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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 #5720 on: June 25, 2017, 10:29:31 PM »
What did you say?
I took both offers


It doesn't help you much on the farm?
The cards help us get from the farm to the big city
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5721 on: June 25, 2017, 10:31:23 PM »
I took the offer

The card helps me get from the farm to the big city
I meant what was the reason you told them you were planning to close for?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5722 on: June 25, 2017, 10:32:53 PM »
I meant what was the reason you told them you were planning to close for?
Told them that there was lots of redundancy in having a personal plat, biz plat, and biz plat for DW
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5723 on: June 25, 2017, 10:35:06 PM »
Told them that there was lots of redundancy in having a personal plat, biz plat, and biz plat for DW
Lol. OK.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5724 on: June 26, 2017, 08:53:13 PM »
Amex Plat
Got 2 options
1. $300 Statement credit
2. 30k MR (no spending needed)

Took option 2 next day points posted

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5725 on: June 26, 2017, 08:54:49 PM »
Amex Plat
Got 2 options
1. $300 Statement credit
2. 30k MR (no spending needed)

Took option 2 next day points posted
personal or biz?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5727 on: June 26, 2017, 10:53:02 PM »
Personal
For how long have you had the card?
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5728 on: June 27, 2017, 12:20:25 AM »
For how long have you had the card?
1 year

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5729 on: June 27, 2017, 12:31:24 AM »
1 year
wow,   DW was offered $100 statement or 5k MR upfront and another 10k MR after 3000 spend.  any reason not to close after do the spend and get the points? (assuming I don't want the card)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5730 on: June 29, 2017, 10:16:25 PM »
Amex personal gold. 50 statement credit. And another 50 after $500 spend in 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5731 on: June 30, 2017, 02:47:11 PM »
I was told to use my platinum more and I would get a better offer, so just got 5 up front and 10 after 2k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5732 on: July 03, 2017, 08:13:40 PM »
anything recent for chase hyatt?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5733 on: July 04, 2017, 01:10:19 AM »
Chase Ink
$95 statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5734 on: July 04, 2017, 09:12:13 PM »
Chase Ink
$95 statement credit
Lucky you.
Nothing on mine.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5735 on: July 05, 2017, 10:06:12 AM »
10k on spg seems to be the norm got it for 2 friends one (after only first year with card) was only offered 2.5k after 1k spend HUCAed and got $95 after 1k asked for points and got 10k no spend
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5736 on: July 05, 2017, 04:30:59 PM »
Chase Ink
$95 statement credit
I got $50 statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5737 on: July 10, 2017, 05:43:31 PM »
Fee hit for my amex green charge card, I called for a retention offer and was offered the following...upgrade to PRG w/ annual fee waived for first year AND 20k MR after $2k spend.  (*I have already worked my way through most amex cards, including PRG, so this was a great offer!)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5738 on: July 10, 2017, 06:41:17 PM »
green business, low spend-  $50

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5739 on: July 12, 2017, 12:52:15 PM »
Fee hit for my amex green charge card, I called for a retention offer and was offered the following...upgrade to PRG w/ annual fee waived for first year AND 20k MR after $2k spend.  (*I have already worked my way through most amex cards, including PRG, so this was a great offer!)

How much spend were you putting on it?