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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 #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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« 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..

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6630 on: July 22, 2019, 01:01:03 AM »
has anyone cancelled/ downgraded the card after receiving retention bonus statement credit and gotten away with it?
Did they try taking the credit back?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6631 on: July 22, 2019, 01:28:30 AM »
has anyone cancelled/ downgraded the card after receiving retention bonus statement credit and gotten away with it?
Did they try taking the credit back?
Sure. They say they will, but usually doesn’t happen.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6632 on: July 23, 2019, 08:59:28 PM »
Amex biz platinum 30k plus additional 50k for 40k spend in 90 days

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6633 on: July 23, 2019, 08:59:58 PM »
Citi prestige 20k for 4k spend each of the next three months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6634 on: July 23, 2019, 11:22:09 PM »
Amex biz platinum 30k plus additional 50k for 40k spend in 90 days
Wow. Nice. How much spend do you put on it? I got 5k immediately plus 25k after $10k spend which I think is the standard offer now.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6635 on: July 23, 2019, 11:31:49 PM »
Friend just got $500/50k offer for personal plat. He did a lot of spend (unsure of exact amount). Not sure what the spend req was for the offer.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6636 on: July 31, 2019, 05:08:09 PM »
Wow. Nice. How much spend do you put on it? I got 5k immediately plus 25k after $10k spend which I think is the standard offer now.

I spent about $240k

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6638 on: August 02, 2019, 10:10:38 AM »
anyone get retention bonus for southwest cards (consumer priority or premier business)?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6639 on: August 02, 2019, 04:40:53 PM »
Question...would you guys call for a retention on a INK card if the account has 'shady' 5x transaction activity or best not to get unnecessary human eyes looking at the account?