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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 #7840 on: December 13, 2023, 12:55:35 PM »
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?

Yeah I'd agree with your assessment

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7841 on: December 13, 2023, 01:13:06 PM »
Yeah I'd agree with your assessment

They also offered a $50 statement credit for the Barclays AA biz but I'm still going to cancel it. I also have the Citi AA biz.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7842 on: December 19, 2023, 03:40:01 PM »
Amex plat 35k MR, 5k spend 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7843 on: January 14, 2024, 10:55:42 AM »
Amex Bp 35k after 5k spend is considered a good offer?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7844 on: January 15, 2024, 05:28:15 PM »
Aspire - 10,000 pts (or $50) for $1,000 spend in 3 months
AmEx Gold - $75 for $1,500 spend in 3 months; OR 10,000 pts for $2,000 spend in 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7845 on: January 15, 2024, 07:42:43 PM »
25k with 1k spend for downgrading amex Plat to gold without even asking BH

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7846 on: January 15, 2024, 08:25:44 PM »
$100 for united quest. No spend required

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7847 on: January 19, 2024, 10:57:34 AM »
Others getting this as well? End of an era.

Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7848 on: January 19, 2024, 11:26:07 AM »
Others getting this as well? End of an era.



Why re-open it?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7849 on: January 19, 2024, 01:27:05 PM »
Why re-open it?
I'm guessing so that you can get 35% back without keeping the card open until you're ready to use the points

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7850 on: January 23, 2024, 06:57:25 PM »
AMEX
My annual Fee was posted on Jan 2023.
I asked for retention in April 2023

AF just posted for 2024.
Can I ask for retention now or I need to wait for 12 months after the last retention?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7851 on: January 23, 2024, 07:00:11 PM »
Amex Business Platinum; 20k points following $20k spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7852 on: January 23, 2024, 11:51:03 PM »
Anyone getting any retention offers on chase ink? Only offer I received is $50 statement credit.
Which one

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7853 on: January 24, 2024, 05:01:13 PM »
plat 25,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $3,000


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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7854 on: January 25, 2024, 04:49:36 PM »
Amex BCP
Get $50 after spending $500 in 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7855 on: January 29, 2024, 05:39:01 AM »
Amex Business Platinum; 20k points following $20k spend.
+1
Or "we can give you 30K points for 30K spend  ;D"

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7856 on: January 29, 2024, 08:22:19 AM »
plat 25,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $3,000

Got the same.  Feels like the offers aren't what they used to be...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7857 on: January 29, 2024, 08:35:17 AM »
Amex Business Platinum; Refunded Annual fee +  40k points following $30k spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7858 on: January 29, 2024, 05:02:09 PM »
Amex Business Platinum; Refunded Annual fee +  40k points following $30k spend.
Nice. How much spend generally?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7859 on: January 29, 2024, 05:07:49 PM »
Nice. How much spend generally?

2M annually