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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 #5850 on: September 18, 2017, 04:52:03 PM »
Oy, this really has to stop.
chase will take care of that for you
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5851 on: September 18, 2017, 10:09:08 PM »
Unfortunately it probably will :(
Yup. I heard 2nd year is getting charged

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5852 on: September 18, 2017, 10:20:41 PM »
Just got $50 each for 2 ink cash cards
Thanks for the heads-up. Got the offer

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5853 on: September 18, 2017, 10:27:26 PM »
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)
Thank you, good to know.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5854 on: September 19, 2017, 08:36:29 PM »
Any spend requirement?
nope just asked me to keep using it

Thanks for the heads-up. Got the offer
Thank you, good to know.

glad I could help  :)
I've also gotten offers on the no annual fee freedom cards
I always ask them to just check all my cards when I call


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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5855 on: September 19, 2017, 08:38:04 PM »
Got it.  Very interesting.  By lowering the CL they got the fee waived.

Oy, this really has to stop.
Unfortunately it probably will :(
chase will take care of that for you

Am I missing something here?
were some posts deleted?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5856 on: September 19, 2017, 08:55:06 PM »
Am I missing something here?
were some posts deleted?
Read again
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5857 on: September 19, 2017, 08:58:04 PM »
Am I missing something here?
were some posts deleted?
Yes, some posts were deleted.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5858 on: September 19, 2017, 09:01:02 PM »
Amex biz plat $150 statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5859 on: September 19, 2017, 09:02:00 PM »
Amex biz plat $150 statement credit
Just now? They're still open?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5860 on: September 19, 2017, 09:03:36 PM »
Just now? They're still open?
Lol a few days ago. Just got around to posting this. It wasn't a regular rep - I was transferred to another department or something due to the limited staff because of the hurricane

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Yes, some posts were deleted.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5862 on: September 24, 2017, 10:23:28 PM »
I just called Amex because my af is due to come next month and they told me that they can't offer me anything since last year this time they already gave me an offer. Is that true or huca?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5863 on: September 24, 2017, 10:50:59 PM »
I just called Amex because my af is due to come next month and they told me that they can't offer me anything since last year this time they already gave me an offer. Is that true or huca?
Huca, i just got an AF waived on same card 2 years in a row, took 3 calls, but had done good amount of spending on it. Does not hurt to Huca a couple of more times.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5864 on: September 27, 2017, 07:06:28 PM »
Any retentions on the arrival+ recently?
Rep told me she hasnt seen any offers all september, told me to see if they come back in october...interesting