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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 #7275 on: February 10, 2021, 01:12:00 PM »
My Platinum annual fee is billed at the beginning of February.  Last February, I received either a $200 or $300 credit for spending either $2 or $3k in 90 days.  The rep said Amex's philopsophy is that, if you won't pay the annual fee after receiving the retention offer last year, then maybe the card is not for you and you should product switch.  But they aren't giving you a retention offer two years in a row.  There is an offer attached to my account for a $200 credit if I book travel through Amex, but it's not a retention offer.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7276 on: February 10, 2021, 01:24:19 PM »
They’re offering fantastic retention offers on the CSR

My offer was to downgrade the CSR to the Sapphire Preferred with a $60 credit toward the annual fee.  March 2 will be my 4 year anniversary for the CSR so I won't be doing that.  I was going to downgrade to a Freedom and apply for a Sapphire Preferred in March, but now that the fee is only $450, I'm not that concerned since the card is only costing $150 before factoring in the other benefits.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7277 on: February 12, 2021, 01:22:13 AM »
Do you do alot of spend? When did you get the retention? Did you speak to retention or a regular rep? TIA

I tried a couple of times and no luck (I have paid the annual fee since signing up 4 years ago)
I do 5-10K a year, got the offer a few months ago. Called the number on back of my card. My BIL had to HUCA 4-5 times before he got the offer.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7278 on: February 14, 2021, 11:12:37 AM »
Amex Plat- Opened late last year and called to inquire about Airline Credit. Guy said he felt bad and said if I dont cancel they would give me 100K MR points. Done ;)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7279 on: February 14, 2021, 11:39:45 AM »
@puddles POIDH
Just went to send a pic and realized I got 50K. Kind of embarrassing LOL But still nice after signing up within a few months of this getting a huge bonus to begin with.



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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7280 on: February 15, 2021, 05:48:01 PM »
30k  amex plat
plus 200 amex travel, plus payal etc makes it worth it, especially since the credits are not posting timely and i will lose them if cancel

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7281 on: February 16, 2021, 02:25:14 PM »
30k  amex plat
plus 200 amex travel, plus payal etc makes it worth it, especially since the credits are not posting timely and i will lose them if cancel
@shmooz Did you receive a retention offer last year also?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7282 on: February 16, 2021, 02:26:57 PM »
on this card no

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7283 on: February 19, 2021, 11:59:45 AM »
 DP: Nothing offered to me so far on Barclays aviator or citi advantage platinum.

Anyone have any luck getting anything on either card?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7284 on: February 19, 2021, 12:23:54 PM »
Nothing offered so far on Barclays aviator or citi advantage platinum.

Anyone have any luck getting anything on either card?
no on the former, neither waiver nor downgrade option.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7285 on: February 21, 2021, 09:07:07 AM »
No offer on BOFA VS Card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7286 on: February 25, 2021, 03:28:53 AM »
AMex Bus. Plat. $300 credit - no spend requirement!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7287 on: February 28, 2021, 06:44:24 PM »
Bofa VS spend $1500, $100 credit
Af is $90 I think

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7288 on: February 28, 2021, 08:04:56 PM »
Bofa VS spend $1500, $100 credit
Af is $90 I think
Tried the other day, no offer.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7289 on: March 07, 2021, 03:44:12 PM »
Capital One Business Spark card $95 credit