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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 #7820 on: August 08, 2023, 05:37:44 PM »
I've had the opposite experience.

Yep me too, that's why i was asking

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7821 on: August 08, 2023, 07:17:06 PM »
I've had the opposite experience.


Me as well however IME if there are multiple offers sometimes they only offer one via chat.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7822 on: August 08, 2023, 09:20:34 PM »

Me as well however IME if there are multiple offers sometimes they only offer one via chat.
That, yes. You should always ask what other options are available, but usually they will tell you what they think is the better offer.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7823 on: August 09, 2023, 04:23:16 AM »
It depends if it’s available. I’ve had many times where it was only one or none…. My point is that when there is several they can offer the lowest and with no pushback that is what you will get even though better ones were available.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7824 on: September 05, 2023, 11:26:49 PM »
BG 35k MR after 5K spending

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7825 on: September 28, 2023, 05:42:22 PM »
I have citi business AA card, annual fee is due $99.

They offered to waive with 1k spend. Not bad, but if I cancel next year, that pushes off the 48 months between applications, correct? If I don't need the card cancelling makes more sense?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7826 on: September 28, 2023, 05:47:06 PM »
I have citi business AA card, annual fee is due $99.

They offered to waive with 1k spend. Not bad, but if I cancel next year, that pushes off the 48 months between applications, correct? If I don't need the card cancelling makes more sense?
48 months from bonus. AFAIK the closing doesn't matter anymore. Hopefully others will chime in.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7827 on: September 29, 2023, 10:35:24 AM »
48 months from bonus. AFAIK the closing doesn't matter anymore. Hopefully others will chime in.

 I think you are right

American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have received a new account bonus for a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® account in the past 48 months.

I guess the open/close is not applicable anymore. Thanks

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7828 on: October 26, 2023, 09:09:14 PM »
Amex Business Green 35k after 5K spending
The rep was shocked of the offer

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7829 on: October 27, 2023, 09:57:46 AM »
Amex Gold: got 15k MR after $2k spend. Not the best offer but I was going to keep the card anyways between the Uber and Seamless credits.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7830 on: October 29, 2023, 06:32:03 PM »
Plat 25k MR or $250 after $3k spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7831 on: November 02, 2023, 09:54:57 PM »
Any recent dp's on chase Sapphire preferred?did anyone ever get anything?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7832 on: November 02, 2023, 10:00:33 PM »
Any recent dp's on chase Sapphire preferred?did anyone ever get anything?


Haven't got in a couple of years. Rep claims they don't do it anymore.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7833 on: November 02, 2023, 10:11:29 PM »

Haven't got in a couple of years. Rep claims they don't do it anymore.
Ok thanks
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7834 on: November 30, 2023, 03:00:48 PM »
Amex Bus Plat, open for 12+ months (but not 13) - no offers available.  Is that typical?  I thought you don't usually have to wait 13 months for the first offer...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7835 on: November 30, 2023, 08:32:45 PM »
after 6 months can i get anything on platinum?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7836 on: December 10, 2023, 04:55:04 PM »
Anyone getting any retention offers on chase ink? Only offer I received is $50 statement credit.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7837 on: December 12, 2023, 12:33:09 AM »
0/2 on Amex personal platinums

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7838 on: December 12, 2023, 01:28:34 AM »
pased on 10K points for 2K spend within 3 months for amex gold

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7839 on: December 13, 2023, 09:59:25 AM »
Got an offer for $50 statement credit for the Jetblue Biz ($99 annual fee). Seems like between the offer and the 5k annual points it's about breakeven?