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

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

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

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

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

US air:
AF waived

American Express

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

  Business gold:5k-15k/$100 statement credit no spend required.
  Delta Gold Skymiles - 12.5k Delta miles for paying the annual fee (no extra spending required) or $100 Credit on the account
  SPG personal: 7k for 1k spend in 3 months.
  SPG business: 10k no spend.
  Personal Platinum - 20,000 MR for $3,000 spend in 3 months. (Actually gave me 5,000MR immediately, then 15,000 when I spend the $3k)/up to 50k/$150 SC for 1k spend.
  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
« Last edited by zow on May 19, 2019, 06:47:52 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4515 on: February 02, 2016, 09:39:14 PM »
0 for 2 with chase:
Nothing on Southwest plus
Nothing on Marriott

Also, data point on that awesome barclays retention ($1.5k spend, $500 in Oct., Nov., and Dec.) posted at the end of January statement. Quick!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4516 on: February 05, 2016, 12:38:48 AM »
What have people gotten lately for the PRG? Spent around $50k this year.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4517 on: February 05, 2016, 12:45:24 AM »
What have people gotten lately for the PRG? Spent around $50k this year.
PRG 

5000 MR's up front,  15,000 MR's with $3K spend in 60 days

First offer I was given,  took it
PRG
2.5k MR upfront.
5k MR for 1k spend in two months.
First try and accepted it.

Didn't check, but I doubt I spent more than 10k on it.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4518 on: February 05, 2016, 01:04:12 PM »
How long before the end of the yr could I ask for a retention bonus?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4519 on: February 05, 2016, 04:09:05 PM »
How long before the end of the yr could I ask for a retention bonus?
You can ask for it whenever you went. You never know what your account might have.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4520 on: February 05, 2016, 04:25:00 PM »
How long before the end of the yr could I ask for a retention bonus?
Just curious, which card ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4521 on: February 05, 2016, 06:26:11 PM »
Closed 2 Chase BA cards, no offer
Closed AS card and given 2500 point offer, didn't take it since I will be reapplying soon for another.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4522 on: February 06, 2016, 02:28:30 PM »
Who's waiting 24 months? (People have referred themselves for inks. 70k signup. )

Can you clarify that? I can refer myself for another company and get the bonus? :) Thanks!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4523 on: February 06, 2016, 02:32:29 PM »
Can you clarify that? I can refer myself for another company and get the bonus? :) Thanks!
Yes

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4524 on: February 06, 2016, 07:31:32 PM »
Has anyone ever gotten retention for the ihg card?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4525 on: February 06, 2016, 07:54:34 PM »
SPG Biz AF waived

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4526 on: February 10, 2016, 12:22:10 AM »
Every time I chat Amex about retention, they tell me to call. Meanwhile, it seems like everyone here has success via chat.  >:(

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4527 on: February 10, 2016, 09:50:51 AM »
Every time I chat Amex about retention, they tell me to call. Meanwhile, it seems like everyone here has success via chat.  >:(
same here
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4528 on: February 10, 2016, 02:37:30 PM »
You can ask for it whenever you went. You never know what your account might have.
When asking for a retention bonus, do I have to threaten to close down my acct? And what does this mean-"You never know what your account might have." Do they have offers added to your acct, and they're just waiting for a call?!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4529 on: February 10, 2016, 06:04:51 PM »
When asking for a retention bonus, do I have to threaten to close down my acct? And what does this mean-"You never know what your account might have." Do they have offers added to your acct, and they're just waiting for a call?!

Either way works.