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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 #5505 on: April 13, 2017, 12:01:31 AM »
Any luck with Delta Gold?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5506 on: April 13, 2017, 01:33:29 AM »
$50 and $35 on SW personal cards. Second year.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5507 on: April 13, 2017, 10:43:12 PM »
Just got 10,000 spg points for keeping my account open. They first attempted to give $25 credit and I said nope and she gave me 10,000 points instead. Pretty big difference.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5508 on: April 14, 2017, 12:17:24 AM »
Just got 10,000 spg points for keeping my account open. They first attempted to give $25 credit and I said nope and she gave me 10,000 points instead. Pretty big difference.
Nice!


I had no luck with my amex gold for the 2nd year retention, they all tell me there's no offer on your account and if there was I would gladly offer you, they told me to call back later in the month or year to see if there's an offer on the account!
 Should I Huca or wait a bit?
(don't know if it helps but I spend around 20K on this card this year.)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5509 on: April 16, 2017, 05:44:18 PM »
Any1 have luck with the ink card

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5510 on: April 19, 2017, 11:56:25 PM »
What is the number for SPG retention? (I searched and didn't find wiki mentioned in this thread) thanks!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5511 on: April 20, 2017, 12:56:46 PM »
Or pay the AF. Definitely don't close it.
I have the ink plus and just got the AF. Why shouldnt I close it?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5512 on: April 20, 2017, 12:59:20 PM »
I have the ink plus and just got the AF. Why shouldnt I close it?
youll loose your CL

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5513 on: April 20, 2017, 01:05:32 PM »
youll loose your CL
Sorry whats a CL ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5514 on: April 20, 2017, 01:06:25 PM »
Does chase generally give retention bonuses on any of theyre cards?  How about waving the annual fee ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5516 on: April 20, 2017, 01:32:12 PM »
I have the ink plus and just got the AF. Why shouldnt I close it?
You'll never be able to get it again....
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5517 on: April 20, 2017, 02:00:05 PM »
You'll never be able to get it again....
what about downgrading to the ink cash

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5518 on: April 20, 2017, 06:18:51 PM »
I have SPG personal and business. I called to close personal and they offered 10K. Can I close card as soon as 10K posts or will I lose them?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5519 on: April 21, 2017, 12:01:27 AM »
I have SPG personal and business. I called to close personal and they offered 10K. Can I close card as soon as 10K posts or will I lose them?

As long as they postto your SPG account you can.
Your points are safe.