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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 #5295 on: February 13, 2017, 03:03:14 PM »
When one calls to get a retention bonus is every call recorded that every rep can see how many times you called? (when you have to play huca? )
In my experience they had a log of all the times I called to get the fee waived

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5296 on: February 13, 2017, 03:18:08 PM »
The United Mileage plus Explorer card is the presidential one?

There's a free one then the MPE and then the club, which is the presidential?

they dont offer it anymore, it was before the club card, has a few perks like PQD waiver and earns PQM, its $395 instead of $450. I got $65 retention credit. really never sure if i should give it up or not since its not available.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5297 on: February 14, 2017, 10:45:02 AM »
just got hit with my annual fee for AMex Gold Business. Any recent retention offers?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5298 on: February 16, 2017, 07:39:04 PM »
United explorer, was offered to downgrade to a no AF united card called united rewards.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5299 on: February 16, 2017, 08:16:58 PM »
United explorer, was offered to downgrade to a no AF united card called united rewards.
Personal or Business?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5300 on: February 16, 2017, 08:18:28 PM »
Any success with Amex retention thru chat or have to call in?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5301 on: February 16, 2017, 08:52:22 PM »
Any success with Amex retention thru chat or have to call in?
Chat usually tells you to call.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5302 on: February 16, 2017, 10:17:13 PM »
United explorer, was offered to downgrade to a no AF united card called united rewards.
I tried 3 supervisors and 5 reps and nothing doing, they wouldn't budge, they claim I don't have any offers on my account which allows a retention bonus and offered to downgrade to a free card or close!
 One rep actually noted that I was looking to close the card and Maybe a retention bonus would make you reconsider, but he said he wouldn't actually be able to do it, rather contact us through sm and tell them exactly what you told me and mention my name and date you spoke to me, as I left you notes saying what I offered.
   Any chance I will get anywhere with a representive through sm with my chase personal united explorer card which has the $95 AF due, have till the beg. Of March to close before being charged the AF(meaning a refund.)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5303 on: February 17, 2017, 06:42:37 AM »
I tried 3 supervisors and 5 reps and nothing doing, they wouldn't budge, they claim I don't have any offers on my account which allows a retention bonus and offered to downgrade to a free card or close!
 One rep actually noted that I was looking to close the card and Maybe a retention bonus would make you reconsider, but he said he wouldn't actually be able to do it, rather contact us through sm and tell them exactly what you told me and mention my name and date you spoke to me, as I left you notes saying what I offered.
   Any chance I will get anywhere with a representive through sm with my chase personal united explorer card which has the $95 AF due, have till the beg. Of March to close before being charged the AF(meaning a refund.)
why dont you just downgrade to the free card ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5305 on: February 17, 2017, 09:51:18 AM »
got $100 credit on Business Gold card today for keeping the account open

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5306 on: February 17, 2017, 11:43:13 AM »
Barclaycard aviator red was offered annual fee waived and a CLI easily

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5307 on: February 17, 2017, 11:46:10 AM »
Barclaycard aviator red was offered annual fee waived and a CLI easily
No hp?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5309 on: February 17, 2017, 11:52:27 AM »
Check your report, don't rely on what they told you.