

Should I even worry about getting a retention bonus on a Worldpoints card or just cut my losses with it and move on to a better card?

If you cancel the card will you lose the points?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Zapruder on March 13, 2012, 09:48:57 AM
Why not do both, get the retention bonus (make sure it's a fat one) and move your spending to your new Ink Bold card :)

Yes, I suppose that makes the most sense.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on March 13, 2012, 02:43:51 PM
Yes, I suppose that makes the most sense.

You're welcome.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: smart brit on March 13, 2012, 03:22:44 PM
searched on the thread but didn't find anything on that yet my Amex platinum annual fee is coming up do they give retention bounses? if yes what's the best they will do
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: JEWDA on March 13, 2012, 03:31:53 PM
searched on the thread but didn't find anything on that yet my Amex platinum annual fee is coming up do they give retention bounses? if yes what's the best they will do
Search again its here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572.msg191773#msg191773)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: smart brit on March 13, 2012, 08:33:56 PM
Search again its here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572.msg191773#msg191773)
thanks :) but i doubt i will get the same deal but hey u never know will keep posted
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 14, 2012, 12:18:34 AM
got the same offer. didnt think 2K spend was worth 5K.
Square would cost you $55 to do that, so it probably is worth it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aj26 on March 15, 2012, 12:46:24 PM
I called retention for AA citi card. They credited account for $85 and the annual fee doesn't get charged for another month. If I cancel now do you think they will take it back.
(I really upset with them b/c i used 30K link on DD main site instead of 75K links on forums last year. They wouldn't match it either. Citi stinks)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on March 15, 2012, 01:29:02 PM
(I really upset with them b/c i used 30K link on DD main site instead of 75K links on forums last year. They wouldn't match it either. Citi stinks)
When did I post a 30k link on the main site?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: oldguy on March 15, 2012, 01:42:05 PM
I called retention for AA citi card. They credited account for $85 and the annual fee doesn't get charged for another month. If I cancel now do you think they will take it back.
Did they credit it on the spot? because i did the same thing and it only got credited after the annual fee was charged.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on March 15, 2012, 06:02:22 PM
Did they credit it on the spot? because i did the same thing and it only got credited after the annual fee was charged.

My $85 got credited 5 months before it's even due :P
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on March 15, 2012, 11:32:49 PM
My $85 got credited 5 months before it's even due :P

Interesting, I wonder what happens if you call recon ~six months later when it actually posts, might be able to get another $85 credited :D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on March 16, 2012, 12:17:01 AM
Interesting, I wonder what happens if you call recon ~six months later when it actually posts, might be able to get another $85 credited :D

It's def. poss, but I'm under the impression that there is like a "click box" for this offer per account, and once this is "redeemed" account is outta luck. But I'll be sure and see :P
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on March 16, 2012, 02:46:12 AM
It's def. poss, but I'm under the impression that there is like a "click box" for this offer per account, and once this is "redeemed" account is outta luck. But I'll be sure and see :P

I tried in the past , every time they would tell me --" we gave you...... already on ..... "

I do not think the retention dept has any say in what they can do -- like AJK said --it is  all pre loaded in the computer --including what u are  worth to keep
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aj26 on March 16, 2012, 09:51:48 AM
When did I post a 30k link on the main site?

It was back in April 2011. Under the Credit card tab. I didin't know about the forums at that point
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 16, 2012, 11:19:24 AM
I called retention for AA citi card. They credited account for $85 and the annual fee doesn't get charged for another month. If I cancel now do you think they will take it back.
(I really upset with them b/c i used 30K link on DD main site instead of 75K links on forums last year. They wouldn't match it either. Citi stinks)
what did you tell them, i couldnt get them to credit me?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aj26 on March 16, 2012, 12:04:50 PM
Told them starwood amex has better redemption rate. It's all computerized, she said her system gave her the following offers...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 16, 2012, 12:12:31 PM
I got a $25 credit a while ago so thats why they couldnt credit me again...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 16, 2012, 06:34:50 PM
Called them about annual fee, they said if i use my card 5 times ill get an $85 credit. Anyone else get this?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on March 17, 2012, 09:51:54 PM
Called them about annual fee, they said if i use my card 5 times ill get an $85 credit. Anyone else get this?
Who did you call? please be clear
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 17, 2012, 09:53:15 PM
Who did you call? please be clear
citi sorry
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: golan on March 18, 2012, 08:10:10 AM
If anyone can help me greatly appreciated . when calling amex trying to get retention bonus for (spg- i have it for 5 years), which department do you call ?
Because i called regular cs and she claimed it has to go through through the claim department etc.....2 billing cycles...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 18, 2012, 08:47:59 AM
If anyone can help me greatly appreciated . when calling amex trying to get retention bonus for (spg- i have it for 5 years), which department do you call ?
Because i called regular cs and she claimed it has to go through through the claim department etc.....2 billing cycles...
just say I want to cancel or change card type and they'll transfer you to the right department
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yitz on March 18, 2012, 09:14:42 AM
Anyone able to get Citi to re-approve application.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ae123 on March 18, 2012, 04:50:27 PM
Called them about annual fee, they said if i use my card 5 times ill get an $85 credit. Anyone else get this?

I got it, but cancelled anyway.
After all, I want to churn them.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jack12 on March 20, 2012, 10:24:14 PM
Called citi regarding my AAdvanatge (amex). they will refund the $85 on condition that I make 5 purchases in the next 3 months
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: kanman75 on March 21, 2012, 06:55:45 PM
Just called for retention bonuses on 3 cards. 2 were the citi AA cards, amex/visa. Offered $85 credit for visa + 1000 bonus miles per $1000 spent per billing cycle and for the amex, a straight $85 credit for 5 purchases within 3 months. The 3rd card was the BA visa with chase and the CSR simply said there is no offer associated with my account. Was planning on trying again later or just moving the credit line over and canceling the card during the next app-o-rama in a month or two. My only worry is that the annual fee will hit and I'll have to pay before canceling, but I suppose there's a 30 day grace period with chase?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Ergel on March 22, 2012, 01:23:30 PM
2k for the Starwood. She Said it was the best she could do
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: oldguy on March 22, 2012, 01:35:51 PM
My only worry is that the annual fee will hit and I'll have to pay before canceling, but I suppose there's a 30 day grace period with chase?
there is a grace period with chase for the british. i'm not sure if 30 days or 60. call them up to find out.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on March 22, 2012, 01:51:03 PM
there is a grace period with chase for the british.

+1, 30 days for Chase.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on March 22, 2012, 05:11:20 PM
ok after much bickering my retention bonusfor the continental OP were first 2500 than another 2500 than 10k than $85 so total $85 and 15k points. Not bad 8)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on March 22, 2012, 10:00:00 PM
got 10k for co opp and 15k for old united
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 22, 2012, 10:48:05 PM
got 10k for co opp and 15k for old united
by saying what? also how long ago was this?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mow on March 23, 2012, 01:09:03 AM
After calling for the continental card and getting a 100 credit (after fee +15$) I had my wife call for her card and they said nothing they can do and they cancelled the card so there would not be a fee . When she got off the phone I told her I didn't really want her to cancel it so she called back and told them she didn't want to cancel it and it was a mistake they told her they can reinstate it starting in the morning ( they said no credit check ) . Guess what they refunded the fee when they cancelled it and they never put it back on so got refunded the 85$ fee
Did anyone ever try this ? Do u think it was a fluke ? Would it work with other cards ???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on March 23, 2012, 02:54:16 PM
I called citi on my signature visa card, got $85 credit and for next 16 months 1000 extra points when I spend 1k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 23, 2012, 04:21:54 PM
I got an offer on my thankyou card 10k points after $3000 spent
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on March 25, 2012, 01:44:09 PM
My promised $50 credit never posted from Citi for my AAdvantage card(retention bonus that equals my annual fee). Called them and just said I would like to cancel because I don't have time to keep calling in to get credited for something they promised me. They now upped it to $100 :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on March 26, 2012, 08:53:39 AM
by saying what? also how long ago was this?
for co i told i want to close it and got 10k a week later i called to close it and asked what i can get for my old UA card he told me 15k or 2 red carpet passes
last week
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 26, 2012, 10:52:21 AM
for co i told i want to close it and got 10k a week later i called to close it and asked what i can get for my old UA card he told me 15k or 2 red carpet passes
last week
You must spend a lot, I never heard them giving that
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on March 26, 2012, 03:28:55 PM
You must spend a lot, I never heard them giving that
50K
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jmail on March 26, 2012, 04:07:57 PM
Any limit on how soon you can call up after receiving a retention bonus to ask again to cancel? Chase continental/united card.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on March 27, 2012, 06:05:25 PM
I am new to "mileage" scene and haven't paid much attention to points/miles with my cards over the years. That is changing now. I have a BOA Worldpoints card that, in comparing to other rewards cards, I am now realizing is not very good at all.

I've put a little more than $800,000 on it in the last 5 years (business spending). I am wondering if it is worth it to even ask for some kind of retention bonus since I am going to be applying for an Ink Bold card.  I would hope that with the amount I have put on this card they would want to do something for me, but if I can't transfer points anywhere outside of the world points ecosystem ( I don't fly on Air Canada) then they are not of much use to me (other than redeeming for cash).

Should I even worry about getting a retention bonus on a Worldpoints card or just cut my losses with it and move on to a better card?
not sure if this is allowed in forum rules, mods delete if it's not OK.
I believe you can transfer to anyone's AC account, so find someone who does fly and see if it's worth more to them as AC points than to you as cash...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on March 28, 2012, 12:04:34 AM
After calling for the continental card and getting a 100 credit (after fee +15$) I had my wife call for her card and they said nothing they can do and they cancelled the card so there would not be a fee . When she got off the phone I told her I didn't really want her to cancel it so she called back and told them she didn't want to cancel it and it was a mistake they told her they can reinstate it starting in the morning ( they said no credit check ) . Guess what they refunded the fee when they cancelled it and they never put it back on so got refunded the 85$ fee
Did anyone ever try this ? Do u think it was a fluke ? Would it work with other cards ???
It might, but you're risking them not reinstating the card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on March 28, 2012, 12:38:27 AM
Man! SPG is getting tough!
Called earlier today, escalated, nothing.
Called just now, rep offered 3K, escalated, supervisor wouldn't budge, mentioned earlier call and wanted to give nothing. Then he put me on hold and came back on the line offering 1K! LOL! I finally convinced him to at least match the regular rep for 3K...
No patience to PUTPACA.
I used to think the amount of business and the kind of customer affected these things (in 2012 itself I spent over 25K with them and I always pay on time in full, plus plenty of referrals), I guess I was in for a lesson...
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Ergel on March 28, 2012, 12:56:04 AM
Man! SPG is getting tough!
Called earlier today, escalated, nothing.
Called just now, rep offered 3K, escalated, supervisor wouldn't budge, mentioned earlier call and wanted to give nothing. Then he put me on hold and came back on the line offering 1K! LOL! I finally convinced him to at least match the regular rep for 3K...
No patience to PUTPACA.
I used to think the amount of business and the kind of customer affected these things (in 2012 itself I spent over 25K with them and I always pay on time in full, plus plenty of referrals), I guess I was in for a lesson...
Have you ever heard of anyone getting more than 3k?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on March 28, 2012, 01:12:48 AM
Have you ever heard of anyone getting more than 3k?
Yes. Check this out from last year:
Post here your experience with your credit card company when calling in to try to take off (or get something in exchange of) your annual fee:

Just got off the phone with starwood  :D, told the rep. that I've given them a very substantial amount of business this past year, and that "a friend told me that they take off the annual fee for something like that". Obviously she said she cannot do it but she can offer me some Starpoints as appreciation. Puts me on hold and when she comes back on the line she announces that she gave me 3,000 points. to make it short, I said that won't cut it, escalated the call and got 5,000 additional (total of 8,000) points from the supervisor. I'm a happy camper today.
BH, this year I was lucky, got it on the first try and under 5 minutes on the phone.
Last year I got just 4,000 points from them.

Also my recent experience with Citi, they offered me 10.000 miles if I spend $5000 within 6 months (swiped $5000 a day later).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on April 09, 2012, 12:58:12 AM
anyone had any experience with closing or converting/downgrading the BA card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on April 09, 2012, 02:45:54 AM
anyone had any experience with closing or converting/downgrading the BA card?
I'm coming up on my annual fee 5/1 and I'm interested as well. I got a very small line on my BA card and If they don't give me good retention I'm just gonna roll the line into my freedom card...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on April 09, 2012, 03:44:43 AM
I received  $95 credit for my fee that will be due this month or next -I did not spend that much on the card maybe $8-10k the most  in a year , but I do have many other Chase cards and I think when I told him I am a good client of chase he saw all the cards and that is what did it
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PETERP on April 09, 2012, 07:02:33 AM
Pray tell which version Chase card you got the retention bonus for !
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on April 09, 2012, 11:42:23 AM
BA-- the 2 post above me were about BA-- BUT understand if was not clear
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on April 09, 2012, 03:36:48 PM
I received  $95 credit for my fee that will be due this month or next -I did not spend that much on the card maybe $8-10k the most  in a year , but I do have many other Chase cards and I think when I told him I am a good client of chase he saw all the cards and that is what did it
I hope that will work for me. I carry the freedom/sapphire/co cards as well maybe it'll give me the clout I need.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on April 09, 2012, 04:53:26 PM
I just got a letter from BA that I was automatically enrolled and will be receiving 2.5 Avios points on purchases from 4/1/12 until 6/30/12 on up to 4k spending(10000 bonus points). I'm pretty sure it's bc my annual fee is coming up 5/01....

Now I really want to keep this card if I can get the annual fee refunded... They say it'll only give me the bonus points 6-8 weeks after promo ends. Anyone else ever got this?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on April 18, 2012, 08:39:55 AM
I just got a letter from BA that I was automatically enrolled and will be receiving 2.5 Avios points on purchases from 4/1/12 until 6/30/12 on up to 4k spending(10000 bonus points). I'm pretty sure it's bc my annual fee is coming up 5/01....

Now I really want to keep this card if I can get the annual fee refunded... They say it'll only give me the bonus points 6-8 weeks after promo ends. Anyone else ever got this?
I got this now too and my annual fee is also up now.  I plan on waiting until I know if I will be getting my fee refunded before using it for purchases.  If I get it refunded then I will spend the 4000 in may and june.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on April 18, 2012, 08:54:12 AM
I got this now too and my annual fee is also up now.  I plan on waiting until I know if I will be getting my fee refunded before using it for purchases.  If I get it refunded then I will spend the 4000 in may and june.

fyi-- i called and was told i have a similar bonus --- only difference was i can get max 8000 points ----- I did get credit for this yrs fee  i blv it was $95.00 a few weeks ago that was due this month -
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ganizzy on April 18, 2012, 02:54:20 PM
Called citi regarding my AAdvanatge (amex). they will refund the $85 on condition that I make 5 purchases in the next 3 months

i called for the second time for my aa platinum
they told me that they want to keep me as a customer blah blah blah...
but bec i was charged the fee in feb, she told me she cant credit it (even if i cancel)
this was a supervisor (who was super nice) - does this make sense?

she told me she could offer an additional bonus point per $ spent in the next 6 months up to 5000 points.
i told her that thats not worth it so she offered 2 bonus points for every $ up to 10,000
i asked if there was a set amounts of points i could get as opposed to per $ so she offered 3,000 points for $500 spend
i took that bec i dont think the rewards are worth spending alot on this card

so, if i call back do u think i would get a better offer? can they refund the $85 after 2 months

as a side note, i asked her if i have to charge the ticket to this card to get the first bag free and she told me that she thinks u dont necessarily have to - as long as ur mileage number (thats connected with the card) is used when u get the ticket.
any experience with that?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on April 19, 2012, 02:52:01 AM
I plan on waiting until I know if I will be getting my fee refunded before using it for purchases.  If I get it refunded then I will spend the 4000 in may and june.
+1
Would there be any gain in calling before the annual fee posts or should I wait until it does? If I can get the annual fee credited I will get to spending right away!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on April 19, 2012, 03:22:16 AM
+1
Would there be any gain in calling before the annual fee posts or should I wait until it does? If I can get the annual fee credited I will get to spending right away!

i called  a about 2-3 weeks b4 the fee hit and got the credit, since ur sked for the fee may1 , call now 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mocha on April 19, 2012, 10:57:52 AM
Offered $25 after $500 in spending within 3 months for Citi Visa
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 25, 2012, 10:29:47 PM
12.5k miles on amex prg card. Had to spend 500 for last 5k miles. No annual fee till June so we will see what to do.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on April 26, 2012, 01:34:52 PM
downgraded aa visa to the bronze and was told that i have 45 days to cancel the downgrade, meanwhile they reimbursed the $85, now if i cancel the downgrade will the fee repost??
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on April 26, 2012, 03:01:22 PM
downgraded aa visa to the bronze and was told that i have 45 days to cancel the downgrade, meanwhile they reimbursed the $85, now if i cancel the downgrade will the fee repost??

I say wait until the last minute and cancel the downgrade.  Then see if the fee reposts.  It might not (in fact it might even reset the year timer if you are lucky), but if it does you can always cancel the card at that point.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on April 26, 2012, 07:35:42 PM
My PRG card fee is coming up soon (in may) so I called to cancel. They offered me 7,500 points now and another 5,000 after spending $500 in 60 days.
Is it really chutzpadik if I downgrade to Zync in a month or two?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 26, 2012, 09:04:36 PM
My PRG card fee is coming up soon (in may) so I called to cancel. They offered me 7,500 points now and another 5,000 after spending $500 in 60 days.
Is it really chutzpadik if I downgrade to Zync in a month or two?
I just got my 12.5 k miles. I really wanna uograde to plat for 25 k miles then downgrade. Just do not have offer to upgrade now. What is advantage of zync?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on April 26, 2012, 09:26:25 PM
I just got my 12.5 k miles. I really wanna uograde to plat for 25 k miles then downgrade. Just do not have offer to upgrade now. What is advantage of zync?
Nothing except that the yearly fee is only $25, which is the cheapest charge card that Amex offers AFAIK so it's a nice downgrade option
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 26, 2012, 10:28:21 PM
Nothing except that the yearly fee is only $25, which is the cheapest charge card that Amex offers AFAIK so it's a nice downgrade option
what does it do in terms of mr?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on April 29, 2012, 01:39:19 AM
what does it do in terms of mr?
MR express. no mileage transfer option. same as amex blue CC (no annual fee)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 29, 2012, 02:00:12 AM
Trying to decide on a strategy for my PRG annual fee due June 15 and just pulled 12.5k retention. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Drago on April 29, 2012, 02:40:33 AM
My PRG card fee is coming up soon (in may) so I called to cancel. They offered me 7,500 points now and another 5,000 after spending $500 in 60 days.
Is it really chutzpadik if I downgrade to Zync in a month or two?
Dang, I've canceled many of these and they always told me they couldn't offer anything.
Do you have other cards with them? What was your avg monthly spend?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 29, 2012, 09:17:16 AM
I got same retention and I do not spend more than 500 avg on this card per monty. On my SPG card I prob spend between 3k and 4k a month.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on April 29, 2012, 10:50:52 AM
@fanofdan what did you tell them to get bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on April 29, 2012, 11:54:17 AM
Dang, I've canceled many of these and they always told me they couldn't offer anything.
Do you have other cards with them? What was your avg monthly spend?
At first they also told me that they couldn't offer me anything, but in the end they did.
I spend only a couple of bucks a month on the card (mainly gas purchases) and I have an SPG
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 29, 2012, 02:04:53 PM
@fanofdan what did you tell them to get bonus?
I called up to cancel and asked rep when is annual fee due as I want to cancel by then and then I told him as an afterthought if he can come up with something really good I can re think my decision. He then came back and said either 100 dollars or 12.5k.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mannypower on May 06, 2012, 02:00:55 PM
I just got my first fee from Amex for my spg card. Should I call them or can I just send them a message? Is there a chance they'll take the whole fee off?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on May 06, 2012, 02:25:29 PM
I just got my first fee from Amex for my spg card. Should I call them or can I just send them a message? Is there a chance they'll take the whole fee off?

More of a chance to get some points added to your account. Id call.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dealvr on May 06, 2012, 03:42:01 PM
I just got my first fee from Amex for my spg card. Should I call them or can I just send them a message? Is there a chance they'll take the whole fee off?
Please let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Platinum on May 06, 2012, 06:18:46 PM
I just got my first fee from Amex for my spg card. Should I call them or can I just send them a message? Is there a chance they'll take the whole fee off?

I just called for my spg business card and they gave me $35.00 credit.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mocha on May 07, 2012, 07:51:34 AM
Offered 3k AA miles after $500 from AA Amex + $50 statement credit after $500 spend for AA Visa
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on May 07, 2012, 05:41:01 PM
called chase UA card twice, no offer of retention bonus.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 07, 2012, 08:34:38 PM
called chase UA card twice, no offer of retention bonus.
did you speak to their loyalty dept?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: plainbachur on May 08, 2012, 01:36:45 AM
I am up for an anuall fee with my amex platnum anybody with any info or sucsess stories with amex plat?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on May 08, 2012, 09:44:48 AM
I am up for an anuall fee with my amex platnum anybody with any info or sucsess stories with amex plat?

Search and ye shall find:

My year is up and I called to cancel my amex plat to avoid the $450 fee. Even though I was very serious about canceling they offered me $400 or 50K MR to stay another year.
Took the 50K MR of course.

Amex platinum after 1st year. Was offered choice of $200 or 25,000 MR. I took the later.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on May 08, 2012, 11:49:12 AM
Search and ye shall find:


@sprinbachur (and AJK): Please note, both those people spent quite a bit on their Plat throughout the year ($140k and $40k, respectively), if you didn't spend much, don't expect anything like that.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on May 08, 2012, 11:52:51 AM
Then I hope they offer me something similar ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: plainbachur on May 08, 2012, 12:53:33 PM
@sprinbachur (and AJK): Please note, both those people spent quite a bit on their Plat throughout the year ($140k and $40k, respectively), if you didn't spend much, don't expect anything like that.
i have many types of amex cards do they only look at the plat or all my cards?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: LAXtraveler on May 08, 2012, 01:20:58 PM
Just got the $200 credit or 25,000 MR to avoid cancelling plat offer. Took the 25,000. Another year, plus still hadn't signed up for Global Entry yet, so I need to get going on that.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on May 08, 2012, 01:22:41 PM
Just got the $200 credit or 25,000 MR to avoid cancelling plat offer. Took the 25,000. Another year, plus still hadn't signed up for Global Entry yet, so I need to get going on that.

Care to share how much spent on Plat?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dealer on May 08, 2012, 01:24:37 PM
Anyone have any luck with a retention bonus fro the Cap One Venture card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: LAXtraveler on May 08, 2012, 01:25:17 PM
Care to share how much spent on Plat?

Couldn't tell you. Hadn't used it for a few months  ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on May 08, 2012, 01:31:36 PM
Couldn't tell you. Hadn't used it for a few months  ;)

What about ballpark? Are we talking $40+ like the others who got sizeable retentions?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: LAXtraveler on May 08, 2012, 01:35:27 PM
What about ballpark? Are we talking $40+ like the others who got sizeable retentions?

Doubtful.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jj1000 on May 08, 2012, 08:44:37 PM
So has anyone ever received any sort of retention bonus from Chase Sapphire Preferred card? I just spoke to 2 rep and both said no such thing exists, and my only option is to downgrade to a non-preferred sapphire card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on May 08, 2012, 09:00:27 PM
So has anyone ever received any sort of retention bonus from Chase Sapphire Preferred card? I just spoke to 2 rep and both said no such thing exists, and my only option is to downgrade to a non-preferred sapphire card.
same experience. im thinking of cancelling as opposed to downgrading to reduce my total credit line with chase, to avoid AA.

What do you guys think.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on May 08, 2012, 09:01:09 PM
will they let you downgrade to a freedom? Always good to have another $1500 per quarter
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dealvr on May 08, 2012, 09:27:18 PM
same experience. im thinking of cancelling as opposed to downgrading to reduce my total credit line with chase, to avoid AA.

What do you guys think.
How large of a CL would you guess to cause an AA?
Is that combined between personal and business cards?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on May 08, 2012, 11:38:58 PM
Anyone have any luck with a retention bonus fro the Cap One Venture card?

Was just going to post, no luck. And they weren't nice about it either, like, making it sound like I'm greedy for asking.

What about ballpark? Are we talking $40k+ like the others who got sizeable retentions?

FTFY :P
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on May 09, 2012, 07:57:30 AM
Annual fee on old Chase United card just came up for $60 with a $36.46 automatic refund. I called to cancel as I don't really need the card and anyway want to cut down my credit line. They offered me a full refund of $60, I now have posted on the account a $36.46 refund plus a $60 refund. I'm probably going to cancel the card anyway but hey thanks chase for the extra $36!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 09, 2012, 09:30:35 AM
Annual fee on old Chase United card just came up for $60 with a $36.46 automatic refund. I called to cancel as I don't really need the card and anyway want to cut down my credit line. They offered me a full refund of $60, I now have posted on the account a $36.46 refund plus a $60 refund. I'm probably going to cancel the card anyway but hey thanks chase for the extra $36!
if its an ald card you may not wanna close it. Closing your older lines of credit can drop your score.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on May 09, 2012, 12:24:36 PM
It's not that old I just meant to differentiate between mine and the current card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jj1000 on May 09, 2012, 01:48:38 PM
same experience. im thinking of cancelling as opposed to downgrading to reduce my total credit line with chase, to avoid AA.

What do you guys think.
I suppose it depends how big your current credit line is. I transferred all my credit to a new card I was turned down for and then reconsideration opened it because of the credit transfer. They had to leave a 5k minimum on the sapphire card. Now I will just close it so I have less cards...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on May 09, 2012, 03:32:49 PM
Annual fee on old Chase United card just came up for $60 with a $36.46 automatic refund. I called to cancel as I don't really need the card and anyway want to cut down my credit line. They offered me a full refund of $60, I now have posted on the account a $36.46 refund plus a $60 refund. I'm probably going to cancel the card anyway but hey thanks chase for the extra $36!
Why did you get an automatic refund?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on May 09, 2012, 03:39:18 PM
Why did you get an automatic refund?

I have no idea.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on May 10, 2012, 12:25:59 AM
My recent experience with retention bonus':

Citi AA Master card: got the annual fee refunded, plus 2 miles per dollar for 16 months if I spend at least 750 that month.

Chase united: annual fee refund

Chase Continental: $100 statement credit (annual fee was only $85)

Amex premier gold: either $100 refund (out of $175) or 15,000 MR points. I took the latter.

weird thing is that on the SPG personnel card - where I do most of my spending, they offered me nothing. so I just closed.

My question is, does the thing with Chase - about moving credit from old cards to help get new ones approved, work for amex as well?
Anyone else tried to get refund on Chase United recently?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: zlt123 on May 10, 2012, 02:30:37 PM
Is there any specific department to call to get a retantion for my co card or just call the reg.# and say i wanna cancel?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jj1000 on May 10, 2012, 02:33:37 PM
Is there any specific department to call to get a retantion for my co card or just call the reg.# and say i wanna cancel?
Just the number on the back of your card. And have a good shpiel ready. Not gaining from the benefits so you are thinking of cancelling unless...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on May 10, 2012, 02:33:58 PM
Is there any specific department to call to get a retantion for my co card or just call the reg.# and say i wanna cancel?

As a general rule for retention, I never say "I wanna cancel", so they shouldn't just cancel me (some companies do that...), instead say "I am considering cancelling this card", meaning if they want to shut you down they have to get your approval.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jj1000 on May 10, 2012, 02:37:10 PM
As a general rule for retention, I never say "I wanna cancel", so they shouldn't just cancel me (some companies do that...), instead say "I am considering cancelling this card", meaning if they want to shut you down they have to get your approval.
Just the number on the back of your card. And have a good shpiel ready. Not gaining from the benefits so you are thinking of cancelling unless...
  ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: zlt123 on May 10, 2012, 02:45:28 PM
The peoblam is that i have also the united explorer so i afraid they gonne say so ahead you anyway have another united explorer cuz the co op converted in UME
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: zlt123 on May 10, 2012, 04:55:03 PM
The peoblam is that i have also the united explorer so i afraid they gonne say so ahead you anyway have another united explorer cuz the co op converted in UME
Did anyone had that problam
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 10, 2012, 08:28:28 PM
Did anyone had that problam
do not mean to be a spell check but you did not fix how you spelled problem in your second post if that is why you reposted.

No they do not say that.
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on May 10, 2012, 09:44:04 PM
do not mean to be a spell check but you did not fix how you spelled problem in your second post if that is why you reposted.

He got closer ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mannypower on May 13, 2012, 03:37:57 PM
i just called amex twice about my spg which i just got the annual fee. and they told me theres nothing they can do to help me. should i just keep calling or try a different method?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Cholentfresser on May 13, 2012, 05:53:25 PM
The annual fee popped up on my United Mileage Plus card. I called, and they said they can give me 5000 miles. I asked how long it takes for them to post, she said she'll put them on the account now, but it won't post to my united account till the end of the next billing date. I took it.
My question is, I have the United club card, so if I downgrade the card now, to get back my annual fee, will the miles post to my united account because i have another united card? anyone have experience with this?
thanx.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on May 13, 2012, 08:11:38 PM
it wont post if u close as its a card to card basis and the two have nothing to do with eachother
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bades on May 14, 2012, 12:00:50 PM
Was just going to post, no luck. And they weren't nice about it either, like, making it sound like I'm greedy for asking.

