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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 #6525 on: March 13, 2019, 10:49:55 PM »
Keep getting an offer on my bonvoy biz for 45,000 points after 20,000 spend in three months. Any chance this will change to something more manageable for me.

Also didnt get an offer on delta biz-anyone have same thing happen to them?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6526 on: March 13, 2019, 11:55:50 PM »
I've accrued a lot of value from regular au offers on DW's DL Gold
Biz version. Offers have been crap on it.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6527 on: March 19, 2019, 02:47:55 PM »
Amex BGR ($175 fee), 5k + 25k after $10k spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6528 on: April 04, 2019, 08:51:10 PM »
$95 statement credit on SPG biz

Initial offer was only $50, but they went up to $95 with a little convincing
didn't give me any such offer so just closed

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6529 on: April 05, 2019, 09:06:20 PM »
Again, no offers ever for me from Amex, PRG /Gold AF hit today, NO OFFERS, I kept it open.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6530 on: April 06, 2019, 01:06:57 AM »
No offers on SPG/Bonvoy personal. No spend on my part - closed.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6531 on: April 09, 2019, 11:41:58 AM »
No offers on SPG/Bonvoy personal. No spend on my part - closed.
No reason to close. The free night is worth more than the AF just dont use it

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6532 on: April 09, 2019, 04:32:53 PM »
No reason to close. The free night is worth more than the AF just dont use it

The free night doesn't mesh with my travel patterns anymore  since the recent massive devaluation.  I decided to "vote" with my feet  ;D

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6533 on: April 09, 2019, 04:44:25 PM »
The free night doesn't mesh with my travel patterns anymore  since the recent massive devaluation.  I decided to "vote" with my feet  ;D
Well, when you pay $95 for something that you can easily sell for more than $95, it's smart to keep paying for it and flipping it...
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6534 on: April 09, 2019, 04:46:28 PM »
Well, when you pay $95 for something that you can easily sell for more than $95, it's smart to keep paying for it and flipping it...
exactly you can sell it for $160 pretty easily

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6535 on: April 10, 2019, 03:53:25 PM »
exactly you can sell it for $160 pretty easily

I'm at the stage in life and accrue enough points organically where I'd rather not deal with it... ::)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6536 on: April 10, 2019, 04:33:12 PM »
I'm at the stage in life and accrue enough points organically where I'd rather not deal with it... ::)
I think you're missing the point, but you don't need our permission to cancel your card.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6537 on: April 10, 2019, 04:49:48 PM »
DP, personal platinum 30k MR after 4k spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6538 on: April 10, 2019, 05:09:50 PM »
DP, personal platinum 30k MR after 4k spend.
How much spend did you put on the platinum?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6539 on: April 10, 2019, 05:11:49 PM »
How much spend did you put on the platinum?
100k