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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 #6615 on: June 24, 2019, 09:18:56 AM »
has anyone recently been offered a retention on any hilton cards?

my AF just hit and had no offer. spent min $20k on the hilton business card.
Got $50 credit on my Hilton Biz on the $95 AF.
Spent $75k with it the past year.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6616 on: June 26, 2019, 11:17:09 PM »
CSP $60 statement credit after it posted, did a product change to CSR effective AF $90!

Amex Gold no offer after 6 times calling,  closed card. (Time to open another one for the bonus)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6617 on: June 27, 2019, 12:46:47 PM »
capital one venture - just called and they offered a 1 time $95 credit to offset the annual fee. no mess no fuss.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6618 on: June 27, 2019, 11:18:22 PM »
have the platinum for 3 months and they offerred me 30k mr after 4k spend. but told me will have to keep the card open for one year from today or else they will claw back. Will they really claw back if i cancel??

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6619 on: June 30, 2019, 01:22:20 AM »
Two offers on my BP

1) $150 statement credit
2) 5k MR + 25k MR for $10k spend within 90 days

Took offer 2
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Two offers on HH Ascend

1) 10k HH for $2k
2) $50 statement credit for $1k spend within 90 days

Took offer 2
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Two offers on Personal Plat

1) $300 statement for $4k spend within 90 days
2) 30k MR statement for $4k spend within 90 days

Took offer 2
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Two offers on EDP

1) $50 for $2k spend within 90 days
2) 5k MR for $2k spend within 90 days

Took offer 2
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One offer on Personal Gold

20k MR for $3k spend within 90 days

Took the offer
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Two offers on ED non-Preferred

1) $50 for $2k spend within 90 days
2) 5k MR for $2k spend within 90 days

Took offer 2
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Anyone else experiencing delays in receiving Amex retention bonuses? I've now hit all the thresholds but still no sign of the points in my account. (Hit the first spend threshold on Jun 12.)

I know terms likely say to allow 8-12.... but seems like other bonuses post within a few days.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6620 on: July 03, 2019, 06:37:14 PM »
Amex Marriott business card, 5k points plus 10k after $1k spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6621 on: July 03, 2019, 06:43:04 PM »
amex plat business 5k plus 25k after 10k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6622 on: July 04, 2019, 09:51:36 AM »
Anyone with data points for the chase hyatt?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6623 on: July 04, 2019, 12:19:58 PM »
Just got offer for $200 on amex gold if spend 3k in next 3 months. Covers $195 AF. Anyone get better then this?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6624 on: July 04, 2019, 01:20:44 PM »
Just got offer for $200 on amex gold if spend 3k in next 3 months. Covers $195 AF. Anyone get better then this?

I will say thank you and accept it on the spot...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6625 on: July 04, 2019, 02:21:06 PM »
I will say thank you and accept it on the spot...
i would ask for 20K MR

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6626 on: July 05, 2019, 10:31:03 AM »
Just got offer for $200 on amex gold if spend 3k in next 3 months. Covers $195 AF. Anyone get better then this?

Don't know about you, but my AF is $250.

I got similar offer, 20k points for $3k spend in 3 months.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6627 on: July 16, 2019, 11:36:54 AM »
does anybody have experience w getting a retention bonus or annual fee waived on the amex spg card? (now the marriot bonvoy). i paid the annual fee in jan or feb but didnt really use it since. but if i can get something back from them i would like to

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6628 on: July 16, 2019, 11:45:51 AM »
chase business ink preffered.. $95 annual feee. anyway to get anything out of it or just pay it for nothing back?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6629 on: July 21, 2019, 03:39:10 PM »
does anybody have experience w getting a retention bonus or annual fee waived on the amex spg card? (now the marriot bonvoy). i paid the annual fee in jan or feb but didnt really use it since. but if i can get something back from them i would like to
you gotta call them for them to offer you something..