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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.
 • 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 #6135 on: April 11, 2018, 01:13:18 PM »
Spg $50.
Citi advantage (MasterCard) nothing.
Citi advantage (amex) first time in 5 years they wouldn't give me anything.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6136 on: April 12, 2018, 03:08:14 PM »
IB $50.00 statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6137 on: April 13, 2018, 01:00:12 PM »
Citi Premier - $50 statement credit after 5 transactions of $10 each.
Citi AA - Nothing.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6138 on: April 18, 2018, 10:07:17 PM »
but I don’t want to risk having to pay the annual fee and not get any offer
worst case scenario, would it be prorated and it would be only a few bucks?! or is that the old days?
i waited a month or so and got 7k for 1k spend on spg

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6139 on: April 18, 2018, 10:08:17 PM »
I called as well an they told me offers populate every 13 months since the last accepted offer
if true its great to keep in mind

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6140 on: April 18, 2018, 10:10:01 PM »
Curios to know what you guys mention when asking for a retention bonus?
   Mention anything about shutting the card?
   Mention how the annual fee is not worth the value of the card?
  Or just ask for a retention offer?
i've tried all, but i find if you say you want to close card it gets you the farthest

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6141 on: April 20, 2018, 01:05:25 PM »
Business Platinum - Fee waived

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6142 on: April 20, 2018, 03:15:46 PM »
Business Platinum - Fee waived
Cool. Spend? Age of account?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6143 on: April 23, 2018, 09:08:15 AM »
Any recent dps on Chase Marriott Biz offers?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6144 on: April 23, 2018, 09:20:47 AM »
Called for my Amex prg. Rep said to call back in May since I got my last retention offer last April.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6145 on: April 23, 2018, 10:49:12 AM »
first time calling,
Amex Preferred was offer :
- 2kMR upfront and after spent 2k$ in 90days  another 3k MR
- $1k spend receive $50

i took the first offer ..

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6146 on: April 23, 2018, 10:58:44 AM »
Called for my Amex prg. Rep said to call back in May since I got my last retention offer last April.
Yeah, I keep on getting that. But it seems that they are right, as so far I did get the offer when I called back later.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6147 on: April 24, 2018, 07:16:41 PM »
not sure if this is right thread but just got retention bonus for spg spend $500/one month, get 7,000 spg points. thought that was better than spend 2k in three months for $75. if there is a better thread to post this in, please advise

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6148 on: April 25, 2018, 03:03:24 PM »
First time calling for retention. Very painless experience. Called numbers on the back of the respective cards.  Called for Amex SPG Business first then Amex SPG Personal.

Amex SPG Business - $12,000 spend (nothing in last six months) - offered 10,000 points with no min spend.

Amex SPG Personal - $17,000 spend - offered $75 statement credit after $2,000 spend in three months. Took it but immediately regretted not asking what the points based offer was. Called back twenty minutes later and was told that they can't see what the offer would've been as once accepted the system clears but to call back after 30 days.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6149 on: April 26, 2018, 06:03:00 PM »
I called as well an they told me offers populate every 13 months since the last accepted offer

So today was exactly 13 months, and behold, offers appeared.

SPG Personal: 7k points spend $500 30days
 - Other offer was $35 credit after spending $2k (dont know why they even bother with this one)
 - Last years offer was 10k no spend
Personal Gold: 20K points. 5k upfront, 15k spend $3k
 - Other offer was $50 upfront, another $50 after $1k spend