FTFY :P

I got 2500 from Chase Sapphire
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jj1000 on May 14, 2012, 12:19:30 PM
I got 2500 from Chase Sapphire
Really? How many tries? (not that 2,500 would justify the $95 to me...)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jack12 on May 14, 2012, 10:52:16 PM
Really? How many tries? (not that 2,500 would justify the $95 to me...)

remember - there is also the 7% yearly dividend
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: oldguy on May 14, 2012, 10:55:41 PM
remember - there is also the 7% yearly dividend
for the people that have a freedom card and don't spend on travel and opened the sapphire just for the bonus the 7% yearly dividends realy doesn't do much
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: JoshW on May 17, 2012, 11:26:23 PM
Just called AMEX about my STarwood where i will be getting charged next month and she "looked into" getting the fee waived or reduced to the $45 it used to be but came back and said no dice. I tried the thinking about cancelling or downgrading etc and she was very understanding and offering to help me with either option. I asked about a retention bonus and she said no go to that to but the offered to throw me the "max" they can which is 3K points. 3000 X .022 = 66. Win
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jkchan83 on May 20, 2012, 07:08:16 AM
I asked about a retention bonus and she said no go to that to but the offered to throw me the "max" they can which is 3K points. 3000 X .022 = 66. Win

If this wasn't a retention bonus, what was it? Looking at the SPG for my next card and would like to know how I can reduce the hit on the annual fee. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on May 23, 2012, 11:47:31 AM
Just called regarding my Chase BA card that just posted my $95 annual fee.  They offered me 5000 avios points which I took for now.  That doesnt seem like quite enough for me to keep the card open and pay the $95 though.  Has anyone had luck getting more for that card or calling a 2nd time and getting them to up the offer? Also, if I wait till the 5000 points post and then cancel the card will they take back the 5000 points?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: zlt123 on May 23, 2012, 01:18:28 PM
I got last week 2500 miles for my CO OP didnt even say i want to cancel today i called tham saying iam thinking of canceling they offered me $50 or 5,000 points i took the points 5000x1.5 = $75.00
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on May 23, 2012, 03:06:21 PM
I got last week 2500 miles for my CO OP didnt even say i want to cancel today i called tham saying iam thinking of canceling they offered me $50 or 5,000 points i took the points 5000x1.5 = $75.00
How much did you spend on your CO OP? I think this is what it comes down to
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: zlt123 on May 23, 2012, 03:52:32 PM
I spent between $12,000 & $18,000 on my co op
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 02, 2012, 10:38:47 PM
I recently got 12.5k amex points on my Amex PRG card for retention and now the points are transfered out and I was wondering if there is any reason to keep open the card. I have no points with them now anyways and the annual fee did not yet post.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: stever on June 03, 2012, 12:43:14 PM
i recently cancelled my sp card and got a letter that my FREEDOM card has been cancelled. After calling Chase and confirming that they meant the sp card is closed and my freedom card is very much active- they gave me 2500 bonus points-not bad
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Steven on June 03, 2012, 04:27:55 PM
I recently got 12.5k amex points on my Amex PRG card for retention and now the points are transfered out and I was wondering if there is any reason to keep open the card. I have no points with them now anyways and the annual fee did not yet post.
sounds fine. prob better to cancel by sm than having them scream @ you on the phone ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: plainbachur on June 03, 2012, 11:20:15 PM
just got hit with my ba annual fee called twice regular number they claim they don't offer anything. What am I doing wrong? Or just huca?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2012, 11:26:49 PM
Use it as leverage for a new card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on June 03, 2012, 11:28:19 PM
i got a measily 2k for the ba but im getting 2.5 avios/$ upto 8k so it may be worth keeping it open
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPGCont on June 04, 2012, 12:45:52 PM
Was just charged the $95 on a Sapphire preferred card.

From prior posts it seems Chase wont give any bonus/refund for the sapphire.
(Please correct me if I am wrong)

Any downside to downgrading to a fee-free version?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on June 04, 2012, 12:53:17 PM
Was just charged the $95 on a Sapphire preferred card.

From prior posts it seems Chase wont give any bonus/refund for the sapphire.
(Please correct me if I am wrong)

Any downside to downgrading to a fee-free version?

You lose the ability to transfer to Airline and Hotel accounts.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPGCont on June 04, 2012, 01:02:07 PM
You lose the ability to transfer to Airline and Hotel accounts.

What if I have a freedom card?
Does that help?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 04, 2012, 01:14:41 PM
What if I have a freedom card?
Does that help?

No. Only Ink Bold and SP have that ability.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on June 04, 2012, 01:15:10 PM
I wonder if converting to mastercard would help to get them to remove the annual fee for SP?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 04, 2012, 01:15:37 PM
I wonder if converting to mastercard would help to get them to remove the annual fee for SP?

No.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2012, 01:39:55 PM
But applying for a MC and getting it approved by closing the Visa would.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPGCont on June 04, 2012, 01:50:57 PM
But applying for a MC and getting it approved by closing the Visa would.

Any way to do that without a new pull on your credit report?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2012, 01:55:45 PM
Nope, but mitigate it by doing a 2bm/3bm.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: WhiteWolf on June 04, 2012, 11:54:28 PM
Was just charged the $95 on a Sapphire preferred card.

From prior posts it seems Chase wont give any bonus/refund for the sapphire.
(Please correct me if I am wrong)

Any downside to downgrading to a fee-free version?
If you are persistent the reps at chase will offer at least 2500 reward points . A few others have posted they have received this bonus .
I just got off the phone with chase and managed to squeeze 3000 points out of them . Its not $95.00 but its something. If you travel internationaly its definitely worth to keep. Plus you receive  a 7% dividend on yearly points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: myb821 on June 05, 2012, 10:13:41 PM
called about my fee on the sapphire preferred and got 2500 not great but not bad
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: am32 on June 05, 2012, 10:39:19 PM
If you are persistent the reps at chase will offer at least 2500 reward points . A few others have posted they have received this bonus .
I just got off the phone with chase and managed to squeeze 3000 points out of them . Its not $95.00 but its something. If you travel internationaly its definitely worth to keep. Plus you receive  a 7% dividend on yearly points.

I was told they will give a refund up to 60 days after fee is charged if you cancel/downgrade - so I am still deciding if I will keep my Sapphire Preferred.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Crazy tools on June 06, 2012, 01:08:23 PM
the annual fee is coming up on my sapphire preferred card, i plan to use it as leverage for a new card i plan to open. Just wondering if i close the card what will happen to the reward points that i have??
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: myb821 on June 06, 2012, 07:47:06 PM
the annual fee is coming up on my sapphire preferred card, i plan to use it as leverage for a new card i plan to open. Just wondering if i close the card what will happen to the reward points that i have??
transfer  them out or u lose them
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on June 06, 2012, 08:52:40 PM
will they let you downgrade to a freedom? Always good to have another $1500 per quarter

bump

has anyone downgraded their SP to a freedom after the year was up?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Deal Guy on June 06, 2012, 10:39:25 PM
Got 7500 retention on SP. Worth the $95!
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on June 06, 2012, 10:48:42 PM
Got 7500 retention on SP. Worth the $95!

Nice. Via sm or call?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Deal Guy on June 06, 2012, 10:51:49 PM
Nice. Via sm or call?
Call
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on June 06, 2012, 10:55:02 PM
Got 7500 retention on SP. Worth the $95!

Do you spend a considerable amount with the SP?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Deal Guy on June 06, 2012, 10:57:57 PM
Do you spend a considerable amount with the SP?
Not tons.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on June 07, 2012, 01:26:26 AM
Got 7500 retention on SP. Worth the $95!
Nicely done!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 07, 2012, 04:20:31 AM
Do you spend a considerable amount with the SP?

I did, and got offered nothing too. Would SM or HUCA help?

Anyone recently get any decent retention on UA, IB, or Hyatt?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: zlt123 on June 07, 2012, 05:05:03 AM
I did, and got offered nothing too. Would SM or HUCA help?

Anyone recently get any decent retention on UA, IB, or Hyatt?
I got 7,500 for UA
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on June 07, 2012, 10:09:18 AM
My wife just called about the CO OPP (not sure what it officially is now for UA) and got 5000 miles.  She spends roughly $200 a month on it as I put our car insurance on that card and its not used other than that.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fefferkorn on June 07, 2012, 12:14:59 PM
Any suggestions to get the BA annual fee refunded?
Called twice yesterday and even escalated one call twice and they wouldn't budge.
I spent over $20K on it during the past year and still.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: EliteMavin on June 07, 2012, 01:52:54 PM
Any suggestions to get the BA annual fee refunded?
Called twice yesterday and even escalated one call twice and they wouldn't budge.
I spent over $20K on it during the past year and still.

I called just last week, said I am considering to cancel, was told by the first rep that there's no prob and the annual fee will be waived (I did pay the first year)...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on June 07, 2012, 01:57:02 PM
Ask them to downgrade the card to no annual fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fefferkorn on June 07, 2012, 02:14:41 PM
Ask them to downgrade the card to no annual fee.
They said they dont have one for BA.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on June 07, 2012, 03:04:19 PM
They said they dont have one for BA.
they did it for me a couple of days ago. Maybe HUCA.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on June 08, 2012, 03:41:19 PM
Called about BA and asked for a supervisor and nothing.
HUCA with a regular rep and was out of there in under 3 minutes with my refund.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on June 08, 2012, 04:20:11 PM
called about my fee on the sapphire preferred and got 2500 not great but not bad

what if u now cncl card , get fee back -- do u keep the 2.5k?

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 08, 2012, 06:07:14 PM
what if u now cncl card , get fee back -- do u keep the 2.5k?
Transfer it out. I have done this before with Amex.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on June 09, 2012, 05:59:44 AM
Transfer it out. I have done this before with Amex.

anyone do it with u.r? cncl and keep the 2.5k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yid on June 09, 2012, 10:49:06 PM
Got 7500 retention on SP. Worth the $95!
called about my fee on the sapphire preferred and got 2500 not great but not bad
What did you say?
 I just called and got nothing, wondering what to say when I call back.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yid on June 09, 2012, 10:51:16 PM
Anyone recently get any decent retention on UA, IB, or Hyatt?
I just Got 5,000 on the UA, called said don't use the card and would like some sort of spending promotion to encourage me to keep the card open, was offered 5,000 miles to keep the card or 10,000 miles with 2k spend in 1 month. I just took the 5,000 miles.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 09, 2012, 11:19:36 PM
I just Got 5,000 on the UA, called said don't use the card and would like some sort of spending promotion to encourage me to keep the card open, was offered 5,000 miles to keep the card or 10,000 miles with 2k spend in 1 month. I just took the 5,000 miles.
I would have been tempted to take the 10k. If amazon is no option than a gift card would do.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yid on June 10, 2012, 08:54:37 AM

I would have been tempted to take the 10k. If amazon is no option than a gift card would do.
I was tempted too, but I plan on getting more cards soon and will have a lot of minimum spending to do so I decided to just get the 5000.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 10, 2012, 05:24:38 PM
Sweet, just called up the Citi AA since my fee is coming up. The offer they gave me was an $85 statement credit to offset the annual fee, and an additional bonus of 750 miles per month that I spend at least $750 - for the next 12 months. Thats 9k miles more than i was expecting. Thanks!

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 14, 2012, 01:52:36 PM
Anyone have recent retention luck for Chase cards via SM?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on June 14, 2012, 02:33:42 PM
Just curious... is it possible to get a retention bonus for a free card like Chase Freedom? :) 

Like if I wait till one year from when it was opened and I send a message stating"I'm thinking about closing it, do you have any loyalty incentives?", anybody think they'll give points?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubkiz on June 14, 2012, 02:38:31 PM
Just curious... is it possible to get a retention bonus for a free card like Chase Freedom? :) 

Like if I wait till one year from when it was opened and I send a message stating"I'm thinking about closing it, do you have any loyalty incentives?", anybody think they'll give points?
Let us know.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 14, 2012, 03:08:09 PM
Sweet, just called up the Citi AA since my fee is coming up. The offer they gave me was an $85 statement credit to offset the annual fee, and an additional bonus of 750 miles per month that I spend at least $750 - for the next 12 months. Thats 9k miles more than i was expecting. Thanks!
you can call them every month or two
I got statement credits 3x a year from Citi 8)
They have the best retention!
But always w/ a small spend  ::)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 14, 2012, 03:11:31 PM
But always w/ a small spend  ::)

You mean like 750 points per months for spending $750, or something like that?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 14, 2012, 03:14:59 PM
I got that for 18 months  8)
 plus $75 for 1k in 1 month on my TY
Or 10k TY for 3k in 6 months!
they change their deals every month or two
I asked the guy for specifics but he wouldn't share!  :-X
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 14, 2012, 03:16:23 PM
If you have any CitiCards hit em' again & again!  ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 14, 2012, 03:18:33 PM
You should be ashamed of yourself.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 14, 2012, 03:31:25 PM
You should be ashamed of yourself.
  ::)   :o
NOT FOR A SECOND!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 14, 2012, 03:33:42 PM
I got that for 18 months  8)
 plus $75 for 1k in 1 month on my TY
Or 10k TY for 3k in 6 months!
they change their deals every month or two
I asked the guy for specifics but he wouldn't share!  :-X

I don't think the TY offers are worth that much.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 14, 2012, 05:09:24 PM
I don't think the TY offers are worth that much.
+1

Or 10k TY for 3k in 6 months!
Use the $3k spend to meet the signup requirements...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aviz on June 14, 2012, 07:06:12 PM
Any suggestions to get the BA annual fee refunded?
Called twice yesterday and even escalated one call twice and they wouldn't budge.
I spent over $20K on it during the past year and still.

Just called BA as I started second year and got hit with the $95 ....

Rep was reading something on the screen to herself and mumbled something about "retention" then transferred me to someone else who "specializes in helping people cancel the card"

Waived the $95 and told me to keep spending on the card ... didn't even ask me to "verbally agree to keep it open for X amount of time"
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on June 14, 2012, 10:06:11 PM
how much u spend?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aviz on June 14, 2012, 11:06:50 PM
how much u spend?

about 1,500 a month
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 12:18:09 AM
I don't think the TY offers are worth that much.
$500 gift to Walmart for doing nothing? I've heard worse  ::)
Use the $3k spend to meet the signup requirements...
What are you talking about?!?  ???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2012, 12:26:19 AM
He's talking about putting that $3,000 of spend towards a new credit card earning you $1,000+ instead of $100.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 12:51:04 AM
He's talking about putting that $3,000 of spend towards a new credit card earning you $1,000+ instead of $100.
who spends real money to meet requirements?   :o
Airline Tickets anybody??  ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 12:52:31 AM
@AJK That is probably what he meant though...  ::)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2012, 01:04:31 AM
Wow, you continue to surprise me.

#disregardforallthingsstraightandnarrow
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 17, 2012, 03:59:03 AM
$500 gift to Walmart for doing nothing? I've heard worse  ::)

$500 is the low end of what a CC is worth to me. Granted, Citi doesn't have too many better options.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2012, 10:30:17 AM
Citi AA is a pretty darn spectacular option.

#speakingfromexperience
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 11:54:33 AM
Citi AA is a pretty darn spectacular option.

#speakingfromexperience
+1
Just did the 2bm 50k plus $100 visa/amex for one of my "clients"  ;)
But I did the 75k like a year ago. Don't you have to wait 18 months?  ???
Correct me if I'm wrong and I'll do it ASAP!  :-[
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 17, 2012, 02:49:13 PM
+1
Just did the 2bm 50k plus $100 visa/amex for one of my "clients"  ;)
But I did the 75k like a year ago. Don't you have to wait 18 months?  ???
Correct me if I'm wrong and I'll do it ASAP!  :-[

YMMV.

For your client, why didn't you do a 2/3BM?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on June 17, 2012, 02:55:16 PM
Wow, you continue to surprise me.

#disregardforallthingsstraightandnarrow
You're on the wrong boards if that surprises you.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 04:39:26 PM
YMMV.

For your client, why didn't you do a 2/3BM?
I did a 2bm visa+amex
I was told you can't do 3bm w/ citi and he has a TY already anyway
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 04:46:46 PM
Citi AA is a pretty darn spectacular option.

#speakingfromexperience
P.S. while we are on the subject I have a dumb Question.
I applied and got the "Approved" screen for both and then my connection died  >:(
I took screen shots but I didn't continue to set up the online accounts etc..
That was friday and I still didn't receive so much as an Email from Citi  :o
What does that mean? ???  I'm sitting on shpilkis hoping that the welcome packets show up in the Mail!
The pull on Experian is definitely there  :-\
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 17, 2012, 04:56:13 PM
I was told you can't do 3bm w/ citi and he has a TY already anyway

Told? By who?

P.S. while we are on the subject I have a dumb Question.
I applied and got the "Approved" screen for both and then my connection died  >:(
I took screen shots but I didn't continue to set up the online accounts etc..
That was friday and I still didn't receive so much as an Email from Citi  :o
What does that mean? ???  I'm sitting on shpilkis hoping that the welcome packets show up in the Mail!
The pull on Experian is definitely there  :-\

If you saw the approved screen you should be ok, but if you're nervous try calling about app status and give them your SSN.

BTW, you can use the (http://i42.tinypic.com/2s17jpd.png) button to edit your posts.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 05:13:30 PM
Told? By who?
I don't remember but they said you can only do 2bm and for sure not the Business one
(Maybe MMS? Are we allowed to mention Dan SHLIT"A's competition?  :-X )
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 05:14:40 PM
Told? By who?

If you saw the approved screen you should be ok, but if you're nervous try calling about app status and give them your SSN.
Thanks,  ;D
I'll try that now
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 17, 2012, 05:16:44 PM
I don't remember but they said you can only do 2bm and for sure not the Business one
(Maybe MMS? Are we allowed to mention Dan SHLIT"A's competition?  :-X )

You might get another pull for business, but I think 3bm should work.

Let me try this again:

BTW, you can use the (http://i42.tinypic.com/2s17jpd.png) button to edit your posts.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on June 17, 2012, 05:20:46 PM
Is that how you got to 14k posts w/ 10 fancy green stars???  ;)

Actually, editing your posts will make you have less posts, not more. Post padding is just bad netiquette.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 05:23:38 PM
Actually, editing your posts will make you have less posts, not more. Post padding is just bad netiquette.
I was being sarcastic!  ::)
Lighten up a little its a beautiful day  8)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jj1000 on June 17, 2012, 05:24:49 PM
Actually, editing your posts will make you have less posts, not more. Post padding is just bad netiquette.
That's the word I was looking for!
@Meshuganer it's nothing personal just my $0.02 on forum etiquette.
I was trying to remember... Thanks :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2012, 05:55:37 PM
You're on the wrong boards if that surprises you.

I disagree, and I hope you're sorely mistaken.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2012, 06:20:20 PM
If you saw the approved screen you should be ok, but if you're nervous try calling about app status and give them your SSN.
Just called "Jill" said they are on the way!  ;D
7K & 8K
Not bad
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on June 17, 2012, 07:46:23 PM
Called about the BA card maybe 7 times at this point and have been rejected every instance, even after speaking to several supervisors.  HOWEVER, today was a bit different in that he offered me 5k points to keep it open.  Not bad considering I can still call in the next 13 days, hopefully by which time the points will have posted, and get the fee refunded.  If at first you don't succeed...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ygold90 on June 17, 2012, 11:42:53 PM
Called about the BA card maybe 7 times at this point and have been rejected every instance, even after speaking to several supervisors.  HOWEVER, today was a bit different in that he offered me 5k points to keep it open.  Not bad considering I can still call in the next 13 days, hopefully by which time the points will have posted, and get the fee refunded.  If at first you don't succeed...
i had a similar experience however the 3rd time i called they transferred me to someone and they just waived the 95$ fee
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on June 18, 2012, 12:30:15 PM
Called about the BA card maybe 7 times at this point and have been rejected every instance, even after speaking to several supervisors.  HOWEVER, today was a bit different in that he offered me 5k points to keep it open.  Not bad considering I can still call in the next 13 days, hopefully by which time the points will have posted, and get the fee refunded.  If at first you don't succeed...
I had a similar experience.  Anyone know if they ever give more if I call again and run through the same thing.  Do they see that I was given 5000 as a retention bonus? I want to keep my card open but the 5000 points just doesnt seem to be enough to do that.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 18, 2012, 01:25:29 PM
I had a similar experience.  Anyone know if they ever give more if I call again and run through the same thing.  Do they see that I was given 5000 as a retention bonus? I want to keep my card open but the 5000 points just doesnt seem to be enough to do that.
you have nothing to lose by calling in as one rep may be willing to give more than another
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on June 18, 2012, 01:52:19 PM
you have nothing to lose by calling in as one rep may be willing to give more than another
called about BA and the CSR said he will submit a request to BA to see if they can give me any Avios points to stay with the card but in his experience they only give that to heavy users of the card (which I am not).

Also called about my wife's CO OPP card (which is now United Explorer?) and was offered $100 credit to keep the card open. 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 18, 2012, 01:55:43 PM
Also called about my wife's CO OPP card (which is now United Explorer?) and was offered $100 credit to keep the card open.
the card switched with the merger. Good job
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on June 18, 2012, 02:00:31 PM
the card switched with the merger. Good job
I know the card switched, I'm just never sure what it is called now as my card still says OPP
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on June 18, 2012, 04:55:45 PM
My United card annual fee is due in about a month. Is it better to call before annual fee posts? Is there a consesus if it's better to call or SM?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on June 18, 2012, 04:58:47 PM
My United card annual fee is due in about a month. Is it better to call before annual fee posts? Is there a consesus if it's better to call or SM?
I'd call now.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on June 18, 2012, 05:02:03 PM
I'd call now.
+1
This way you will have the bonus post before the fee does and then you can cancel when the fee posts if you want to.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Wheelerdealer on June 20, 2012, 01:13:56 PM
Hi,
I just got hit with a 65.00 fee from my spg amex...
if im reading the previous posts correctly I should call up and ask the rep for a retention  bonus because I dont want to pay the fee?
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mow on June 20, 2012, 01:20:35 PM
I also just got hit with 65 spg Amex let me know how it goes
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on June 20, 2012, 01:41:57 PM
Hi,
I just got hit with a 65.00 fee from my spg amex...
if im reading the previous posts correctly I should call up and ask the rep for a retention  bonus because I dont want to pay the fee?

Yes, you should ask.  You will most likely be offered 3,000 spg points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on June 20, 2012, 03:08:28 PM
Yes, you should ask.  You will most likely be offered 1,000 to 3,000 spg points.

FTFY
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Wheelerdealer on June 21, 2012, 10:08:39 AM
Just called...they offered me 2000 points...
should I call again and ask for more?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Avid Reader on June 21, 2012, 01:56:28 PM
Just spoke with Citi retention last night for an $85 annual fee that showed up.
They offered my a $95 statement credit after 5 purchases within 3 months.
Note, this card is open since 2009 (and never paid a fee for it yet).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: raf on June 21, 2012, 04:32:36 PM
what offer can i get for amex platinum
 i called and they didnt really offer me anything
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 21, 2012, 04:37:24 PM
what offer can i get for amex platinum
 i called and they didnt really offer me anything

Hit or miss with Plat.

Helps to be a big spender. Are you?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on June 21, 2012, 04:49:07 PM
Just spoke with Citi retention last night for an $85 annual fee that showed up.
They offered my a $95 statement credit after 5 purchases within 3 months.
Note, this card is open since 2009 (and never paid a fee for it yet).
Same here.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: raf on June 21, 2012, 08:16:53 PM
Hit or miss with Plat.

Helps to be a big spender. Are you?
no i barely used the card i got it for the 100k only got 25k and never canceled it  told them that i was annoyedas my spouse got it and i didnt what can i do or expect to get (or ask for)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 21, 2012, 08:29:43 PM
no i barely used the card i got it for the 100k only got 25k and never canceled it  told them that i was annoyedas my spouse got it and i didnt what can i do or expect to get (or ask for)

Hit or miss with Plat.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on June 22, 2012, 01:25:32 PM
I called to cancel platinum since i got the $450 fee and was given the option of 4,000 points or $100 statement credit. I picked the $100 statement credit but could i still cancel to avoid the fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 22, 2012, 01:32:30 PM
I called to cancel platinum since i got the $450 fee and was given the option of 4,000 points or $100 statement credit. I picked the $100 statement credit but could i still cancel to avoid the fee?

Ethically or practically?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elikay on June 22, 2012, 01:39:20 PM
Got $85 fee reimbursed on Citti AA business +750 bonus miles on $750 spend for the next 16 billing cycles.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 22, 2012, 01:40:25 PM
Ethically or practically?
You gotta think he was asking practically because ethically he could figure out by himself.

And to that it should work to cancel.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on June 22, 2012, 01:42:35 PM
You gotta think he was asking practically because ethically he could figure out by himself.

One would hope.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: compddd on June 26, 2012, 03:56:01 PM
Just spoke with Citi retention last night for an $85 annual fee that showed up.
They offered my a $95 statement credit after 5 purchases within 3 months.
Note, this card is open since 2009 (and never paid a fee for it yet).

Were you a big spender on your Citi AA card? I've had mine since 2011 and my fee is about to hit. Think I can get them to offer me the same $85 annual fee waived as they did you? Should I wait to call about the fee before it hits, or not until after it hits?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on June 26, 2012, 04:49:03 PM
Should I wait to call about the fee before it hits, or not until after it hits?
IME I called ahead of time and it didn't hurt... you can try before and if you have no luck, wait until it posts then call and if need be HUCA...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ajs625 on June 26, 2012, 11:07:33 PM
i asked them nicely to waive the fee and they said NO. Called back again and said "can I get a retention bonus for keeping the card and I got the fee waived and the $750 spending offer e/o else got
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on June 27, 2012, 12:40:49 PM
I have the Sapphire Preferred card and the Annual fee is coming up this month. I like the card (DUH) but I also have the Ink Bold so not that much of a need for it (considering I don't travel much) and my IB allows my Freedom Points to move to Airlines...

Anyhow doesn't seem like they offer any special Retention Bonuses, so what would you do in my shoes? Sign up for the SP MC and try to leverage the VISA over? I am certainly worried about an A/A and would really like to avoid it... I know we don't quite have the cause pegged down to the opening of cards necessarily, and it's more likely credit vs reported income and UR transfers to other UR accounts, but what would you suggest? I've currently got 5-6 chase cards open and had a BA that already closed and moved line over...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 27, 2012, 12:42:22 PM
I have the Sapphire Preferred card and the Annual fee is coming up this month. I like the card (DUH) but I also have the Ink Bold so not that much of a need for it (considering I don't travel much) and my IB allows my Freedom Points to move to Airlines...

Anyhow doesn't seem like they offer any special Retention Bonuses, so what would you do in my shoes? Sign up for the SP MC and try to leverage the VISA over? I am certainly worried about an A/A and would really like to avoid it... I know we don't quite have the cause pegged down to the opening of cards necessarily, and it's more likely credit vs reported income and UR transfers to other UR accounts, but what would you suggest? I've currently got 5-6 chase cards open and had a BA that already closed and moved line over...
When was the last time you applied for a Chase card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on June 27, 2012, 12:46:53 PM
When was the last time you applied for a Chase card?
2-3 month ago
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 27, 2012, 01:00:30 PM
2-3 month ago

It depends on your credit, stated income, inquiries, and outstanding credit at Chase and/or at other banks. If you're good on all those points, pull the trigger :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on June 27, 2012, 01:28:10 PM
I would gain as I have more income to report and that way will lower my credit to reported income percentage
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 27, 2012, 01:33:06 PM
I would gain as I have more income to report and that way will lower my credit to reported income percentage
Then go for another round :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on June 27, 2012, 01:33:53 PM
Then go for another round :)
Have you read the A/A thread start to finish?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 27, 2012, 01:36:13 PM
Have you read the A/A thread start to finish?
Yes
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on June 27, 2012, 01:37:16 PM
Yes
OK... but you would understand it's certainly s/t to be concerned about...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 27, 2012, 01:46:33 PM
OK... but you would understand it's certainly s/t to be concerned about...
I am just giving my opinion based on what I've read on the forums, but I'm definitely not a pro at this.

And as Dan mention in the A/A thread
This thread seems to have really cooled down, BH.
What was the day of the last A/A that we know about?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: U-no-me! on June 28, 2012, 05:11:35 PM
Had a citi forward collecting dust. Called to cancel, was offered 3000 for $300 spend. did amazon for the spend.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on June 28, 2012, 05:19:52 PM
anyone ever get anything for the IB?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on July 01, 2012, 12:25:31 PM
I just got billed the $85 annual fee on my  chase opp card. They refuse to give me an type of retention bonus.   :(
Any ideas what I should tell them?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on July 01, 2012, 12:40:15 PM
I just got billed the $85 annual fee on my  chase opp card. They refuse to give me an type of retention bonus.   :(
Any ideas what I should tell them?
HUCA
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on July 01, 2012, 02:19:14 PM
united mileage plus> offered $60 credit or 5k after $2k took the $60 credit
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 02, 2012, 12:34:30 AM
This promo with citi retention to spend a certain amount per month and get the points doubled is the spending per calendar month or statement cycle?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 03, 2012, 02:30:19 PM
Just spoke with Citi retention last night for an $85 annual fee that showed up.
They offered my a $95 statement credit after 5 purchases within 3 months.
Note, this card is open since 2009 (and never paid a fee for it yet).

