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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 #6700 on: October 02, 2019, 10:29:19 AM »
Has chase giv3e retention bonuses for the ink plus or CSR recently?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6701 on: October 02, 2019, 01:21:22 PM »
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...
your AF just posted and you paid $195?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6702 on: October 02, 2019, 03:07:45 PM »
yes. was offered option to upgrade to the new $250 BGR. (and was told lots of people want to switch back  ::) )

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6703 on: October 02, 2019, 05:52:29 PM »
Is it ok to downgrade a plat after receiving a retention offer?
I did this not long ago and the 30k has not been clawed back (yet).

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6704 on: October 03, 2019, 04:01:52 AM »
yes. was offered option to upgrade to the new $250 BGR. (and was told lots of people want to switch back  ::) )
how do I know wich one I have?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6705 on: October 03, 2019, 07:30:00 AM »
how do I know wich one I have?
PUTPAC ?
check annual fee?
Look at point multipliers on your spend?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6706 on: October 03, 2019, 09:01:46 AM »
Look at point multipliers on your spend?
even grandfather gets new earnings

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6707 on: October 03, 2019, 09:08:39 AM »
Has chase giv3e retention bonuses for the ink plus or CSR recently?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6708 on: October 03, 2019, 10:18:36 AM »
Has chase giv3e retention bonuses for the ink plus or CSR recently?
AFAIK they never gave on the CSR.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6709 on: October 03, 2019, 02:06:53 PM »
even grandfather gets new earnings
Are you sure? I know on the personal card I do, but on business they td me it is the old one. I MIGHT have DP but am not sure.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6710 on: October 03, 2019, 04:04:41 PM »
Swa premier biz: $100 statement credit second year in a row despite very little spend.🤩🤩

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6711 on: October 06, 2019, 05:18:39 PM »
Any offers recently on barclays m&m card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6712 on: October 06, 2019, 05:24:31 PM »
20k for 2k spend on Bonvoy Brilliant

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6713 on: October 18, 2019, 04:57:20 PM »
Citi Premier
Had to request a supervisor it wasn't a pleasant conversation CSR kept urging me to convert to a no AF and I kept on complaining about all the benefits that have been removed..
After 15 minutes agreed to credit the $95 in 3-5 days.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6714 on: October 19, 2019, 08:08:23 PM »
Marriott bonvoy, was offered 10k points for keeping card open and another 20k after spending 6k in 3 months, worth it ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6715 on: October 19, 2019, 09:18:30 PM »
Marriott bonvoy, was offered 10k points for keeping card open and another 20k after spending 6k in 3 months, worth it ?
yes + the 3ppd up to $100K + the you can resell the FNA for more then the AF

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6716 on: October 23, 2019, 03:13:18 PM »
amex plat

offered 50k or $500 -no min spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6717 on: October 23, 2019, 04:12:15 PM »
amex plat

offered 50k or $500 -no min spend.

Wow... that's pretty good...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6718 on: October 23, 2019, 08:01:34 PM »
amex plat

offered 50k or $500 -no min spend.
Did you do heavy spending on the card, to get such an offer?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6719 on: October 23, 2019, 08:49:11 PM »
amex plat

offered 50k or $500 -no min spend.
Yep been hearing the generous offers lately looking forward to mine ;)