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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 #5685 on: June 11, 2017, 12:19:43 AM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5688 on: June 11, 2017, 10:22:01 AM »
Why is he playing the game at that hour?
And in this thread...?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5689 on: June 13, 2017, 06:56:24 PM »
I wanted to close my platinum card after the first year.

A representative offered me either a 300 dollar statement credit or 30k MR points. Took the points.

With my business platinum it's worth 600 dollars.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5690 on: June 13, 2017, 07:52:50 PM »
I wanted to close my platinum card after the first year.

I was offered either a 300 dollar statement credit or 30k MR points. Took the points.

With my business platinum it's work 600 dollars.
Wow, surprised to see that even in the first year, and yes if your going to be using it for the sky then yes an amazing offer.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5691 on: June 13, 2017, 08:26:31 PM »
Wow, surprised to see that even in the first year, and yes if your going to be using it for the sky then yes an amazing offer.
I got offered $150/15k after a few months.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5692 on: June 13, 2017, 08:32:11 PM »
I got offered $150/15k after a few months.
Did you spend a lot?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5693 on: June 13, 2017, 09:19:53 PM »
I wanted to close my platinum card after the first year.

A representative offered me either a 300 dollar statement credit or 30k MR points. Took the points.

How much had you spent on the Plat?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5694 on: June 13, 2017, 09:46:36 PM »
Did you spend a lot?
Well, I had to spend 20k for the bonus. Didnt spend much on that cars afterwards.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5695 on: June 14, 2017, 07:26:23 PM »
How much had you spent on the Plat?
Almost 30k.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5696 on: June 15, 2017, 01:19:20 AM »
Any1 get any retention offer on the ink card recently?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5697 on: June 15, 2017, 06:11:00 PM »
Any1 get any retention offer on the ink card recently?

I got 2-3 months ago
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5698 on: June 15, 2017, 06:34:42 PM »
I downgraded my Sapphire pref. to Freedom Unlimited, I have a DOUBLE Annual Fee Refund of $95!! I wonder if they'll pull one back.... Pic attached (if i did it properly)... ;D
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5699 on: June 15, 2017, 07:50:20 PM »
I downgraded my Sapphire pref. to Freedom Unlimited, I have a DOUBLE Annual Fee Refund of $95!! I wonder if they'll pull one back.... Pic attached (if i did it properly)... ;D
Happened to my ink card last year, but they adjusted it. Difference is that my fee refunds and adjustments all took place on the same day.
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