+1 just now.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bochur on July 03, 2012, 02:35:53 PM
i have a citi thank you premier that i opened a few months ago,
aside for the for the 50k signup bonus,  i got them to put on the account that if i spend 4500 within 3 months i will get $125 statement credit

I got a 2nd citi premier thank you & i asked them about the 125 statement credit, they said they can put on 10k thank you points for spending 3k within 6 months
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: CholentTheTraveler on July 04, 2012, 04:09:26 PM
I had the Citi AA Advantage card and after the 1st year I called to cancel and they gave me the second year free and will double all points during the year as long as I spend $750 in that amount.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on July 04, 2012, 04:16:01 PM
Citi AA Amex x2 ($85 annual fee)$95 statement after 5 transactions.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on July 04, 2012, 05:50:22 PM
Citi advantage visa, annual fee of $50 posted, and they credited back as soon as I called in plus 750 bonus points every month if I spend 750
(by the way why is my annual fee $50, and most of yours $85?)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Q274 on July 04, 2012, 07:53:00 PM
spg - 3000 points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on July 05, 2012, 02:15:32 AM

(by the way why is my annual fee $50, and most of yours $85?)

BC your carrying the gold level card around, not plat
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Drago on July 05, 2012, 10:22:57 AM
plus 750 bonus points every month if I spend 750
Is this offer considered to be any good? It's basically 2 points per dollar, and requires somewhat significant spend.

Also, I received 10k on my TYP Premier card if I spend 3k within 6 months. I'll try it, if I have additional spending ability, and can get the upcoming annual fee removed.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sam28 on July 06, 2012, 02:09:16 PM
hi by BA card is charging me $95 is there any way i can get retention bonus i called and they say there is nothing we can do ?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on July 06, 2012, 02:35:08 PM
Use it as leverage for a new card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 06, 2012, 07:02:51 PM
This promo with citi retention to spend a certain amount per month and get the points doubled is the spending per calendar month or statement cycle?
Ok I found out now that my statement is closed and you do get the bonus as it is per statement cycle not by the calendar month.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on July 09, 2012, 03:19:28 PM
I called twice so far today for the United Card @1800 945 2006 and both reps did not offer me anything. any suggestions? Is it better to SM? Also they mentioned a no fee united card which gives 1 point for $2. Has anyone heard of that before. Is that better than closing, so I can use towards new application in the future?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on July 09, 2012, 11:54:36 PM
I'm also already after 3 HUCAs and got nothing for my SP. I know they can give 2500 (some1 even shlepped 3k from them). Any ideas on how to get them to give me something? I spent a pretty decent amount on the card over the year...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on July 10, 2012, 01:28:12 PM
I sent an SM. They responded they will forward to appropriate department and will get back to me within 7 days.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on July 11, 2012, 12:22:49 AM
I sent an SM. They responded they will forward to appropriate department and will get back to me within 7 days.
What did you write in your SM?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on July 11, 2012, 03:32:21 PM
What did you write in your SM?
Hi there,
I noticed I was recently charged the annual fee for my United Card ending in xxxx. Although I enjoy the benifits of the card I m looking to cut expenses. How much time do I have to decide to cancel the card without incuring the annual fee? Is the any option to keep the card but have the fee reduced?
Thanks,
xxxxx xxxxxx
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on July 12, 2012, 04:03:26 AM
Just spoke to Citi about my annual fee. Rep said the retention dept is closed till 8am so I'm like: "get me over to a supervisor and let them retain me" ;D
Needless to say I was out of there within a few mins with my $85 statement credit.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bochur on July 12, 2012, 12:07:18 PM
Nice! you can always speak to the retention dep later and they may be able to give you an additional bonus
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on July 12, 2012, 01:41:09 PM
Just spoke to Citi about my annual fee. Rep said the retention dept is closed till 8am so I'm like: "get me over to a supervisor and let them retain me" ;D
Needless to say I was out of there within a few mins with my $85 statement credit.
+1!  8)
Citi has the best retention! I hit them once a month!  :-[
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on July 12, 2012, 02:26:07 PM
+1!  8)
Citi has the best retention! I hit them once a month!  :-[

Quote
Location: "The Ihr HaTorah"

Incongruous, much?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on July 12, 2012, 03:30:39 PM
Hi there,
I noticed I was recently charged the annual fee for my United Card ending in xxxx. Although I enjoy the benifits of the card I m looking to cut expenses. How much time do I have to decide to cancel the card without incuring the annual fee? Is the any option to keep the card but have the fee reduced?
Thanks,
xxxxx xxxxxx
And thei response
"Dear xxxxx xxxxxx,

Thank you for contacting Chase about your United
MileagePlus® credit card account.

Please be advised that your account must be closed within
60 days of the fee being charged to your account in order
to be eligible for a refund of the annual fee.

You may be eligible for a different card with no annual
fee.

To review other cards that may be available to you, please
send a reply to this message, or contact us at the
toll-free number on the back of your card.

Thank you for the opportunity to resolve this issue for
you; we appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Carmen Montenegro
Customer Service Specialist"

JERK!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on July 12, 2012, 03:40:15 PM
???
you mocking me?! >:(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on July 12, 2012, 03:42:50 PM
you mocking me?! >:(

I removed my post after looking back and reading what you were trying to do. However based on your SM i don't think he is a jerk for what he answered you.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on July 12, 2012, 04:05:01 PM
I removed my post after looking back and reading what you were trying to do. However based on your SM i don't think he is a jerk for what he answered you.
For clarification I do not mean to insult Carmen Montenegro, rather it was an expression of my frustration with trying to get some kind of retention offer.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gswannabe on July 12, 2012, 04:17:06 PM
On my third try I was offered 2.5k points to keep open my sapphire card, and I ended up getting 4.5k points in the end !
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on July 12, 2012, 04:22:58 PM
On my third try I was offered 2.5k points to keep open my sapphire card, and I ended up getting 4.5k points in the end !

howd u do that? tjust said close my card they said ok heres 4.5k and stay with us?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on July 12, 2012, 05:19:15 PM
and i just hung up from amex spg and they gave me 3k more for another yr, she said shell be nice bec i have a biz card with them since 07 (which i didnt even knoe about) and that i should please spend a min of 10k this yr on the card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on July 12, 2012, 06:17:21 PM
Incongruous, much?
How come none of the smileys have a finger?!?  ::)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on July 12, 2012, 06:27:56 PM
How come none of the smileys have a finger?!?  ::)

You're asking why a face doesn't have a finger?

Answering that one is easy: As famously  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem_Bones)sung, "the toe bone connected to the foot bone...," the finger bone connected to the [NOT FACE] bone. Just follow the words.

Similarly, my question is also easy to answer:

Incongruous, much?

Just follow the posts.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on July 12, 2012, 09:56:46 PM
To quote The Simpsons, "[singing while operating on Homer] The hip bone's connected to the... something. The something's connected to the... red thing. The red thing's connected to my... wrist watch... Uh-oh!" - Dr. Nick, Homer's Triple Bypass.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on July 12, 2012, 10:13:16 PM
+1!  8)
Citi has the best retention! I hit them once a month!  :-[
What do you spend a year and what do you get from them monthly?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on July 12, 2012, 10:35:31 PM
What do you spend a year and what do you get from them monthly?
Bupkis!
I use my sapphire INK & Amex Blue for all my spending
Except when I need to meet requirements.
However Citi always ties in a small spend in any retention bonus
ie: 1k for $75 credit or 3k for 10k TY pts or double AA miles for any month you spend $750 for the next16 cycles
etc.. they update the deals often just call the direct number!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on July 12, 2012, 11:20:03 PM
To quote The Simpsons, "[singing while operating on Homer] The hip bone's connected to the... something. The something's connected to the... red thing. The red thing's connected to my... wrist watch... Uh-oh!" - Dr. Nick, Homer's Triple Bypass.

 ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 12, 2012, 11:29:14 PM
and i just hung up from amex spg and they gave me 3k more for another yr, she said shell be nice bec i have a biz card with them since 07 (which i didnt even knoe about) and that i should please spend a min of 10k this yr on the card
What do you mean you should please spend?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gswannabe on July 13, 2012, 12:17:23 AM
I told the rep that I really wanted to keep the sapphire card but I wasn't interested in paying the annual fee, and would she consider giving me some bonus points to keep it. I was offered 2.5k and I then asked if they could do any better so I am a long standing loyal chase customer and I just opened a checking account with chase. Sure enough I got 4.5k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on July 13, 2012, 02:23:33 AM
What do you mean you should please spend?

in short she saw that i stopped using my amex and she said ill give it to u but try to use the card more, meaning spend more with the card, so i said i will try  ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Sammy12345 on July 14, 2012, 10:49:30 PM
to just say that you want to close the card is enough? they won't say OK have a nice day!! I don't get it? ???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: zlt123 on July 14, 2012, 10:58:51 PM
to just say that you want to close the card is enough? they won't say OK have a nice day!! I don't get it? ???
Just say your considering closing the card, if you dont say you WANT to close it they wont close it, until you you say, ok go ahead and close it
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Sammy12345 on July 14, 2012, 11:07:51 PM
And then they'll insist on you keeping it open?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on July 15, 2012, 01:18:44 AM
i also mentioned that i know amex has offered me retention bonus in the past and so did chase,
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on July 16, 2012, 06:12:26 PM
I just got turned down for a retention bonus from amex rewards plus gold card. Should I cancel now and then reapply or should I reapply first and then cancel my original RPG card after approval of the new card? Will I have trouble getting approved if I already have this card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on July 16, 2012, 06:21:57 PM
try calling again
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on July 16, 2012, 06:28:43 PM
Should I cancel now and then reapply or should I reapply first and then cancel my original RPG card after approval of the new card? Will I have trouble getting approved if I already have this card?
RPG:
(http://images.wikia.com/battlefield/images/9/97/Rpg7a6dm.jpg)
PRG:
(http://static.ccom-cdn.com/assets/img/creditCards/lg/lg_amex-premier-rewards-gold.png)

Anyway, cancel and reapply.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: U-no-me! on July 16, 2012, 06:33:39 PM
RPG:
(http://images.wikia.com/battlefield/images/9/97/Rpg7a6dm.jpg)
PRG:
(http://static.ccom-cdn.com/assets/img/creditCards/lg/lg_amex-premier-rewards-gold.png)

Anyway, cancel and reapply.

Explanaition available?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on July 16, 2012, 06:34:57 PM
Explanaition available?
For real?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on July 16, 2012, 06:41:46 PM
Explanaition available?

LOL... Rocket Propelled Grenade
not the PRG card... btw I tried SM and 5-6 HUCA on SP card and I got nowhere... this for a card with nearly 30k spent on it over the year
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on July 16, 2012, 07:07:20 PM
RPG:
(http://images.wikia.com/battlefield/images/9/97/Rpg7a6dm.jpg)
PRG:
(http://static.ccom-cdn.com/assets/img/creditCards/lg/lg_amex-premier-rewards-gold.png)

Anyway, cancel and reapply.
Sorry for the mixup of the letters I thought RPG was "rewards plus gold" - I just realized it was premier rewards gold, PRG.
What an eye opener!
I will cancel and reapply. Thanks!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on July 16, 2012, 07:22:17 PM
I just saw this at the side of the application:

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
Average Cardmember Rating: #
Receive 25,000
Membership Rewards® points when you spend $2,000 in 3 months.1†

Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $175.
† Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any other Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card or Platinum Card® account within the last 90 days.

Does that mean if I reapply, I will not receive the 25K MR points?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on July 16, 2012, 07:58:33 PM
I just saw this at the side of the application:


† Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any other Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card or Platinum Card® account within the last 90 days.[/size][/color]
Does that mean if I reapply, I will not receive the 25K MR points?

1)do not see this warning on starwood biz card , is it only on consumer cards?  or did i miss it ?
2) 90 days start  when card  is issued? not application?

3) 12 month wait also from card issue ?-- so if get a first year fee free and keep 12 months- then  cancel  wait a few weeks -reapply get bonus????





Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on July 16, 2012, 08:25:57 PM
@Dan +1!
LOL!  ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on July 16, 2012, 09:32:21 PM
Dan,
Is the PRG churnable immediately or not? I'm so confused.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Sammy12345 on July 16, 2012, 09:54:11 PM
+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: compddd on July 17, 2012, 09:28:30 AM
My annual fee just hit on my Citi AA card, how long do I have to cancel and get rid of the fee if they don't offer me a retention bonus? 30 days from date of being charged the annual fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gswannabe on July 17, 2012, 01:55:19 PM
I received 5k avios retention bonus for the BA card. I called back a few weeks later after I paid the annual fee and managed to downgrade the card to no fee. They said that I will receive a credit back to my account for the $95 that I paid
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mow on July 18, 2012, 10:18:49 PM
recieved 2 k for starwoods
and nothing for 2 saphirre
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bruce on July 18, 2012, 10:26:58 PM
Has anyone received any retention bonuses for the Sapphire Preferred?

The $95 annual fee just came up.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on July 18, 2012, 11:07:26 PM
Has anyone received any retention bonuses for the Sapphire Preferred?

The $95 annual fee just came up.
Some in the past have reported getting some points thrown their way, usually around 3k I believe. I personally went couldn't get them to give me anything even though I spent quite a bit on the card over the year....
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: boruch on July 19, 2012, 08:22:05 AM
My annual fee for the SP Visa was due in June and they refused to give me anything for keeping it open. Called them about 10x and they consistently refused me a refund or points. So I gave up and decided to change it into a MC and apply for another SP Visa. No issues with that and they approved me for a new SP Visa (in successful 3BM). Today I call them to cancel my SP MC (original the SP Visa) cause the annual fee, and they tell me they refunded me the fee already so why close it?! I check online and sure enough they refunded me $87.09. I assume they charged me one month fee for July.

1) Has this happened to anyone else here before?
2) Now that they refunded me the fee, shall I just keep the MC open? or close it, transfer CL, change my new SP Visa into a SP MC and apply for a new SP Visa again in a couple of months.
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on July 19, 2012, 10:20:37 AM
Are you sure it got changed to a MC SP and not the regular sapphire?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Nitantnel on July 19, 2012, 11:08:20 AM
My annual fee for the SP Visa was due in June and they refused to give me anything for keeping it open. Called them about 10x and they consistently refused me a refund or points.
+1
Whenever I say that I want to cancel because of the annual fee they always respond "You can always downgrade to the sapphire which doesn't have the fee."

What other reason can I give them? Perhaps just a  "I want to close it." Without explaining.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on July 19, 2012, 11:23:55 AM
say amex offered me retention,
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on July 19, 2012, 11:49:14 AM
On my AA Visa I just got $85 + 500pt bonus after $500 spent every month for the next 16 months (annual fee not due until Jan.). All I spent on this card was the $3000 spending threshold and $150 for the statement credit!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on July 19, 2012, 02:22:09 PM
Dan,
Is the PRG churnable immediately or not? I'm so confused.


Can anybody please respond to this post. I want to cancel and reapply but I'm not sure if it is possible  to get the bonus again based on what is written on the side of the application on Dan's site. Please scroll up for the exact quote.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2012, 02:43:35 PM

Can anybody please respond to this post. I want to cancel and reapply but I'm not sure if it is possible  to get the bonus again based on what is written on the side of the application on Dan's site. Please scroll up for the exact quote.
Multiple DDF'ers have already disproved the statement, thus the silence.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on July 19, 2012, 02:47:53 PM
Multiple DDF'ers have already disproved the statement, thus the silence.
Thanks Dan. I will go ahead and cancel and reapply. I just needed that extra assurance. I hope my MR points will stay safe on my fidelity GC until I get approved for a new card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on July 19, 2012, 05:27:43 PM
Thanks Dan. I will go ahead and cancel and reapply. I just needed that extra assurance. I hope my MR points will stay safe on my fidelity GC until I get approved for a new card.
??
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on July 19, 2012, 07:09:36 PM
??

I still have a fidelity amex goldcard that is linked up to MR so that I won't lose my points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on July 19, 2012, 11:22:25 PM
I still have a fidelity amex goldcard that is linked up to MR so that I won't lose my points.
what kind of fidelity amex card links to MR? the only fidelity amex i know is not gold and links to worldpoints, not membership rewards
link?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lyla on July 20, 2012, 04:58:37 PM
what kind of fidelity amex card links to MR? the only fidelity amex i know is not gold and links to worldpoints, not membership rewards
link?

Many years ago when I first opened my fidelity brokerage account they had offered the gold card with no annual fee and they reimbursed you for half the fee for the platinum. i never took advantage of the platinum offer but I did get the gold card. I don't think these products are still offered anymore.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: irleetnoob on July 20, 2012, 08:19:47 PM
Just hit ~1 year for wife and mine AOR, so called in for retention:

Citi AAdvantage Plat: was offered 3500 pts after $1000 spend, or +2 miles/dollar spend (for 3 mile/dollar net) for next 6 months, up to 10K pts max. Took the +2 miles offer, and just got another +2 miles/dollar on gas, groceries, groceries, restaurants until Oct, up to 2500 miles. That's 5 pts/dollar for those categories, ridiculous!! Also found out that I don't actually have to pay the annual fee since I'm a Citigold customer. Thought it was dead, but I just got charged $0 for annual fee.

Chase Sapphire Preferred x2: Nothing on mine, just paid the fee. Downgraded wife's to Freedom (other reps wouldn't let me, but one did!).

Amex PRG x2: 10K pts right away, 7.5K more after $1500 in 3 months. Practically pays for the fee, nice!
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on July 20, 2012, 08:28:19 PM


Chase Sapphire Preferred x2: Nothing on mine, just paid the fee. Downgraded wife's to Freedom (other reps wouldn't let me, but one did!).



That's great.  I had no luck when I tried.

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: irleetnoob on July 20, 2012, 08:35:09 PM
Yeah, I called about 5x about my card, but they'd only let me downgrade to the Sapphire. Since we don't have a Freedom, worked out perfectly! So easy to transfer points to my UR acct... and we still keep the same "usage" since we'll just make AUs on each other's accts
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: compddd on July 21, 2012, 11:27:32 AM
Seems like Chase tells most everyone to get bent when they ask for a SP retention bonus
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on July 22, 2012, 12:33:11 AM
Seems like Chase tells most everyone to get bent when they ask for a SP retention bonus
I received 2500 on my Sppahire prefered, called a week or 2 later wanting to cancel they offered another 5K.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on July 22, 2012, 01:08:52 AM
I received 2500 on my Sppahire prefered, called a week or 2 later wanting to cancel they offered another 5K.
How long ago did they offer you these?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Aben on July 22, 2012, 02:10:45 PM
How long ago did they offer you these?
The last month and a half...I had to call a couple of times. i was also calling about my other cards, which they were unable to offer anything ao they felt bad so they worked something out for the Sapphire.
Normally I think offers pop up on the account. I do not think that they pop up on cards that earn UR pts, they just have the ability to adjust if need be. 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gozalim on July 22, 2012, 07:58:29 PM
Many years ago when I first opened my fidelity brokerage account they had offered the gold card with no annual fee and they reimbursed you for half the fee for the platinum. i never took advantage of the platinum offer but I did get the gold card. I don't think these products are still offered anymore.
so it's a regular amex gold charge card? earning MR points? then yes, it should theoretically hold the points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 23, 2012, 01:18:22 AM
Is it possible/hard to convert United explorer to freedom?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on July 24, 2012, 12:32:36 AM
Data point/success story;

Just got hit with the annual fee on my MP cc (CO OPP) . For some reason the option to downgrade wasn't showing on my account.  I called a bunch of times asking if they could waive the fee, but they refused.

I spoke to a supervisor that promised me he would do research as to why my account isn't eligible to be downgraded.

He called me back two days later and left a message.  He said its due to compliance reasons,  but since he doesn't really understand the reasoning,  he's going to waive the $85 fee!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yehuda S on July 25, 2012, 12:41:19 AM
I just hit the one year mark on my wife's Citi AA Platinum.

I called them up and one rep offered me an additional 4 AA miles per dollar spent up to 20,000 bonus AA miles for the next 6 months. Then we got an offer for an additional 2 miles per dollar on three categories, up to 2,500 bonus miles.

Effectively, for the next $1,250 that's 7 miles per dollar and 5 miles per dollar for the following $3,750 for a grand total of 27,500 miles on $5,000 spent.

Not too shabby! :D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 11:35:13 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 03:38:52 PM
Chase Ink Bold, wouldn't offer $95 credit, but was willing to give me points for "half the annual fee), so I got 5k UR FTW!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2012, 03:40:23 PM
Chase Ink Bold, wouldn't offer $95 credit, but was willing to give me points for "half the annual fee), so I got 5k UR FTW!
Lol, nice!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 03:44:08 PM
CSP, 2500pts.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: compddd on July 25, 2012, 07:05:42 PM
Just called and got the annual fee waived and 750 bonus miles per month for 12 months on my Citi AA Plat
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on July 26, 2012, 11:36:33 AM
sapphire preferred downgraded to "freedom" via sm
(saved a pull)

edit: Google search seemed like it cant be done, but talking to ppl it seems tht its no big.

Quote
chase: For your convenience, you may continue to use your
current cards until you activate the new ones
seems like i can cont. using my cool sapphire card on my freedom account  8)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: myb821 on July 26, 2012, 11:44:46 PM
for AA visa got 85 statement credit plus 750 bonus miles each of the next 12 months that i spend 750 or more on the card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: compddd on July 27, 2012, 12:08:18 AM
for AA visa got 85 statement credit plus 750 bonus miles each of the next 12 months that i spend 750 or more on the card

Same as me. I only spend $10 a month on that card. I wonder why they gave me such a nice retention offer?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on July 27, 2012, 12:19:03 AM
Same as me. I only spend $10 a month on that card. I wonder why they gave me such a nice retention offer?
Big spender?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on July 27, 2012, 02:00:52 AM
seems like i can cont. using my cool sapphire card on my freedom account  8)

Yup, if the account number hasn't changed it should work until it expires.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: compddd on July 27, 2012, 10:20:49 AM
Big spender?

I just said I wasn't a big spender
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on July 27, 2012, 12:00:24 PM
I just said I wasn't a big spender
Srry, my attempt at sarcasm...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: milechazzer on July 27, 2012, 02:48:32 PM
This is not quite a retention bonus (since I do that around January), but ....  I called Amex to replace my worn out Starwood card.  As usual, the rep says something about my history, and that since I'm a valued cardholder, she'd be happy to send it out overnight. I respond that I couldn't care less if it's overnighted, but I would appreciate some bonus SPG points since I'm such a "valued cardholdre".  Rep respond, sure I'd be happy to give you 1,500 points.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on July 27, 2012, 02:50:16 PM
This is not quite a retention bonus (since I do that around January), but ....  I called Amex to replace my worn out Starwood card.  As usual, the rep says something about my history, and that since I'm a valued cardholder, she'd be happy to send it out overnight. I respond that I couldn't care less if it's overnighted, but I would appreciate some bonus SPG points since I'm such a "valued cardholdre".  Rep respond, sure I'd be happy to give you 1,500 points.


Lol. Nice.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: milechazzer on July 27, 2012, 03:33:24 PM

Lol. Nice.

Based on my usage, I am a pretty good customer though
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on August 07, 2012, 03:02:14 PM
not sure if this is the right place for this question but has anyone ever tried to get some compensation (points/miles) for when a card was closed due to fraud? Its kind've an inconvenience for me not to be able to use the card for a day as well as transfer some automatic payments to a new card.  I know it isnt the cc companies fault that there was fraud (I dont know who exactly is at fault , maybe a vendor I used my card at?) but was wondering if I may get some compensation anyway or am I asking for too much.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on August 07, 2012, 04:03:21 PM
was wondering if I may get some compensation anyway or am I asking for too much.

No such thing.  Go ahead and ask.  Explain how inconvenient it was.  Worst case scenario is they say no.  They'll probably give you the points without a fuss.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on August 07, 2012, 05:45:21 PM
No such thing.  Go ahead and ask.  Explain how inconvenient it was.  Worst case scenario is they say no.  They'll probably give you the points without a fuss.
I know I can ask but was wondering if anyone has had any experience with asking for compensation for such a thing.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 07, 2012, 05:49:02 PM
Honestly, I'd be embarrassed to ask for compensation in that case.

Why should they compensate you? (Yes, if you ask, they may anyway, but that doesn't mean you should.)

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on August 07, 2012, 06:02:07 PM
Honestly, I'd be embarrassed to ask for compensation in that case.

Why should they compensate you? (Yes, if you ask, they may anyway, but that doesn't mean you should.)
I'm not sure I should be embarrased but one of the reasons I was asking was to get a feel for if ppl felt it would be wrong to ask for compensation for this reason. So I guess you think it is wrong
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 07, 2012, 07:30:40 PM
Yes, personally, I do.

Care to share why you think you should be compensated? I'm always open to being persuaded.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on August 07, 2012, 10:30:59 PM
Yes, personally, I do.

Care to share why you think you should be compensated? I'm always open to being persuaded.
I dont necessarily think I should be, but when the Chase fraud rep kept apologizing to me for this inconvenience I had a thought that I should ask her for compensation but I didnt.  Then after getting off the phone I thought maybe I should have and then wanted to know if anyone has ever done this.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 08, 2012, 12:26:36 AM
Got shot down on my Citi AmEx for waiver of the $85.

Will have to try one more time.

Anyone been successful recently?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ANONYMOUS on August 08, 2012, 12:29:27 AM
Got shot down on my Citi AmEx for waiver of the $85.

Will have to try one more time.

Anyone been successful recently?

What exactly do you mean you "got shot down" because of a waiver fee of $85??

Please explain, Thanks!

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: springles on August 08, 2012, 12:54:52 AM
What exactly do you mean you "got shot down" because of a waiver fee of $85??

Please explain, Thanks!
I am pretty sure that he is saying he was denied when he asked for them to waive his annual fee of $85
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on August 08, 2012, 03:46:21 PM
I dont necessarily think I should be, but when the Chase fraud rep kept apologizing to me for this inconvenience I had a thought that I should ask her for compensation but I didnt.  Then after getting off the phone I thought maybe I should have and then wanted to know if anyone has ever done this.

I think that if you were genuinely annoyed by the whole thing, and if getting bonus points will make you a happy customer, you should ask.  Chase wants to keep customers happy and would probably be willing to compensate you to keep you that way.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 08, 2012, 03:54:34 PM
I am pretty sure that he is saying he was denied when he asked for them to waive his annual fee of $85

+1

No success stories recently (within last 2 weeks?)

I think that if you were genuinely annoyed by the whole thing, and if getting bonus points will make you a happy customer, you should ask.  Chase wants to keep customers happy and would probably be willing to compensate you to keep you that way.

Again, just because they might/will, doesn't mean one should ask. And, again, why should Chase compensate a person for a fraud interruption?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on August 08, 2012, 04:21:33 PM
AJK, I answered your question before.  It has nothing to do with the fraud interruption really.  It has everything to do with making him a happy customer.  They call it "goodwill points" for a reason (at least, that's what starwood calls it). 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 08, 2012, 04:25:20 PM
AJK, I answered your question before.  It has nothing to do with the fraud interruption really.  It has everything to do with making him a happy customer.  They call it "goodwill points" for a reason (at least, that's what starwood calls it).

You might as well ask your cell phone company for a goodwill credit (to make you happy) for the same credit card fraud interruption because they are about as much to blame for your credit card (number) being stolen as is the credit card company itself.

Put differently, you might as well ask the credit card company for goodwill points because your wife burned your toast this morning.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on August 08, 2012, 04:25:52 PM
+1

No success stories recently (within last 2 weeks?)


I did it about a month ago. Instead of asking for the fee to be waived I said I was thinking of cancelling because of the fee and if there was anything they could do. On 2 of my wife's cards I had to do 5 transactions and then got a $95 credit (for an $85 annual fee) on my card I got a goodwill credit or something like that for $85.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yehuda S on August 08, 2012, 04:31:48 PM
Have PRG and two SPG. Called AMEX to ask for a retention bonus. They absolutely refuse to budge on any of them. Nada. Zip. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on August 08, 2012, 04:42:32 PM
You might as well ask your cell phone company for a goodwill credit (to make you happy) for the same credit card fraud interruption because they are about as much to blame for your credit card (number) being stolen as is the credit card company itself.

The difference is that he didn't lose cell phone access.  He lost access to his credit card, and the bank did not have a solution that would give him access to his credit account the same day or next day.  That's not convenient, and inconvenience does not make customers happy. 

Put differently, you might as well ask the credit card company for goodwill points because your wife burned your toast this morning.

I just might do that!  Thanks for the idea!

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 08, 2012, 04:45:48 PM
I did it about a month ago. Instead of asking for the fee to be waived I said I was thinking of cancelling because of the fee and if there was anything they could do. On 2 of my wife's cards I had to do 5 transactions and then got a $95 credit (for an $85 annual fee) on my card I got a goodwill credit or something like that for $85.

Thanks for the data point. I'll give it another go.

The difference is that he didn't lose cell phone access.  He lost access to his credit card, and the bank did not have a solution that would give him access to his credit account the same day or next day.  That's not convenient, and inconvenience does not make customers happy. 

We'll agree to disagree.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bem684 on August 08, 2012, 05:01:24 PM
We'll agree to disagree.

I'm glad we came to an agreement! :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: daganster on August 08, 2012, 05:03:56 PM
Have PRG and two SPG. Called AMEX to ask for a retention bonus. They absolutely refuse to budge on any of them. Nada. Zip. Any ideas?
Did you try messaging Amex? I recently got my wife 2k mr points for a Zync card that she never uses.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on August 08, 2012, 05:04:23 PM
Thanks for the data point. I'll give it another go.

You have to get transferred over to the retention dept. a regular CSR can't do anything for you.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 08, 2012, 05:17:55 PM
You have to get transferred over to the retention dept. a regular CSR can't do anything for you.

This much, I know :P

It was the retention department who shot me down last night.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yehuda S on August 08, 2012, 06:10:13 PM
Did you try messaging Amex? I recently got my wife 2k mr points for a Zync card that she never uses.

