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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 #7120 on: November 15, 2020, 09:32:44 AM »
ritz card
$150.00 credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7121 on: November 15, 2020, 11:01:30 PM »
CSR $250 statement credit. No complaints :)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7122 on: November 15, 2020, 11:05:56 PM »
CSR $250 statement credit. No complaints :)
Nice! How?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7123 on: November 15, 2020, 11:17:38 PM »
Nice! How?
No special technique. I believe they already have some sort of system for every account to determine whether it's eligible and for what offer. They just pull it up upon calling.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7124 on: November 16, 2020, 03:20:48 PM »
anything being offered on chase southwest performance business?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7125 on: November 16, 2020, 04:38:59 PM »
Amex gold biz  $300 credit for spending 4k or 20,000 points for spending 10k  took stmnt credit
BBP $300 for spending $4000 or 10,000 Points for spending $4000  took stmnt credit as well

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7126 on: November 16, 2020, 05:50:23 PM »
Amex gold biz  $300 credit for spending 4k or 20,000 points for spending 10k  took stmnt credit
BBP $300 for spending $4000 or 10,000 Points for spending $4000  took stmnt credit as well
which number did you call?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7127 on: November 16, 2020, 06:07:10 PM »
Amex gold biz  $300 credit for spending 4k or 20,000 points for spending 10k  took stmnt credit
BBP $300 for spending $4000 or 10,000 Points for spending $4000  took stmnt credit as well

Lucky, I got the 10k points on BBP a couple months ago and just took it. Didn't think to ask about statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7128 on: November 16, 2020, 06:08:53 PM »
Got 2 offers on Bonvoy Amex Biz: 15k Bonvoy points + 15k after 2k spend OR $50 credit + $100 credit after 2k spend.

Points is the better deal right? Just feel like it's so much harder to get amazing value from Marriott these days

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7129 on: November 17, 2020, 01:28:03 PM »
Nothing for me on Chase Southwest Business or Personal...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7130 on: November 17, 2020, 02:17:05 PM »
$150 statement credit on Reserve

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7131 on: November 17, 2020, 03:38:34 PM »
Chase reserve $250.  'As you have multiple accounts with chase, we are happy to offer you a $250 statement credit'

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7132 on: November 17, 2020, 04:01:18 PM »
Chase reserve $250.  'As you have multiple accounts with chase, we are happy to offer you a $250 statement credit'
thanks! Same here.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7133 on: November 17, 2020, 04:15:26 PM »
Chase reserve $250.  'As you have multiple accounts with chase, we are happy to offer you a $250 statement credit'
wow thats huge.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7134 on: November 17, 2020, 04:26:06 PM »
Chase reserve $250.  'As you have multiple accounts with chase, we are happy to offer you a $250 statement credit'
What time were you guys getting this?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7135 on: November 17, 2020, 04:51:39 PM »
And to think I just downgraded my CSR 2 weeks ago to a Freedom to get a CSP but it didn't even switch in the system quick enough. Ugh

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7136 on: November 17, 2020, 04:51:55 PM »
Got 2 offers on Bonvoy Amex Biz: 15k Bonvoy points + 15k after 2k spend OR $50 credit + $100 credit after 2k spend.

Points is the better deal right? Just feel like it's so much harder to get amazing value from Marriott these days

Thoughts?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7137 on: November 17, 2020, 05:03:19 PM »
What time were you guys getting this?

Around 3:30 this afternoon

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7138 on: November 17, 2020, 05:27:50 PM »
Around 3:30 this afternoon
Thanks. I think it’s spend dependent. Was denied at 2:30, no spend besides for the $300 travel credit.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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