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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 #5625 on: May 23, 2017, 04:17:09 PM »
I Huca'ed several times to try to get the 10k for AF on the Star Wood card. They offered me a measly 1000 points. Is there a direct number or its just luck of the draw?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5626 on: May 23, 2017, 04:31:40 PM »
I Huca'ed several times to try to get the 10k for AF on the Star Wood card. They offered me a measly 1000 points. Is there a direct number or its just luck of the draw?
I think it's luck (aka some algorithm in their systems). My 10K was offered immediately with no haggling.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5627 on: May 23, 2017, 06:14:23 PM »
I think it's luck (aka some algorithm in their systems). My 10K was offered immediately with no haggling.

How long have you had the card for?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5628 on: May 23, 2017, 07:12:23 PM »
How long have you had the card for?
One year (closedit after got 10k)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5629 on: May 24, 2017, 06:49:28 AM »
Are there reports of closing a card imideately​ after retention bonus triggering a f/r or problems on other cards?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5630 on: May 24, 2017, 11:46:46 AM »
I wasnt really using my Biz SPG Amex...i called multiple times and they offered nothing. so i cancelled.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5631 on: May 24, 2017, 02:30:48 PM »
jetblue plus, 1500 plus 5k after 1k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5632 on: May 24, 2017, 03:31:07 PM »
Anyone get Business Plat retention offers?

I called a few weeks ago and asked about that as well . I have the personal platinum and the business platinum. For the Business , (separate dept) they didn't have any offers, mainly because I was prob around a month away from anniversary date , so the system doesn't start generating any offers so early on. For the platinum , I had an offer of either $150 stmt credit or 5,000 points rentention bonus + another 15,000 points bonus if I spend 3,000 in 3 month. Im trying to milk them on the biz platinum as well. I like how I am grandfathered in to the %50 bonus redmeptioon.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5633 on: May 24, 2017, 03:32:20 PM »
Just got $25 statement credit (no spend) for SPG business.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5634 on: May 24, 2017, 03:33:09 PM »
I called a few weeks ago and asked about that as well . I have the personal platinum and the business platinum. For the Business , (separate dept) they didn't have any offers, mainly because I was prob around a month away from anniversary date , so the system doesn't start generating any offers so early on. For the platinum , I had an offer of either $150 stmt credit or 5,000 points rentention bonus + another 15,000 points bonus if I spend 3,000 in 3 month. Im trying to milk them on the biz platinum as well. I like how I am grandfathered in to the %50 bonus redmeptioon.

huh. AFAIK nobody is grandfathered in except people who just got it and they will only have a year

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5635 on: May 24, 2017, 03:34:08 PM »
Got $150 for Amex plat in March. After I heard of ppl doing much better, I called back and was told that I called in March, but they can give 10k MR now

did u get the 10k points in addition to the $150 stmt credit ? or in substitute for the credit ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5636 on: May 24, 2017, 03:35:29 PM »
Any luck on ink plus lately? So far nothing except offer to downgrade or pay after with points

was this after req better offers or was the first thing they offered u ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5637 on: May 24, 2017, 03:55:17 PM »
For the Business , (separate dept) they didn't have any offers, mainly because I was prob around a month away from anniversary date , so the system doesn't start generating any offers so early on.
-1 I got a retention offer two months after opening biz plat. 15k or $150. No spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5638 on: May 24, 2017, 07:27:17 PM »
did u get the 10k points in addition to the $150 stmt credit ? or in substitute for the credit ?
In addition

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5639 on: May 24, 2017, 07:27:59 PM »
was this after req better offers or was the first thing they offered u ?
With pushing them