No but I will now, thanks for the idea!  :D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yehuda S on August 08, 2012, 09:04:02 PM
No but I will now, thanks for the idea!  :D
And here is the response:
Dear Yehuda S,

I do appreciate the fact that you have been using the Card quite extensively.

While I understand your position concerning this matter, we are unable to waive the Membership Fee or provide any retention bonus as the annual fee supports a variety of benefits and services.

However, if the only thing standing between you and membership is the fee of $175.00, we have a variety of below Cards that have lower annual membership fee:

- Gold Senior Member Card :   Annual Membership Fee $55.00
- American Express Traditional Gold Card :   Annual Membership Fee $85.00
 :-[
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPGDUDE on August 09, 2012, 03:24:21 PM
i just got 1k from amex on a starwood card. when i called back to try to get more the reps. sup. told me its based on my spending for the last two months and couldn't give more especially because i'd already gotten another 3500 courtesy points over the past 10 months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Wolf on August 10, 2012, 09:00:14 AM
Anybody had some luck recently with the delta gold card waiving the annual fee?
The just hit me with a $95 fee 3 weeks ago.
If i downgrade now will they give me back the fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on August 13, 2012, 12:38:01 AM
SPG are real tough cookies these days...
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on August 13, 2012, 07:52:03 AM
Anybody had some luck recently with the delta gold card waiving the annual fee?
The just hit me with a $95 fee 3 weeks ago.
If i downgrade now will they give me back the fee?

They'll return the fee if you downgrade now.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elliotsabo on August 23, 2012, 03:28:38 PM
I noticed the $175 fee for the year on my amex gold card and i called them complained they said gave me 2 options: 1- either i can get $50 now and $50 after i spend $500 within the next 60 days which would make the fee $75 altogether. 2- they will give me 7500 points now and 5000 after i spend $500 during the next 60 days.
I took the points because they worth more.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bigworld on August 23, 2012, 04:15:08 PM
Got 4k from starwood!
It was the first time calling for this in 4 years, so maybe thats why so much.
She also said shes putting in the notes that i cant ask for this again. Not sure if that'll be true in a year.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on August 23, 2012, 04:30:00 PM
SPG are real tough cookies these days...

why? i just signed up for my second (and still have my first) they were so nice rto me
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: compddd on August 23, 2012, 04:33:19 PM
i just got 1k from amex on a starwood card. when i called back to try to get more the reps. sup. told me its based on my spending for the last two months and couldn't give more especially because i'd already gotten another 3500 courtesy points over the past 10 months.

Some of you are shameless lol
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: eis517 on August 23, 2012, 05:02:46 PM
I called today to cancel my Starwood Amex and was offered either $50 off my fee or 7,000 SPG points. What is the better deal?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on August 23, 2012, 05:03:32 PM
I called today to cancel my Starwood Amex and was offered either $50 off my fee or 7,000 SPG points. What is the better deal?

7,000 points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on August 23, 2012, 05:03:50 PM
I called today to cancel my Starwood Amex and was offered either $50 off my fee or 7,000 SPG points. What is the better deal?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on August 23, 2012, 05:04:01 PM
7,000 points.

+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on August 23, 2012, 05:08:35 PM
I called today to cancel my Starwood Amex and was offered either $50 off my fee or 7,000 SPG points. What is the better deal?
nice! Care sharing your average spend on the card and how long you have this card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on August 23, 2012, 05:16:15 PM
i just got 1k from amex on a starwood card. when i called back to try to get more the reps. sup. told me its based on my spending for the last two months and couldn't give more especially because i'd already gotten another 3500 courtesy points over the past 10 months.
Hmm so maybe I should move all my spending to my SPG now, as I plan on cancelling in 2 months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: daganster on August 23, 2012, 09:57:19 PM
I called about my Citi AA MC's $95 annual fee and they offered me 5 miles per dollar spent for the next 6 months up to 20k miles, so if I spend 4g and get 20k AA miles.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: statusmiles on August 23, 2012, 10:43:13 PM
I called about my Citi AA MC's $95 annual fee and they offered me 5 miles per dollar spent for the next 6 months up to 20k miles, so if I spend 4g and get 20k AA miles.

Just got the same exact offer, other option was to swtich to bronze card with no annual fee. took the 5 miles per dollar
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on August 23, 2012, 10:48:28 PM
I called about my Citi AA MC's $95 annual fee and they offered me 5 miles per dollar spent for the next 6 months up to 20k miles, so if I spend 4g and get 20k AA miles.
I wonder if I can get this in addition to the double miles every month I spend 1k that I already have.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on August 26, 2012, 02:32:15 AM
SPG are real tough cookies these days...
Got the stinken 3K...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2012, 07:26:52 AM
What exactly is wrong with 3k???
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: creditor on August 26, 2012, 07:39:10 AM
What exactly is wrong with 3k???
stinks of greednes:))
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on August 26, 2012, 11:10:53 AM
What exactly is wrong with 3k???
3k are great. They do become "stinken", however, when having to PUTPAC a few times for it if you know what I mean...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yehuda S on August 26, 2012, 12:33:33 PM
I called about my Citi AA MC's $95 annual fee and they offered me 5 miles per dollar spent for the next 6 months up to 20k miles, so if I spend 4g and get 20k AA miles.

I got this promotion added and after the first billing cycle closed with having spent $2500 my AA account says "Citi AA bonus - 20,000 miles"

I'm not sure why that happened but I'm pretty happy about it!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: daganster on August 26, 2012, 03:18:30 PM
I got this promotion added and after the first billing cycle closed with having spent $2500 my AA account says "Citi AA bonus - 20,000 miles"

I'm not sure why that happened but I'm pretty happy about it!
nice, we'll see what happens with me.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on August 26, 2012, 04:03:04 PM
I have the following Amex cards:
Platinum
PRG
Business Membership rewards card
(link to this card:
http://www262.americanexpress.com/business-credit-cards/business-card-details/business-membership-rewards-card)

I have over 200k MR points all in one MR account. My annual fee for the platinum ($450) and the PRG ($175) just kicked in and I no longer need either of them (assuming that I can remain with my 200k MR points through my Business membership rewards card).

Was anyone successful in having them waive the entire annual fee(s)

What is my way to go?

Downgrade to Zync?
Cancel them both?

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2012, 11:04:07 PM
You can downgrade to Zync and retain your points, but will not be able to xfer to partners.

Why not sign up for another Gold card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on August 27, 2012, 05:07:04 PM
You can downgrade to Zync and retain your points, but will not be able to xfer to partners.

Why not sign up for another Gold card?

That's why i mentioned that i have the business membership rewards card - which shares the same MR account number as my Platinum and Gold - and this card DOES allow points transfers to FF partners.

My question is, do they ever waive the platinum or gold annual fees (or perhaps compensate with points)?

Otherwise I'm thinking of closing the 2 cards (gold and platinum) and stay with my Business Membership rewards card which should still allow me to transfer my points to travel partners.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2012, 05:32:39 PM
I just learned today that some have gotten waiver of the AF for the Gold.

I've never heard of the Platinum being waived.

Many people have gotten points retention offers on both, though.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Cbs on August 27, 2012, 06:45:14 PM
is there a better chance of getting a retention bonus if u call up to cancel, or SM, or does it not make a diff?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on August 27, 2012, 07:50:44 PM
is there a better chance of getting a retention bonus if u call up to cancel, or SM, or does it not make a diff?
+1
Would like to know that before I act
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: creditor on August 27, 2012, 07:57:56 PM
+1
Would like to know that before I act
me thinks, to get the correct answer for that, someone who had a card with the very same conditions incl. spending,time open,and other factors and sm'd on one card, called on the other. otherwise I doubt you'll get sound advice
Title: Re: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: creditor on August 27, 2012, 07:59:09 PM
me thinks, to get the correct answer for that, someone who had 2 cards with the very same conditions incl. spending,time open,and other factors and sm'd on one card, called on the other.
OR someone who sm'd and called simultaneously
 otherwise I doubt you'll get sound advice
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yaalili on August 27, 2012, 08:45:25 PM
Called today to cancel Citi thank you card, and was offered 10k points for 3k spend within 180 days.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: robi on August 27, 2012, 09:10:26 PM
I was denied a retention bonus for my spg, was offered to downgrade. I spent close to 30k on it
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PETERP on August 27, 2012, 10:10:17 PM
I just learned today that some have gotten waiver of the AF for the Gold.

I've never heard of the Platinum being waived.

Many people have gotten points retention offers on both, though.

When I CALED today to cancel my  Amex PRG with AF due early next month, they said they would issue credit for entire AF , disregard what I see and scored card

 I assume that is so CR does not show I  closed the card owing a balance . I did not ask for any retention . I can't see credit record being affected as Amex lists first card as length of credit history 

When Gold Biz  comes due should I try to get a retention ? I would prefer to just close out .

I can't see  any advantage to keeping it if I have 5 other cards plus long history with Amex .
 Can anyone see mistakes in my thinking ?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on August 27, 2012, 10:31:45 PM
Got the $95 annual fee on my Citi Platinum MC.  Called and was offered $25 credit after spending $500 in 3 months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on August 29, 2012, 10:02:42 PM
Got the $95 annual fee on my Citi Platinum MC.  Called and was offered $25 credit after spending $500 in 3 months.
ask if there are any better offers
that one is very lame  :P
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on September 03, 2012, 10:12:00 AM
ask if there are any better offers
that one is very lame  :P
Already spent the $500. waiting for the $25 to post and then plan on cancelling.  Does anyone recall how long after the AF posts do you need to cancel with Citi in order to receive a refund - 30 or 60 days?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Drago on September 03, 2012, 10:30:53 AM
Already spent the $500. waiting for the $25 to post and then plan on cancelling.  Does anyone recall how long after the AF posts do you need to cancel with Citi in order to receive a refund - 30 or 60 days?
30 I believe
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on September 03, 2012, 10:31:58 AM
30 I believe
thx
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 03, 2012, 12:02:23 PM
I was told 37 days, FWIW.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: cfriedman2 on September 03, 2012, 10:44:49 PM
I just got 3000g points when asked for fee waived,not so happy cuz I've been paying for 3 years, advice on getting fee waived?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 03, 2012, 10:46:06 PM
I just got 3000g points when asked for fee waived,not so happy cuz I've been paying for 3 years, advice on getting fee waived?

Card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: cfriedman2 on September 04, 2012, 12:52:33 AM
Sorry Amex starwood
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on September 04, 2012, 01:51:12 PM
Just called and asked if i could have 3k spg since I just paid my annual fee (no threatening to cancel or anything) and he said sure thing  :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 04, 2012, 02:14:25 PM
Got shot down on my Citi AmEx for waiver of the $85.

Will have to try one more time.

Anyone been successful recently?

And, now I realized why I got shot down.

I got the retention on this card 6 months ago  :-[

That's why there was no offer on their system. I guess you can't get two retentions in one year :P
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: creditor on September 04, 2012, 02:25:19 PM
Just called and asked if i could have 3k spg since I just paid my annual fee (no threatening to cancel or anything) and he said sure thing  :)
gosh, you should have asked for 6k and settle on 4k etc.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on September 04, 2012, 02:26:11 PM
gosh, you should have asked for 6k and settle on 4k etc.

lol he asked how much I got last year and wasn't into lying
Title: Re: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: creditor on September 04, 2012, 02:28:58 PM
lol he asked how much I got last year and wasn't into lying
next time, remember to call retention only when your "into lying"
Title: Re: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on September 04, 2012, 02:42:31 PM
next time, remember to call retention only when your "into lying"

or not but thanks for the advice
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on September 04, 2012, 02:46:13 PM
And, now I realized why I got shot down.

I got the retention on this card 6 months ago  :-[

That's why there was no offer on their system. I guess you can't get two retentions in one year :P
I just called and there was nothing on the table for me!
I hope you are very wrong!
I know it definitely was not like that in the past!
I got two retentions in the beginning of 2012  8)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: spetropo on September 05, 2012, 08:41:27 AM
Waiting on 5k Hyatt points to post. Called to have the fee waived over this past weekend, speaking to the rep she explained the benefits of the cards and why the fee isnt so bad :) I told her no way so she gave me 5k points. She mentioned that on the 14th I start the new billing cycle so if i was to cancel now I would have lost all of my earned points. She continued by telling me I now have 5K points and that after the 14th if I decide to cancel they would, and I still keep the 5k points.

My thoughts are to call back just after that, tell them I want to cancel because of the fee. Maybe they will offer more points or cancel. If they cancel I am planning on asking for a xfer of the credit limit. Then I will reapply for the card hopefully receiving the 2 nights again while I am a diamond. If I reapply should I do so with a new GP number and will Hyatt merge my 2 accounts?

Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks
S
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 05, 2012, 03:12:08 PM
My personal Amex Platinum and PRG Annual fees are due today.
I'm thinking of downgrading the Platinum to Zync and squeeze a retention bonus for the gold.

The problem, I barely used either of the cards which are 1 year old (spent about $1500 on the gold this iy year).

Do I have a shot of any retention bonus for the gold?

P.S. off topic, since I'm about to downgrade the platinum to Zync, which programs do I need to ask for elite status before closing? I'm aware of priority club and National/Alamo. What else?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on September 05, 2012, 03:35:07 PM
SPG! Avis Wizard.  8)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 05, 2012, 09:16:26 PM
As mentioned, the annual fee for my PRG and Platinum are due today.

I called in the number in the back of the gold card and navigated to "cancel card". The rep was like okay so let's cancel.. I asked her maybe u could offer some MR points to make it worth to keep the Gold open and she said she can't offer anything and she transferred me to "Membership Rewards" saying that they might be able to..
The guy at Membership Rewards said they don't have the capability to offer any courtesy points and the only thing he can do is redeem my MR points towards the annual fee which is absolutely not worth it (about 30k MR Points for the gold and about 75k MR points for the Platinum).
So I said I'll think about it and call back..

Question, is there a special Amex retention dept that does have the authority of offering MR points and if so whats the number?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on September 05, 2012, 10:11:51 PM
In the past I called the reg number on back of card and got it. HUCA.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 06, 2012, 02:35:36 AM
As mentioned, the annual fee for my PRG and Platinum are due today.

I called in the number in the back of the gold card and navigated to "cancel card". The rep was like okay so let's cancel.. I asked her maybe u could offer some MR points to make it worth to keep the Gold open and she said she can't offer anything and she transferred me to "Membership Rewards" saying that they might be able to..
The guy at Membership Rewards said they don't have the capability to offer any courtesy points and the only thing he can do is redeem my MR points towards the annual fee which is absolutely not worth it (about 30k MR Points for the gold and about 75k MR points for the Platinum).
So I said I'll think about it and call back..

Question, is there a special Amex retention dept that does have the authority of offering MR points and if so whats the number?

Had the same thing happen to me this week.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 06, 2012, 11:47:21 AM
Had the same thing happen to me this week.
And?? Did u end up closing the card, or keeping it open without any retention bonus?

Btw, I calle again this morning with the same results  :'(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: compddd on September 06, 2012, 12:22:01 PM
Maybe try calling again playing dumb and say something like, "I'm not sure it's worth the annual fee to keep the Gold open."

You were too blatant with the, "Maybe you can offer me some MR to keep it open." Also they never waive the fee for the Platinum cards, so just cancel that one.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Cbs on September 06, 2012, 12:25:14 PM
Also they never waive the fee for the Platinum cards, so just cancel that one.
Why would someone cancel the platinum over downgrading it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: pianodude on September 06, 2012, 12:37:52 PM
Why would someone cancel the platinum over downgrading it?

Being on my second Amex Platinum, how many times might they allow me to downgrade the Platinum?  I already have the Zinc; is there a reason to have more than one Zinc?  Since there is no credit line with the Plat, we're not talking about transferring the credit over to the new card when downgrading.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 06, 2012, 12:46:21 PM
And?? Did u end up closing the card, or keeping it open without any retention bonus?

Btw, I calle again this morning with the same results  :'(

Kept it open until the next time I call :P

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 06, 2012, 01:20:46 PM
Is there a special amex retention telephone number?

Anybody?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: JEWDA on September 06, 2012, 01:40:21 PM
Is there a special amex retention telephone number?

Anybody?
1-800-GET-BONUS :P
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 06, 2012, 02:26:17 PM
1-800-GET-BONUS :P

I called the number you gave me and they gave me another number I need to call:
1800-GET-LOST (http://1800-GET-LOST)
 ;D
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on September 06, 2012, 04:10:38 PM
Why would someone cancel the platinum over downgrading it?
Why wouldn't someone cancel it (assuming you have another card to keep your MR alive)?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Gottago on September 08, 2012, 10:47:19 PM
Called to cancel my amex platinum.  Explained that I have cut back on CC spending and travel and dont really need this card.  i am putting $300-$500 on it per month and definitely not worth $450 AF.
They offered a $400 credit, I said that I have decided not to pay for a credit card- not even $50.  SO she offered 50,000 points instead and said I could use 45,000 of them to pay my AF.  I took the points, I assume it's not worth using them to pay my fee?  How much can I sell them for?
BTW, I wasn't playing games, this was all true and I was genuinely surprised.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on September 08, 2012, 10:49:29 PM
Called to cancel my amex platinum.  Explained that I have cut back on CC spending and travel and dont really need this card.  i am putting $300-$500 on it per month and definitely not worth $450 AF.
They offered a $400 credit, I said that I have decided not to pay for a credit card- not even $50.  SO she offered 50,000 points instead and said I could use 45,000 of them to pay my AF.  I took the points, I assume it's not worth using them to pay my fee?  How much can I sell them for?
BTW, I wasn't playing games, this was all true and I was genuinely surprised.

You can sell the points for 1.3+ cents per point. See the SellMilesNow banner at the top of DansDeals.com

Nicely done. How long ago did you get the card? Did you get a signup bonus? How much did you spend?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on September 08, 2012, 10:50:56 PM
Quote
Called to cancel my amex platinum.  Explained that I have cut back on CC spending and travel and dont really need this card.  i am putting $300-$500 on it per month and definitely not worth $450 AF.<br />They offered a $400 credit, I said that I have decided not to pay for a credit card- not even $50.  SO she offered 50,000 points instead and said I could use 45,000 of them to pay my AF.  I took the points, I assume it's not worth using them to pay my fee?  How much can I sell them for?<br />BTW, I wasn't playing games, this was all true and I was genuinely surprised.
Nice!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 09, 2012, 02:13:35 AM
Called to cancel my amex platinum.  Explained that I have cut back on CC spending and travel and dont really need this card.  i am putting $300-$500 on it per month and definitely not worth $450 AF.
They offered a $400 credit, I said that I have decided not to pay for a credit card- not even $50.  SO she offered 50,000 points instead and said I could use 45,000 of them to pay my AF.  I took the points, I assume it's not worth using them to pay my fee?  How much can I sell them for?
BTW, I wasn't playing games, this was all true and I was genuinely surprised.
Holy moly.. You're really lucky for having them offer you $400 or 45k MR points..

I called in for my Premier Gold Rewards and Platinum last week - at least 5 times (+SMs) and got the same negative answer everytime.. They're not able to hand any points or waive any fee.. Transferred me to Membership Rewards team which couldn't/wouldn't give me either..

Which number and which department did you call?

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on September 09, 2012, 02:15:26 AM
Holy moly.. You're really lucky for having them offer you $400 or 45k MR points..

I called in for my Premier Gold Rewards and Platinum last week - at least 5 times (+SMs) and got the same negative answer everytime.. They're not able to hand any points or waive any fee.. Transferred me to Membership Rewards team which couldn't/wouldn't give me either..

Which number and which department did you call?



When did you enroll, how much did you spend on the card since then?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 09, 2012, 02:20:28 AM
When did you enroll, how much did you spend on the card since then?
Opened both cards in July 2012 and spent about 3k on each (overall).
I Also have a business membership rewards card which I opened back in Spetemeber of 2010 where I spent about 5k to date.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on September 09, 2012, 02:23:22 AM
Opened both cards in July 2012 and spent about 3k on each (overall).
I Also have a business membership rewards card which I opened back in Spetemeber of 2010 where I spent about 5k to date.

You're not a big spender, but you should be eligible for a refund of a big fraction of the annual fee back if you cancel/downgrade considering you enrolled recently... If you earned your bonus points, go for it, just make sure you keep one MR card so that you don't lose your MR points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Wolf on September 09, 2012, 11:30:20 AM
Im now 55 days after my Amex delta gold skymiles charged me with $95 annual fee. Called them up to downgrade to the options card that has no fee, they said that card is no longer available, but she right away offered me $95 statement credit to stay with amex being that im a member with delta since 2006.


Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2012, 11:32:21 AM
Nice!

+1 - I called once and got shot down, and I've spent a lot more than OP has.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: daganster on September 09, 2012, 12:32:12 PM
+1 - I called once and got shot down, and I've spent a lot more than OP has.
I guess that they use other parameters other than spending, regardless the op is pretty lucky.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 09, 2012, 12:43:39 PM
Agree.

I imagine they didn't gimme retention b/c I also have plat mb and bgr.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 09, 2012, 02:11:28 PM
You're not a big spender, but you should be eligible for a refund of a big fraction of the annual fee back if you cancel/downgrade considering you enrolled recently... If you earned your bonus points, go for it, just make sure you keep one MR card so that you don't lose your MR points.

CORRECTION: I opened both, the gold and plat back in July of 2011 and already paid the annual fee for the plat last year.

Does that change anything?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: daganster on September 09, 2012, 03:03:37 PM
CORRECTION: I opened both, the gold and plat back in July of 2011 and already paid the annual fee for the plat last year.

Does that change anything?
So you paid 2 annual fees 1 in 2011 and 1 in 2012? If so it makes more sense that they'll wanna keep ya.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 09, 2012, 05:07:55 PM
So you paid 2 annual fees 1 in 2011 and 1 in 2012? If so it makes more sense that they'll wanna keep ya.

And that's why I called 5-6 times + SMs all with negative responses :'(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Gottago on September 09, 2012, 06:53:34 PM
I opened the platinum last August because of the 100,000 point promo, which of course I missed.  I got 25,000 points for signup + $1000 in 3 months.  I put less than $500 on the card each month and pay the same day that my bill comes.  She did say that paying on time was a big reason for them to keep me.
We also had a really friendly conversation about my scaling back on credit card spending and my new baby (who she heard in the background). BTW I called the number on back of my card to cancel and they transferred me to an account manager.
I guess I got lucky and HKBH just wanted me to have some more $ in 5772.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 09, 2012, 09:12:29 PM
I opened the platinum last August because of the 100,000 point promo, which of course I missed.  I got 25,000 points for signup + $1000 in 3 months.  I put less than $500 on the card each month and pay the same day that my bill comes.  She did say that paying on time was a big reason for them to keep me.
We also had a really friendly conversation about my scaling back on credit card spending and my new baby (who she heard in the background). BTW I called the number on back of my card to cancel and they transferred me to an account manager.
I guess I got lucky and HKBH just wanted me to have some more $ in 5772.

Well put and well done!

Shanah Tova!

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 11, 2012, 05:56:14 PM
Who/which Dept would be the best to call to try my luck with closing a Amex PRG?
No heavy spending other than the initial bonus-required $3k, maybe a few thousand more...

Where do I have my best luck getting a bonus, before I cancel the card (I ain't paying $175 for nothin').
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2012, 01:14:08 AM
Ink Bold Exclusives: 5,000 points.  The rep started saying 10,000 points but then said 5K was the best she could do :P
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on September 12, 2012, 01:27:51 AM
Good to hear Hopefully I'll get something when I try in 2 weeks :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on September 12, 2012, 03:08:16 AM
Ink Bold Exclusives: 5,000 points.  The rep started saying 10,000 points but then said 5K was the best she could do :P

Can't believe you let her get way with that and didn't get the full 10k "which she initially offered". :P

Something tells me you'd probably prefer to hold onto that card with the (no-longer-available) 20% exclusives bonus, though the retention bonus definitely helps mitigate the annual fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 12, 2012, 12:52:13 PM
I'm about to cancel my Platinum (or downgrade to Zinc) today.
I signed up for
• $200 AA gift cards (already got the credits)
• Priority Club
• Hertz Elite
• Avis Elite
• National Elite

Now I wanna do the SPG gold Status and I have 2 SPG accounts (1 business and one personal), can I get SPG to add gold status to both SPG accounts, or can request it for both SPG accounts (the platinum is a personal one).

Also, any other elite status matches (Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Etc) that I can take advantage of while I still have the platinum?


Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2012, 03:57:37 PM
Can't believe you let her get way with that and didn't get the full 10k "which she initially offered". :P

Something tells me you'd probably prefer to hold onto that card with the (no-longer-available) 20% exclusives bonus, though the retention bonus definitely helps mitigate the annual fee.
Believe me, I tried.
Maybe I'll SM them.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Galitzyaner on September 12, 2012, 11:37:21 PM
Who/which Dept would be the best to call to try my luck  to get a retention when closing a Amex PRG?
No heavy spending other than the initial bonus-required $3k, maybe a few thousand more...

Where do I have my best luck getting a bonus, before I cancel the card (I ain't paying $175 for nothin').
Bump.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on September 13, 2012, 12:09:14 AM
i called for prg the # on back got transferred to retention
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: CholentTheTraveler on September 13, 2012, 12:20:47 AM
I'm about to cancel my Platinum (or downgrade to Zinc) today.
Now I wanna do the SPG gold Status
Let me know who you speak to as I called Amex and they told me they will have to pull my credit if I wanted a gold card but SPG told me they just need to confirm something so kinda confused.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 13, 2012, 12:51:24 AM
Let me know who you speak to as I called Amex and they told me they will have to pull my credit if I wanted a gold card but SPG told me they just need to confirm something so kinda confused.
U seem rather confused... I'm talking about gettin starwood to grant me Gold Status (because i have the Amex Platinum) and not Amex to give me a Gold Card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: CholentTheTraveler on September 13, 2012, 01:09:45 AM
U seem rather confused... I'm talking about gettin starwood to grant me Gold Status (because i have the Amex Platinum) and not Amex to give me a Gold Card
I am not confused. When I called SPG they told me to call the number on my Amex SPG card and they will verify the info and upgrade me to SPG gold(no Amex gold).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 13, 2012, 01:16:33 AM
I am not confused. When I called SPG they told me to call the number on my Amex SPG card and they will verify the info and upgrade me to SPG gold(no Amex gold).
So I guess the Amex rep was confused and thought you're requesting a gold card.. Otherwise, I can't explain the mentioning of a credit pull 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 13, 2012, 01:21:07 AM
BUMP (since we had this iPhone fiasca today)

I'm about to cancel my Platinum (or downgrade to Zinc) today.
I signed up for
• $200 AA gift cards (already got the credits)
• Priority Club
• Hertz Elite
• Avis Elite
• National Elite

Now I wanna do the SPG gold Status and I have 2 SPG accounts (1 business and one personal), can I get SPG to add gold status to both SPG accounts, or can request it for both SPG accounts (the platinum is a personal one).

Also, any other elite status matches (Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Etc) that I can take advantage of while I still have the platinum?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on September 13, 2012, 02:02:28 AM
BUMP (since we had this iPhone fiasca today)



Now I wanna do the SPG gold Status and I have 2 SPG accounts (1 business and one personal), can I get SPG to add gold status to both SPG accounts, or can request it for both SPG accounts (the platinum is a personal one).


Sure or you can combine the accounts.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 13, 2012, 01:32:16 PM
Sure or you can combine the accounts.
As mentioned, we have the following:

Wife SPG personal
Me: SPG personal
Me: SPG business

My wife is under a different last name but same address as mine
My business card has my name but different address.

Do you think i'll evantually be able to merge those 3 SPG accounts?

In other words, what are the requirements to merge 3 SPG accounts? Same name, same address, both of them or non of them?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on September 13, 2012, 01:38:54 PM
As mentioned, we have the following:

Wife SPG personal
Me: SPG personal
Me: SPG business

My wife is under a different last name but same address as mine
My business card has my name but different address.

Do you think i'll evantually be able to merge those 3 SPG accounts?

In other words, what are the requirements to merge 3 SPG accounts? Same name, same address, both of them or non of them?

To MERGE an account it has to be the same name.


To transfer from an account the addresses have to match.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: 123ablack on September 13, 2012, 01:49:39 PM
To MERGE an account it has to be the same name.

If my name along with the business name appears on my business card is thy considered same name?

To transfer from an account the addresses have to match.

Is there a fee to TRANSFER points from 1 SPG account to another when both share the same address?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on September 13, 2012, 01:55:02 PM


Is there a fee to TRANSFER points from 1 SPG account to another when both share the same address?

No fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2012, 05:46:19 PM
Dunno if this really goes here, but:
We?re writing in response to your recent question about
your United MileagePlus� 1K annual bonus credit.

Here?s information on the 1K annual bonus credit:

?If you are a 1K member and a Chase Cardmember, the yearly
benefit is a $60 statement credit.
?Your $60 statement credit will be applied to your account
four to six weeks after your yearly Premier status
designation.
?We also want to remind you that if you have more than one
MileagePlus account, you will receive only one $60.00
statement credit.

I've contacted United and confirmed your 1K member status.
Therefore, I credited your account for the $60.00 annual
bonus credit. You will see this adjustment on your next
month's billing statement.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: spetropo on September 21, 2012, 07:35:14 AM
Waiting on 5k Hyatt points to post. Called to have the fee waived over this past weekend, speaking to the rep she explained the benefits of the cards and why the fee isnt so bad :) I told her no way so she gave me 5k points. She mentioned that on the 14th I start the new billing cycle so if i was to cancel now I would have lost all of my earned points. She continued by telling me I now have 5K points and that after the 14th if I decide to cancel they would, and I still keep the 5k points.

