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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 #6195 on: May 08, 2018, 10:38:59 PM »
You seem to be good at it... wanna call for me;)
I actually need some improvement in it with Amex.
But sure, for half of what I get I'll do it:)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6196 on: May 08, 2018, 10:55:39 PM »
I actually need some improvement in it with Amex.
But sure, for half of what I get I'll do it:)

So where is your strong point;)
 Maybe
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6197 on: May 08, 2018, 11:00:48 PM »
So where is your strong point;)
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Annoying you :)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6198 on: May 08, 2018, 11:11:43 PM »
I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6199 on: May 10, 2018, 01:25:05 AM »
I actually need some improvement in it with Amex.
But sure, for half of what I get I'll do it:)

Tried calling again today. No luck:(((
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6200 on: May 13, 2018, 11:16:33 PM »
The amex number listed in the wiki sounds like spam, no?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6201 on: May 13, 2018, 11:20:18 PM »
The amex number listed in the wiki sounds like spam, no?
Sounds very very serious. No nonsense

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6202 on: May 13, 2018, 11:36:42 PM »
The amex number listed in the wiki sounds like spam, no?
was as real as can be for me got a good retention offer

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« Reply #6203 on: May 13, 2018, 11:41:39 PM »
was as real as can be for me got a good retention offer
Yeah I know it's real but they should change the first recodring to their standard assistant Iva answering first.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6204 on: May 14, 2018, 04:57:57 PM »
BRG 5K- no spending required
Personal plat- 30k MR after 4k spend.

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« Reply #6205 on: May 15, 2018, 12:31:38 AM »
Sounds very very serious. No nonsense

Sound like a Corprate voice...
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6206 on: May 15, 2018, 05:08:26 PM »
PRG $50 +$50 after $500 spend
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10,000 MR after $1500 spend
SPG- nothing except invitation to downgrade to EDP, and to call back next week

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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SPG- nothing except invitation to downgrade to EDP, and to call back next week
Very interesting.
Can you find out the process. AKA will it be processed like a product change, or like a new card?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6208 on: May 15, 2018, 05:40:06 PM »
Will it be processed like a product change, or like a new card?

New card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6209 on: May 15, 2018, 05:41:42 PM »
New card.
They offered it to you and told you that?
Because it seems they are offering this to people, which would make me assume that they allowing product changes from different co-brands.
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