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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 #7380 on: July 19, 2021, 08:24:58 PM »
No luck on CSR

did you go through with the closure or keep it open? sometimes they won't offer something unless they really believe you're gonna cancel the card

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7381 on: July 20, 2021, 03:03:39 PM »
World of Hyatt- nothing was offered, still going to keep it
Citi AA biz- offered to waive $95 AF if I spend $1k in 3 months. Not sure if it's worth it since I have a Barclays aviator (free baggage) and don't spend on the card otherwise

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7382 on: July 20, 2021, 03:39:09 PM »
Citi AA biz- offered to waive $95 AF if I spend $1k in 3 months. Not sure if it's worth it since I have a Barclays aviator (free baggage) and don't spend on the card otherwise

But the counter-argument is that you may end up cancelling the Barclays card (if they don't offer you a good retention bonus) so then you'd be stuck without the baggage/boarding benefits.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7383 on: July 20, 2021, 03:52:05 PM »
But the counter-argument is that you may end up cancelling the Barclays card (if they don't offer you a good retention bonus) so then you'd be stuck without the baggage/boarding benefits.

In my experience, neither citi business or Barclays personal offers retention offers.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7384 on: July 23, 2021, 01:49:46 PM »
In my experience, neither citi business or Barclays personal offers retention offers.

I don't have much recent experience with Barclays but that's true for Citi biz IME. Which is odd since they give out retention offers on their personal cards like candy.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7385 on: July 24, 2021, 11:59:57 PM »
amex 595 fee on business platinum waived

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7386 on: July 25, 2021, 09:22:09 AM »
Chase IHG, nothing offered

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7387 on: July 25, 2021, 01:35:34 PM »
Hi @Malachi was this in response to me? Only CC i can think of with a $49 AF is the Chase IHG, so I assume that's what you're talking about?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7388 on: August 03, 2021, 03:29:36 PM »
50 dollars off the 95 AF for the Hyatt, no spend.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7389 on: August 03, 2021, 10:50:19 PM »
Amex Gold  30k no spend!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7390 on: August 04, 2021, 01:08:28 PM »
Should I call after a full year before the af posts, or only afterwards?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7391 on: August 04, 2021, 03:59:55 PM »
Ink Business Preferred $95 fee was billed to my account. Called number on back of card and they offered a $95 statement credit to keep account open. No spending requirement.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7392 on: August 04, 2021, 04:22:59 PM »
50 dollars off the 95 AF for the Hyatt, no spend.

Wow that's great. I've never been able to get anything for this card

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7393 on: August 04, 2021, 05:58:22 PM »

Citi AA biz- offered to waive $95 AF if I spend $1k in 3 months. Not sure if it's worth it since I have a Barclays aviator (free baggage) and don't spend on the card otherwise

None for me - closed card

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7394 on: August 04, 2021, 07:04:27 PM »
Wow that's great. I've never been able to get anything for this card

I got one last year during the height of COVID. But for years prior to that I don't recall getting one either

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7395 on: August 06, 2021, 07:57:33 AM »
DP = capital one venture waived annual fee

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7396 on: August 06, 2021, 02:15:19 PM »
amex plat renewed at $550
spend $4k get 55k points

minus $200 travel and uber credits it is worth it. The new freebies don't add anything for me.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7397 on: August 06, 2021, 04:52:45 PM »
amex plat renewed at $550
spend $4k get 55k points

minus $200 travel and uber credits it is worth it. The new freebies don't add anything for me.

Nice, 55k MR, that's pretty good. How much spending did you do on your card over the past 12 months?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7398 on: August 06, 2021, 04:57:48 PM »
Nice, 55k MR, that's pretty good. How much spending did you do on your card over the past 12 months?
Not much other than SUB spend and a little recently prior to asking.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7399 on: August 08, 2021, 01:05:26 PM »
Nothing offered on the reserve I spend 10k+