My thoughts are to call back just after that, tell them I want to cancel because of the fee. Maybe they will offer more points or cancel. If they cancel I am planning on asking for a xfer of the credit limit. Then I will reapply for the card hopefully receiving the 2 nights again while I am a diamond. If I reapply should I do so with a new GP number and will Hyatt merge my 2 accounts?

Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks
S

Hi, I was able to cancel my card this morning, did receive the 5k points and the $75 will be credit and card closed with a 0 balance.
My credit line was transferred to another Chase card.
My questions are, how long should I wait before reapplying? should I use the same Hyatt number since I am diamond?
Any advice, as always is appreciated.
S
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: elibeli2 on September 21, 2012, 10:33:58 AM
Hi,

I had an american express gold card which the yearly fee was coming up. I called them up to cancel, and they gave me k15 MR points to keep the card open.

Can I call back three days later and cancel, or they will take away the K15 points?

Thanks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 21, 2012, 10:38:28 AM
Haven't heard of an instance where they did.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: spetropo on September 24, 2012, 01:40:45 PM
Hi, I was able to cancel my card this morning, did receive the 5k points and the $75 will be credit and card closed with a 0 balance.
My credit line was transferred to another Chase card.
My questions are, how long should I wait before reapplying? should I use the same Hyatt number since I am diamond?
Any advice, as always is appreciated.
S

Any advice?
Thanks
S
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on September 24, 2012, 05:32:02 PM
I was just charges the annual fee on Amex PRG. Besides for inital 3k I have put very little on my card. Is there any chance of them waiving fee? If not should I downgrade or just close it? It's a charge card so is there any point to downgrade?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 24, 2012, 05:42:38 PM
1. TWTCSIN.
2. You may get points.
3. Downgrade keeps your ability to xfer out points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on September 24, 2012, 05:51:00 PM
What should I downgrade to?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on September 24, 2012, 05:54:55 PM
What should I downgrade to?

Green? Zync? Depending on your desire regarding #3 above.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on September 24, 2012, 06:01:14 PM
I dont really have any MR points now so is there still any point to downgrade?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on September 24, 2012, 07:45:46 PM
anybody get a good retention for INK Bold?
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: FMM on September 24, 2012, 08:00:25 PM
Hi,

I had an american express gold card which the yearly fee was coming up. I called them up to cancel, and they gave me k15 MR points to keep the card open.

Can I call back three days later and cancel, or they will take away the K15 points?

Thanks
Got the same thing and called up and asked for another 15k and they said no lol
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: FMM on September 24, 2012, 08:01:10 PM
Is there a trick to getting offered a retention bonus?
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: FMM on September 24, 2012, 08:04:00 PM
BUMP (since we had this iPhone fiasca today)

I'm about to cancel my Platinum (or downgrade to Zinc) today.
I signed up for
• $200 AA gift cards (already got the credits)
• Priority Club
• Hertz Elite
• Avis Elite
• National Elite

Now I wanna do the SPG gold Status and I have 2 SPG accounts (1 business and one personal), can I get SPG to add gold status to both SPG accounts, or can request it for both SPG accounts (the platinum is a personal one).

Also, any other elite status matches (Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Etc) that I can take advantage of while I still have the platinum?

You've had a busy day
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moto on September 24, 2012, 08:17:37 PM
I'm having a hard time they don't want to give me and points when I say I will cancel on my sapphire United and southwest what do I say?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yaakov s on September 24, 2012, 08:30:17 PM
I'm having a hard time they don't want to give me and points when I say I will cancel on my sapphire United and southwest what do I say?
cancel it and apply again for another bonus (churn bla"z)
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moto on September 24, 2012, 08:34:26 PM
cancel it and apply again for another bonus (churn bla"z)
well what you do Is you see if they can give you more points after you get that you cancel and churn O0
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yaakov s on September 24, 2012, 08:38:19 PM
well what you do Is you see if they can give you more points after you get that you cancel and churn O0
:) everyone has their own made up set of ethics . Mine is low , but for some reason  IIRC I never did it
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: daganster on September 25, 2012, 02:00:30 AM
I called today regarding my PRG and SPG personal annual fees and I was given 2k star points for the Starwood and zilch for PRG.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on October 03, 2012, 02:30:14 PM
Ink Bold w/ Exclusives - 5k or $42.50  took the 5k obviously
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on October 03, 2012, 02:38:34 PM
Ink Bold w/ Exclusives - 5k or $42.50  took the 5k obviously
Wow! I have the old IB and just got hit with the annual fee. They refuse to give me anything  :(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Thingywingy on October 05, 2012, 12:18:07 AM
I was making myself a table of when my annual fees are due... I called Citi to find out.... rep transferred  me to other dep... didn't even threaten to cancel just wanted to know due date to think about it.... They offered $85 credit and 500 bonus points every month I spend over $500 for next 16 months  ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: torontojay on October 08, 2012, 01:36:31 PM
I just called AMEX to request a retention bonus on my SPG AMEX card when my annual fee came due.  The CSR said she could find no information about such bonuses.  Many DansDeals Forum posts indicate that people are getting bonuses of 2,000 to 7,000 SPG points.  Can anyone offer suggestions as to what I can say to get the bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: daganster on October 09, 2012, 09:26:24 PM
After getting hit with the annual fee on my wife's SPG business I called to complain and got  3k starpoints.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Cbs on October 10, 2012, 06:26:44 PM
Doesn't fall into category of cancelling but I recently got approved for SPG and I was promised my card would come by the 10th. It didn't come and I'm leaving town tomorrow.
So I called up and after 40 min and a manager, they said my card was sent out yesterday and they can't send out a new one till the 17th!
After some back and forth I got 2k points for courtesy
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on October 17, 2012, 12:12:04 PM
I by mistake got the us airways 30k offer with af and not the 40k without af for first year.  I  called twice.  The second time she gave me 2500 points.
Not so bad for barclays :)
I called a bunch more times nothing doing. 2 sm still nothing. Sometimes you just got to give up

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: JEWDA on October 17, 2012, 12:31:44 PM
I by mistake got the us airways 30k offer with af and not the 40k without af for first year.  I  called twice.  The second time she gave me 2500 points.
Not so bad for barclays :)
I called a bunch more times nothing doing. 2 sm still nothing. Sometimes you just got to give up
<<<<<<see there ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yaalili on November 03, 2012, 10:17:47 PM
Citi AA Platinum Card - $85 instant statement credit + 6000 bonus miles for spending $750+ every month for the next 8 months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on November 04, 2012, 06:49:18 AM
Citi AA Platinum Card - $85 instant statement credit + 6000 bonus miles for spending $750+ every month for the next 8 months.
wow!! what di u tell them?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yaalili on November 04, 2012, 06:51:59 AM
wow!! what di u tell them?

That i was thinking of closing it, after being open for just about 4 months..
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on November 04, 2012, 01:10:43 PM
That i was thinking of closing it, after being open for just about 4 months..
cool
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yaalili on November 04, 2012, 03:30:47 PM
cool

It could be it helped that i started off the conversation saying how we just had a huge storm in our area, and the compassion from csr starts going great :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mringelheim on November 06, 2012, 10:43:21 AM
Anyone ever have succes in waiver/retention bonus with sapphire preffered?  Ive been shut out so far.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: JEWDA on November 06, 2012, 11:01:50 AM
What can I expect for a SPG personal card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on November 06, 2012, 12:21:26 PM
What can I expect for a SPG personal card?
IME, 1k-3k.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: eis517 on November 06, 2012, 12:22:56 PM
What can I expect for a SPG personal card?

I got offered $50 credit or 7K points. Took the points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: JEWDA on November 06, 2012, 12:24:15 PM
I got offered $50 credit or 7K points. Took the points.
Was that on the phone or SM?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: eis517 on November 06, 2012, 12:29:27 PM
Was that on the phone or SM?

Phone
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on November 06, 2012, 02:08:43 PM
What do u send on the card? That's a very respectful offer
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: eis517 on November 06, 2012, 02:22:38 PM
What do u send on the card? That's a very respectful offer

Probably about 20-25 K a year. That was my primary card before I got into the points game. Now I have the SPG personal and business, the Gold business, and am getting the saphirre prefered and the united explorer visa. So no card is going to have too much on it...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Drago on November 06, 2012, 03:56:15 PM
They offered me $10 for the SPG personal. I declined...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yaalili on November 07, 2012, 12:13:42 AM
They offered me $10 for the SPG personal. I declined...

Wow, how generous of them, i find that the amex retention offers keep on going downhill....
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: TC610 on November 09, 2012, 11:36:40 AM
Got a retention bonus of 1k miles for my UA MPE.  Doesn't quite justify keeping the MPE open....
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on November 10, 2012, 12:49:47 PM
No chance with the chase SP. They all told me that they have become very strict and not compensating the AF for this card with points. He told me that now I can actually use my points to pay towards the af (9500 :-) )
at least I got out from him that one has untill 60 days to cancel and get fee refunded (unlike alot of reps who say 30) I got him to notate that for me, as it is helpful for me.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: U-no-me! on November 10, 2012, 03:55:34 PM
It could be it helped that i started off the conversation saying how we just had a huge storm in our area, and the compassion from csr starts going great :)

-1
They can't make up offers, they can only offer what shows up on their computer which is done by th marketing dep.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yaalili on November 10, 2012, 05:53:30 PM
-1
They can't make up offers, they can only offer what shows up on their computer which is done by th marketing dep.

Of course, not saying otherwise. Was just saying how easy it was to come up with their best offer at the time, not always do they offer that ime.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Flatbush on November 20, 2012, 02:51:21 PM
was just offered 2k for my personal spg they said they can offer 25% of how much you spent on it this year, should i take it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Ergel on November 20, 2012, 03:01:13 PM
25% of what?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Flatbush on November 20, 2012, 03:29:25 PM
25% of what?
she said i spent $8000 on the card this year so she can offer me 2k points......
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Flatbush on November 20, 2012, 03:30:26 PM
Or $10 statement credit :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: shmooz on November 21, 2012, 03:46:16 PM
 UA Pres Plus offered 10k after 2k spend. Its not much considering the 395 fee. Used the card for quite a bit of UA flights and car rentals. Anyone get better?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: robi on November 21, 2012, 04:07:56 PM
UA Pres Plus offered 10k after 2k spend. Its not much considering the 395 fee. Used the card for quite a bit of UA flights and car rentals. Anyone get better?
i got 10k last week on the UMPE without any spend, only a promise to make it my primary card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: shmooz on November 21, 2012, 04:25:27 PM
i got 10k last week on the UMPE without any spend, only a promise to make it my primary card

and that fee is 95. Maybe they feel the lounge access should pay for itself.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Flatbush on November 21, 2012, 06:59:10 PM
Is 2k starwood points worth to keep the card open for the $65 fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 21, 2012, 07:57:22 PM
Is 2k starwood points worth to keep the card open for the $65 fee?
2k is not worth 65 dollars but it is probably still worth keeping the card, SBS is just one of many reasons.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Flatbush on November 22, 2012, 07:46:27 PM
Thats true thanks!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on December 03, 2012, 05:54:26 PM
UA explorer, was just told that she will send a request to credit $50 to compensate part of the $95 AF.
Considered good?
(I thought that only points they were not giving me anymore without a request, looks like credit too...)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: U-no-me! on December 03, 2012, 06:16:44 PM
UA explorer, was just told that she will send a request to credit $50 to compensate part of the $95 AF.
Considered good?
(I thought that only points they were not giving me anymore without a request, looks like credit too...)

How much do you spend a year on the card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on December 03, 2012, 06:30:39 PM
How much do you spend a year on the card?
~$300
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: U-no-me! on December 03, 2012, 06:34:28 PM
~$300

LOL ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on December 05, 2012, 02:52:27 AM
was just offered 2k for my personal spg they said they can offer 25% of how much you spent on it this year, should i take it?
Wow, I wish they would do that for me! I'd take that over any other offer!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on December 05, 2012, 02:55:21 AM
BTW, is there a consensus regarding is the Citi retention is churnable within the year or not?
I just got my $95 AF refunded on my Citi Amex but now I'm thinking I should have gone with 4-5 PP$ (not that they offered it but I would have asked if they have other offers available).
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2012, 08:11:22 AM
BTW, is there a consensus regarding is the Citi retention is churnable within the year or not?
I just got my $95 AF refunded on my Citi Amex but now I'm thinking I should have gone with 4-5 PP$ (not that they offered it but I would have asked if they have other offers available).

It isn't. Also, the agents have zero discretion. If its "available" on their system they can give it to you, if not, it ain't happening.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPGDUDE on December 05, 2012, 03:16:04 PM
$50 on chase united
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 03:54:10 PM
I just got hit with 3 annual fees: SP, IB, United. I am not sure why I should downgrade instead of cancelling. If I downgrade the IB to the Ink Classic, will they give me the 20k points after spending $3k? If not, then why don't I just cancel the IB, and then re-apply for IB and Ink Classic and get 50k and 20k bonus... Same question for SP... TIA
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on December 05, 2012, 03:57:41 PM
I just got hit with 3 annual fees: SP, IB, United. I am not sure why I should downgrade instead of cancelling. If I downgrade the IB to the Ink Classic, will they give me the 20k points after spending $3k? If not, then why don't I just cancel the IB, and then re-apply for IB and Ink Classic and get 50k and 20k bonus... Same question for SP... TIA

How much did you spend on the SP? Don't forget the 7% bonus in February.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 04:20:51 PM
How much did you spend on the SP? Don't forget the 7% bonus in February.
I spent the most on my SP and freedom. And thanks for reminding me of the 7%. But I still don't understand why most people in this thread downgraded instead of cancelling and re-applying...
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on December 05, 2012, 04:36:19 PM
I spent the most on my SP and freedom. And thanks for reminding me of the 7%. But I still don't understand why most people in this thread downgraded instead of cancelling and re-applying...

Its called leverage
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 04:37:07 PM
Its called leverage
care to elaborate?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 05, 2012, 04:38:11 PM
Its called leverage

Im not sure if he meant this but I don't think he meant closing it without first transferring CL over...So once all CL is transferred...why downgrade as opposed to cancel?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on December 05, 2012, 04:38:35 PM
I spent the most on my SP and freedom. And thanks for reminding me of the 7%. But I still don't understand why most people in this thread downgraded instead of cancelling and re-applying...

I think some ( especially young people )  want to retain the hard fought for credit lines they have with chase --even though you can transfer credit lines to other active cards--- when they reapply for a card-- they then can  offer to cancel a card and switch the credit line at the same time -- plus like myself i have 11 or 12 cards from chase -- if i just canceled when a fee comes up --it may be difficult to get back up to 12 cards--- i just keep trading them in with my next appo -- I am sure i only covered part of WHY!!
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 04:39:16 PM
Im not sure if he meant this but I don't think he meant closing it without first transferring CL over...So once all CL is transferred...why downgrade as opposed to cancel?
that's what I meant. Of course I will transfer the CL to an existing other card that I am keeping before closing...
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 05, 2012, 04:40:29 PM
I think some ( especially young people )  want to retain the hard fought for credit lines they have with chase --even though you can transfer credit lines to other active cards--- when they reapply for a card-- they then can  offer to cancel a card and switch the credit line at the same time -- plus like myself i have 11 or 12 cards from chase -- if i just canceled when a fee comes up --it may be difficult to get back up to 12 cards--- i just keep trading them in with my next appo -- I am sure i only covered part of WHY!!

Is it easier to get a card approved by offering to cancel a card then by just offering to transfer (some) CL?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 04:41:36 PM
Is it easier to get a card approved by offering to cancel a card then by just offering to transfer (some) CL?
But then you get 1 pull for 1 card don't you?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 05, 2012, 04:42:28 PM
But then you get 1 pull for 1 card don't you?

Not sure I understand your question...?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 04:44:22 PM
Not sure I understand your question...?
If you are one the phone and tell the rep that you want to downgrade Ink Bold to Ink Classic:
1. Do you get one pull? (Therefore killing your option to do a 3BM online...)
2. Are you getting the sign up bonus for the Ink Classic?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on December 05, 2012, 04:45:01 PM
Is it easier to get a card approved by offering to cancel a card then by just offering to transfer (some) CL?

I think so , the rep knows you now have x nbr of cards  -- and it is a no brainier for him to say yes --but-- take myself ---if i had canceled 4 of my 12 cards and then tried to get 2 more for a total of 10 -- some reps will say -- u have enuf cards why do u need so many etc etc
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 05, 2012, 04:46:12 PM
If you are one the phone and tell the rep that you want to downgrade Ink Bold to Ink Classic:
1. Do you get one pull? (Therefore killing your option to do a 3BM online...)
2. Are you getting the sign up bonus for the Ink Classic?

1. IIRC no
2. Ditto

CMIIAW
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 05, 2012, 04:46:34 PM
Is it easier to get a card approved by offering to cancel a card then by just offering to transfer (some) CL?

They might go for the former before they reject the latter, but why fire all your cannons at once. Let me #ELI5 it for you:

1. Can you approve my app?
2. Can you please approve my app?
3. Can you approve my app because (rebuttals to previous rejections)
4. Can you please approve my app by transferring $____ in credit from my existing _____ card? There'll be no additional exposure to Chase.
5. Can you please approve my app by closing my existing _____ card? I prefer the new card because [specify card benefits here] (don't say you're doing it for the signup bonus, duh! ::))...

But then you get 1 pull for 1 card don't you?

Same discussion, for recon on 1 card, or 1 card out of a 3/4BM.

If you are one the phone and tell the rep that you want to downgrade Ink Bold to Ink Classic:
1. Do you get one pull? (Therefore killing your option to do a 3BM online...)
2. Are you getting the sign up bonus for the Ink Classic?

The pull (typically) happens when you apply, recon won't (IME) pull your credit again just to transfer a CL to push through an app.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 05, 2012, 04:48:46 PM
I think so , the rep knows you now have x nbr of cards  -- and it is a no brainier for him to say yes --but-- take myself ---if i had canceled 4 of my 12 cards and then tried to get 2 more for a total of 10 -- some reps will say -- u have enuf cards why do u need so many etc etc

Aha..So I guess for a person who doesnt have ~12 active cards its no difference.  I'm usually only told that I cant open so many cards in 30 days...and I would need to cancel one (which I dont want to).  So I HUCA till a rep says I can just transfer some CL.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on December 05, 2012, 04:51:11 PM
1. Can you approve my app?
2. Can you please approve my app?
3. Can you approve my app because (rebuttals to previous rejections)
4. Can you please approve my app by transferring $____ in credit from my existing _____ card? There'll be no additional exposure to Chase.
4. Can you please approve my app by closing my existing _____ card? I prefer the new card because [specify card benefits here] (don't say you're doing it for the signup bonus, duh! ::))...
Hmm I never tried #s 1-3, I always just immediately do #4 and its accepted without any questions. (But this isn't the proper thread for recon strategies.)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 04:51:23 PM
4. Can you please approve my app by closing my existing _____ card? I prefer the new card because [specify card benefits here] (don't say you're doing it for the signup bonus, duh! ::))...

Is it at this point that you ask to get a refund on the annual fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 05, 2012, 04:53:01 PM
They might go for the former before they reject the latter, but why fire all your cannons at once. Let me #ELI5 it for you:

1. Can you approve my app?
2. Can you please approve my app?
3. Can you approve my app because (rebuttals to previous rejections)
4. Can you please approve my app by transferring $____ in credit from my existing _____ card? There'll be no additional exposure to Chase.
4. Can you please approve my app by closing my existing _____ card? I prefer the new card because [specify card benefits here] (don't say you're doing it for the signup bonus, duh! ::))...


 ;D ;D
Got it!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 05, 2012, 04:54:11 PM
Hmm I never tried #s 1-3, I always just immediately do #4 and its accepted without any questions. (But this isn't the proper thread for recon strategies.)
There are two #4's... :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on December 05, 2012, 05:03:21 PM
Is it at this point that you ask to get a refund on the annual fee?
not at all, no need to mention anything it should happen automatically, if not you can call cs later.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 05:05:26 PM
not at all, no need to mention anything it should happen automatically, if not you can call cs later.
great thanks. I'm still wondering if people downgraded if they are getting the sign up bonus on the new card they are downgrading to... That would save a pull...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on December 05, 2012, 05:19:19 PM
I'm still wondering if people downgraded if they are getting the sign up bonus on the new card they are downgrading to...
YMBJ
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 05, 2012, 05:20:33 PM
There are two #4's... :)

FTFM
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 05, 2012, 05:21:24 PM
YMBJ
Then I really don't get why people downgrade and not just cancel... besides for ppl with ~10 cards like mentioned above...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on December 05, 2012, 05:29:13 PM
1. Can you approve my app?
2. Can you please approve my app?
3. Can you approve my app because (rebuttals to previous rejections)
4. Can you please approve my app by transferring $____ in credit from my existing _____ card? There'll be no additional exposure to Chase.
5. Can you please approve my app by closing my existing _____ card? I prefer the new card because [specify card benefits here] (don't say you're doing it for the signup bonus, duh! ::))...
I actually tried that once just to see what would happen and it actually worked.   :P
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 05, 2012, 05:30:40 PM
I actually tried that once just to see what would happen and it actually worked.   :P

Until you get a recon rep with a brain, who notices you've been opening accounts, getting the signup bonus, then closing them (or leaving them dormant)... Don't invite trouble if you don't have to.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on December 05, 2012, 05:43:10 PM
Until you get a recon rep with a brain, who notices you've been opening accounts, getting the signup bonus, then closing them (or leaving them dormant)... Don't invite trouble if you don't have to.
Yea, it was a spur of the moment thing. The rep didn't sound very intelligent and I wanted to see how far I can push it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on December 06, 2012, 12:14:19 PM
Shot down all 3 times I've tried calling for SP. Guess I'll try an SM.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 06, 2012, 12:22:15 PM
Shot down all 3 times I've tried calling for SP. Guess I'll try an SM.
So far got shot down after 3 SM's
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: lechaim2life on December 06, 2012, 05:11:22 PM
Sent a SM that I spoke with a representative who agreed to give me 5,000 retention bonus on SP and they added the points 2 days later and called to apologize for not doing it instantly!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 06, 2012, 06:23:01 PM
Sent a SM that I spoke with a representative who agreed to give me 5,000 retention bonus on SP and they added the points 2 days later and called to apologize for not doing it instantly!
When was this?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on December 06, 2012, 11:37:37 PM
How much did you spend on the SP? Don't forget the 7% bonus in February.
I spent the most on my SP and freedom. And thanks for reminding me of the 7%. But I still don't understand why most people in this thread downgraded instead of cancelling and re-applying...
I've heard reports of people who had closed the SP and still got their 7% by SM'ing Chase after the end of the year, YMMV.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: businessmachine on December 07, 2012, 12:09:12 AM
when does that 7% usually post? January?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AsherO on December 07, 2012, 12:35:45 AM
when does that 7% usually post? January?

Typically February IME.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 07, 2012, 06:45:05 AM
What can I expect for a British Airways card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: artee on December 09, 2012, 03:20:47 PM
Just got "$95 statement credit after 5 purchases" for my citi AA amex :D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on December 09, 2012, 03:23:50 PM
In Aug. I called for my citi AA and got a $95 statement credit for a $85 fee that wasn't gonnna post until Dec. I called now to try for a double dip and was informed that I actually had no annual fee on the card anymore. Anyone ever have such an experience?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 10, 2012, 07:00:36 AM
In Aug. I called for my citi AA and got a $95 statement credit for a $85 fee that wasn't gonnna post until Dec. I called now to try for a double dip and was informed that I actually had no annual fee on the card anymore. Anyone ever have such an experience?
What did u tell them when u got the $95 statement, if the AF wasent even posted to ur account?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on December 10, 2012, 07:07:24 AM
What did u tell them when u got the $95 statement, if the AF wasent even posted to ur account?
Same thing. That I was thinking about cancelling because of the annual fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jack-L on December 13, 2012, 11:50:39 AM
My AF is coming up now in JAN. so i called Amex and they gave me 7,500 MR points for my Business gold rewards card.
I think its a good retention bonus?My first time doing this!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 13, 2012, 01:48:13 PM
What did u tell them???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jack-L on December 13, 2012, 02:02:01 PM
Simple.. That I'm considering closing my account because the AF is to high ($125). So he offered me either $45 statement credit or 7500 points. 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 13, 2012, 02:02:43 PM
Simple.. That I'm considering closing my account because the AF is to high ($125). So he offered me either $45 statement credit or 7500 points.
And you took it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jack-L on December 13, 2012, 02:10:52 PM
yes. I took the 7500 points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on December 13, 2012, 02:17:49 PM
So he offered me either $45 statement credit or 7500 points.

IMO they insult their own program when they insinuate MR ~ 0.6 cpp
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yeki89 on December 13, 2012, 02:21:37 PM
what did people get recently for the UE Card?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Armadillo on December 19, 2012, 02:36:47 PM
Is it easier to get a card approved by offering to cancel a card then by just offering to transfer (some) CL?
IME, offering to cancel or agreeing to cancel a card is an ace in the hole for getting approved. Transferring credit doesn't always work - too many cards is in the eye of the rep, i've gotten told that for three cards. I've also been declined b/c of overall hits on credit b/c they saw I had just opened an American express card or something, but got approved when I offered to close a card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on December 19, 2012, 04:40:18 PM
SPG-3K.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 19, 2012, 04:57:01 PM
Tried 2x HUCA and 2x SM for my IB and SP without success... Anyone had better experience recently?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: TC610 on December 19, 2012, 06:07:47 PM
SW Personal.  3k.
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on December 19, 2012, 07:33:56 PM
Tried 2x HUCA and 2x SM for my IB and SP without success... Anyone had better experience recently?

Got 5k for IB pretty recently thru phone call. Think I posted here
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on December 19, 2012, 07:43:39 PM
Got 5k for IB pretty recently thru phone call. Think I posted here
As did I.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 19, 2012, 08:11:13 PM
Got 5k for IB pretty recently thru phone call. Think I posted here
Yeah i just saw the post good job. But I saw plenty other ones who didnt get anything. Anything special u tell them besides the usual? The last CSR told me "all the benefits I receive are valued at about 5 times the AF, and that I am neither gonna get a partial refund nor points but I can certainly use my points that I accumulated to pay for it"  :-X
I m just scared they start writing down notes on my account after a few calls/SM...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gswannabe on December 24, 2012, 11:55:45 AM
keep getting shot down from spg  >:( called 4 times today
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: torontojay on December 24, 2012, 02:33:07 PM
Can someone please let me know which department (phone #) to call at Chase to try to get retention bonus on United Mileage Plus Explorer Card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 24, 2012, 02:34:56 PM
Can someone please let me know which department (phone #) to call at Chase to try to get retention bonus on United Mileage Plus Explorer Card?
Number on your card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: torontojay on December 24, 2012, 03:21:16 PM
Number on your card.

Thank you.  Chase today gave me a $50 statement credit for a card on which my annual spending is only a few hundred dollars.  Glad to maintain the United benefits that come with the card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: YankyDoodle on December 24, 2012, 03:46:29 PM
Called for my old Ink Bold, they said there was a new policy that was instituted in the last month that they do not refund AF (ya, thanks rep.), I asked if she could offer points instead, she put me on hold and told me she could only offer me 30k (the equivalent of $30 in her words  ;)) I said that would be acceptable. After I hung up, she must have tried to enter it and the system stopped her at 5k. I called back to complain and the new rep said that since I had minimal spending on it, they generally can only offer half the annual fee (~5k points) but since first rep had offered more, he could do another 4.5k. A total of 9.5k not too shabby!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 24, 2012, 05:24:23 PM
Called for my old Ink Bold, they said there was a new policy that was instituted in the last month that they do not refund AF (ya, thanks rep.), I asked if she could offer points instead, she put me on hold and told me she could only offer me 30k (the equivalent of $30 in her words  ;)) I said that would be acceptable. After I hung up, she must have tried to enter it and the system stopped her at 5k. I called back to complain and the new rep said that since I had minimal spending on it, they generally can only offer half the annual fee (~5k points) but since first rep had offered more, he could do another 4.5k. A total of 9.5k not too shabby!
Wow cool!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 24, 2012, 05:25:39 PM
keep getting shot down from spg  >:( called 4 times today
Any way to email them about a retention bonus?  I emailed SPG today about the fact that I wasnt happy that I cant refer my friend...they gave me 2500 points...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 24, 2012, 06:08:55 PM
Any way to email them about a retention bonus?  I emailed SPG today about the fact that I wasnt happy that I cant refer my friend...they gave me 2500 points...
What did u write to them? (wanna try it) ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 24, 2012, 06:12:11 PM
What did u write to them? (wanna try it) ;)
Cant give away all my secrets  :P

Just that I have a few colleagues that would like to sign up to SPG and I really wanted to refer them to receive 5k points...is there anything you can do....

Report back if you receive anything here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=22682.msg369768#msg369768)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly on December 27, 2012, 04:21:46 PM
ink bold 9500 points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 27, 2012, 06:02:44 PM
ink bold 9500 points
+1 nice
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on December 27, 2012, 06:10:07 PM
ink bold 9500 points
How much spending did you put on it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yellow on December 28, 2012, 12:43:31 PM
keep getting shot down from spg  >:( called 4 times today
+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 28, 2012, 01:24:28 PM
ink bold 9500 points
Crazy. I m wondering if I am being shot down due to the fact that I keep close to 100k UR points on my account and that they see that I am kind of greedy asking for more...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: YankyDoodle on December 28, 2012, 04:05:07 PM
Crazy. I m wondering if I am being shot down due to the fact that I keep close to 100k UR points on my account and that they see that I am kind of greedy asking for more...

