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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 #5835 on: September 17, 2017, 01:23:12 PM »
personal or biz?
I got the same offer on Business, although I had a lot of spending that was the most they were willing to offer.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5836 on: September 17, 2017, 02:31:36 PM »
AMEX platinum $150 with no spending requirement to keep account open.
I got 5k MR for no points plus 10k MR for $2k spend.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5837 on: September 17, 2017, 02:41:19 PM »
Citi executive: $450 statement credit after spending 5k each month for 3 months (second year I got this)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5838 on: September 17, 2017, 06:30:03 PM »
Just got $50 each for 2 ink cash cards
nothing for CSR asked and the rep said they are not giving anything to anybody for CSR

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5839 on: September 17, 2017, 11:14:47 PM »
Anyone got good offers recently for Amex premier rewards gold?
anyone?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5840 on: September 17, 2017, 11:32:41 PM »
Just got $50 each for 2 ink cash cards
nothing for CSR asked and the rep said they are not giving anything to anybody for CSR
On the Ink Cash no annual fee card?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5841 on: September 18, 2017, 07:12:23 AM »
On the Ink Cash no annual fee card?
Yes i called for the CSR and then asked are there any offers on any of my other cards
(btw in the past I've gotten offers on my freedom card)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5842 on: September 18, 2017, 08:38:20 AM »
Just got $50 each for 2 ink cash cards
Any spend requirement?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5843 on: September 18, 2017, 12:35:55 PM »
Has anyone kept the Sapphire Reserve past the initial year.  Any wiggle room on the membership fee with Chase?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5844 on: September 18, 2017, 04:17:31 PM »
AF?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5846 on: September 18, 2017, 04:22:20 PM »
Got it.  Very interesting.  By lowering the CL they got the fee waived.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5847 on: September 18, 2017, 04:30:36 PM »
No, and don't ask them that you want to lower your CL so it can be waived...
call and ask to lower the CL, it will be refunded automatically, they did it after paying the AF, and it was refunded.
do i need to lower  my credit line or can i move the credit to a diff card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5848 on: September 18, 2017, 04:35:59 PM »
Oy, this really has to stop.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5849 on: September 18, 2017, 04:38:55 PM »
Oy, this really has to stop.
Unfortunately it probably will :(