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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 #6015 on: February 22, 2018, 11:38:29 PM »
Got full fee waived on BP
How much do you spend on the card annually?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6016 on: February 22, 2018, 11:39:43 PM »
Got full fee waived on BP



How long have you had it? How much did you put on it?



How much do you spend on the card annually?

Did you previously get a retention? Was there a points offer?
Clarifying why you are getting so many questions, because it's been a while since anyone got that
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6017 on: February 22, 2018, 11:39:47 PM »
Got full fee waived on BP
Wow that's awesome!
How long do you have this card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6018 on: February 22, 2018, 11:46:13 PM »
How long have you had it? How much did you put on it?
I've had it 2-3 years.
I spend in the 5-6 figures annually.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6019 on: February 23, 2018, 01:58:19 AM »
I've had it 2-3 years.
I spend in the 5-6 figures annually.
Did you get it waived every year till now?
Was it a regular Rep or someone higher up?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6020 on: February 23, 2018, 11:50:45 AM »
Did you get it waived every year till now?
Was it a regular Rep or someone higher up?
Previous years I received points, don't remember how many.
The rep asked her supervisor who told her to waive the fee.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6021 on: February 23, 2018, 02:34:11 PM »
Previous years I received points, don't remember how many.
The rep asked her supervisor who told her to waive the fee.
can you call for me too?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6022 on: February 25, 2018, 01:47:08 AM »
can you call for me too?
How may figures do you put on your card
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6023 on: February 25, 2018, 11:10:15 AM »
How may figures do you put on your card

I put 6-7 figures on my card. You think it will help ?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6024 on: February 25, 2018, 11:36:30 AM »
I put 6-7 figures on my card. You think it will help ?
I'm sure it's a factor in some sense or another.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6025 on: February 25, 2018, 11:52:09 AM »
I'm sure it's a factor in some sense or another.

Time will tell...
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Time will tell...
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6027 on: February 27, 2018, 10:33:18 PM »
Got $150 on Ritz Carlton no spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Got $150 on Ritz Carlton no spend.
How much did you spend on the card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6029 on: February 27, 2018, 11:17:36 PM »
A lot, 80k
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