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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 #6840 on: December 24, 2019, 07:33:02 AM »
Amex personal platinum 30k MR for $4000 spend. Spend was very low, only a few k. 50k retention offer wasn’t available rep claimed that had my spend been higher I would have had that option.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6841 on: January 15, 2020, 02:11:40 PM »
+1
So I put some high spending on it, and we'll see if that changes in a month.
Still no luck after a relatively large spend.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6842 on: January 15, 2020, 02:20:12 PM »
Amex gold, rep offered me $100 for 2k spend, asked him if there is any MR offer, he told me yes 15k for 2k spend, took the second one

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6843 on: January 15, 2020, 03:00:37 PM »
Amex gold, rep offered me $100 for 2k spend, asked him if there is any MR offer, he told me yes 15k for 2k spend, took the second one
That's better than what I got - 10k MR for 1.5k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6844 on: January 15, 2020, 04:35:25 PM »
Personnel platinum 20k for 3k spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6845 on: January 15, 2020, 04:47:12 PM »
Keep getting the Amex popup for P2 even though she only has the Gold and SPG Biz. What can i do to get rid of it? I'm trying to get the Green before the $150 away credit goes away (no pun intended)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6846 on: January 15, 2020, 05:21:41 PM »
Keep getting the Amex popup for P2 even though she only has the Gold and SPG Biz. What can i do to get rid of it? I'm trying to get the Green before the $150 away credit goes away (no pun intended)
Had the similar situation with P2 trying to get the delta gold via referl got the pop up. But then I used the public/targeted offer it didn't happen..
Had to swallow the referral bonus at least got aproved on the card with bonus by itself.

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« Reply #6847 on: January 15, 2020, 05:49:29 PM »
Had the similar situation with P2 trying to get the delta gold via referl got the pop up. But then I used the public/targeted offer it didn't happen..
Had to swallow the referral bonus at least got aproved on the card with bonus by itself.

Hmm I wonder if it's the referral that's causing the popup b/c I am also trying to get the referral bonus. 15k MR is nothing to sneeze at though...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6848 on: January 15, 2020, 05:50:42 PM »
Hmm I wonder if it's the referral that's causing the popup b/c I am also trying to get the referral bonus. 15k MR is nothing to sneeze at though...
Or 25k via Biz Gold...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6849 on: January 15, 2020, 06:01:23 PM »
I referred last week P2 for biz gold and then she referred me. 190k MR... that's why I got married

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« Reply #6850 on: January 15, 2020, 06:05:19 PM »
Or 25k via Biz Gold...

Don't have that one yet, will need to add to the list. Sign up bonus seemed pitiful

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« Reply #6851 on: January 15, 2020, 06:11:26 PM »
Don't have that one yet, will need to add to the list. Sign up bonus seemed pitiful
Currently 75k

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« Reply #6852 on: January 16, 2020, 09:46:31 AM »
Currently 75k

Is that incognito? I'm only seeing 35k

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« Reply #6853 on: January 16, 2020, 09:47:54 AM »
Is that incognito? I'm only seeing 35k
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6854 on: January 21, 2020, 09:43:13 AM »
Personnel platinum 20k for 3k spend.

I got the same.  Is there any point in calling again or is this likely to be it?  Doesn't feel worth the $550 fee...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6855 on: January 21, 2020, 11:14:43 PM »
amex delta platinum spend $2500 get $100 statement credit

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« Reply #6856 on: January 22, 2020, 07:20:17 AM »
I got the same.  Is there any point in calling again or is this likely to be it?  Doesn't feel worth the $550 fee...
Got the offer on my second call.
I took the offer as the uber and airline credit is still useful + all the extra benefits will make the card worth the AF

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6857 on: January 22, 2020, 09:08:34 PM »
Amex business platinum 5k + 25k if I spend 10k in 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6858 on: January 22, 2020, 09:50:02 PM »
Citi AA $99 statement credit after spending $99

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« Reply #6859 on: January 22, 2020, 11:43:40 PM »
50K MR Amex PP x2, $0 spend required
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