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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 #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

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6390 on: October 10, 2018, 11:19:29 PM »
spg business. 10k  points + another 20K points after spend $6K in 90 days
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6391 on: October 11, 2018, 12:00:15 AM »
Spg personal. 30k points for spending 3k. Also offered $100 for $2500 spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6392 on: October 13, 2018, 11:14:08 PM »
Any retention for the everyday day preferred?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6393 on: October 14, 2018, 12:18:11 AM »
 When calling bank for retention, how long before or after annual fee do you call?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6394 on: October 14, 2018, 12:31:22 AM »
jetblue personal. AF refunded  AND spend 1k earn 5k points

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6395 on: October 14, 2018, 12:36:12 AM »
When is best time to call in for retention? When af hits or any time?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6396 on: October 14, 2018, 04:04:26 AM »
jetblue personal. AF refunded  AND spend 1k earn 5k points
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6397 on: October 14, 2018, 02:35:31 PM »
When calling bank for retention, how long before or after annual fee do you call?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6398 on: October 15, 2018, 11:33:27 AM »
Any offers lately on PRG (or whatever it's now called)?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6399 on: October 16, 2018, 06:22:27 PM »
in 1 call or called in separate for each card?
was it the first offer they gave you?
1 call. Worked the rep..