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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 #7240 on: January 12, 2021, 01:14:55 PM »
They told me the same 2 days ago, I asked if they could look into the $200 statement credit offer, and after putting me on hold for a few minutes they got back to me with a spend 3K/$200 statement credit offer.

I kind of wonder if I would be better off waiting 6 weeks for a real retention off?  Can't decide which is the smarter way to go...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7241 on: January 25, 2021, 10:54:40 AM »
Citi AA Gold - $50 statement credit after spending $50 within the next month

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7242 on: January 25, 2021, 01:43:11 PM »
Citi AA Gold - $50 statement credit after spending $50 within the next month
Is this the card with the $50 AF? If so, nice.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7243 on: January 25, 2021, 02:55:53 PM »
Is this the card with the $50 AF? If so, nice.
Yes

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7244 on: January 25, 2021, 08:30:41 PM »
AMEX BP 50k points after 40k spend , plus 30k points regardless of spend. Besides $200 appreciation credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7245 on: January 25, 2021, 08:33:03 PM »
AMEX BP 50k points after 40k spend , plus 30k points regardless of spend. Besides $200 appreciation credit
WOW! How much spend do you put on the card ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7246 on: January 25, 2021, 10:49:14 PM »
That's not an uncommon offer. Have gotten it at least 4x.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7247 on: January 25, 2021, 11:00:25 PM »
That's not an uncommon offer. Have gotten it at least 4x.
How long do I need to wait between offers ?

I just got like 2 months ago $50 credit + spend $2000 get $150 back.

However this seems like a far more lucrative offer

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7248 on: January 27, 2021, 12:03:37 PM »
CSR got the $150 offer 5 days before renewal. no spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7249 on: January 27, 2021, 11:12:12 PM »
Ink Business & United Explorer=No offers :-[

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7250 on: February 02, 2021, 09:38:10 AM »
Amex Business Green Card $75 Statement Credit.
Kept it open since its worth to keep around for a possible upgrade offer

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7251 on: February 02, 2021, 07:25:20 PM »
Business gold $100 offer +$75 courtesy credit to offset the whole annual fee

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7252 on: February 03, 2021, 11:38:38 AM »
Struck out on Amex Gold and Delta Plat

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7253 on: February 03, 2021, 12:01:01 PM »
$250 on CSR, no spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7254 on: February 03, 2021, 03:40:04 PM »
Nothing on CSP. Never managed to get a retention offer on Chase (for United Explorer card, too). Anything I'm doing wrong?

Nothing on JetBlue Plus card, too.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7255 on: February 03, 2021, 04:14:22 PM »
Nothing on CSP. Never managed to get a retention offer on Chase (for United Explorer card, too). Anything I'm doing wrong?

Nothing on JetBlue Plus card, too.
Do you pay any annual fees?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7256 on: February 03, 2021, 08:21:36 PM »
Do you pay any annual fees?
Yes on all 3. That's the problem. :)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7257 on: February 04, 2021, 09:30:05 AM »
Ink Business & United Explorer=No offers :-[

i don't recall ever getting a retention offer from chase.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7258 on: February 04, 2021, 03:25:45 PM »
i don't recall ever getting a retention offer from chase.
They’re offering fantastic retention offers on the CSR
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7259 on: February 04, 2021, 04:41:59 PM »
For some people.  I got no offer on CSR.