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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 #5130 on: October 21, 2016, 01:09:46 PM »
Anybody still getting Ink Plus retention offers?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5131 on: October 22, 2016, 11:30:11 AM »
Anybody still getting Ink Plus retention offers?

2weeks ago got $95 statement credit .

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5132 on: October 23, 2016, 05:36:08 PM »
Chase is absolutely refusing to refund me the AF on the united card b/c I'm calling 6 days after the one month statement period to cancel the card. Anyone heard of this new rule before? I know AMEX has it but have never had this on chase before. Any ideas how to beat this?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5133 on: October 23, 2016, 06:22:06 PM »
Chase is absolutely refusing to refund me the AF on the united card b/c I'm calling 6 days after the one month statement period to cancel the card. Anyone heard of this new rule before? I know AMEX has it but have never had this on chase before. Any ideas how to beat this?
Kind of the wrong thread but this is been the general rule on most Chase co-branded cards for a long time. United was often an exception.  Was 60 on Chase cards and 180 on ink but....
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=67275.msg1577894.msg#1577894
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5134 on: October 25, 2016, 07:10:56 PM »
Kind of the wrong thread but this is been the general rule on most Chase co-branded cards for a long time. United was often an exception.  Was 60 on Chase cards and 180 on ink but....
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=67275.msg1577894.msg#1577894

Yeah didn't see it first unfortunately.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5135 on: October 26, 2016, 03:04:53 AM »
No go for BofA VS card, downgraded.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5136 on: October 26, 2016, 10:33:50 AM »
Nothing on PRG, rep was surprised.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5137 on: October 26, 2016, 09:57:12 PM »
Is it harder in these days to get retention bonus for the  PRG?  Last time I got 25k with 1 simple phone call,  this year I called already 4 times and they are not ready to offer me even 1 extra point.  Was I just lucky last year?  Or maybe very unlucky this year?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5138 on: October 26, 2016, 10:01:43 PM »
Is it harder in these days to get retention bonus for the  PRG?  Last time I got 25k with 1 simple phone call,  this year I called already 4 times and they are not ready to offer me even 1 extra point.  Was I just lucky last year?  Or maybe very unlucky this year?
Nothing on PRG, rep was surprised.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5139 on: October 28, 2016, 02:52:02 PM »
Got $25 credit retention offer for SPG. Take it or HUCA?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5140 on: October 28, 2016, 05:45:29 PM »
Yah, I've been HUCAing all day for IB.  No retention offers at all.  Should I call in the evening?  And, it seems like the retention phone number goes straight to Chase CS.  Is there another number somewhere?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5141 on: October 28, 2016, 06:48:40 PM »
Citi AA Plat - $95 credit for $95 spend w/in a month OR 15k AA for $5k spend w/in 3 months
Chose the latter, and it also stacks with the current 1k AA bonus for $1k spend that expires Feb 2017, so technically I only need to spend $2k extra.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5142 on: October 31, 2016, 08:35:29 AM »
Anyone get retention on Citi Premier or Citi Hilton Reserve lately?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5143 on: November 02, 2016, 09:53:52 AM »
Denied anything for Amex Delta Gold. Haven't spent much on it recently. Anyone have success?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5144 on: November 02, 2016, 11:45:07 AM »
Denied for spg and ink plus. Tried chatting 2nd round for spg, instead got an offer for Amex prg to add an AU spend 500 and get 5k