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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 #7305 on: March 23, 2021, 09:10:58 PM »
Got 25 dollars for IHG card with 49 Annual fee.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7306 on: April 05, 2021, 09:56:27 PM »
$100 statement credit, $5 more than the AF
only $50 this year  :(
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7307 on: April 07, 2021, 05:18:09 PM »
$150 on Ritz Carlton card. $50 on Bonvoy  :D

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7308 on: April 09, 2021, 12:24:38 PM »
Applied for the Amex Consumer Plat in Feb 2021. Annual fee just posted. Chatted and got 30k retention offer with no spend required. Barely had the card open a month and I have not even hit the spend to receive the welcome bonus yet :o
Wow! What's exactly did you tell them?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7309 on: April 09, 2021, 01:37:03 PM »
Amex Plat business - full AF credit if i keep card open for 12 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7310 on: April 09, 2021, 01:42:04 PM »
Amex Plat business - full AF credit if i keep card open for 12 months

Wow!
How much spend do you put on the card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7311 on: April 09, 2021, 01:44:15 PM »
Wow!
How much spend do you put on the card?
nothing really special.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7312 on: April 09, 2021, 02:19:59 PM »
Amex Plat business - full AF credit if i keep card open for 12 months
Just got the same

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7313 on: April 09, 2021, 02:31:05 PM »
Just got the same

Was your AF just billed?  Mine comes in June,  hope this offer doesn't disappear before then...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7314 on: April 10, 2021, 11:44:45 PM »
Just got the same
Thanks. Will try again. Didn't get any offer on mine yet.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7315 on: April 11, 2021, 12:56:13 AM »
My 2nd AF posted in Sep for the business platinum, so I got the automatic $200 retention, I already used all my credits for 2021, so i was gonna downgrade to the green till Sep when I travel again, and I'll get back $300 of the AF. My question is for next years' AF will they give me a harder time getting a retention cause I downgraded for a few months? TIA!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7316 on: April 11, 2021, 09:24:27 AM »
Was your AF just billed?  Mine comes in June,  hope this offer doesn't disappear before then...
mine was billed back in november

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7317 on: April 11, 2021, 10:47:35 AM »
Got 30,000 MR points for Gold card renewal.
No spend requirement.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7318 on: April 11, 2021, 01:23:39 PM »
Was your AF just billed?  Mine comes in June,  hope this offer doesn't disappear before then...
Was billed months ago. I tried every month but this is first month they finally had something for me (I probably got last March already )

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7319 on: April 11, 2021, 01:38:55 PM »
I got $50 statement credit on my amex Marriott bonvoy business (AF $125) and a $100 statment credit after spending $2000 in the next three months