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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 #6960 on: May 13, 2020, 06:17:40 AM »
How much are you sending on the card ?

In the neighborhood of $15,000/year

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6961 on: May 13, 2020, 04:12:21 PM »
Amex Platinum Card  , 30k MR Points. no spending

got same and took it, $200 ubereats, $100 saks, $120 cell, $200 travel, maybe another $200 in travel in august per doc,
those worth more than $300 to me, plus the 30k.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6962 on: May 13, 2020, 08:02:26 PM »
Gold card. Offered 10k MR no spend or $75 credit with spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6963 on: May 13, 2020, 08:15:22 PM »
got same and took it, $200 ubereats, $100 saks, $120 cell, $200 travel, maybe another $200 in travel in august per doc,
those worth more than $300 to me, plus the 30k.
I got that in February but needed to spend 4K. Agreed the Uber and Saks really make it tempting but the travel credit is worth much less these days. I took it, but wasn’t confident.

Now I got the news about the cell and streaming, and I’m much happier with my decision.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6964 on: May 13, 2020, 08:16:00 PM »
Gold card. Offered 10k MR no spend or $75 credit with spend.
Glad they made the decision even easier for you!
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6965 on: May 13, 2020, 11:39:37 PM »
Glad they made the decision even easier for you!

Wonder how many take option B

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6966 on: May 14, 2020, 12:43:30 PM »
Amex Bonvoy Biz: 10k upfront and 20k after 6k spend in 90 days

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6967 on: May 14, 2020, 12:44:04 PM »
Amex Bonvoy Biz: 10k upfront and 20k after 6k spend in 90 days
you just called now?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6969 on: May 14, 2020, 04:49:53 PM »
Amex Gold - offered me 20k points or $150 with $1,500 spend. Been a member since 2011

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6970 on: May 14, 2020, 05:07:42 PM »
For all those who’s Amex business cards renewed before the May 1st credits
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=116152.msg2252263#msg2252263

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6971 on: May 19, 2020, 06:52:00 PM »
Amex Bonvoy Biz: 10k upfront and 20k after 6k spend in 90 days
I called last week during off hours about my Amex bonvoy biz because the AF was charged and was told there is a retention offer for my card but I need to call back during hours because that department is closed. Called today and was offered nothing, not even the $50 credit :(

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6972 on: May 19, 2020, 07:00:14 PM »
I called last week during off hours about my Amex bonvoy biz because the AF was charged and was told there is a retention offer for my card but I need to call back during hours because that department is closed. Called today and was offered nothing, not even the $50 credit :(
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6973 on: May 19, 2020, 07:39:10 PM »
Any recent data on UA Explorer Biz card waiving AF or retention offers?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6974 on: May 19, 2020, 09:27:30 PM »
#HUCA
It was due today so I cancelled. you think I can still call?