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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.
  ē IB/IP
     Retention: 10k UR after 5k spend
  ē  IC
     Retention: $50 SC
  ē UA (Club)
     Retention: $150 account credit
     Retention: 10k Miles for spending $2000 in 3 months.
  ē UA (Presidential)
     Retention: $100 account credit
  ē BA
     Retention: 9k Avios for spending $1500 in 3 months
  ē 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

 ē Business gold:5k-15k/$100 statement credit no spend required.
 ē Delta Gold Skymiles - 12.5k Delta miles for paying the annual fee (no extra spending required) or $100 Credit on the account
 ē SPG personal: 7k for 1k spend in 3 months.
 ē SPG business: 10k no spend.
 ē 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.
 ē Personal Platinum (another data point [zow]) - 30,000 MR for $4,000 spend in 3 months.
 ē 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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Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7580 on: May 26, 2022, 12:06:32 AM »
Anyone ever got retention via chat with amex membership consulting ? Or no diff ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7581 on: May 26, 2022, 07:31:23 AM »
Anyone ever got retention via chat with amex membership consulting ? Or no diff ?
I got 150 off PP but called and got 45k/4k

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7582 on: May 26, 2022, 12:21:15 PM »
Anyone ever got retention via chat with amex membership consulting ? Or no diff ?

Business Platinum- got $695 statement credit via chat

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7583 on: June 18, 2022, 10:42:04 PM »
40k MR for 3k spend or $400 for 3k spend
Personal Platinum via chat
Think calling will get me better?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7584 on: June 19, 2022, 12:08:17 AM »
Is there any reason not ask for retention offers within first year? Any chance theyíll give something?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7585 on: June 19, 2022, 03:49:30 PM »
I got 30k points for spending 3K on my personal gold card

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7586 on: June 19, 2022, 07:00:09 PM »
i got a retention bonus last year on biz plat for $595 no conditions, the full amount of the af.
any chance of getting it again this year?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7587 on: June 20, 2022, 05:38:48 PM »
Anyone have luck getting retention on Bank of America Alaska card?
Rep claims nothing to do as it is a fee by Alaska, itís a Alaska airline business card, anyone have experience or Data about this?
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7588 on: June 29, 2022, 02:04:56 PM »
Amex Business Platinum billed $595 (mistake?) retention $100 credit no spend
Amex Business Gold billed $295 retention $250 credit no spend

Any reason to keep the Gold open for net $45? For under $500 Iím keeping the Platinum open, I get over $600 in benefits annually.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7589 on: June 29, 2022, 02:26:01 PM »
Amex Business Platinum billed $595 (mistake?) retention $100 credit no spend
Amex Business Gold billed $295 retention $250 credit no spend

Any reason to keep the Gold open for net $45? For under $500 Iím keeping the Platinum open, I get over $600 in benefits annually.
4x on gas?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7590 on: June 29, 2022, 08:53:06 PM »
4x on gas?
I donít spend enough on gas, especially considering Iím usually meeting minimum spend or have gas as a Discover/Freedom category. Itís also only 1-2 extra points over my regular portfolio of cards.

Is that really all it has going for it? Wow. No wonder they were so easy with the retention offer.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7591 on: June 29, 2022, 09:07:45 PM »
Amex Business Gold billed $295 retention $250 credit no spend

Any reason to keep the Gold open for net $45? For under $500 Iím keeping the Platinum open, I get over $600 in benefits annually.

hopefully u took offer if planning on keeping opened. i waited and then when called again retention offer was cut in half.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7592 on: June 29, 2022, 11:57:16 PM »
hopefully u took offer if planning on keeping opened. i waited and then when called again retention offer was cut in half.
I did, although Iím likely going to close it, and many here would say if you donít like the offer they make you should wait and call again for a better offer.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7593 on: June 30, 2022, 12:04:01 AM »
I did, although Iím likely going to close it, and many here would say if you donít like the offer they make you should wait and call again for a better offer.
They didnít make you commit to keeping the card open for 12 months?

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« Reply #7594 on: June 30, 2022, 11:13:35 AM »
They didnít make you commit to keeping the card open for 12 months?
Eh, not the first time, wonít be the last. IME they usually pull the credit though.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7595 on: July 07, 2022, 03:25:52 PM »
Anyone recently got retention offer for Hilton Honors Aspire Card after annual fees hit ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7596 on: July 07, 2022, 04:42:26 PM »
Got a $150 credit on my Ritz card AF after calling in

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7597 on: July 07, 2022, 05:13:59 PM »
Anyone have luck getting retention on Bank of America Alaska card?
Rep claims nothing to do as it is a fee by Alaska, itís a Alaska airline business card, anyone have experience or Data about this?
I got them to give statement credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7598 on: July 07, 2022, 09:43:46 PM »
Anything recently on Sapphire Preferred, Hyatt Personal or Citi AA Biz?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7599 on: July 20, 2022, 02:48:21 PM »
55000 points for 4000 spend Schwab pLatinum