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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 #5955 on: January 05, 2018, 12:31:00 PM »
Called for 2 Aaviator cards, both AF waived plus 5000 pts for $1000 spend (90 days)
This card isn't great, but between the two of them, I think I've paid one AF in the four years (US Airways card)
Just makes me more annoyed with the stubbornness of Barclays recon reps.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5956 on: January 09, 2018, 02:49:46 AM »
Just makes me more annoyed with the stubbornness of Barclays recon reps.
Interesting. Called for my wife no retention bonus, "cannot even transfer me to a retention specialist". Called now for mine. Immediate transfer to a manager. Annual fee waved no question asked. (Besides ongoing promotion for 15,000 miles after $500 spend in the next three months.)
Moral of the story:Ask right away for a manager?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5957 on: January 09, 2018, 03:00:56 AM »
Interesting. Called for my wife no retention bonus, "cannot even transfer me to a retention specialist". Called now for mine. Immediate transfer to a manager. Annual fee waved no question asked. (Besides ongoing promotion for 15,000 miles after $500 spend in the next three months.)
Moral of the story:Ask right away for a manager?
Which card? What number did you call?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5958 on: January 09, 2018, 03:51:29 AM »
Back of my card. Regular number.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5959 on: January 09, 2018, 12:35:51 PM »
Aviator card AF waived.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5960 on: January 10, 2018, 01:12:13 AM »
Aviator card AF waived.
How long before the fee posted did you call? TIA
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5961 on: January 15, 2018, 02:35:23 PM »
AMEX SPG BIZ

Got offered $50 or 10K SPG

Don't even need to say what I took

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5962 on: January 15, 2018, 08:58:29 PM »
Aviator card AF waived.

Same. Easiest effort in 3 years of getting it waived also.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5963 on: January 15, 2018, 08:58:55 PM »
AMEX SPG BIZ

Got offered $50 or 10K SPG

Don't even need to say what I took

How much did you spend on it? They wouldn't offer me anything.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5964 on: January 15, 2018, 09:57:20 PM »
How long before the fee posted did you call? TIA
after the fee posted
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5966 on: January 15, 2018, 11:46:08 PM »
Same. Easiest effort in 3 years of getting it waived also.
Which number did you call?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5967 on: January 16, 2018, 11:08:24 AM »
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5968 on: January 16, 2018, 03:13:19 PM »
How much did you spend on it? They wouldn't offer me anything.

Spent 30K

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5969 on: January 21, 2018, 04:41:34 PM »
Which number did you call?

Number on the back of the card