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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 #6375 on: September 07, 2018, 04:00:19 AM »
Offered $200/20K MR after $3K/3 months, Ameriprise Platinum.  Reps were very cordial in trying to convince me to stay, but my travel patterns don't allow me to make use of the Centurion lounges, Delta SkyClubs, or Uber credits. Canceled card (and I'd rather the Schwab version anyway in the future).

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6376 on: September 12, 2018, 09:36:06 PM »
No retention offers for CSP for me this year. I've had account 3 years and not targeted again. Received with statement credit last year for retention. Ultimately kept card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6377 on: September 13, 2018, 08:53:43 PM »
Got $300 for Amex Plat after $4K spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6378 on: October 05, 2018, 01:23:25 AM »
Got a full 450 refund for AMEX plat. No spend, couldn’t believe it

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6379 on: October 05, 2018, 10:08:48 AM »
Got $300 for Amex Plat after $4K spend
Got a full 450 refund for AMEX plat. No spend, couldn’t believe it
Did you guys spend on it other than for SUB?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6380 on: October 05, 2018, 11:28:29 AM »
Did you guys spend on it other than for SUB?
Sorry unclear what SUB is, but yes I do spend on it

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6381 on: October 05, 2018, 11:29:45 AM »
Sorry unclear what SUB is, but yes I do spend on it
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6382 on: October 05, 2018, 05:12:27 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6383 on: October 07, 2018, 04:51:25 PM »
Anyone successful on the CSR?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6384 on: October 07, 2018, 09:46:41 PM »
Biz Plat: 30k. Additional 50k after 40k spend
 
Biz Gold: 30k. Additional 50k after 40k spend

Biz Gold: 5k. Additional 15k after 10k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6385 on: October 07, 2018, 09:48:43 PM »
Biz Plat: 30k. Additional 50k after 40k spend
 
Biz Gold: 30k. Additional 50k after 40k spend

Biz Gold: 5k. Additional 15k after 10k spend
Looks like they're being more generous now. Almost no one got more than 20k after $10k spend a few months back.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6386 on: October 07, 2018, 11:21:57 PM »
Biz Plat: 30k. Additional 50k after 40k spend
 
Biz Gold: 30k. Additional 50k after 40k spend

Biz Gold: 5k. Additional 15k after 10k spend
in 1 call or called in separate for each card?
was it the first offer they gave you?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6387 on: October 08, 2018, 01:11:25 AM »
any retention for ritz? Trying to decide whether to keep it open. I've had it for two years. I lowered CL so that I didn't have to pay AF but that doesn't seem to work again since I got hit with the AF. Advice? thanks.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6388 on: October 09, 2018, 08:10:27 AM »
Anyone over get a retention offer on the reserve card ?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6389 on: October 09, 2018, 02:42:52 PM »
biz plat 5k + 15K after spending 10K