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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 #4785 on: April 15, 2016, 12:28:36 PM »
Called to get AF on my Ink waived and got 5k points. Not bad

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4786 on: April 17, 2016, 12:29:24 PM »
15k brg bonus

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4787 on: April 18, 2016, 01:17:48 AM »
How long after completing spend, do amex retention bonuses post/go into pending?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4788 on: April 18, 2016, 03:25:30 PM »
called twice for AF credit on ink card was told nothing available, even when reasoning with them that i can switch to another card ive had before even though i wont get the sign uo bonus if with in 24 months but i would have the 1st year free w/o any AF  they said sorry but added that these things change day by day so try again soon am not sure if that was a hint or just explaining to me that things can change by the day   

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4789 on: April 27, 2016, 04:40:54 PM »
Citi TY Premier: $95 statement credit after $200 spend, 500 bonus TY points in any month that $500 is spent for the next 16 months.
Citi TY Preferred: Two bonus point per dollar spent during next 6 months, up to a total of 35000 bonus points.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4790 on: May 05, 2016, 09:32:09 AM »
No success on the citi AA platinum card. What's the best card to downgrade too.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4791 on: May 05, 2016, 11:21:57 AM »
No success on the citi AA platinum card. What's the best card to downgrade too.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4792 on: May 05, 2016, 05:25:48 PM »
Stay away from Barclay SM.
I sent the following message:
Hi i see that i have been charged an annual fee this month. Since some important benefits are going to be removed during the coming year such as the 10 percent return of points when redeeming for travel credits, I am considering closing the card to avoid paying the fee. I would likse to ask for the fee to be waived for this year. I have spent over ten thousand dollars on the card over the last year, and i would plan on continuing to do so.
Thank you

They responded by closing my account!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4793 on: May 05, 2016, 06:35:33 PM »
Anyone get anything from Amex prg? I called a couple times and also chat. Best thing they offered was $20 through chat

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4794 on: May 05, 2016, 10:14:41 PM »
Stay away from Barclay SM.
I sent the following message:
Hi i see that i have been charged an annual fee this month. Since some important benefits are going to be removed during the coming year such as the 10 percent return of points when redeeming for travel credits, I am considering closing the card to avoid paying the fee. I would likse to ask for the fee to be waived for this year. I have spent over ten thousand dollars on the card over the last year, and i would plan on continuing to do so.
Thank you

They responded by closing my account!

the old "you can't fire me, I quit" trick

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4795 on: May 06, 2016, 01:25:45 AM »
Stay away from Barclay SM.
I sent the following message:
Hi i see that i have been charged an annual fee this month. Since some important benefits are going to be removed during the coming year such as the 10 percent return of points when redeeming for travel credits, I am considering closing the card to avoid paying the fee. I would likse to ask for the fee to be waived for this year. I have spent over ten thousand dollars on the card over the last year, and i would plan on continuing to do so.
Thank you

They responded by closing my account!

I had a very similar story a few months back, I called and they reopened the card, apologising they gave me points for the trouble... :)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4796 on: May 09, 2016, 02:46:22 PM »
Any recent retention offers on citi AA (one with  $450 AF)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4797 on: May 09, 2016, 07:30:05 PM »
af hit on citi aa, ink, and ba. what can i expect? havent gotten any interesting offers yet
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4798 on: May 09, 2016, 11:18:38 PM »
$95 statement credit ink plus

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4799 on: May 09, 2016, 11:37:51 PM »
Stay away from Barclay SM.
I sent the following message:
Hi i see that i have been charged an annual fee this month. Since some important benefits are going to be removed during the coming year such as the 10 percent return of points when redeeming for travel credits, I am considering closing the card to avoid paying the fee. I would likse to ask for the fee to be waived for this year. I have spent over ten thousand dollars on the card over the last year, and i would plan on continuing to do so.
Thank you

They responded by closing my account!
Called them up and got 5000 points added to my account. So annual fee is only $45