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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 #5895 on: October 26, 2017, 05:03:10 PM »
AF just posted and I paid it. Any chance I can get a bonus now even though I paid it?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5896 on: October 26, 2017, 06:59:32 PM »
AF just posted and I paid it. Any chance I can get a bonus now even though I paid it?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5897 on: October 26, 2017, 10:13:11 PM »
Yes
+1. AF posted on my SPG Business card 3 weeks ago, just did not see it on time.Called today but no bonus was offered , called again and was told I got the fee waived last year and was awarded 10k points the prior year, nothing they are willing to offer today   :( I kept the card .
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5898 on: October 29, 2017, 06:41:09 PM »
Arrival+
-->unable to waive annual fee.
-->Offered downgrade, which I declined.
JetBlue+
waived 1/2 of the fee (i.e., $99 became $49.50).
-->>After he waived the JetBlue+, I asked, "Are you sure you can't do the same for the Arrival+?" He said, "unfortunately no."
Then I asked, "Are there any other offers available on this card?"
He said, "Actually, yes, spend $1000/m * 3m, get $50 statement credit."
I said, "yes, please".
(I wanted to say, why didn't you proactively offer it? But I guess lesson here is, if you don't ask, you may not get offered.)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5899 on: November 03, 2017, 11:21:40 AM »
just got a $50 SC on the CIC approx. 75 days after downgrading to it from CIP which I had previously for 60 days.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5900 on: November 03, 2017, 11:25:15 AM »
Was much better before...
terrible to see such changes since my AF is coming up
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5901 on: November 03, 2017, 12:00:43 PM »
terrible to see such changes since my AF is coming up
Hey, can't hurt to HUCA a bit...
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5902 on: November 03, 2017, 01:26:02 PM »
Did anyone ever got anything on Amex Delta Platinum? Tried HUCA a few times, so far nothing.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5903 on: November 03, 2017, 02:42:28 PM »
Hey, can't hurt to HUCA a bit...
true tho I just tried a random retention  (not af related) with dl biz gold and brg and both failed
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5904 on: November 06, 2017, 06:27:52 PM »
Spg personal - $50 statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5905 on: November 06, 2017, 06:44:35 PM »
Spg personal - $50 statement credit
Thanks for the reminder. Need to HUCA. First Rep just made up stories and was ready to close my account. Hope I'm successful. Put on a decent amount of money there this year.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5906 on: November 06, 2017, 06:53:23 PM »
Thanks for the reminder. Need to HUCA. First Rep just made up stories and was ready to close my account. Hope I'm successful. Put on a decent amount of money there this year.
I had to go through some other department who had to ask the supervisor and finally got that on my 3rd try

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5907 on: November 07, 2017, 05:42:05 AM »
AF posted on spg biz, called for offer rep said nothing available, but she checked other cards and comes back to tell me on my platinum business card she can give me$350 offer, I said go ahead 😊

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5908 on: November 07, 2017, 08:43:17 AM »
AF posted on spg biz, called for offer rep said nothing available, but she checked other cards and comes back to tell me on my platinum business card she can give me$350 offer, I said go ahead 😊
from what I've een I thought amex you have to be more specific, as in they don't offer to you on a silver platter. Am I wrong?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5909 on: November 07, 2017, 09:19:05 AM »
i HUCAed a bunch of times for my SPG personal after my AF posted, and they all said the same thing " the system has no offers for you" i also tired for my BP which my fee is due in Dec and same result. >:(