Definitely didn't stop them in my case
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 29, 2012, 06:21:22 PM
Definitely didn't stop them in my case
Then I just don't get it lol...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 29, 2012, 06:26:44 PM
Then I just don't get it lol...
Do you have another Chase CC that you can transfer it to?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 29, 2012, 07:40:33 PM
Do you have another Chase CC that you can transfer it to?
Transfer what?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 29, 2012, 07:45:51 PM
Transfer what?

Crazy. I m wondering if I am being shot down due to the fact that I keep close to 100k UR points on my account and that they see that I am kind of greedy asking for more...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 29, 2012, 07:51:27 PM

Yes I could try to transfer some of the balance but that's why I asked the question at first but apparently...

Definitely didn't stop them in my case
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 29, 2012, 07:53:18 PM
Yes I could try to transfer some of the balance but that's why I asked the question at first but apparently...
I also dont think that would be the problem...but it may be a YMMV case..why not give it a try
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 29, 2012, 08:02:55 PM
I also dont think that would be the problem...but it may be a YMMV case..why not give it a try
Do you think I should just transfer everything from my IB to my SP or completely to a different chase account (wife). Also when you SM and get rejected, do you respond to that same SM and argue or try a completely new SM from fresh. Thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 29, 2012, 08:15:58 PM
Do you think I should just transfer everything from my IB to my SP or completely to a different chase account (wife). Also when you SM and get rejected, do you respond to that same SM and argue or try a completely new SM from fresh. Thanks for the advice.
Not sure if they see points in other cc's.
Regarding who to SM:
Both..might double dip somehow..I always reply and start a new SM when I dont get something I asked for...sometimes it ends up I get replies from both...one saying their sorry they couldnt do what I asked for but heres xyz (usually points) instead...the other SM would say we reviewed and we can do the thing you ask for
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yossi. on December 29, 2012, 08:27:01 PM
Not sure if they see points in other cc's.
Regarding who to SM:
Great. Thanks for the help. I'll post the results
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 31, 2012, 02:03:10 PM
spoke to amex about spg, they gave me 1k but said I should keep it open till april. What will happen if I close b4 then?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 31, 2012, 02:04:42 PM
spoke to amex about spg, they gave me 1k but said I should keep it open till april. What will happen if I close b4 then?
The same what will happen when u keep it open
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on December 31, 2012, 02:10:15 PM
spoke to amex about spg, they gave me 1k but said I should keep it open till april. What will happen if I close b4 then?

Nothing in all likelihood.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 31, 2012, 03:20:11 PM
I find it interesting that I got 2,500 SPG points for an SM that I wasn't happy that I cant refer a friend...and I plan to SM them again to get more when those post.  But people are having a hard time getting anything for keeping a credit card open and giving the credit card company more business.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on December 31, 2012, 03:25:44 PM
I find it interesting that I got 2,500 SPG points for an SM that I wasn't happy that I cant refer a friend...and I plan to SM them again to get more when those post.  But people are having a hard time getting anything for keeping a credit card open and giving the credit card company more business.
Well did u use ur account alot?
 how many years?
how many points do u have there?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on December 31, 2012, 03:27:52 PM
Well did u use ur account alot?
 how many years?
how many points do u have there?
No.
How many years what? Is my account open? ~7 years
Not alot.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on January 04, 2013, 12:26:08 AM
It looks like Chase is following Citi's footsteps.
Just called about the IB and got an offer for 10K bonus UR after $5k spend in 3 months.
Needless to say, I took it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on January 04, 2013, 10:28:08 AM
my phone call yesterday to AMEX was less then 3 minutes and i got back $450.00 for my DL Reserve
i was shocked by my self when i herd the amount the offer me 
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on January 04, 2013, 12:04:31 PM
It looks like Chase is following Citi's footsteps.
Just called about the IB and got an offer for 10K bonus UR after $5k spend in 3 months.
Needless to say, I took it.

I don't understand these bonuses! We will wave your fee if you allow us to give you 15K UR on your next 5K spend as long as it is done within 3 months, deal?
Why not just wave the fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PETERP on January 04, 2013, 01:10:27 PM
I don't understand these bonuses! We will wave your fee if you allow us to give you 15K UR on your next 5K spend as long as it is done within 3 months, deal?
Why not just wave the fee?


10K points costs them maybe $50 and you pay AF and they earn on the $5 K spend . Not points plus waived fee, if I understood correctly
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on January 04, 2013, 01:17:13 PM

10K points costs them maybe $50 and you pay AF and they earn on the $5 K spend . Not points plus waived fee, if I understood correctly
10k UR is worth $100 in chases book.

The IB is a charge card and must be paid in full every month, so no interest for them to make money on.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PETERP on January 04, 2013, 01:21:43 PM
10k UR is worth $100 in chases book.

The IB is a charge card and must be paid in full every month, so no interest for them to make money on.

It's worth $100 in their book , but I think it costs them a lot less . They make money on the $5 K from the merchants regardless of customers not paying interest @ 2- 3 % I believe.

Just a thought on my part, to understand why they do it . Plus they hope you keep on spending after the $5K
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on January 07, 2013, 01:01:03 PM
It's worth $100 in their book , but I think it costs them a lot less . They make money on the $5 K from the merchants regardless of customers not paying interest @ 2- 3 % I believe.

Just a thought on my part, to understand why they do it . Plus they hope you keep on spending after the $5K

But 10K bonus + 5K regular spend = 15K for the next $5K, which means they are not only waiving the fee but also giving 3x on the next 5K in spend. Why does this make business sense?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PETERP on January 07, 2013, 01:07:24 PM
It looks like Chase is following Citi's footsteps.
Just called about the IB and got an offer for 10K bonus UR after $5k spend in 3 months.
Needless to say, I took it.


@Redbull . Maybe I misunderstood but I thought Chase was not waiving fee but offering
the points to keep card open, and pay fee ?

Did Txtmax4 say he got both ?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on January 07, 2013, 01:09:59 PM

@Redbull . Maybe I misunderstood but I thought Chase was not waiving fee but offering
the points to keep card open, and pay fee ?

Did Txtmax4 say he got both ?

You may be right and that would make much more sense.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: A3 on January 07, 2013, 02:54:14 PM
Citi AA platinum Visa
$85 statement credit plus 1000 bonus miles every month I spend more than $1k
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on January 07, 2013, 02:56:06 PM
Citi AA platinum Visa
$85 statement credit plus 1000 bonus miles every month I spend more than $1k

For how many months?
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: A3 on January 07, 2013, 03:33:04 PM
For how many months?
Sorry 16

She was reading it off a screen likes its a standard offer. I did absolutely no spending on that card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yaalili on January 07, 2013, 03:36:31 PM
Citi AA platinum Visa
$85 statement credit plus 1000 bonus miles every month I spend more than $1k

I got the same exact offer about 2 months ago, except it was 1000 bonus for every month spend of $750 and over.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on January 07, 2013, 04:43:25 PM
Citi AA platinum Visa
$85 statement credit plus 1000 bonus miles every month I spend more than $1k
What did u tell her? is ur AF coming up now or it was posted or non?
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: A3 on January 08, 2013, 08:52:02 AM
What did u tell her? is ur AF coming up now or it was posted or non?

I actually paid it already last week. I was flying on AA using Avios out of LGA Sunday night. And flashing the card didn't work like it did in the past. So I told them I have no use for it, if it doesn't get me the free bags and I don't plan on traveling much this coming year.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on January 08, 2013, 11:32:33 AM
now i got 20k for amex plt.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on January 08, 2013, 11:40:06 AM
now i got 20k for amex plt.
WOW how did u this?? how much do u spend on it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: miles on January 08, 2013, 11:48:54 AM
WOW how did u this?? how much do u spend on it?
YES

Total29,907.18
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on January 08, 2013, 01:29:53 PM
YES

Total29,907.18
How long do u have this card?
Title: Make the most of annual fees?
Post by: noturbizniss on January 09, 2013, 11:43:59 AM
I searched but did not find any threads discussing this. I was wondering if anyone could post their experiences in making the most of annual fees, i.e. which banks might waive the fee, which banks might give you a retention bonus or which cards are not worth keeping and just transferring to another card?
For example, from what I've read the sapphire preferred card is worth keeping in order to maintain access to the better ultimate rewards system.

Thanks all!!
Title: Make the most of annual fees?
Post by: A3 on January 09, 2013, 11:51:31 AM
Did you search retention bonus? Big thread on that

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572
Title: Re: Make the most of annual fees?
Post by: noturbizniss on January 09, 2013, 12:47:16 PM
Did you search retention bonus? Big thread on that

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Make the most of annual fees?
Post by: sky121 on January 09, 2013, 02:51:27 PM
Did you search retention bonus? Big thread on that

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572

Is that a new pic? Either way I just noticed it. Really cute!
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: A3 on January 09, 2013, 07:21:31 PM
Is that a new pic? Either way I just noticed it. Really cute!

Well not so new. Took it on the 7th night of Chanukah. But new to the forums.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Make the most of annual fees?
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 10, 2013, 01:57:57 AM
Did you search retention bonus? Big thread on that

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572
This thread was clearly merged. There must be a better solution to merging threads without having the conversation make no sense as it was in a different thread before it was merged.
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: A3 on January 10, 2013, 07:37:00 AM
This thread was clearly merged. There must be a better solution to merging threads without having the conversation make no sense as it was in a different thread before it was merged.

Well it's shouldn't e totally deleted. Because then my post count will go down.
;) 😜
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 10, 2013, 09:20:16 AM
Well it's shouldn't e totally deleted. Because then my post count will go down.
;)
I wasn't reccomending deleting it, rather changing the font or color so that it should be very obvious immediately that the posts came in from elsewhere.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on January 10, 2013, 09:41:12 AM
I wasn't reccomending deleting it, rather changing the font or color so that it should be very obvious immediately that the posts came in from elsewhere.
You can tell by the subject line that they were merged.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 10, 2013, 09:46:40 AM
You can tell by the subject line that they were merged.
I know but it is not something I always notice right away, or that obvious.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SGF on January 13, 2013, 06:16:04 PM
Citi AA visa:
-$85 AF waived
-1K bonus miles if I spend $1k a month for the next 16 months.

I guess it's a standard promo.
Now I know which CC to use for AP
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on January 21, 2013, 09:58:04 PM
Question.

If my AF comes up in the middle of the year and I did not know about this retention bonus idea. Can I call now and ask for the bonus or is it wiser to wait til the fee posts? I am SMH about the fact that I did not know I could get this out of the CC issuers.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on January 21, 2013, 10:58:03 PM
Question.

If my AF comes up in the middle of the year and I did not know about this retention bonus idea. Can I call now and ask for the bonus or is it wiser to wait til the fee posts? I am SMH about the fact that I did not know I could get this out of the CC issuers.

FTFM. It does work even if annual fee was paid a while ago. I just got a retention bonus on my PRG 10k and 7.5k if I spend 1.5k in the next 60 days. (Gonna call again once the annual fee pops up :)

If I did not have anything available for starwood should I just HUTPACA? He was pretty easy going and told me straight out that I dont have any offers on my account...

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on January 24, 2013, 12:19:11 PM
Called today to close my BOA HA within 30 days. The CSR asked why I wanted to close the card, so I told because the $79 AF. She said a one time courtesy she can waive the fee the first year.

Now lets see what I can do with the BOH HA.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on January 24, 2013, 12:58:42 PM
I tried for retention 3 times on my SPG, but they have no qualms closing it as I have another SPG open. They've even told me so straight out. Has anyone succeeded in getting a retention bonus on an Amex that they have another one of?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on January 24, 2013, 03:35:49 PM
I tried for retention 3 times on my SPG, but they have no qualms closing it as I have another SPG open. They've even told me so straight out. Has anyone succeeded in getting a retention bonus on an Amex that they have another one of?

At least you have a reason. I called them and they would not give me a penny. I got a really nice CS agent though. Told me to try again when the annual fee comes up. Did succeed with the PRG mid year.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on January 24, 2013, 09:57:21 PM
At least you have a reason. I called them and they would not give me a penny. I got a really nice CS agent though. Told me to try again when the annual fee comes up. Did succeed with the PRG mid year.
whad they give u?
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on January 24, 2013, 11:23:59 PM
whad they give u?

10k on the spot and another 7.5 if I spend 1.5k in 60 days. oh thank heaven for vrs.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on January 25, 2013, 10:24:08 AM
Was anyone ever successful in getting a retention bonus on the platinum 100k?
 they laughed at me since 100k points is more than enough
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on January 26, 2013, 10:55:11 PM
Was anyone ever successful in getting a retention bonus on the platinum 100k?
 they laughed at me since 100k points is more than enough
laughed at me too
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on January 27, 2013, 01:48:14 AM
laughed at me too
You must've called after getting bonus.  I wonder if they won't realize if you call before .
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on January 27, 2013, 03:37:46 PM
10k points or a $100 statement credit with SP!
Guess which one I chose ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on January 27, 2013, 03:43:12 PM
my wife 5k or $50 took the 5k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on January 27, 2013, 03:44:26 PM
10k points or a $100 statement credit with SP!
Guess which one I chose ;)
my wife 5k or $50 took the 5k
Kindve a no brainer  ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on January 27, 2013, 05:53:56 PM
10k points or a $100 statement credit with SP!
Guess which one I chose ;)
a record!! how many PUTPAC? was it hard or was the agent drunk  ;)
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on January 27, 2013, 06:42:53 PM
10k points or a $100 statement credit with SP!
Guess which one I chose ;)

can I ask how much you put on the card in a year?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on January 27, 2013, 07:01:59 PM
$26k on the card
This was on my first call
First called number on back- he said no dice asked for a supervisor he was awesome put me on hold for a while and than came back with the offer
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on January 27, 2013, 07:02:58 PM
$26k on the card
This was on my first call
First called number on back- he said no dice asked for a supervisor he was awesome put me on hold for a while and than came back with the offer

did you say you want to cancel?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on January 27, 2013, 07:18:31 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 27, 2013, 11:37:51 PM
Nope

So they offered you 10K because it was January?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on January 27, 2013, 11:40:24 PM
So they offered you 10K because it was January?

I've gotten retention bonuses before by just asking for them and not threatening to cancel.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 27, 2013, 11:41:08 PM
I've gotten retention bonuses before by just asking for them and not threatening to cancel.

Ah, but at least that's an implied "I'm willing to cancel, if..."
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on January 27, 2013, 11:44:59 PM
Ah, but at least that's an implied "I'm willing to cancel, if..."

you could've read the post as...

I've gotten retention bonuses before by just asking for them [for the bonus]
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on January 27, 2013, 11:58:23 PM
Retention, by definition, implies possible cancellation.
Title: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bubbles on January 27, 2013, 11:59:26 PM
Ah, but at least that's an implied "I'm willing to cancel, if..."

I've said that I was looking over my cc bill and noticed the annual fee was high and can they help me defray the cost
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on January 28, 2013, 12:00:07 AM
basically what i said
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 28, 2013, 12:21:36 AM
My wife just called up for her UA Explorer and got 10k.
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on January 28, 2013, 02:15:35 AM
My wife just called up for her UA Explorer and got 10k.
Heavy spending?
Title: Re: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 28, 2013, 09:26:30 AM
Heavy spending?
close to 15k.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on January 29, 2013, 11:10:22 AM
Just called Amex to cancel PRG (had for 2 years, spend couple thousand a month). Guy offered either :
A. $75 within 2 weeks and $75 after spending $1,500 within 60 days on PRIMARY CARD ONLY
or
B. 10,000 MR points within 2 weeks and 7,500 points after spending $1,500 within 60 days on PRIMARY CARD ONLY.

Obviously i took the points.

For all who may ask, i called up told him i would like to cancel. he asked why and i was honest and said the fee is kinda steep so he looked at what he could do for me.  Very simple straightforward.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on January 29, 2013, 12:02:53 PM
Called to cancel my recently upgraded Business Plat card (after I double dipped for the $200 credit + 25k MR points).  Was offered $100 statement credit or 20k MR points.  Took the points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on January 29, 2013, 12:37:32 PM
Just called Amex to cancel PRG (had for 2 years, spend couple thousand a month). Guy offered either :
A. $75 within 2 weeks and $75 after spending $1,500 within 60 days on PRIMARY CARD ONLY
or
B. 10,000 MR points within 2 weeks and 7,500 points after spending $1,500 within 60 days on PRIMARY CARD ONLY.

Obviously i took the points.

For all who may ask, i called up told him i would like to cancel. he asked why and i was honest and said the fee is kinda steep so he looked at what he could do for me.  Very simple straightforward.


Did you pay the AF after the 1st year? Or get a retention bonus then also?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on January 29, 2013, 12:44:53 PM
Pretty sure I paid it - i forgot about the fee:/
I did get the 15K bonus for 30K spending though.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 29, 2013, 10:25:38 PM
Called Amex on my SPG. Guy said that since I got a bonus on my PRG card I cannot get a retention on the SPG. On the PRG I got 12.5K after some spend for the last 7.5k and closed the card soon as I got the points. Thought I would be in for a mussar shmooz but instead was just told that I cannot get anything on SPG.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sawlw on January 31, 2013, 09:05:09 AM
UA mileage plus got 10k after $2k spend in 30 days

Q: spent $2000 on the jan 27 and had 5,001 points post to my account, is this the retention or smtg else
(p.s. my statement closed on the 24th)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yid21 on January 31, 2013, 11:47:20 AM
Been trying to get bonuses for my PRG and Sapphire over the last few days with no luck. They all say that they don't give any retention bonuses. I tried SM and calling. I'm not a big spender so that is probably hurting me.

Should I downgrade my Sapphire to Freedom (I don't have a Freedom yet)?
Any ideas for the PRG? I already downgraded my Plat to Zync.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on January 31, 2013, 11:50:48 AM
Been trying to get bonuses for my PRG and Sapphire over the last few days with no luck. They all say that they don't give any retention bonuses. I tried SM and calling. I'm not a big spender so that is probably hurting me.

Should I downgrade my Sapphire to Freedom (I don't have a Freedom yet)?
Any ideas for the PRG? I already downgraded my Plat to Zync.

If you want to churn these cards I'd close the PRG down. And as for the Sapphire maybe wait to downgrade it until after the 7% bonus points post.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on January 31, 2013, 12:21:16 PM
Should I downgrade my Sapphire to Freedom (I don't have a Freedom yet)?
Any ideas for the PRG? I already downgraded my Plat to Zync.

Are you able to downgrade a sapphire into a freedom? Not sure you can do that. You can definitely downgrade it to a no-fee non-preferred, though. And if you want you can apply for a freedom separately and get a sign up.

And as for the Sapphire maybe wait to downgrade it until after the 7% bonus points post.

+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on January 31, 2013, 04:39:18 PM
My mom called chase before she came to IL now and she got a letter and confirmed with them that she was coming here. And now she went to rami Levi and she tried to use it and both her chase cards were denied. Think i can get compted for the denial
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on January 31, 2013, 05:05:44 PM
My mom called chase before she came to IL now and she got a letter and confirmed with them that she was coming here. And now she went to rami Levi and she tried to use it and both her chase cards were denied. Think i can get compted for the denial

Yes.  I got some points for complaining my card came with name misspelled and it caused inconveniences.  Might take a few SM's.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on January 31, 2013, 05:21:15 PM
Yes.  I got some points for complaining my card came with name misspelled and it caused inconveniences.  Might take a few SM's.
one phone call in her part 5k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on January 31, 2013, 05:24:25 PM
one phone call in her part 5k

Nice. Did she ask for them? Or they offered?

   I think rots5's mother deserves a shout out for being able to deal with all these things on her own!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on January 31, 2013, 05:28:43 PM
I think rots5's mother deserves a shout out for being able to deal with all these things on her own!

Well being that shes a DDFer (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15638.msg391786#msg391786) herself...its not so crazy  :P
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on February 03, 2013, 01:01:17 AM
I tried doing a sm for my Hyatt card for a retention bonus/ wave annual fee and for a anniversary cat 1-4 free night and they basically denied all.
I asked for courtesy bonus points and they said " it's unfair to other Hyatt members"
Willa huca work on this?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on February 03, 2013, 01:16:07 AM
I tried doing a sm for my Hyatt card for a retention bonus/ wave annual fee and for a anniversary cat 1-4 free night and they basically denied all.
I asked for courtesy bonus points and they said " it's unfair to other Hyatt members"
Willa huca work on this?

Is this for the first year? I did it the first time I opened the card and just kept SM other agents and it eventually worked.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on February 03, 2013, 01:22:40 AM
Yes first year guess ill haveto keep on trying
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 04, 2013, 02:21:41 PM
Last year with citi I got the annual fee removed with a 1000 point bonus every month that I spend 1k for 16 months. Since the 16 months is not up I only got a statement credit this year, plus I have to make 5 purchases to get it :(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on February 04, 2013, 03:06:53 PM
Last year with citi I got the annual fee removed with a 1000 point bonus every month that I spend 1k for 16 months. Since the 16 months is not up I only got a statement credit this year, plus I have to make 5 purchases to get it :(



How do u get such deals? Asking nicely doesn't do it for ne
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: dovy2 on February 04, 2013, 03:42:25 PM
does chase have any way of grabbing back the 5k avios given as retention - if I cancel my ba card once they post?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on February 04, 2013, 03:47:47 PM
does chase have any way of grabbing back the 5k avios given as retention - if I cancel my ba card once they post?

Probably not, Dr. Evil
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on February 04, 2013, 03:56:31 PM
Amex Platinum. Signed up a couple of months ago. The fee hit and when called to cancel they offered $400 statement credit or 50k points.
Took the points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on February 04, 2013, 03:57:24 PM
Amex Platinum. Signed up a couple of months ago. The fee hit and when called to cancel they offered $400 statement credit or 50k points.
Took the points.

Winner winner chicken dinner.

(Though, what was your signup bonus?)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on February 04, 2013, 04:04:58 PM
Winner winner chicken dinner.

(Though, what was your signup bonus?)

100k after $3k spend
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on February 04, 2013, 04:06:22 PM
Amex Platinum. Signed up a couple of months ago. The fee hit and when called to cancel they offered $400 statement credit or 50k points.
Took the points.
100k after $3k spend
That's how you mint a plat.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on February 04, 2013, 04:26:24 PM
That's how you mint a plat.

I would love for this to happen to me  :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on February 04, 2013, 04:28:18 PM
Amex Platinum. Signed up a couple of months ago. The fee hit and when called to cancel they offered $400 statement credit or 50k points.
Took the points.
which sign up bonus you get? standard 25k or MB 50K?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on February 04, 2013, 04:38:55 PM
100k after $3k spend

Wowza. Nice going.

Largest total bonus + retention I've ever heard of.

150K = ~$2400.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Red on February 04, 2013, 05:10:13 PM
Wowza. Nice going.

Largest total bonus + retention I've ever heard of.

150K = ~$2400.
Plus if it was a couple of months ago you can add in 2x$200 airline credit!
Nice!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on February 04, 2013, 05:14:41 PM
Amex Platinum. Signed up a couple of months ago. The fee hit and when called to cancel they offered $400 statement credit or 50k points.
Took the points.
amazing!!! Kol hakavod licha!! I tried also asking they said well sir, u got 400$ already in 2 months and the 100k u seriously asking?!?  Lol. Oopps


@sky121. Thanks. Yes she is getting more savvy and more annoying too lol not knowing when to call up and get upset and when not too. She also has in her wallet a list of which card at which spend
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on February 04, 2013, 05:15:42 PM
100k after $3k spend

We're u targeted for it? Cuz I'm trying to have them match the 100k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on February 04, 2013, 05:41:11 PM
We're u targeted for it? Cuz I'm trying to have them match the 100k

Was a targeted offer
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: DP7 on February 04, 2013, 08:20:51 PM
Amex Platinum. Signed up a couple of months ago. The fee hit and when called to cancel they offered $400 statement credit or 50k points.
Took the points.

I'm looking to close my plat in the next few days, same situation, do I have a better chance getting something out of them through SM or by phone?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on February 04, 2013, 08:23:04 PM
Amex Platinum. Signed up a couple of months ago. The fee hit and when called to cancel they offered $400 statement credit or 50k points.
Took the points.
How much did you spend on it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: magnus on February 04, 2013, 08:26:00 PM
I'm looking to close my plat in the next few days, same situation, do I have a better chance getting something out of them through SM or by phone?

Not sure what you have to say over the phone, but when I SMed to ask them to close my account and refund me some credits they did just that.  Perhaps I should have read this thread first. =/
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 04, 2013, 08:33:24 PM
Hmmm this thread is tempting me to try to get retention on the plat I just opened for my wife. When I did it on my PRG and then closed it right after retention posted they were not so happy with me :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on February 04, 2013, 11:11:54 PM
How much did you spend on it?

the minimum needed to get the bonus - $3k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on February 04, 2013, 11:34:27 PM
maybe this is just me but sounds a drop too good to be true...care to display a screenshot?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bhphotoman on February 06, 2013, 08:42:34 PM
maybe this is just me but sounds a drop too good to be true...care to display a screenshot?

agreed
Title: SPG retention bonus
Post by: elibeli2 on February 08, 2013, 01:19:32 PM
Every year I get some retention bonus which would justify the annual fee, this year I called Amex a few times and they are not offering anything. Anyone else having the same issue?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Armadillo on February 09, 2013, 08:18:05 PM
Every year I get some retention bonus which would justify the annual fee, this year I called Amex a few times and they are not offering anything. Anyone else having the same issue?
yes
Title: Re: SPG retention bonus
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 09, 2013, 08:31:33 PM
Every year I get some retention bonus which would justify the annual fee, this year I called Amex a few times and they are not offering anything. Anyone else having the same issue?
When I spoke to Amex they were able too see I got a retention on the prg, and that I therefore couldn't get anything. They probably also saw that soon as the points posted I closed the card. ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jaywhy on February 13, 2013, 01:40:20 PM
yes
I got 7k as retention on my SPG. Might have helped that I put $30k+ on it last year.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on February 13, 2013, 02:45:19 PM
maybe this is just me but sounds a drop too good to be true...care to display a screenshot?

Which part sounds too good?
The target offer of 100k or the retention?
The retention bonus was done through phone call.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: btab on February 13, 2013, 04:27:45 PM
Which part sounds too good?
The target offer of 100k or the retention?
The retention bonus was done through phone call.

I think they want to see a screenshot of your receiving the 50k as a retention.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PETERP on February 13, 2013, 06:46:02 PM
  SMed Chase to waive AF on my wifes United Card . No good . SMed back for good will and got 5K. Will take 1 or 2 billing cycles to post . 

Apply for new one and offer to close old one out after 5K post if in time ? Or  Pay the AF and apply for new one with new FF # and tell them want to separate spending for inheritance info etc

$95 for another 50K miles I can swallow.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on February 13, 2013, 09:11:07 PM
I think they want to see a screenshot of your receiving the 50k as a retention.
+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on February 14, 2013, 12:41:33 PM
What have people been getting for an SP card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on February 14, 2013, 03:47:33 PM
Hows 2500 for a SPG card?  Should I try to go for more?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Armadillo on February 14, 2013, 09:45:28 PM
Hows 2500 for a SPG card?  Should I try to go for more?
that's pretty much the max standardly reported for retention
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on February 15, 2013, 09:49:11 AM
If you cancel the SPG card after getting a retention bonus do they claw back the points?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 15, 2013, 09:54:56 AM
If you cancel the SPG card after getting a retention bonus do they claw back the points?
I have done it with the PRG and kept the points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on February 15, 2013, 10:30:47 AM
I think they want to see a screenshot of your receiving the 50k as a retention.

Will try to post when it posts to the account.
Title: Getting out of paying Annual Fee
Post by: Yitzz on February 18, 2013, 07:54:55 PM
Hi,

Recently i decided i wanted to close my ba card right after my annual fee posted, i called up and asked to transfer my credit line over to another card and then close account. the rep told me that he cant transfer over entire line since i was holding a balance. he went ahead and got rid of the annual fee and told me that i should call back in 2- 3 days( the amount of time it takes for everything to clear) and that i should then go ahead and cancel the card, its been 6 months and i just never called back..

i dont know if this was discussed or if it was a 1 time thing.. just figured i would trow out that information for you guys to try.

Title: Re: Getting out of paying Annual Fee
Post by: meshugener on February 18, 2013, 09:02:37 PM
Cool. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Getting out of paying Annual Fee
Post by: noturbizniss on February 19, 2013, 10:07:11 AM
Wouldn't this fall into
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on February 19, 2013, 04:26:43 PM
So i called up Amex for my AF on my plat which i already put 20k on first two months. Asked and nudged a few diff ways (nicely) but nothing. Nothing at all. She didnt want to hear of it, being that i got over 1,000 dollars (as she stated) in benefits
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moto on February 20, 2013, 01:24:00 PM
I just got hit with the $65 amex spg fee for the first time how do I either get it waived or get points to stay with the card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on February 20, 2013, 01:25:28 PM
I just got hit with the $65 amex spg fee for the first time how do I either get it waived or get points to stay with the card?

Call.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: moto on February 20, 2013, 01:48:03 PM
Call.
and tell them what?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on February 20, 2013, 01:49:41 PM
and tell them what?
Im a great customer, pay bills on time.  Looking over statement online and you realized there was a $95 charge and you wanted to know if there is anything they can do to help you consider keeping the card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on February 20, 2013, 02:15:17 PM
and tell them what?
and ill be spending a lot more this year
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on February 28, 2013, 11:28:13 PM
just called chase to cancel my UMPE personal card cuz i'm ready to churn it to get another signup bonus.
I didn't even ask for a retention bonus, but he offered me $100 statement credit that will take 4-6 wks to post. Should I just forget it, cancel, and reapply for the bonus. Or should I wait to get the credit, then cancel, and reapply
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on February 28, 2013, 11:31:45 PM
just called chase to cancel my UMPE personal card cuz i'm ready to churn it to get another signup bonus.
I didn't even ask for a retention bonus, but he offered me $100 statement credit that will take 4-6 wks to post. Should I just forget it, cancel, and reapply for the bonus. Or should I wait to get the credit, then cancel, and reapply
Why not wait, unless there's you plan on getting the SW card now and want the 50k, but even then I would still wait.

