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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 #5820 on: September 05, 2017, 02:02:41 PM »
You have 30 days to cancel and get refunded
i know
im past thirty days....

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5821 on: September 05, 2017, 02:33:39 PM »
Is it a regular thing for Barclays not to let you downgrade the arrival+ ?
Yes, i always ask for a supervisor right away, they usually do it.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5822 on: September 06, 2017, 09:51:16 AM »
Biz plat: $150 or 15k points
Simply cash: $100
Biz Gold: $50 or 5k points
Blu Biz plus: $50

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5823 on: September 06, 2017, 10:00:03 AM »
Biz plat: $150 or 15k points
Simply cash: $100
Biz Gold: $50 or 5k points
Blu Biz plus: $50

BB+ has been out for far less than a year.  How were you even in a position for a retention?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5824 on: September 06, 2017, 02:25:51 PM »
BB+ has been out for far less than a year.  How were you even in a position for a retention?
All during one call or you called separately for each card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5825 on: September 06, 2017, 04:09:18 PM »
BB+ has been out for far less than a year.  How were you even in a position for a retention?
I actually opened all three cards back in July. (other then the Gold.) Retention offers are not associated with Yearly fees.   

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5826 on: September 06, 2017, 04:12:16 PM »
All during one call or you called separately for each card?
All one call. Actually started the conversation  with the Gold which had my yearly fee posted.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5827 on: September 06, 2017, 11:46:14 PM »
Biz plat: $150 or 15k points
Simply cash: $100
Biz Gold: $50 or 5k points
Blu Biz plus: $50

Good for you. Solid.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5828 on: September 08, 2017, 04:15:56 PM »
Anyone got good offers recently for Amex premier rewards gold?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5829 on: September 08, 2017, 05:30:22 PM »
Anyone have an updated Citi number

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5830 on: September 10, 2017, 06:17:45 PM »
Retention offers are not associated with Yearly fees.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5831 on: September 15, 2017, 10:26:01 AM »
Any recent offers on United explorer?
Phone rep says that they quit giving retention credits in October 2016.
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5832 on: September 17, 2017, 10:34:52 AM »
AMEX platinum $150 with no spending requirement to keep account open.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5833 on: September 17, 2017, 11:59:12 AM »
AMEX platinum $150 with no spending requirement to keep account open.
personal or biz?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5834 on: September 17, 2017, 12:08:32 PM »