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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 #7080 on: September 06, 2020, 04:53:43 PM »
anybody have any luck with the chase ihg if you did not use the anniversary night?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7081 on: September 07, 2020, 11:37:56 AM »
Just called Amex about my Gold AF, and was told that they "no longer do anything for annual fees," from a company standpoint. I really highly doubt that is true, but that is what I was told.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7082 on: September 07, 2020, 05:30:04 PM »
It’s considered a closure according to Citi. You won’t get the bonus if it’s not 24 months since product change.

just chatted with citi and they claim that a product change (from premier to rewards+) is NOT considered an account closure.

can anyone confirm above statement as regards to getting another SUB??

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7083 on: September 09, 2020, 12:59:20 PM »
BRG old version
10k MR no spend.
Got retention less than a year ago.(11.5 months)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7084 on: September 15, 2020, 08:34:23 PM »
So my last bonus was on August 13. 2019. Now its been over 13 months and nothing to offer.
Still a chance I should get something?