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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
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4600 on: March 01, 2016, 09:53:19 PM »
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4601 on: March 01, 2016, 10:25:29 PM »
Amex rep: "We don't ever waive fees - that's why we have a no-fee version of the Everyday card"
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4602 on: March 02, 2016, 12:50:14 AM »
Amex rep: "We don't ever waive fees - that's why we have a no-fee version of the Everyday card"

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4603 on: March 02, 2016, 08:10:37 AM »
Amex rep: "We don't ever waive fees - that's why we have a no-fee version of the Everyday card"

"Ever" as in try again in 90 seconds and your answer will most likely be very different.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4604 on: March 02, 2016, 09:12:03 AM »
on todays menu is a csp and a BA
the csp ill downgrade to freedom, any downgrade options with BA?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4605 on: March 02, 2016, 09:31:32 AM »
AA Biz Platinum select- $95 statement credit after $3,000 spend in 3 months

Anyone have success w/ UA Explorer card lately?
Also, what's best retention offer on AMEX Biz Plat?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4606 on: March 02, 2016, 03:48:03 PM »
aa platinum - 5000 miles

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4607 on: March 02, 2016, 04:23:34 PM »
aa platinum - 5000 miles

Spend required?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4608 on: March 02, 2016, 04:37:13 PM »
chase presidential $395 fee, only $60 offer. In his shpiel he did point out that the fee will never go up, even though the club card is $450 now.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4609 on: March 02, 2016, 04:46:47 PM »
Spend required?
nope, nothing mentioned

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4611 on: March 02, 2016, 05:12:58 PM »
aa platinum 7.5k $1,000 spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4612 on: March 02, 2016, 05:42:55 PM »
Chase SW Premier wouldn't offer a bonus so I just shut it down.
Barclay's Aviator waived the AF just for asking and then offered 5K miles for $1,500 spend in 90 days. 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4613 on: March 03, 2016, 05:16:27 PM »
AA Biz Platinum select- $95 statement credit after $3,000 spend in 3 months

Anyone have success w/ UA Explorer card lately?
Also, what's best retention offer on AMEX Biz Plat?
ua explorer- just called on got nothing, anyone get anything recently?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4614 on: March 04, 2016, 12:10:56 AM »
on todays menu is a csp and a BA
the csp ill downgrade to freedom, any downgrade options with BA?

I've been trying to PC my BA without any luck so far.

Did you make an attempt yet?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4615 on: March 04, 2016, 12:20:43 AM »
I've been trying to PC my BA without any luck so far.

Did you make an attempt yet?
I tried this week. No dice.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4616 on: March 04, 2016, 12:50:34 AM »
I tried this week. No dice.

Who did you speak with?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4617 on: March 04, 2016, 12:52:02 AM »
Regular Chase rep. (Number from the back of the card)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4618 on: March 04, 2016, 12:54:46 AM »
Regular Chase rep. (Number from the back of the card)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4619 on: March 04, 2016, 09:03:48 AM »
PRG, called 5X no go.
Only option is to pay af, with my Mr points. 
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