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From @TC610
It never hurts to ask - retention is a big YMMV.  If you don't like the offer given to you when you call for retention, ask for a better one.  Scan through the thread (use the search bar - reading through 130+ pages of posts can be time consuming) to see what others have been offered. Please post what you've got if its better then whats in the WIKI

Citi:
AA
Retention: $95 Statement credit after 5 transactions (no minimum...) in the next 3 months
09/17/2014 $95 refunded no need to make any transactions + 1000 Bonus Points per month for 16 months if made purchases of $1000+
05/12/16 AA Executive: $50 credit every month spend $1500 or 15K Miles for $5K in 5 Months
08/14/17 AA Exec $250 credit for spending $3,000/m * 3m OR 15K Miles for $5K in 3m.

Chase: - Call 800-945-2006.
  IB/IP
     Retention: 10k UR after 5k spend
    IC
     Retention: $50 SC
  UA (Club)
     Retention: $150 account credit
     Retention: 10k Miles for spending $2000 in 3 months.
  UA (Presidential)
     Retention: $100 account credit
  BA
     Retention: 9k Avios for spending $1500 in 3 months
  Freedom (5x catagories)
     Retention: 2,500 UR

Barclay's:
M&M
Retention: Waived by SMing

Arrival
Retention: 5K miles, for keeping the card open randomly.
AF waived, HUCA

US air:
AF waived

American Express

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

  Business gold:5k-15k/$100 statement credit no spend required.
  Delta Gold Skymiles - 12.5k Delta miles for paying the annual fee (no extra spending required) or $100 Credit on the account
  SPG personal: 7k for 1k spend in 3 months.
  SPG business: 10k no spend.
  Personal Platinum - 20,000 MR for $3,000 spend in 3 months. (Actually gave me 5,000MR immediately, then 15,000 when I spend the $3k)/up to 50k/$150 SC for 1k spend.
  Personal Platinum (another data point [zow]) - 30,000 MR for $4,000 spend in 3 months.
  Business Platinum: 10k no spend/20k for 10k spend/30k no spend +50k for 40k spend

Retention contact numbers:
Citi: 800-444-2568
Chase: 800-945-2006
Amex: 800-452-3945
Barclays: 18664084064 (credit dept)
US Bank:

Click on link to get backdoor numbers for most banks:
http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Backdoor-Numbers/td-p/408066
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7400 on: August 29, 2021, 06:26:30 PM »
Anyone have any methods to get af waived or something for delta gold personal?
Called and they said they can't do anything

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7401 on: August 29, 2021, 08:53:05 PM »
Anyone have any methods to get af waived or something for delta gold personal?
Called and they said they can't do anything

You could try amex chat as well. But TBH, if the phone rep didn't have anything to offer you then I think it's a long shot you get a different response from chat agent...but doesn't hurt to try.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7402 on: August 30, 2021, 12:41:13 PM »
You could try amex chat as well. But TBH, if the phone rep didn't have anything to offer you then I think it's a long shot you get a different response from chat agent...but doesn't hurt to try.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7403 on: August 30, 2021, 03:20:20 PM »
Citi Premier- got 2 options: spend $1k/month for 3 months to get $95 statement credit + 1k TY points or spend $1k in 3 months and get 5K TY points. Went with option 2.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7404 on: August 31, 2021, 04:22:14 PM »
BP thru chat

I understand where you're coming from.  I did review the account and from what I can see, I'm very pleased to tell you that American Express will be able to help you with the annual fee. We will be providing you a $595 statement credit to help you cover the cost for this year's annual fee. It'll be fully waived and you can enjoy all it's benefits fully covered by American Express. Would you like to take advantage of this offer?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7405 on: August 31, 2021, 07:33:45 PM »
Citi Premier- got 2 options: spend $1k/month for 3 months to get $95 statement credit + 1k TY points or spend $1k in 3 months and get 5K TY points. Went with option 2.

imo option 1 more valuable, unless you value typ at 2.375

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7406 on: September 01, 2021, 09:44:30 AM »
imo option 1 more valuable, unless you value typ at 2.375

Yeah, just didn't want to commit to the extra $2K spend. I'm only valuing the 5K TYP at $50 so effectively a $50 AF this year

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7407 on: September 09, 2021, 09:41:38 AM »
Does Citi give retention for the Prestige card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7408 on: September 13, 2021, 09:37:36 AM »
Business Gold
$250 or 30K MR after $10K spending in 90 days

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7409 on: September 13, 2021, 02:34:41 PM »
Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select $99 statement credit after $1000 spend in 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7410 on: September 13, 2021, 09:07:11 PM »
After 13 months, Biz Plat 30k right away, plus 50k for spending $40k in 92 days (not planning on doing that). Other choice was a $300 statement credit.

Business Bonvoy, 15k right away, plus 30k after spending $2k in 92 days. Other choices were 5k, plus 10k after spending $1k or $50+$100 after spending $2k.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7411 on: September 14, 2021, 10:44:23 AM »
Does Citi give retention for the Prestige card?
Did not for me.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7412 on: September 18, 2021, 09:21:31 PM »
Barclays Aviator Red,

$99 annual fee refund no spend required + 5k miles/1k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7413 on: September 19, 2021, 10:47:02 AM »
Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select $99 statement credit after $1000 spend in 3 months

Personal or business?