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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 #6510 on: March 11, 2019, 07:43:04 PM »
have people been getting anything on amex business plat?
For me, no.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6511 on: March 11, 2019, 07:45:01 PM »
For me, no.
+1, but I should call again now.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6512 on: March 11, 2019, 07:48:24 PM »
+1, but I should call again now.
It is getting worse, I had 3 AF hit, none offered anything, Aviator, Aviator Business, Citi AA.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6513 on: March 11, 2019, 07:50:39 PM »
It is getting worse, I had 3 AF hit, none offered anything, Aviator, Aviator Business, Citi AA.
So far I'm 0 for 2, but I'll definitely keep calling.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6514 on: March 11, 2019, 07:51:26 PM »
So far I'm 0 for 2, but I'll definitely keep calling.
I am going to try one more time .
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6515 on: March 12, 2019, 12:43:04 AM »
Marriott and ink hit, they not giving anything gonna call again

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6516 on: March 12, 2019, 06:20:29 AM »
Anyone ever get for BofA?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6517 on: March 12, 2019, 04:11:57 PM »
Got: (US) Amex Gold spend $2000 in three months earn 15,000 bonus points.

Should I try for better retention?





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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6518 on: March 12, 2019, 07:46:01 PM »
Jet Blue Business card waived AF however rep mentioned that it's a once in a lifetime courtesy... (not sure what to make of that)
One thing is for sure, it's the end of my Jet Blue Plus card, unless I'm missing something...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6519 on: March 12, 2019, 08:02:10 PM »
have people been getting anything on amex business plat?
friend of mine was offered 50K points for $40K spend and closed the card, while someone else I know was offered 30K points on the spot + 50K points for $40K spend and accepted the offer

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6520 on: March 13, 2019, 03:18:40 PM »
have people been getting anything on amex business plat?
Just got offered 5k+5k for 3k spend. They're getting very aggressive about convincing you to downgrade rather than offer a bonus it seems

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6521 on: March 13, 2019, 07:31:00 PM »
Marriott and ink hit, they not giving anything gonna call again
Just got $50 statement credit for Marriott premier plus.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6522 on: March 13, 2019, 07:43:44 PM »
$95 statement credit on SPG biz

Initial offer was only $50, but they went up to $95 with a little convincing
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6523 on: March 13, 2019, 08:14:20 PM »
Just canceled DL gold. No offers.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6524 on: March 13, 2019, 09:04:26 PM »
Just canceled DL gold. No offers.
I've accrued a lot of value from regular au offers on DW's DL Gold
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