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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 #4560 on: February 22, 2016, 10:03:00 AM »
Amex Personal Plat -

Was offered 5k MR and either i) a $100 statement credit or ii) 15k MR after spending $3k inside of 60 days.

Took (ii) of course...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4561 on: February 22, 2016, 10:23:37 AM »
SPG personal
3K
(also got 3k a month ago when i tried and they told me my fee didnt post yet so i cant get any, but random token of appreciation)
has anyone gotten more than 3K lately, strictly related to retention?
also, i didnt call the retention number, do ppl have more success going that route?
Which number did you call ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4562 on: February 22, 2016, 10:32:26 AM »
Which number did you call ?
The one on the back of my card

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4563 on: February 22, 2016, 11:04:04 AM »
GOT 10,000 for BRG, saying i would consider closing the card not to pay the A/F..
 but it did take me some time to get them away from the questioning...
it looks like you are churning..... why do you have so little spend in the past 10months...
 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4564 on: February 22, 2016, 11:06:23 AM »
10,000 MR for BGR, took 2 minutes. Nothing for Delta Business.

Wife got nothing for BGR, and 4K for Delta Business.

Will try back again on ones we got nothing for.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4565 on: February 22, 2016, 02:41:34 PM »
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has anyone gotten more than 3K lately, strictly related to retention?

I got 7K last year. I was calling about SBS and just switched over to retention dept once I was on phone. I had never called since getting card 6 years prior.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4566 on: February 22, 2016, 07:16:15 PM »
I got 7K last year. I was calling about SBS and just switched over to retention dept once I was on phone. I had never called since getting card 6 years prior.
Just got 7K yesterday. Pleasantly surprised. Approximately $2-3K spend per month.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4567 on: February 23, 2016, 06:01:56 AM »
Just got 7K yesterday. Pleasantly surprised. Approximately $2-3K spend per month.
Can i call up and say I decided I don't want the 3k, it's not enough? $95 is a lot. Plus not sure if I have a good enough reason to keep the card open, I just don't want to lose earning spg points ability once I close

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4568 on: February 25, 2016, 02:38:35 PM »
On the chase united card is it better to ask for a bonus after paying the annual fee or before? And what kind of retention bonus should I expect to get?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4569 on: February 25, 2016, 11:21:12 PM »
15K AA miles for 5k Spend on AA Executive,
She said I will not get prorated if I cancel so I may as well.
Other offer was a $50 statement credit in every month I spend $1500
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4570 on: February 26, 2016, 12:12:19 AM »
AMEX standard Gold

$50 statement credit.   Accepted

I was previously able to get the AF waived yr 1, and got $175 in AMEX offers on it last year.   Plus it shows on my reports as an early 1990's open date.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4571 on: February 26, 2016, 01:02:05 AM »
Ritz = nothing.
Is it easy to get offer on Chase Ritz card? A few people reported getting free cat 1-4 for 5k spend. Is that a standard offer? I barely used the card besides initial spend and pggm for travel credit
Did you get anything?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4572 on: February 26, 2016, 01:33:53 AM »
Going to look over the thread concurrently, but I was wondering how everyone did with the following:
Amex Business Gold Rewards
Amex Premier Rewards Gold
Amex Starwood Preferred Guest
Amex Delta Gold
CitiBusiness AA Platinum
Barclays AA Aviator
Amex Platinum Business

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4573 on: February 27, 2016, 10:04:32 PM »
PRG: choice of 7500 MR for 1k spend or $100, $50 right away $50 after $500 spend. Accepted the latter.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4574 on: February 28, 2016, 09:57:42 AM »
Is Citi retention open on Sundays?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4575 on: February 28, 2016, 10:19:20 AM »
have a rsvp code 100k after 3k spend Amex Plat
when i open it online my name is already printed on the application
is there anyway to apply for a  different name?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4576 on: February 28, 2016, 10:20:50 AM »
have a rsvp code 100k after 3k spend Amex Plat
when i open it online my name is already printed on the application
is there anyway to apply for a  different name?
In the future you could ask here
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4577 on: February 28, 2016, 11:49:02 AM »
BOA Alaskan offer retention?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4578 on: February 28, 2016, 02:27:36 PM »
On the chase united card is it better to ask for a bonus after paying the annual fee or before? And what kind of retention bonus should I expect to get?
Bump.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4579 on: February 28, 2016, 04:04:24 PM »