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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 #7155 on: November 29, 2020, 01:37:17 AM »
Is there a minimum time that you need to have an Amex card opened before asking for retention on that card ?
Don't ask unless your willing to close. I'm assuming at least a year.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7156 on: November 29, 2020, 01:38:25 AM »
Don't ask unless your willing to close. I'm assuming at least a year.
What’s wrong with saying I’m considering closing my account...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7157 on: November 29, 2020, 01:39:52 AM »
What’s wrong with saying I’m considering closing my account...
And what are you assuming a year? I know in between retention offers you need to wait 13 months iirc but what about before the first offer ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7158 on: November 29, 2020, 05:05:27 PM »
Don't ask unless your willing to close.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7159 on: December 03, 2020, 03:50:16 AM »
Just came across this article (https://www.doctorofcredit.com/retention-bonus-rules-tips-for-each-card-issuer-get-more-than-one-bonus-each-year/).

Is there any way to ask for multiple retention offers, if you have multiple cards with one issuer (some business and some personal)?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7160 on: December 03, 2020, 09:48:26 AM »
Got nothing on southwest business card so cancelled.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7161 on: December 03, 2020, 10:02:39 AM »
BP1 - $350 credit
BP2 - 30K MR right away and an additional 50K MR after $40K spend
BP3 - Nothing
BBP - Nothing
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7162 on: December 03, 2020, 10:37:29 AM »
Got nothing on southwest business card so cancelled.
should have huca! I got 100 after a few calls.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7163 on: December 03, 2020, 11:11:41 AM »
$150 on CSR, first call, open since 11/2016

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7164 on: December 03, 2020, 11:20:41 AM »
Nothing on the Business Preferred. Seems like Huca doesn't help

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Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7165 on: December 03, 2020, 11:25:13 AM »
United Explorer personal: pay $95 annual fee with miles - 6,500 instead of 9,500.

(I downgraded to United Gateway after HUCA.)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7166 on: December 03, 2020, 11:58:55 AM »
should have huca! I got 100 after a few calls.

Tried 3 times.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7167 on: December 03, 2020, 08:23:01 PM »
United Explorer personal: pay $95 annual fee with miles - 6,500 instead of 9,500.

That is available to everyone to pay the annual fee @1.5 cents a mile

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7168 on: December 03, 2020, 11:21:48 PM »
How long does it take for Chase retention offer post?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7169 on: December 04, 2020, 03:27:27 AM »
How long does it take for Chase retention offer post?

I was told yesterday 1-2 statements.