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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 #5985 on: February 11, 2018, 04:46:07 AM »
 I've been trying for the past 2 years to waive my annual fee on the united explorer card but had no luck, any recent reports of a retention bonus on this card?
    or think I'm going to shut it not much use out of it?
( unless I should downgrade it to no annual fee United card?)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5986 on: February 11, 2018, 04:48:31 AM »
I've been trying for the past 2 years to waive my annual fee on the united explorer card but had no luck, any recent reports of a retention bonus on this card?
    or think I'm going to shut it not much use out of it?
( unless I should downgrade it to no annual fee United card?)
It's actually funny, because I believe what I've seen indicated that that is kind of an easy one, I think 5k was the number.
But definitely downgrade if needed, why not?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5987 on: February 11, 2018, 04:57:13 AM »
It's actually funny, because I believe what I've seen indicated that that is kind of an easy one, I think 5k was the number.
But definitely downgrade if needed, why not?
I will try once or twice more with the retention offer otherwise will downgrade, Thanks.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5988 on: February 11, 2018, 05:01:52 AM »
I will try once or twice more with the retention offer otherwise will downgrade, Thanks.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5989 on: February 11, 2018, 05:34:56 AM »
I've been trying for the past 2 years to waive my annual fee on the united explorer card but had no luck, any recent reports of a retention bonus on this card?
    or think I'm going to shut it not much use out of it?
( unless I should downgrade it to no annual fee United card?)
I also found it impossible to get retention. I downgraded to the no AF one.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5990 on: February 11, 2018, 05:44:27 AM »
It'll be sad to lose it. Love the card, keep in mind if you ever use MPX the extra miles may help make the card worth it.

I believe the no-fee version also enables the 25% MPX bonus, but I may be wrong.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5991 on: February 11, 2018, 05:50:15 AM »


I believe the no-fee version also enables the 25% MPX bonus, but I may be wrong.
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Fractions of miles will not be awarded for MileagePlus X transactions, and the number of miles awarded will be rounded down to the nearest whole number. Primary cardmembers of a United MileagePlus Credit Card from Chase will receive a 25% bonus in addition to the miles otherwise awarded by MileagePlus in connection with transactions made through the MileagePlus X app. Bonus not available for authorized users of the account. Chase Bank USA, N.A. is not responsible for the provision of or the failure to provide the promotional offers. The Cardmember bonus will post directly to your United MileagePlus account and will not appear on your Chase statement.
The terms indicate you are correct. Doesn't say clearly, but seems so.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5992 on: February 11, 2018, 08:08:05 AM »
You can only downgrade to the one that you get .5 miles per $1?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5993 on: February 11, 2018, 01:00:08 PM »
It's actually funny, because I believe what I've seen indicated that that is kind of an easy one, I think 5k was the number.
But definitely downgrade if needed, why not?

I believe it is inaccurate IINM in the last few years it has been very very hard.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5994 on: February 11, 2018, 01:01:38 PM »
Amex Platinum personal.

$50 statement credit no spend. 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5995 on: February 11, 2018, 01:02:43 PM »
I believe it is inaccurate IINM in the last few years it has been very very hard.
I looked it up, seems it was an easier card turned sour.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5996 on: February 11, 2018, 03:28:56 PM »
Amex Platinum personal.

$50 statement credit no spend.
Worth $500??

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5998 on: February 11, 2018, 03:59:51 PM »
What?

Translation: Is it still worth paying $500 to you to keep the card open, even after the $50 credit?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5999 on: February 11, 2018, 04:02:18 PM »
Translation: Is it still worth paying $500 to you to keep the card open, even after the $50 credit?
That obviously varies from person to person, some people can take advantage of the card if it were $200 AF and some can get allot from it @$550
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