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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 #6680 on: September 09, 2019, 08:54:57 AM »
Called for the Amex Bonvoy biz after the $95 posted. No retention offer but I got $40 courtesy credit (after 3rd call), because of my spending. Better than nothing + the annual night.
how much spending are we talking about?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6681 on: September 09, 2019, 08:59:16 AM »
Called for the Amex Bonvoy biz after the $95 posted. No retention offer but I got $40 courtesy credit (after 3rd call), because of my spending. Better than nothing + the annual night.
its not in your sock drawer??? 😳😳

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6682 on: September 09, 2019, 07:10:30 PM »
its not in your sock drawer??? 😳😳
maybe he spends a ton @ Bonvoy...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6683 on: September 10, 2019, 02:06:25 PM »
20k bonvoy points after 2k spend. almost never used this card since the sign up bonus

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6684 on: September 10, 2019, 02:52:29 PM »
20k bonvoy points after 2k spend. almost never used this card since the sign up bonus
I got a choice of the same offer, or $75 statement credit for 2k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6685 on: September 11, 2019, 08:15:27 AM »
maybe he spends a ton @ Bonvoy...
i hope it’s only that...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6686 on: September 11, 2019, 12:32:24 PM »
Waived AF on Citi AA Bussiness Platinum for 3k of spendings in 3 months
Called 3 times till I got it

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6687 on: September 11, 2019, 02:00:28 PM »
anyone get anything for southwest consumer priority card? my $149 AF is due.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6688 on: September 12, 2019, 09:20:10 AM »
what happens if i cancel amex credit card after retention offer?? I got retention offer on delta gold card but may wanna cancel the card if i decide to apply for another credit card as i already have 5 american express cards...


will amex claw back or will they shut me down or is it not against terms and conditions to cancel within year of retention offer?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6689 on: September 12, 2019, 09:29:44 AM »
Citi AA Business $99 statement credit after spending $99 in 30 days.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6690 on: September 12, 2019, 10:55:43 AM »
Barclays Jetblue Plus Card - $100 credit after spending 1K per month for the next 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6691 on: September 20, 2019, 11:24:53 AM »
Bonvoy Boundless- no offer.

They even offered to close the card which I found strange...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6692 on: September 22, 2019, 12:20:15 AM »
Two offers on my BP

1) $150 statement credit
2) 5k MR + 25k MR for $10k spend within 90 days [posted 9/20]

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 [posted 9/20]

Took offer 2
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One offer on Personal Gold

20k MR for $3k spend within 90 days [posted 9/20]

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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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6693 on: September 23, 2019, 03:04:44 PM »
Bonvoy Boundless- no offer.

They even offered to close the card which I found strange...
Likewise

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6694 on: September 24, 2019, 01:35:40 PM »
BRG (old version)
1) 5k MR + 5k after $3,000 spend
2) $50statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6695 on: September 27, 2019, 03:20:07 PM »
Any offer for grandfathered SPG/Bonvoy consumer card? I called and they told me nothing available. Is it a YMMV? Or I’m just not targeted and waste of time

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6696 on: September 27, 2019, 03:29:06 PM »
Any offer for grandfathered SPG/Bonvoy consumer card? I called and they told me nothing available. Is it a YMMV? Or I’m just not targeted and waste of time
You can look upper thread, 20k/2k spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6698 on: October 02, 2019, 09:58:29 AM »
no such thing...
meaning....? I still have the old annual fee, and they told me several times I still have the old points multiplier rules. Might have DP to back that up, just not sure...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6699 on: October 02, 2019, 10:28:41 AM »
Is it ok to downgrade a plat after receiving a retention offer?