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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 #6570 on: May 10, 2019, 04:22:46 PM »
I have another MR card,  so you are saying pay the fee, do the spend and then downgrade and get a prorata refund and worst is they clawback the 20 k, -  would they clawback more than 20?
I can say for certain, but I've never heard of them clawing back more than the bonus amount.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6571 on: May 13, 2019, 05:34:43 PM »
I can say for certain, but I've never heard of them clawing back more than the bonus amount.
ok,  thanks anyone else here of a bigger or more of a clawback?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6572 on: May 14, 2019, 11:10:16 PM »
I just realized now that I paid the AF on both of my SPG cards (personal and business) without trying for a retention offer. Personal AF posted March 8 and business April 12, any chance on getting a retention for either?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6573 on: May 14, 2019, 11:12:01 PM »
I just realized now that I paid the AF on both of my SPG cards (personal and business) without trying for a retention offer. Personal AF posted March 8 and business April 12, any chance on getting a retention for either?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6574 on: May 19, 2019, 06:48:25 PM »
wiki updated:
 • Personal Platinum (another data point [zow]) - 30,000 MR for $4,000 spend in 3 months.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6575 on: May 22, 2019, 09:56:30 PM »
Has Citi gotten strict with Retention offers?

Used to call in every few months and get promo offers.

Must be 18 months or so now and not getting spending bonus offers or anything.

Anyone else notice this?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6576 on: May 22, 2019, 10:21:25 PM »
Has Citi gotten strict with Retention offers?

Used to call in every few months and get promo offers.

Must be 18 months or so now and not getting spending bonus offers or anything.

Anyone else notice this?
Yes, same here.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6577 on: May 23, 2019, 08:33:06 PM »
SPG business was offered nothing. Is there a point to HUCA?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6578 on: May 23, 2019, 10:53:25 PM »
SPG business was offered nothing. Is there a point to HUCA?

I don’t think HUCA same day,  but maybe after some amount of time?  I just called and was told by a rep that they are computer generated... but maybe over time, offers get added?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6579 on: May 23, 2019, 10:55:13 PM »
SPG Biz: 5k points up front and then 15k for spending $1K, decided to cancel
SPG Personal: 20k points for spending $2K in 3 months, I'm thinking it may be worth taking that offer?

I got 5k upfront and 10k for $1000 spend in 90 days.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6580 on: May 23, 2019, 11:08:36 PM »
Has Citi gotten strict with Retention offers?

Used to call in every few months and get promo offers.

Must be 18 months or so now and not getting spending bonus offers or anything.

Anyone else notice this?
I got a promo offer a few months ago, but when i called a few weeks ago for another one they said there's nothing available on any of my accounts

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6581 on: May 24, 2019, 11:16:24 AM »
DW personal platinum $200 credit after 3k spend within 3 months.  I took it, figured it was almost breakeven and worth it to not get on amex bad side for now

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6582 on: May 30, 2019, 02:05:43 PM »
was offered 10k hilton for 2000 in spend on the apsire. funny thing is that 10k showed up after speeding 800. Will I get another 10k when i reach 2000?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6583 on: May 30, 2019, 04:45:17 PM »
was offered 10k hilton for 2000 in spend on the apsire. funny thing is that 10k showed up after speeding 800. Will I get another 10k when i reach 2000?
Doubtful.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6584 on: May 30, 2019, 10:22:52 PM »
CSP
$60 Statement credit
Year 1, spend 35k

My opinion is u just have to ask nicely;)