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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 #3000 on: April 09, 2015, 09:42:16 AM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3001 on: April 09, 2015, 11:28:11 AM »

You sure about that?
Even if they do, as long as your not moving the money, directly back to the same bank as the cc you loaded with, one can say he spends a lot of money at target.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3002 on: April 09, 2015, 02:07:15 PM »
Anyone have luck recently with Citi AA visa signature card? In the past they would so easily waive the AF however this time (I didn't use the card over the past year) they just offered to downgrade me.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3003 on: April 09, 2015, 02:17:36 PM »

Anyone have luck recently with Citi AA visa signature card? In the past they would so easily waive the AF however this time (I didn't use the card over the past year) they just offered to downgrade me.
Maybe because you didn't use it.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3004 on: April 20, 2015, 09:22:07 PM »
I got 4 offers now for advantage exec.

1. Spend $5K in the next 3 months get 15K miles.
2. Spend $1.5K every month for the next 7 months and get $50 statement credit every month (total $350)
3. Spend $1.5K every month for 3 months and get $100 and 5K miles.
4. Every month in the next 16 months that I spend $1K, I get 1K bonus points.

I was billed on the 23rd so I need to decide today if I want to pay or cancel.

I can take 1 of the offers and then cancel within 37 days from the 23rd but I won't be getting any of the bonus points by then. (Unless I take option 1 and spend it all before this statement closes, maybe they'll credit the points before 37 days. Not very easy to spend that much in a manner that it will post by the 23rd.)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3005 on: April 20, 2015, 10:17:52 PM »
When offered a retention bonus and you go for it, do you actually retain the card, or only until the bonus posts?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3006 on: April 20, 2015, 11:36:01 PM »

When offered a retention bonus and you go for it, do you actually retain the card, or only until the bonus posts?
You can do whatever you want.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3007 on: April 21, 2015, 01:22:25 AM »
I got on chase marriot 5k points after 15 transactions ( how come I feel like the always make me terrible offers!)anyone get something better?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3008 on: April 21, 2015, 01:23:28 AM »
But on ritz  card I got ritz cat 1-4 voucher after 5k spend sweet!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3009 on: April 21, 2015, 04:30:41 AM »
I got 4 offers now for advantage exec.

1. Spend $5K in the next 3 months get 15K miles.
2. Spend $1.5K every month for the next 7 months and get $50 statement credit every month (total $350)
3. Spend $1.5K every month for 3 months and get $100 and 5K miles.
4. Every month in the next 16 months that I spend $1K, I get 1K bonus points.

I was billed on the 23rd so I need to decide today if I want to pay or cancel.

I can take 1 of the offers and then cancel within 37 days from the 23rd but I won't be getting any of the bonus points by then. (Unless I take option 1 and spend it all before this statement closes, maybe they'll credit the points before 37 days. Not very easy to spend that much in a manner that it will post by the 23rd.)
option 2 sounds like a new offer, haven't seen that retention offer yet.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3010 on: April 24, 2015, 09:33:46 AM »
Any recent success with SPG Business card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3011 on: April 24, 2015, 09:42:06 AM »
Any recent success with SPG Business card?
Yes - 3k SPG points.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3012 on: April 24, 2015, 10:28:24 AM »
Finally after trying more then 5 tines! I have been offered on my IB 10k points for spending $5k

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3013 on: April 24, 2015, 10:40:06 AM »
Amex prg personal-2500 just for being a good customer +5k for spending an additional 1k.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #3014 on: April 24, 2015, 11:19:40 AM »
I got on chase marriot 5k points after 15 transactions ( how come I feel like the always make me terrible offers!)anyone get something better?

Got the same. Just get 15 Amazon gc for $.50 each