It will probably post in a week anyways.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: DP7 on February 28, 2013, 11:31:58 PM
just called chase to cancel my UMPE personal card cuz i'm ready to churn it to get another signup bonus.
I didn't even ask for a retention bonus, but he offered me $100 statement credit that will take 4-6 wks to post. Should I just forget it, cancel, and reapply for the bonus. Or should I wait to get the credit, then cancel, and reapply

Gotta love it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on February 28, 2013, 11:35:09 PM
Why not wait, unless there's you plan on getting the SW card now and want the 50k, but even then I would still wait.

It will probably post in a week anyways.
i was thinking of doing UMPE and CSP - is that 40k signup bonus going away any time soon?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on February 28, 2013, 11:38:26 PM
i was thinking of doing UMPE and CSP - is that 40k signup bonus going away any time soon?
Nope
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: robi on February 28, 2013, 11:53:20 PM
Gotta love it.
i called a month ago to cancel mine, rep gave me 10k to keep it open. Called again yesterday to cancel, he asked me about the bonus, I said I have too much clutter in my wallet, so he offered me 5k if I spend 1k over the next month. :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 01, 2013, 03:22:25 AM
damn, i just sm's them to shut down my explorer card and transfer part of the cl to my club card - should called for retention.... nu nu..
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Nafster on March 03, 2013, 01:22:03 AM
So here's my retention run down from a 3BM I did last March:

CO OP - after being transferred (I believe to the loyalty dept.) I was offered $50 or 5k miles, obviously I took the latter.
UMPE - was only offered 2.5k so I HUCA but the next CSR says I see you were already offered 2.5k miles and that's the best I can do for you, so I swallowed and took it.
SP - HUCA 3x but got no where, on my 4th attempt the guy CSR went on to mention my UR total and that I can use them to pay the AF... after trying the I'm a good Chase customer Shpiel and still not getting anything, I thought I'd end up w/o points like I've read about most on this thread. But then I mentioned my spend total and asked for some bonus points and was able to hang up the phone with 4k UR! And the points posted the same day.

So for keeping my cards open a few more days I'm up $184.50.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on March 03, 2013, 01:31:00 AM
But then I mentioned my spend total
which was?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mow on March 03, 2013, 02:05:23 AM
Chase united card got 150 credit
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 03, 2013, 08:33:35 AM
Chase united card got 150 credit

Nice!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 03, 2013, 09:11:14 AM
Nice!
+1
What are the chances they'll give me any sort of retention bonus if I only spent one dollar on the UA card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 03, 2013, 09:13:37 AM
+1
What are the chances they'll give me any sort of retention bonus if I only spent one dollar on the UA card?

I'd say slim  but not impossible.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 03, 2013, 09:19:29 AM
I'd say slim  but not impossible.
Gota try it today. I never had a cc yet that I was charged for AF yet...can I ask for retention even if its a few months old? Just wana churn it already but I don't mind waiting a few weeks till points post.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 03, 2013, 09:35:04 AM
Gota try it today. I never had a cc yet that I was charged for AF yet...can I ask for retention even if its a few months old? Just wana churn it already but I don't mind waiting a few weeks till points post.
i don't have any Amex cards  ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 03, 2013, 09:47:38 AM
i don't have any Amex cards  ;D
In public?! You serious?  :o

JK  :P
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Nafster on March 03, 2013, 09:53:20 AM
which was?
Sorry, I forgot to mention my charges:

CO OP 18k
UMPE 12k
SP 38K
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 03, 2013, 10:05:17 AM
In public?! You serious?  :o

JK  :P
yup (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9772.msg411341#msg411341)  ;D

Took me a whole to find this. Lol
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 03, 2013, 10:07:53 AM
yup (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9772.msg411341#msg411341)  ;D

Took me a whole to find this. Lol
I knew you were gana bring that up  ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 03, 2013, 04:03:23 PM
I don't get it. I put on my SP WMC around 30k in the yr. and i call to cancel/retention and she said theres nothing she can do. 

Why me?!  I feel like im the only one who never gets retention.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 03, 2013, 04:03:50 PM
I don't get it. I put on my SP WMC around 30k in the yr. and i call to cancel/retention and she said theres nothing she can do. 

Why me?!  I feel like im the only one who never gets retention.

What do you say when you call?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 03, 2013, 04:16:03 PM
What do you say when you call?
well first i explain why im calling ...my house burnt down and i have to start cutting down on some expenses and i also put on 35k i was hoping theres something that can be done in order to offset the annuel fee
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 03, 2013, 04:18:30 PM
well first i explain why im calling ...my house burnt down and i have to start cutting down on some expenses and i also put on 35k i was hoping theres something that can be done in order to offset the annuel fee

Sounds good to me. HUCA? Also sometimes you can resort to saying your relative/coworker/etc has the same card and just got xyz...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 03, 2013, 04:20:13 PM
well first i explain why im calling ...my house burnt down and i have to start cutting down on some expenses and i also put on 35k i was hoping theres something that can be done in order to offset the annuel fee
Maybe try without the whole long story. Say hey I've been looking over my statement and realized u was charged a AF. In a great customer who pays bills on time every month and puts on a nice amount of money on it and if there's anything he can do to convince you to keep it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 03, 2013, 06:21:11 PM
Thanks sky thanks mmerms. I def will try tom. :-₪
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 10:31:41 PM
Last week I called to close UMPE and they offered me $100 statement credit to stay. The credit just posted yesterday.

1) If I call now to either downgrade or cancel, are they gonna give me a hard time cuz they just gave me the retention? Should I rather wait a little bit?

2) and does anyone know info regarding downgrading to UMP regular. I called about a month ago, and they said they can't downgrade cuz I didn't have the card for a year yet, so they can't change the terms. Is that true? or if I speak to someone else, they should be able to? cuz I'd rather downgrade then cancel b/c I have no other chase cards to transfer the CL to.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 10:35:09 PM
Last week I called to close UMPE and they offered me $100 statement credit to stay. The credit just posted yesterday.

1) If I call now to either downgrade or cancel, are they gonna give me a hard time cuz they just gave me the retention? Should I rather wait a little bit?

2) and does anyone know info regarding downgrading to UMP regular. I called about a month ago, and they said they can't downgrade cuz I didn't have the card for a year yet, so they can't change the terms. Is that true? or if I speak to someone else, they should be able to? cuz I'd rather downgrade then cancel b/c I have no other chase cards to transfer the CL to.
After they "waive" your AF...why the need to downgrade?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 10:38:35 PM
After they "waive" your AF...why the need to downgrade?
cuz i wanna churn and apply for another UMPE
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 10:39:57 PM
cuz i wanna churn and apply for another UMPE
Why not go for a SP or freedom?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 10:42:12 PM
Why not go for a SP or freedom?
I can, but either way, to apply for another UMPE, i need to either downgrade or cancel the existing one. I don't mind cancelling, but I'm just nervous they'll give me a shmooze cuz I just got a retention. should I just SM to close?

That's why i thought downgrading would be a better idea...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 10:43:39 PM
Why not go for a SP or freedom?
55k + $50>10k

55k + $50>40k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 10:44:31 PM
55k + $50>10k

55k + $50>40k
precisely!

so what's my best bet? cancel or downgrade? and should I wait since I just got the retention?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 10:46:19 PM
precisely!

so what's my best bet? cancel or downgrade? and should I wait since I just got the retention?
Sm: cancel and transfer the credit.

Wait 30 days (or right away, your choice) and re-apply.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 10:46:57 PM
55k + $50>10k

55k + $50>40k
So does that mean a person should only apply for UA cards one after the other? ???

Of course some cards are more valuable than others...but why go for your only chase card twice before trying out a new chase card you never had?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 10:47:35 PM
Sm: cancel and transfer the credit.
OP said its his only chase card...transfer CL to what?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 10:49:29 PM
So does that mean a person should only apply for UA cards one after the other? ???

Of course some cards are more valuable than others...but why go for your only chase card twice before trying out a new chase card you never had?
I don't know what other cards he has. I assumed he had those too. 

I actually agree with you, but some like to be more gutsy and milk the cow all it's worth.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 10:51:09 PM
OP said its his only chase card...transfer CL to what?
Correct, I missed that part.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 10:53:16 PM
Correct, I missed that part.
Ok. So let's start over  ;)

You agree he should keep his UA and go for the SP and freedom now?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 10:56:03 PM
Ok. So let's start over  ;)

You agree he should keep his UA and go for the SP and freedom now?
@OP, definitely go Freedom, SP, and try to get matched for Hyatt diamond and go for the Hyatt card. If you can't get match/challenge, go for the SW card IMO.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 10:57:31 PM
Sm: cancel and transfer the credit.
i dont have another chase card to transfer the CL to. (its just a 1500 CL)
can I just donwgrade? or I can't cuz I didn't have the card for a year yet?

UMPE has best signup bonus, that's why I want it again. I'm only doing all this for the signup bonus. I don't put so much spend on cards that I care for all the benefits. I put most of my purchases on my amex blue cash.  and I am planning on doing a 2 or 3 BM - UMPE + CSP + Freedom (probably)

 but I just first needa cancel or donwgrade my existing card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:01:10 PM
i dont have another chase card to transfer the CL to. (its just a 1500 CL)
can I just donwgrade? or I can't cuz I didn't have the card for a year yet?

UMPE has best signup bonus, that's why I want it again. I'm only doing all this for the signup bonus. I don't put so much spend on cards that I care for all the benefits. I put most of my purchases on my amex blue cash.  and I am planning on doing a 2 or 3 BM - UMPE + CSP + Freedom (probably)

 but I just first needa cancel or donwgrade my existing card.
I would just leave it and use it for leverage.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 11:02:00 PM
i dont have another chase card to transfer the CL to. (its just a 1500 CL)
can I just donwgrade? or I can't cuz I didn't have the card for a year yet?

UMPE has best signup bonus, that's why I want it again. I'm only doing all this for the signup bonus. I don't put so much spend on cards that I care for all the benefits. I put most of my purchases on my amex blue cash.  and I am planning on doing a 2 or 3 BM - UMPE + CSP + Freedom (probably)

 but I just first needa cancel or donwgrade my existing card.
Why are you putting most of your purchases on a blue cash card?  :'(
And why do you need to cancel your existing card to apply for new ones?  ???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:03:37 PM
Why are you putting most of your purchases on a blue cash card?  :'(
And why do you need to cancel your existing card to apply for new ones?  ???
+1 to both.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 11:05:37 PM
I would just leave it and use it for leverage.
I hear, but I rly want the 55k +$50
I'll call and ask again abt downgrading. if not, I'll just sm to close, and its just a 1500 CL I'm losing

Thanks for all your input guys!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 11:08:01 PM
I hear, but I rly want the 55k +$50
I'll call and ask again abt downgrading. if not, I'll just sm to close, and its just a 1500 CL I'm losing

Thanks for all your input guys!
Up to you but MEIR613 and I both dont suggest that.

What do you plan on doing with the sign up bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 11:10:22 PM
Why are you putting most of your purchases on a blue cash card?  :'(
And why do you need to cancel your existing card to apply for new ones?  ???
like i said, I don't have that much spend - mostly use my parents c.c. - so I like amex cuz it has best protections, and blue cash everyday has no AF. In terms of specific point bonuses in different categories of each card, doesn't make that much difference to me cuz not much spend. I'd rather know I'm protected on all my purchases, w/o having to pay AFs.

any other cards I open are purely for signup bonuses. which is why I want the UMPE. so thats why i needa cancel the existing one.

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:11:03 PM
I hear, but I rly want the 55k +$50
I'll call and ask again abt downgrading. if not, I'll just sm to close, and its just a 1500 CL I'm losing

Thanks for all your input guys!
I wouldn't close it. You will need it for leverage.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 11:14:10 PM
Up to you but MEIR613 and I both dont suggest that.

What do you plan on doing with the sign up bonus?
I rly just do it for the money - don't travel much. would sell the 55k for abt $750 and then make another $50 on statement credit.
I defintely hear you that i shouldn't close so I can use it as leverage to apply for other cards. maybe I'll wait a another month until it's a year, and then downgrade.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on March 05, 2013, 11:15:11 PM
What about 50K Ink cards?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:16:19 PM
What about 50K Ink cards?
He doesn't sound like he wants to play the big leagues.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 11:17:20 PM
What about 50K Ink cards?
+1
Go for the IB and IP. That will get you 110k UR points which are much more valuable than a 55k united account.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on March 05, 2013, 11:18:44 PM
+1
Go for the IB and IP. That will get you 110k UR points which are much more valuable than a 55k united account.
Can even throw in a UA Biz (50K+$50) at no extra pull=nothing lost.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 11:21:58 PM
What about 50K Ink cards?
those are all business cards so would be a separate pull. and i don't want to have to start lying on the phone abt a business that doesn't exist... and i hear they're not so easy to get approved to on the spot. and those have a high minimum spend (and don't go telling me abt AP and bluebird - i know all abt it!!) just don't want to get so involved.

He doesn't sound like he wants to play the big leagues.
I guess you can call it that  ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 11:23:32 PM
Can even throw in a UA Biz (50K+$50) at no extra pull=nothing lost.
And the OP will get what he wanted!

But it might take some time on phone to get those three approved after having one UA card less than a year open with a 1500 CL.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on March 05, 2013, 11:23:44 PM
those are all business cards so would be a separate pull.
A separate pull from what? I haven't been reading closely, but you have a UA and want to close it to get a UA? That's a bad strategy.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:24:52 PM
Can even throw in a UA Biz (50K+$50) at no extra pull=nothing lost.
He def. should go for it but, with only a UA card with a $1500 CL he will have a hard enough time getting 1 ink card, let alone 2 inks and a UA biz.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mmermss on March 05, 2013, 11:25:10 PM
A separate pull from what? I haven't been reading closely, but you have a UA and want to close it to get a UA? That's a bad strategy.
Maybe now he'll listen...MEIR613 and I were trying to tell OP that a bunch if times already....
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 11:28:44 PM
Maybe now he'll listen...MEIR613 and I were trying to tell OP that a bunch if times already....
i def understand you all!
the 3BM business is a good idea except i'll have a hard time getting approved for all, and quite frankly im not that interested in lying too much over the phone.

and just wanted you to understand my general situtation - doing most of this for the signup bonuses.

but you definitely convinced me to keep the ua card open

THanks all! gnite!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: minkr on March 05, 2013, 11:30:25 PM
A separate pull from what? I haven't been reading closely, but you have a UA and want to close it to get a UA? That's a bad strategy.
and dan, i thought you churned ua 43 times ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:31:33 PM
and dan, i thought you churned ua 43 times ;)
He applied for other cards in between.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: wierdal832 on March 05, 2013, 11:32:06 PM
Not sure if this is a stupid q or not. But y wud someone ever get to a point where they have to pay an AF with the sp,inks or ua. Don't you guys cancel the card within a few months after getting the points?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:34:59 PM
Not sure if this is a stupid q or not. But y wud someone ever get to a point where they have to pay an AF with the sp,inks or ua. Don't you guys cancel the card within a few months after getting the points?
Who pays AF, either retention or close the card. Also it's good to wait around a year before you close the card, so thy will make less problems with you.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: wierdal832 on March 05, 2013, 11:38:19 PM
Who pays AF, either retention or close the card. Also it's good to wait around a year before you close the card, so thy will make less problems with you.

By waiting a yr, doesn't that prevent you from churning it? I've had success churning those cards every 2-3 months
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:41:35 PM
By waiting a yr, doesn't that prevent you from churning it? I've had success churning those cards every 2-3 months
Are you referring to a specific bank, cuz with chase there is plenty of candy to go around.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: wierdal832 on March 05, 2013, 11:44:33 PM
Are you referring to a specific bank, cuz with chase there is plenty of candy to go around.
Yup referring to chase. Yea there's a lot to go around but they top 3 reg and top 2 biz cards are the way to go
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 05, 2013, 11:46:28 PM
Yup referring to chase. Yea there's a lot to go around but they top 3 reg and top 2 biz cards are the way to go
It depends what you do with your points. I like to have my options open.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: wierdal832 on March 06, 2013, 07:45:42 AM
It depends what you do with your points. I like to have my options open.

U can always transfer them to keep your options open
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 06, 2013, 12:16:35 PM
anyone ever get a retention bonus on plat after getting 100k? or not worth the bother
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 06, 2013, 12:18:30 PM
anyone ever get a retention bonus on plat after getting 100k? or not worth the bother

After a year?

Either way it's worth trying but if you've actually had the card a year there is def a chance.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 06, 2013, 12:23:36 PM
After a year?

Either way it's worth trying but if you've actually had the card a year there is def a chance.
no a few months
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on March 06, 2013, 04:12:25 PM
After a year?

Either way it's worth trying but if you've actually had the card a year there is def a chance.

My sister in law called to cancel after the fee hit (first year). They offered $400 or 50k points to keep it open.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 06, 2013, 04:13:31 PM
I called three times they laughed
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on March 06, 2013, 04:13:46 PM
My sister in law called to cancel after the fee hit (first year). They offered $400 or 50k points to keep it open.
You serious? Did she get bonus when she signed up?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on March 06, 2013, 04:14:32 PM
You serious? Did she get bonus when she signed up?

100k targeted offer
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on March 06, 2013, 04:15:13 PM
100k targeted offer
??? and how long did she have the card before she called to cancel?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on March 06, 2013, 04:18:59 PM
and how much did she spend on it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on March 06, 2013, 04:42:41 PM
Haha just goes to show, none of us keep the Plat long enough to even know about that.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jmansour on March 06, 2013, 04:43:51 PM
My annual fee on the UMP is due, they offered 5k miles free or 10k miles with 2k spend..
worth keeping?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 06, 2013, 04:47:35 PM
My annual fee on the UMP is due, they offered 5k miles free or 10k miles with 2k spend..
worth keeping?

You can always close it down after. Take the miles first.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 06, 2013, 07:31:11 PM
Haha just goes to show, none of us keep the Plat long enough to even know about that.
It was her 1st year? how is that long
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on March 06, 2013, 08:08:21 PM
It was her 1st year? how is that long
lol  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on March 06, 2013, 08:08:36 PM
You can always close it down after. Take the miles first.
+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on March 06, 2013, 08:10:41 PM
??? and how long did she have the card before she called to cancel?

Within 60 days of the first fee hitting the card. She wanted to cancel before having to pay the fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on March 06, 2013, 08:11:11 PM
and how much did she spend on it?

$3k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on March 06, 2013, 08:11:41 PM
You can always close it down after. Take the miles first.

Took miles, paid fee.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on March 06, 2013, 10:24:28 PM
100k targeted offer
Within 60 days of the first fee hitting the card. She wanted to cancel before having to pay the fee.
$3k
Not to be rude or anything but I find it very hard to believe that Amex would throw 50K at her for having a card for under 3 months after already giving her a 100K bonus.  Any chance you can get a screen shot of her MR activity that would show the 100K bonus and then the 50K bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on March 06, 2013, 10:35:11 PM
Not to be rude or anything but I find it very hard to believe that Amex would throw 50K at her for having a card for under 3 months after already giving her a 100K bonus.  Any chance you can get a screen shot of her MR activity that would show the 100K bonus and then the 50K bonus?

Definitely have no reason to make up a story, will try to get her to send me a screen shot, but she doesn't really know how...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Jkhein on March 06, 2013, 10:36:33 PM
Definitely have no reason to make up a story, will try to get her to send me a screen shot, but she doesn't really know how...
didn't you say a while ago you will post a screenshot of yours?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on March 06, 2013, 10:57:45 PM
Definitely have no reason to make up a story, will try to get her to send me a screen shot, but she doesn't really know how...
go to page, view history, press print screen, open paint, ctrl+v, save as, and email to you to blank out personal info. :-D pass it on to her
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on March 06, 2013, 10:58:07 PM
didn't you say a while ago you will post a screenshot of yours?
I think he was talking bout his sister in law then too.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on March 07, 2013, 11:50:45 AM
I think he was talking bout his sister in law then too.

Yup - same card. I'll get it for you, just have to wait to walk her through it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Moshe123 on March 07, 2013, 11:54:32 AM
Got 12.5k from amex yesterday for threatening/wanting to close a card.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 07, 2013, 12:11:07 PM
Got 12.5k from amex yesterday for threatening/wanting to close a card.
which? nice!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Moshe123 on March 07, 2013, 12:50:54 PM
which? nice!

PRG. Told them that I was supposed to get the 50k bonus and I'm going to close all my amex cards. Will probably do after the bonus kicks in. Will only keep the Delta.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mod on March 08, 2013, 09:55:47 AM
Not to be rude or anything but I find it very hard to believe that Amex would throw 50K at her for having a card for under 3 months after already giving her a 100K bonus.  Any chance you can get a screen shot of her MR activity that would show the 100K bonus and then the 50K bonus?

Can I make you a believer with this?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: judahk88 on March 08, 2013, 09:59:10 AM
Can I make you a believer with this?
Hard to argue with that
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on March 08, 2013, 02:46:29 PM
is there a specific department to speak with at americane xpress.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 08, 2013, 02:52:12 PM
is there a specific department to speak with at americane xpress.
Membership consulting
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on March 09, 2013, 02:18:59 PM
is there a specific department to speak with at americane xpress.
Which department is this? whats the num? or do i just ask them to transfer me to that department?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Moshe123 on March 09, 2013, 08:17:53 PM
Can I make you a believer with this?

Um, wow.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on March 09, 2013, 11:02:31 PM
Can I make you a believer with this?
Still no dice - your just that good with photoshop and have nothing better to do with your time than to trick ddfers with this story. :P

Seriously though, wow. Can you do my cancellation next time???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on March 09, 2013, 11:07:06 PM
im impressed and admit defeat ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on March 09, 2013, 11:10:51 PM
I'm tapping out on this one. Well done sir, and +10000 for proving all us skeptics wrong.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jaywhy on March 10, 2013, 07:29:26 AM
Can I make you a believer with this?
Nice. Good job.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on March 10, 2013, 12:41:33 PM
im impressed and admit defeat ;D

+1 also didn't believe it.

Hope for the rest of us lol.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Moshe123 on March 11, 2013, 06:01:35 PM
Got 12.5k from amex yesterday for threatening/wanting to close a card with $500 spend.

Points posted already. I spent the $500 right away.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: meshugener on March 12, 2013, 03:48:18 PM
Is there any point in HUCA for Amex retention? Or once the computerized system says no offer available I'm done?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on March 12, 2013, 04:15:39 PM
Is there any point in HUCA for Amex retention? Or once the computerized system says no offer available I'm done?
I think they manually give a bonus so its not computerized.  But sometimes I get I see you called 3 times etc. And I don't know what to say
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on March 13, 2013, 01:29:56 AM
AF came up for my Ink Bold with Exclusives.  Called and they waived it no problem.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: TatteDMo on March 13, 2013, 08:24:25 AM
New to the forums.  Been following dansdeals and ddf for a bit.  Have had some good churns but lately chase is cracking down.  Tried getting compensation for my chase sapphire pref MC which I've had abt 2 yes and use on a reg basis.....no dice!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Lh15 on March 13, 2013, 01:55:11 PM
I have 3 personal and 1 business AA Citi cards and 2  just had the free year finish , so i called retention and they said they cant offerme anything! ANY IDEAS?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 13, 2013, 03:20:32 PM
I have 3 personal and 1 business AA Citi cards and 2  just had the free year finish , so i called retention and they said they cant offerme anything! ANY IDEAS?
HUCA

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Drago on March 17, 2013, 05:43:47 PM
Called Citi.

Dividend - 1.5% cb (was hoping for 5% like LY)
AA biz - 10k miles after 5k spend
TY Preferred - 10k points after 3k spend
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on March 17, 2013, 05:45:04 PM
Called Citi.

Dividend - 1.5% cb (was hoping for 5% like LY)
AA biz - 10k miles after 5k spend
TY Preferred - 10k points after 3k spend
Not worth it IMO.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Drago on March 17, 2013, 05:51:26 PM
Not worth it IMO.
Dividend isn't worth it, but I'm excited about the AA offer if I can manufacture some spend while in the US.
TYP isn't great, but we'll see...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on March 17, 2013, 08:30:34 PM
What is the best approach to get retention on the Sapphire preferred? Sm or HUCA? Anyone get anything lately on it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 18, 2013, 08:21:41 AM
What is the best approach to get retention on the Sapphire preferred? Sm or HUCA? Anyone get anything lately on it?
why not churn? But try calling first. Maybe go into your bank and ask
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: far rockaway on March 18, 2013, 08:33:58 AM
Is there a way to find out when your annual fee will be charged without actually calling up for each card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on March 18, 2013, 11:02:19 PM
why not churn? But try calling first. Maybe go into your bank and ask
They are so nasty. When I said the annual fee is high she said why don't you use 9500 points to offset the fee!!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on March 18, 2013, 11:03:50 PM
They are so nasty. When I said the annual fee is high she said why don't you use 9500 points to offset the fee!!!
just say i rather not... pls downgrade me then
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on March 18, 2013, 11:06:30 PM
just say i rather not... pls downgrade me then
I told her that I need to think about it, but that option won't work for me. Maybe I will try sm and if not I will probably just churn it. I anyways only have one UA card right now!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: asd on March 19, 2013, 01:23:59 AM
just called for 6 citi aa 4 personal 2 biz got $75-$85 each
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: gswannabe on March 20, 2013, 01:07:08 PM
just got 15k points for my amex plat business card (was a targeted 100k points offer)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: asher8190 on March 20, 2013, 01:20:35 PM
$50 statement credit X2 on my United MPE!
After receiving the credit i called again and told them i want to close my card bec of the annual fee......Again they offered a $50 retention bonus.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: judahk88 on March 20, 2013, 02:09:26 PM
I already paid my annual fee on a SPG about a month ago. Can I get some bonus from them if I call now?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on March 20, 2013, 02:29:58 PM
I already paid my annual fee on a SPG about a month ago. Can I get some bonus from them if I call now?

Probably not but it can't hurt to try!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: judahk88 on March 20, 2013, 02:45:27 PM
Probably not but it can't hurt to try!
Ok I will. Thanks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SPLP on March 20, 2013, 02:59:02 PM
Probably not but it can't hurt to try!
start by asking for ur fee back -then lead into ur "real" request
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on April 05, 2013, 01:04:32 AM
I was offered 6k for keeping my platinum, points didn't post yet, can I cancel it before points post to avoid annual fee or I wont get the points?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on April 05, 2013, 02:05:20 AM
I was offered 6k for keeping my platinum, points didn't post yet, can I cancel it before points post to avoid annual fee or I wont get the points?
The latter

Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yuneeq on April 05, 2013, 09:34:53 AM
For cards that don't charge annual fee for first year, is there any reason to hold the card until the end of the year to get retention bonuses or is it better to just churn the card and cancel after you get the sign up bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on April 05, 2013, 06:36:17 PM
For cards that don't charge annual fee for first year, is there any reason to hold the card until the end of the year to get retention bonuses or is it better to just churn the card and cancel after you get the sign up bonus?
I don't suggest you do that.  I recently got the SW card, spent the $2K in the first statement, got the points and figured I'd save $69 by closing the account.  I recently called recon on another application and she said "I see you've recently opened a card and closed it shortly thereafter..."
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Tzfas on April 14, 2013, 11:39:36 AM
Got offered 10,000 points for $5000 spend in three months to keep the ink Bold open is it worth it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Saver2000 on April 14, 2013, 11:48:05 AM
Got offered 10,000 points for $5000 spend in three months to keep the ink Bold open is it worth it?
Do you have/are you going to have other spend requirements to meet?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Tzfas on April 14, 2013, 12:05:04 PM
Do you have/are you going to have other spend requirements to meet?
Not sure, but first I will try for a better offer, if it does not work out, I will see what happens over the next three months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jmansour on April 14, 2013, 10:05:09 PM
Got 25k for keeping my amex plat..
Also gor 5k hyatt points for keeping chase hyatt visa
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on April 14, 2013, 10:12:59 PM
Got 25k for keeping my amex plat..
Also gor 5k hyatt points for keeping chase hyatt visa

Nice on both!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Moshe123 on April 14, 2013, 10:28:52 PM
Got 25k for keeping my amex plat..
Also gor 5k hyatt points for keeping chase hyatt visa

Lucky you.
Points basically pay for the annual fee. But for churning purposes, I don't know if it's worth to keep it open.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmulyg on April 15, 2013, 04:09:42 AM
Lucky you.
Points basically pay for the annual fee. But for churning purposes, I don't know if it's worth to keep it open.
It (generally) isn't... ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on April 15, 2013, 11:24:10 AM
It (generally) isn't... ;)
So you get retention and cancel. :-)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on April 15, 2013, 11:24:40 AM
Got offered 10,000 points for $5000 spend in three months to keep the ink Bold open is it worth it?
Did you call or SM? Did you ask for retention? I haven't done retention on chase yet.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MrsZev on April 15, 2013, 02:45:27 PM
I just got off phone (1st try) with AmEx, following $175 AF on Premier Rewards... zero offer for retention. The rep even suggested I close it and apply for a different card with no AF, or "try calling back in a little while".

