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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 #6495 on: February 18, 2019, 01:25:00 AM »
Was told by someone within Amex, that they aren't offering retention on the BP due to it being rebranded.
Got 8k Mr points. No spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6496 on: February 18, 2019, 01:43:16 AM »
Got 8k Mr points. No spend
Nice. Did you talk to customer service reps or a special department? What did you ask for? I have 8 Amex cards for many years, and in the last 3 years I was never offered anything.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6497 on: February 18, 2019, 01:46:45 AM »
Regular customer service, she was actually pretty good mood, and sounded happy with her job ...
She put me on hold to check any offers, and came back that on next statement I'll see 8k added to my account, which actually we're there on just a few minutes.
Was actually shocked myself.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6498 on: February 18, 2019, 01:50:12 AM »
Regular customer service, she was actually pretty good mood, and sounded happy with her job ...
She put me on hold to check any offers, and came back that on next statement I'll see 8k added to my account, which actually we're there on just a few minutes.
Was actually shocked myself.
Thanks, will try again.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6499 on: February 18, 2019, 02:17:47 AM »
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6500 on: February 18, 2019, 02:35:18 PM »
Got 8k Mr points. No spend
did they offer you better if you spend x amout?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6501 on: February 19, 2019, 11:23:13 AM »
did they offer you better if you spend x amout?
I asked but no

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6502 on: February 19, 2019, 11:24:37 AM »
Got 8k Mr points. No spend
Whoever was being me מקנא.... I'm under financial review now...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6503 on: February 20, 2019, 12:17:50 AM »
Whoever was being me מקנא.... I'm under financial review now...
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6504 on: February 20, 2019, 02:24:20 AM »
Whoever was being me מקנא.... I'm under financial review now...
Good luck. All issuers are in a panic mode, I had Chase, Barclays and Citi during the last 6 months lower the limit on several cards I had a very high limit on, e.g Citi Costco business lowered from $58000 to $10000 for no reason other than you have very high credit limits with us and others  etc
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6505 on: February 20, 2019, 05:43:03 AM »
Good luck. All issuers are in a panic mode

Why is that?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6506 on: February 20, 2019, 06:52:58 AM »
Why is that?
Maybe they read DDF, and saw what was happening in the PSA thread ;-)

They will be taking a large hit if people can't pay them back.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6507 on: February 20, 2019, 05:31:18 PM »
SW (personal) Plus ($69 AF)

$35 statement credit

no spend

Not sure it makes sense (especially since i have the SW Premier Business).

Comments on that welcome.


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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6508 on: March 09, 2019, 04:05:09 PM »
No retention offer on Barclay Aviator Red - cancelled card as a result.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6509 on: March 11, 2019, 10:51:28 AM »
have people been getting anything on amex business plat?