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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 #4740 on: April 03, 2016, 10:15:36 PM »
rough time getting retentions here, hyatt, united, arrival plus, plat mb, all about 35k spend,

any tips?? going to try one more time tomorrow before i give up and cancel??

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4741 on: April 03, 2016, 10:50:03 PM »
rough time getting retentions here, hyatt, united, arrival plus, plat mb, all about 35k spend,

any tips?? going to try one more time tomorrow before i give up and cancel??

Try chase at night/weekends

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4742 on: April 03, 2016, 11:37:44 PM »
Anybody got anything for CSP recently I tried calling twice was a no go
Nope. I downgraded to a freedom
Did anyone get anything recently for the Chase United? Friend huca'd 4 times but nothing doing, they just let him downgrade to the no fee card.
Nope. Downgraded to free free united

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4743 on: April 04, 2016, 10:47:32 AM »
Citi Prestige, open for 8 months. Offered me 10,000 extra TYP if I spend $3k within 6 months. Should I call back for a better offer?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4744 on: April 04, 2016, 10:49:32 AM »
dpends how much u can spend and where

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4745 on: April 04, 2016, 11:13:18 AM »
Nice. Lots of spend? I'm assuming you payed the first years AF?

Yes, paid the AF but got the $200 airline credit twice and used the $100 global entry credit.

About $55K spend.  I'm going to close the card now.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4746 on: April 04, 2016, 11:20:40 AM »
Just tried for my Chase Ink and got no offers

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4747 on: April 04, 2016, 07:46:40 PM »
downgraded because I can always upgrade for again when i want to transfer to an airline ... thoughts?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4748 on: April 05, 2016, 12:26:21 AM »
downgraded because I can always upgrade for again when i want to transfer to an airline ... thoughts?
Which card are we talking about?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4749 on: April 05, 2016, 01:55:20 PM »
CSP- sry

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4750 on: April 05, 2016, 04:50:03 PM »
CSP- sry
You can upgrade from Freedom to CSP without a credit pull??

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4751 on: April 05, 2016, 04:51:26 PM »
You can upgrade from Freedom to CSP without a credit pull??
Sure
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4752 on: April 05, 2016, 04:51:34 PM »
You can upgrade from Freedom to CSP without a credit pull??
ye iirc

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4753 on: April 05, 2016, 05:08:05 PM »
Sure

ye iirc
It's that only for a downgraded CSP?
Something doesn't sound right.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4754 on: April 05, 2016, 05:09:17 PM »
It's that only for a downgraded CSP?
Something doesn't sound right.
why not