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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 #5700 on: June 16, 2017, 02:38:09 PM »
5K for Delta business

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5701 on: June 16, 2017, 02:46:22 PM »
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.
+1 just had that happen to me with my United card last week.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5702 on: June 16, 2017, 07:02:57 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
Had same exact story a while ago (even the all caps on the second credit ). Adjusted after a couple of days.

Don't spend that money just yet...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5703 on: June 17, 2017, 10:16:03 PM »
Anything from sapphire reserve?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5704 on: June 21, 2017, 04:29:37 PM »
I got 2-3 months ago
how much did you spend? and what offer did you get?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5705 on: June 21, 2017, 04:31:00 PM »
how much did you spend? and what offer did you get?

Actually haven't spent anything on that card. AF fee waived
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5706 on: June 21, 2017, 04:53:13 PM »
Actually haven't spent anything on that card. AF fee waived
first time for AF to post or got it waived already once? i called yesterday for my AF on ink plus i spend like $2000 monthly but no success  didn't got anything last year either 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5707 on: June 21, 2017, 05:00:45 PM »
first time for AF to post or got it waived already once? i called yesterday for my AF on ink plus i spend like $2000 monthly but no success  didn't got anything last year either

Have this card for over 2 years never paid AF on this card
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5708 on: June 21, 2017, 05:47:18 PM »
Have this card for over 2 years never paid AF on this card
you are lucky!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5709 on: June 21, 2017, 05:49:19 PM »
you are lucky!
I would gladly pay a $200 AF for this card. $95 is a bargain. Best CC out there by far

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5710 on: June 21, 2017, 06:24:45 PM »
I would gladly pay a $200 AF for this card. $95 is a bargain. Best CC out there by far
if you have CSR and you don't  spend on 5x category more then 25k there is no reason to keep it! 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5711 on: June 21, 2017, 06:34:14 PM »
if you have CSR and you don't  spend on 5x category more then 25k there is no reason to keep it!
so then just downgrade to the No AF ink cash

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5712 on: June 21, 2017, 07:36:32 PM »
so then just downgrade to the No AF ink cash
I think that's what he meant

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5713 on: June 22, 2017, 04:51:17 PM »
any recent Hyatt retention offers?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5714 on: June 23, 2017, 12:42:45 AM »
Anything from sapphire reserve?

Dont think we will see those before mid 2018...