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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 #6940 on: May 03, 2020, 12:43:34 PM »
On the same card. You sometimes need to wait 13 months between offers
Did anyone not have to wait 13 months recently?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6941 on: May 03, 2020, 01:51:53 PM »
Rep told me today that is been 10 months since my last offer (I called late last year) so I can’t get any offers, is this true?!
Which card ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6942 on: May 03, 2020, 02:43:18 PM »
Gold Card- 20k MR no spend requirement

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6943 on: May 03, 2020, 04:54:40 PM »
Gold Card- 20k MR no spend requirement

Wow. Any retention in previous year? If so, 13 months since last offer?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6944 on: May 04, 2020, 07:44:21 AM »
Wow. Any retention in previous year? If so, 13 months since last offer?

Nope

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6945 on: May 04, 2020, 01:09:36 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6946 on: May 04, 2020, 09:46:23 PM »
any retention for CSP?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6947 on: May 05, 2020, 04:17:53 PM »
Any retention on MT Bonvoy Amex Biz? Keep on getting told no. Is it really worth the $95?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6948 on: May 05, 2020, 05:50:56 PM »
Any retention on MT Bonvoy Amex Biz? Keep on getting told no. Is it really worth the $95?
$125.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6949 on: May 07, 2020, 11:17:55 AM »
How about on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6950 on: May 07, 2020, 11:31:34 AM »
How about on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex card?
i got 30k for spending 3k

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6951 on: May 07, 2020, 11:38:58 AM »
Any retention on MT Bonvoy Amex Biz? Keep on getting told no. Is it really worth the $95?

I just paid AF in last 30 days. gonna call and see if they give retention. the FNA worth 125 making card free especially now that we get 24 months to use

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6952 on: May 07, 2020, 03:20:05 PM »
Got a $60 statement credit on sapphire preferred
@Willie how did u pull that off?
they told me no way

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6953 on: May 07, 2020, 03:21:52 PM »
I just paid AF in last 30 days. gonna call and see if they give retention. the FNA worth 125 making card free especially now that we get 24 months to use
Where do you see 24 months?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6954 on: May 07, 2020, 03:43:33 PM »
Nothing on the amex marroit bonvoy consumer card  :(

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6955 on: May 07, 2020, 05:26:43 PM »
Amex Platinum Card  , 30k MR Points. no spending

Same here, nice offer but still not sure

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6956 on: May 07, 2020, 10:45:11 PM »
@Willie how did u pull that off?
they told me no way
Ha this was a while ago dont really recall, but have a decent spend on the card (around 100k per year)
maybe thats why or I probably just got lucky that day

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6957 on: May 12, 2020, 02:20:11 PM »
5/12 Chase Ink datapoint - called regarding $95 annual fee and got a $95 credit to counter the fee. Simple and no questions asked.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6958 on: May 12, 2020, 04:22:12 PM »
5/12 Chase Ink datapoint - called regarding $95 annual fee and got a $95 credit to counter the fee. Simple and no questions asked.
How much are you sending on the card ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6959 on: May 13, 2020, 06:17:40 AM »
How much are you sending on the card ?

In the neighborhood of $15,000/year