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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 #7140 on: November 17, 2020, 05:32:25 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7141 on: November 17, 2020, 05:36:26 PM »
which number did you call?
800-452-3945 this num from the wiki

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7142 on: November 18, 2020, 11:59:03 AM »
Just got 150. Easy money and now my card costs nothing for 2021.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7143 on: November 18, 2020, 01:10:35 PM »
Just remember that chase may 1099 you for retention offers.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7144 on: November 18, 2020, 02:29:55 PM »
Just got 150. Easy money and now my card costs nothing for 2021.
+1

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7146 on: November 18, 2020, 03:39:08 PM »
+1

So bummed that I haven't yet managed to get this card.  It's the gift that keeps on giving!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7147 on: November 18, 2020, 05:35:49 PM »
Just got $250 3 minute call annual fee is in February and they said if I canceled then the $250 will go away

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7148 on: November 19, 2020, 09:50:48 AM »
 O twice on csr, lady seemed annoyed as if she was getting a lot of these calls, wouldn't check account just denied

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7149 on: November 19, 2020, 11:10:13 AM »
whats best # to call citi for premier AF

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7150 on: November 19, 2020, 04:08:30 PM »
My retention offers:
Both of my free Biz Blue and 1 Biz Cash cards:
$100 instant credit
$200 when spending 4k in 3 months

DW offers:
Free Biz Blue card:
$100 instant credit
$200 when spending 4k in 3 months

Consumer Marriott (95AF):
30k Marriott points. no spend
(I chose this over another offer of $75 for 1k spend)
Common sense is not a gift, it is a punishment.
Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7151 on: November 20, 2020, 11:32:18 AM »
10k MR on Amex Gold via chat. Very little spend on the card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7152 on: November 20, 2020, 11:57:09 AM »
10k MR on Amex Gold via chat. Very little spend on the card.
Do you have the option to chat via app?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7153 on: November 20, 2020, 12:00:03 PM »
Do you have the option to chat via app?
Yes, though this was via desktop.

Why do you ask?
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