Advice? HUCA? Cancel outright?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on April 15, 2013, 03:05:42 PM
I just got off phone (1st try) with AmEx, following $175 AF on Premier Rewards... zero offer for retention. The rep even suggested I close it and apply for a different card with no AF, or "try calling back in a little while".

Advice? HUCA? Cancel outright?
HUCA
How long have you had the card?  How much spending do you do? If nto long/not much then they may not offer you too much.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jmansour on April 15, 2013, 06:51:12 PM
Lucky you.
Points basically pay for the annual fee. But for churning purposes, I don't know if it's worth to keep it open.

ive had my platinum forever so its good for my history..
the hyatt also has the 1 free night
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MrsZev on April 16, 2013, 01:51:04 PM
How long have you had the card?  How much spending do you do? If nto long/not much then they may not offer you too much.

this is the end of the 1st year, honestly forgot to spend on it in advance of annual fee coming due- I've been working on min spends on other cards. So, if I don't get an offer, how much impact does closing it have? I'm due for an AOR- does it make sense to cancel this at the same time as applying for new cards, or doesn't it matter?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on April 16, 2013, 02:42:08 PM
this is the end of the 1st year, honestly forgot to spend on it in advance of annual fee coming due- I've been working on min spends on other cards. So, if I don't get an offer, how much impact does closing it have? I'm due for an AOR- does it make sense to cancel this at the same time as applying for new cards, or doesn't it matter?
It depends on what the maximum balance you had was, as that is what the credit report shows as your Credit limit. If your max (statement balance - doesn't cound if you paid off early and all balances were zero) was relatively low then closing won't really impact your app-o-rama. TBS, Im not sure how it would impact (if at all) the amex portion of the app-o-rama.
You def. want to close it soon to start the 12 month clock clicking on a new bonus.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on April 18, 2013, 11:50:50 AM
Not sure if there is another Delta CC master thread, or if this perhaps belongs in the up in the air forum.
I was looking at my skymiles account and emails and came across a bonus on my wife's account of 2 X 15K miles on Jan 30th under "SKYMILES AMEX COBRAND CREDIT CARD".
The weird thing is that it actually created a new skymiles account for her that i just merged. I believe when she first signed up for the cards she did biz and personal and got a different number for each and I merged them, however that was over a year ago.
Is this some kind of retention or annual bonus?
I also saw my account got 3 x 10K last feb when I still had the credit card on my name and she got 1 x 10K.
On the retention topic anyone have luck with calling delta amex for retention?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sguitarist18 on April 18, 2013, 05:19:21 PM
If I downgraded my Sapphire preferred to regular Sapphire, is there a way for me to apply for a Preferred again, and get another sign-up bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on April 18, 2013, 05:20:09 PM
If I downgraded my Sapphire preferred to regular Sapphire, is there a way for me to apply for a Preferred again, and get another sign-up bonus?
should be fine, just make sure youll be able to get approved
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sguitarist18 on April 18, 2013, 05:38:51 PM
You mean as far as credit limits?

And how would I sign up to get the bonus? Would I just sign up for an SP card, and it would automatically upgrade my existing card?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: rots5 on April 18, 2013, 05:48:26 PM
You mean as far as credit limits?

And how would I sign up to get the bonus? Would I just sign up for an SP card, and it would automatically upgrade my existing card?
?! i would call up chase and ask to downgrade your SP to just sapphire. then after that sign up (thru dans link) to SP and theres no reason you shouldnt get the sign up bonues once you hit the spending threshold
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: greatdeals on April 18, 2013, 06:46:11 PM
so you don't have to wait to get the sapphire bonus again?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sguitarist18 on April 18, 2013, 07:09:38 PM
Will that open a new SP, or change my current reg. Sapphire to a SP?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jaywhy on April 25, 2013, 04:01:40 PM
Just called to cancel my Plat. Rep didn't offer any retention but tried to push me to get the PRG after I mentioned the lack of category bonuses on the Plat. I asked if I'd get the bonus on the PRG but the rep said no because it wouldn't be a new account. I said I'll keep the card for now... I'll try again next week.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: guoguo914 on May 01, 2013, 10:28:19 PM
called twice to discuss my Plat. Rep didn't offer any retention.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on May 02, 2013, 04:50:54 AM
called twice to discuss my Plat. Rep didn't offer any retention.
Did he say why?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Steven on May 03, 2013, 10:18:12 AM
i got 10k via sm for my amex bus plat. (it was an upgraded card from a reg bus gold which I never got the 75k sign up bonus). can rep see the sm that I got for retention? Im thinking of calling to cancel and dont want them to claw back those 10k (I spent them already)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: TAVI on May 03, 2013, 03:40:25 PM
just got offered 5k hyatt points to keep the chase hyatt card. I agreed with the assumption that i can still cancel the card within the 60 day period to get my annual fee back.

I have a firsdt hand experience that this works with Amex, does it also work with Chase?

tia
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on May 03, 2013, 03:55:49 PM
just got offered 5k hyatt points to keep the chase hyatt card. I agreed with the assumption that i can still cancel the card within the 60 day period to get my annual fee back.

I have a firsdt hand experience that this works with Amex, does it also work with Chase?

tia

Nice. How much did you spend on it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: TAVI on May 03, 2013, 04:18:18 PM
not more than $20 the entire year. thats why i was surprised i was even offered a retention bonus.

The funny thing is 5 minutes beforehand i cancelled a United card on which i spent maybe $3k-$5k during the year, but was not offered any retention bonus.

go figure... just hoping that i can get the bonus and still cancel the card to avoid annual fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Mimi K. on May 03, 2013, 05:46:11 PM
not more than $20 the entire year. thats why i was surprised i was even offered a retention bonus.

The funny thing is 5 minutes beforehand i cancelled a United card on which i spent maybe $3k-$5k during the year, but was not offered any retention bonus.

go figure... just hoping that i can get the bonus and still cancel the card to avoid annual fee?
If it is within the time frame it works. Just wait till the points show up!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: joeb1 on May 03, 2013, 07:22:58 PM
i got 10k via sm for my amex bus plat. (it was an upgraded card from a reg bus gold which I never got the 75k sign up bonus). can rep see the sm that I got for retention? Im thinking of calling to cancel and dont want them to claw back those 10k (I spent them already)
 
They wint
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: TAVI on May 04, 2013, 08:44:19 PM
If it is within the time frame it works. Just wait till the points show up!

awesome, will try to do that
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: EMES on May 04, 2013, 09:42:15 PM
Have a united card and ink bold which I spent roughly 75 k combined should apply for new ones or request the 2 nd year be waived , are my chances of getting it waived as well as points higher since I do charge a lot on the cards
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 04, 2013, 10:13:39 PM
Keep getting denied on the Sapphire pref any retention. They keep on saying to switch to non preferred. Issue is I need to transfer out points next week and don't want to close it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 05, 2013, 02:07:46 PM
Has anyone gotten retention on the Sapphire preferred recently and if yes how?
Title: Chase Sapphire Preferred Annual Fee
Post by: Mbarbz on May 05, 2013, 08:00:46 PM
Hi,

Has anyone had luck getting their Chase Sapphire Preferred Annual Fee taken off? (second year having card, first annual fee)

How did you go about it?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Annual Fee
Post by: EMES on May 05, 2013, 08:02:03 PM
There is a whole forum in credit card : credit card retention :
Title: Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Annual Fee
Post by: Mbarbz on May 05, 2013, 08:13:17 PM
Thanks,

Not too familiar with navigating my way around DDF.

Will check it out.
Title: Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred Annual Fee
Post by: EMES on May 05, 2013, 08:15:39 PM
Thanks,

Not too familiar with navigating my way around DDF.

Will check it out.
Happy to pass on the friendly assistance I received when just joined and constantly receiving from of the elite 1k members
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: frumeyid on May 06, 2013, 03:34:44 PM
Has anyone gotten retention on the Sapphire preferred recently and if yes how?
I had the same issue. I ended up keeping mine open and closing my wife's. I dont know if they're getting more strict lately or if they see that I keep calling for retention bonuses on all my chase cards. I tried HUCA about ten times over two weeks and it didnt work.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on May 08, 2013, 01:49:32 PM
Called on Ink Bold... AF was waived...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on May 08, 2013, 03:14:10 PM
Called on Ink Bold... AF was waived...
why not just cancel and reapply? chase seems very favorable to churning these. Just ask weirdal.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: izzchuck on May 08, 2013, 03:49:50 PM
5000 Avios for ba
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on May 08, 2013, 04:04:10 PM
why not just cancel and reapply? chase seems very favorable to churning these. Just ask weirdal.
Not sooo easy to churn with chase IMO (at least in my case). Had some apps I just couldn't push thru as I had "too many recent accounts opened". This card is a great card to hold onto...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mochada on May 08, 2013, 04:14:34 PM
Tried CSP 5x in the past 2 weeks.  No dice..closing my visa (which I've had for 2 years), already have the MC which I will keep open and use the CSP Visa in my next churn to earn 40K miles.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jaywhy on May 08, 2013, 04:55:17 PM
Just called to cancel my Plat. Rep didn't offer any retention but tried to push me to get the PRG after I mentioned the lack of category bonuses on the Plat. I asked if I'd get the bonus on the PRG but the rep said no because it wouldn't be a new account. I said I'll keep the card for now... I'll try again next week.
Denied again. I'm just going to close it.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: EMES on May 08, 2013, 08:23:04 PM
why not just cancel and reapply? chase seems very favorable to churning these. Just ask weirdal.
do I keep my charge card limits if I move it over to another card , or its not a credit line that can be moved since it is somewhat if a charge card
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmulyg on May 08, 2013, 08:34:54 PM
do I keep my charge card limits if I move it over to another card , or its not a credit line that can be moved since it is somewhat if a charge card
AFAIK, you cannot transfer a charge card's "credit line." You can, however, use the card as leverage to get another card approved.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: EMES on May 08, 2013, 08:39:09 PM
So if in have a large cl only ink bold rather then close the card and reapply try to get the Af waived
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmulyg on May 08, 2013, 08:47:48 PM
So if in have a large cl only ink bold rather then close the card and reapply try to get the Af waived
Personally, i would apply for other cards (IP, etc...) and if need be use the IB as leverage. Then reapply for IB sometime down the road. But i don't know your personal needs, so just sayin'.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: ganizzy on May 08, 2013, 11:10:44 PM
Has anyone gotten retention on the Sapphire preferred recently and if yes how?

+1  i called twice and nothing doing.
i have spent almost 20k in the year so u would think...
the second time the guy told me  - u just got 5,000 points from dividend rewards that should offset ur fee.
thing is, i spent $10,000 since feb. the 7% is not worth it to keep it open, but i would like to get it open. more huca?

also, if my husband has an ink bold business (and i just applied for one), i can switch my points thru those cards if i downgrade the sapphire, right?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 08, 2013, 11:20:41 PM
+1  i called twice and nothing doing.
i have spent almost 20k in the year so u would think...
the second time the guy told me  - u just got 5,000 points from dividend rewards that should offset ur fee.
thing is, i spent $10,000 since feb. the 7% is not worth it to keep it open, but i would like to get it open. more huca?

also, if my husband has an ink bold business (and i just applied for one), i can switch my points thru those cards if i downgrade the sapphire, right?
Yes if you guys have the ink bold then downgrade the sappire. That is what I did, I applied for the bold and plus (got approved) and the downgraded the SP.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: yudel on May 09, 2013, 10:08:32 AM
got $95 statement credit on each of 2 citi cards.
Called for Ink bold and the rep said that unless I spend over 100k a year they won't offer me any retention offer (!)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: noturbizniss on May 09, 2013, 10:26:11 AM
Not sooo easy to churn with chase IMO (at least in my case). Had some apps I just couldn't push thru as I had "too many recent accounts opened". This card is a great card to hold onto...
Not saying to do it every month, but chase is pretty lenient with closing a card and reapplying a week later. Def more worthwhile if your at AF point and haven't done chase apps every 90 days...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: EMES on May 09, 2013, 10:30:47 AM
got $95 statement credit on each of 2 citi cards.
Called for Ink bold and the rep said that unless I spend over 100k a year they won't offer me any retention offer (!)
Huca
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: askmoses on May 09, 2013, 01:01:15 PM
This might be why they immediately offered me the AF refund. I happened to spend alot on the IB this past year. I asked the rep when she offered the AF refunded why I qualified (she said that I "qualified for this special offer"), is it bc I'm such a nice guy or something other than that? She told me she didn't know...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on May 11, 2013, 09:46:35 PM
My annual fee is up , I got an offer for 5000 Mariott points after 15 purchases in 3 months. Is it worth it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on May 11, 2013, 09:47:32 PM
My annual fee is up , I got an offer for 5000 Mariott points after 15 purchases in 3 months. Is it worth it?


How much is the annual fee? Doesn't seem so great of an offer.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on May 11, 2013, 09:55:24 PM

How much is the annual fee? Doesn't seem so great of an offer.
$85
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on May 11, 2013, 09:57:15 PM
$85


I don't think I would do it for that much. 5,000 points aren't generally going to get you $85 worth of hotel IMO.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on May 11, 2013, 10:00:10 PM

I don't think I would do it for that much. 5,000 points aren't generally going to get you $85 worth of hotel IMO.
I could try to make the 15 charges before 60 days from when the annual fee billed. Or its too much of a hassle for 5000 points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jack12 on May 11, 2013, 11:50:18 PM
not exactly a retention bonus but I know someone who got a letter from amex saying that he is getting a 15k MR bonus because he spent over $30k this past year
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Side incomer on May 12, 2013, 12:36:55 AM
not exactly a retention bonus but I know someone who got a letter from amex saying that he is getting a 15k MR bonus because he spent over $30k this past year
Every PRG has that.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: robi on May 12, 2013, 12:45:48 AM
a friend of mine just got a 50k retention bonus on his annex plat that he got with the 100k offer. all he spent on it was the minimum to get the points.  lucky dude!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sky121 on May 12, 2013, 12:54:49 AM
a friend of mine just got a 50k retention bonus on his annex plat that he got with the 100k offer. all he spent on it was the minimum to get the points.  lucky dude!

Did he pay the first year fee?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmulyg on May 12, 2013, 01:26:06 AM
a friend of mine just got a 50k retention bonus on his annex plat that he got with the 100k offer. all he spent on it was the minimum to get the points.  lucky dude!
A lucky dude indeed!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmulyg on May 12, 2013, 01:27:21 AM
Did he pay the first year fee?
The 100k offer was some months ago. You have to pay the fee the first month. So he must've paid already. Though, he can close it now and supposedly get some of it back.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: robi on May 12, 2013, 01:43:21 AM
The 100k offer was some months ago. You have to pay the fee the first month. So he must've paid already. Though, he can close it now and supposedly get some of it back.
exactly. He did pay it,and was looking to get a pro rated part back,when they offered him the 50k
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shreknit on May 12, 2013, 01:46:15 AM
exactly. He did pay it,and was looking to get a pro rated part back,when they offered him the 50k

Do he do a pggm as well?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 12, 2013, 02:04:40 AM
exactly. He did pay it,and was looking to get a pro rated part back,when they offered him the 50k
Wow!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aryeh1 on May 12, 2013, 02:06:48 AM
exactly. He did pay it,and was looking to get a pro rated part back,when they offered him the 50k
What day and what time did he call:D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmulyg on May 12, 2013, 03:34:15 AM
exactly. He did pay it,and was looking to get a pro rated part back,when they offered him the 50k
He should close once the 50k post. He may even get another 50k offer... ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on May 14, 2013, 01:35:24 AM
I was denied a retention bonus by chase on my united card claiming that since its a partner card there is nothing they can offer me. :(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 14, 2013, 01:58:57 AM
I was denied a retention bonus by chase on my united card claiming that since its a partner card there is nothing they can offer me. :(
HUCA
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: WhyAich on May 19, 2013, 11:32:01 AM
is SP a no go ? HUCA'd 2 times...

just got 2,000 :) (better than nothing) just stayed on the line waited and let him speak till he began to talk :)

Second card a no go...5 times HUCA'd
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SGF on May 20, 2013, 12:23:28 AM
after 5 HUCA's and 2 SM's on my 6th call i got a $100 statement credit for my UA MPE instead of $95 AF.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 20, 2013, 12:46:48 AM
after 5 HUCA's and 2 SM's on my 6th call i got a $100 statement credit for my UA MPE instead of $95 AF.
Wow seems like they are getting tougher. Way to go!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: glasses dude on May 20, 2013, 12:59:47 AM
I was denied a retention bonus by chase on my united card claiming that since its a partner card there is nothing they can offer me. :(
after 5 HUCA's and 2 SM's on my 6th call i got a $100 statement credit for my UA MPE instead of $95 AF.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SGF on May 20, 2013, 01:31:29 AM

the guy told me 'it is clearly not a retention bonus rather its a incentive to keep the card'.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: glasses dude on May 20, 2013, 01:34:53 AM
the guy told me 'it is clearly not a retention bonus rather its a incentive to keep the card'
I was denied a retention bonus by chase on my united card claiming that since its a partner card there is nothing they can offer me. :(
so there you have it don't ask for a retention, rather an incentive to keep the card 8)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 20, 2013, 01:38:24 AM
the guy told me 'it is clearly not a retention bonus rather its a incentive to keep the card'.
I have been told on my UA card that it's retention. Just sayin.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: glasses dude on May 20, 2013, 01:40:59 AM
I have been told on my UA card that it's retention. Just sayin.
hmmm seems like its def a ymmv situation
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 20, 2013, 01:53:54 AM
hmmm seems like its def a ymmv situation
The wording is not really what matters so long as you are not paying an AF.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: glasses dude on May 20, 2013, 02:09:43 AM
The wording is not really what matters so long as you are not paying an AF.
wise words ;D
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PETERP on May 20, 2013, 04:52:12 AM
The wording is not really what matters so long as you are not paying an AF.

Can you say approx how much you spend a year on card . Thanks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmulyg on May 20, 2013, 08:12:27 AM
The wording is not really what matters so long as you are not paying an AF.
+1
Semantics, IMHO.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 20, 2013, 09:25:52 AM
Can you say approx how much you spend a year on card . Thanks
on the UA card? Exactly 25K :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: PETERP on May 20, 2013, 12:49:17 PM
on the UA card? Exactly 25K :)

Thanks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on May 21, 2013, 11:23:06 AM
AF waived on my Citi Amex, plus a bonus 500 miles each month I spend $500 for the next 16 months. I didn't even ask for a retention bonus, just called and asked when my annual fee is due and the guy offered it to me.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on June 03, 2013, 12:14:11 PM
did amex and chase crack down on retention bonuses?? I've had no success with united  BA SPG and some others. or is this still a case of HUCA?

Does SPG offer a free anniversary night? is there a reason to keep that card open?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: MEIR613 on June 03, 2013, 12:27:12 PM
Does SPG offer a free anniversary night? is there a reason to keep that card open?
No
SBS
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on June 03, 2013, 02:29:51 PM
No
SBS
thanks
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: JoshW on June 04, 2013, 08:29:50 AM
Anyone have any luck recently with Starwood retention bonus, statement credit or points after getting charged AF?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: blue eyes on June 04, 2013, 12:37:01 PM
I was able to get a measly 1K points after spending 25 min on the phone. I don't think its worth it anymore....
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Moes Tavern on June 05, 2013, 05:36:18 PM
After 3 HUCA with Chase they would not waive the UA $85 Annual fee, but did offer 5K miles instead.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on June 05, 2013, 08:25:42 PM
Anyone have any luck recently with Starwood retention bonus, statement credit or points after getting charged AF?
got a $35 statement credit on the biz.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: bookwrm on June 08, 2013, 10:44:41 PM
got a $35 statement credit on the biz.

how did you do that? i called twice (for my regular spg) and both times they told me that they would not waive the fee (as per the T&c). what did you say/anyone have any key words that work?
i still have a few weeks left until the card is up :/
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: SGF on June 09, 2013, 01:56:38 AM
how did you do that? i called twice (for my regular spg) and both times they told me that they would not waive the fee (as per the T&c). what did you say/anyone have any key words that work?
i still have a few weeks left until the card is up :/
As per the T&C of the card that you have agreed upon applying for it that they charge you the annual fee.
the guy told me 'it is clearly not a annual fee waive rather its a incentive to keep the card'.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sam28 on June 14, 2013, 05:06:52 PM
My citi card came up the $95 fee they only won't to give me 1500 points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Devorah on June 14, 2013, 07:23:46 PM
Citi Aadvantage World MC - for the 4th year was offered $95 credit after 5 purchases in next 3 months.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sam28 on June 14, 2013, 07:27:06 PM
After calling 3 times they transfer me to a different dep and they gave me the credit plus 1000 points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on June 18, 2013, 10:31:53 AM
AF waived on my Citi Amex, plus a bonus 500 miles each month I spend $500 for the next 16 months. I didn't even ask for a retention bonus, just called and asked when my annual fee is due and the guy offered it to me.

And now I got the AF waived on my Citi Visa, plus a bonus 750 miles each month I spend $750 for the next 16 months. This time I did need to say I was cancelling.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on June 18, 2013, 12:42:29 PM
And now I got the AF waived on my Citi Visa, plus a bonus 750 miles each month I spend $750 for the next 16 months. This time I did need to say I was cancelling.

Did you use these cards besides hitting initial signup bonus?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on June 18, 2013, 12:46:28 PM
Used the Amex by SBS. Other than that, no.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Redbull3 on June 18, 2013, 12:52:48 PM
Amazing. Why do they throw money at us?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yungerman on June 19, 2013, 10:38:42 PM
Just off phone with Amex. They gave me 15k MR to keep my gold biz open. BH
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aviz on June 24, 2013, 12:44:56 PM
anyone have any luck recently with BA .... a year ago the waived the annual fee ... but this year nothing even after a HUCA a few days later... guess havent spent enough on the card.

I had the $95 AF just hit :( ... they did say, that every year on the anniversary when the card renews you 2,500 Avios ... so I guess Ill wait for this statemnt to close and then cancel?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: DansDealsLover on June 28, 2013, 12:37:45 PM
After 3 HUCA with Chase they would not waive the UA $85 Annual fee, but did offer 5K miles instead.

I tried HUCA three times for my sapphire preferred visa, they won't waive the fee or offer any bonus points.  :(
I even offered to add a user to the account to increase usage, and made clear I am contemplating closing the card, to no avail. Is there a chance a SM might work better? Can I still keep calling after I SM?
Please help!  :'(
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Marco Polo on June 28, 2013, 12:42:10 PM
After 3 HUCA with Chase they would not waive the UA $85 Annual fee, but did offer 5K miles instead.

I tried HUCA three times for my sapphire preferred visa, they won't waive the fee or offer any bonus points.  :(
I even offered to add a user to the account to increase usage, and made clear I am contemplating closing the card, to no avail. Is there a chance a SM might work better? Can I still keep calling after I SM?
Please help!  :'(
Why don't you downgrade the card and then reapply for the card to get the bonus again?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mordyl19 on June 28, 2013, 12:43:27 PM
anyone have any luck recently with BA .... a year ago the waived the annual fee ... but this year nothing even after a HUCA a few days later... guess havent spent enough on the card.

I had the $95 AF just hit :( ... they did say, that every year on the anniversary when the card renews you 2,500 Avios ... so I guess Ill wait for this statemnt to close and then cancel?

I actually tried this morning regarding the BA annual Fee. They offered a 9k avios bonus after spending $1500 in 3 months. I dont know if that is a great deal so I am planning on closing the card, getting my $95 returned, transferring the credit line to my Sapphire Pref. and getting a United Club card or Amex Plat.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: aviz on June 28, 2013, 03:55:04 PM
I actually tried this morning regarding the BA annual Fee. They offered a 9k avios bonus after spending $1500 in 3 months. I dont know if that is a great deal so I am planning on closing the card, getting my $95 returned, transferring the credit line to my Sapphire Pref. and getting a United Club card or Amex Plat.

You have 60 days from when the fee hits.. to cancel and get the fee refunded.. so if you can.. I'd spend the 1500 quickly before the fist statement closes and the points post.... and then cancel the card want the points transfer out.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: DansDealsLover on June 30, 2013, 01:01:36 AM
Why don't you downgrade the card and then reapply for the card to get the bonus again?
Because that would be a credit pull which I would like to avoid right now...
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Marco Polo on June 30, 2013, 01:22:33 PM
Because that would be a credit pull which I would like to avoid right now...
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: mochada on July 02, 2013, 10:30:29 AM
Called to cancel Hyatt card- they told me "you just got your anniversary bonus, that's worth much more than the $75 annual fee."  How did people get 5k points? I will HUCA but any suggestions on how else to phrase it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Shmelly on July 08, 2013, 04:46:02 PM
Question to anyone who has gotten a Citi retention bonus that revolves around monthly spend (ie 750 bonus points for each month you spend $750): does the spend minimum go by calendar month or by statement month?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on July 08, 2013, 09:08:50 PM
Question to anyone who has gotten a Citi retention bonus that revolves around monthly spend (ie 750 bonus points for each month you spend $750): does the spend minimum go by calendar month or by statement month?
I never got it but can tell you 100% that it's statement.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: nhocquay on July 08, 2013, 10:21:48 PM
I never got it but can tell you 100% that it's statement.
+1
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 08, 2013, 10:38:51 PM
Amex personal SPG- 3K in points
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on July 08, 2013, 10:41:25 PM
Amex personal SPG- 3K in points
OK, any HUCA's?
What were the magic words?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on July 08, 2013, 10:44:00 PM
Delta personal-7.5K.
Just asked to close, was offered $50, asked about miles and was offered 7.5K right away.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 08, 2013, 10:47:11 PM
OK, any HUCA's?
What were the magic words?
one call. Sat on hold for 10 min. Said im considering closing or switching to another card. Put me on hold for a min and offered me 3K.
Spent about $1000 max on the card for the year
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: txtmax4 on July 08, 2013, 10:50:38 PM
one call. Sat on hold for 10 min. Said im considering closing or switching to another card. Put me on hold for a min and offered me 3K.
Spent about $1000 max on the card for the year
W.O.W.
Had such a hard time from them for the past two times that I didn't even bother calling this past time around.. Spent $1000's upon $1000's and they always "offered me to switch to another product". Funny that that suggestion on your part prompted the retention.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 09, 2013, 01:48:39 AM
I never got it but can tell you 100% that it's statement.
+1 from experience.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: smaxber on July 09, 2013, 12:43:43 PM
Delta personal-7.5K.
Just asked to close, was offered $50, asked about miles and was offered 7.5K right away.

Do you fly delta often enough for it to be worth it?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2013, 01:21:37 PM
Do you fly delta often enough for it to be worth it?
I never fly Delta. I'll close it another time.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: wierdal832 on July 11, 2013, 11:28:42 AM
what number do i call to ask for this? amex
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jjeettss917 on July 11, 2013, 11:36:51 AM
i have the amex gold and just got my $175 renewal fee....i dont use the card at all....i have 18,000 points...do i lose them if i cancel the card? if yes, whats the best thing to do with them now? transfer to Avios?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Marco Polo on July 11, 2013, 11:43:27 AM
i have the amex gold and just got my $175 renewal fee....i dont use the card at all....i have 18,000 points...do i lose them if i cancel the card? if yes, whats the best thing to do with them now? transfer to Avios?
do you have any other Amex cards which earn MR? If yes, you will not lose the points.
Title: SPG Business
Post by: Bostener on July 11, 2013, 05:08:19 PM
SPG Business
First try to wave AF = I can’t do anything, the system doesn’t let me, it’s a very good card and worth the AF.

Second try = offered half of the AF, I replied I am sure you can do better he came back and took of $45.

Should I stay with this or push harder?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2013, 05:12:54 PM
Ask for points.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: how on July 11, 2013, 05:15:25 PM
Ask for points.
I was offered 3000 points is that the best i'm going to get
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jaywhy on July 11, 2013, 05:20:07 PM
I was offered 3000 points is that the best i'm going to get
I've gotten 7k.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: how on July 11, 2013, 05:22:21 PM
I've gotten 7k.
how long ago? I called 4 or 5 times no better luck
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Bostener on July 11, 2013, 05:47:30 PM
Ask for points.

Said SPG points are worth too much to give away.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on July 11, 2013, 05:54:35 PM
Said SPG points are worth too much to give away.

HAHA.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on July 11, 2013, 06:21:38 PM
Which number do i call for for Citi AAdvantage? just got hit with $85
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: AJK on July 11, 2013, 06:54:22 PM
Which number do i call for for Citi AAdvantage? just got hit with $85

Seriously?

The number on the back your card?  ???
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 11, 2013, 08:44:20 PM
Seriously?

The number on the back your card?  ???

If they say no, try calling reconsideration ;D ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 11, 2013, 09:29:11 PM
If they say no, try calling reconsideration ;D ;)
ymmv I have had to send in a letter to the executive office for that  :)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on July 12, 2013, 08:55:03 AM
aadvantage, he offered me $95 credit statement+ up to 16 months is i spend $500 i get extra 500 AA miles...

Did i come out good?
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: jaywhy on July 12, 2013, 09:50:22 AM
how long ago? I called 4 or 5 times no better luck
January.
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 12, 2013, 04:36:50 PM
Chase Club Card- $100 statement credit and 15,000 UA miles.

It did help that i spent approx $285,000.00 on the card this year...at first they wouldn't do anything until i pointed out that number to the penny ;)
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: Uncle Mike on July 12, 2013, 05:14:48 PM
Got 27,500 from Amex to keep my Gold card open!!
Title: Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
Post by: sruly101 on July 13, 2013, 04:38:36 PM
aadvantage, he offered me $95 credit statement+ up to 16 months is i spend $500