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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 #5640 on: May 25, 2017, 12:11:30 AM »
One year (closedit after got 10k)

Did you have a lot of spend on the card? I cant understand why they will not budge.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5641 on: May 26, 2017, 10:46:11 AM »
to get retention bonus or complain about membership rewards and possibly cancel card,  do you speak w AMEX customer service, cancellation dept or membership rewards?  thanks

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5642 on: May 26, 2017, 12:29:26 PM »
to get retention bonus or complain about membership rewards and possibly cancel card,  do you speak w AMEX customer service, cancellation dept or membership rewards?  thanks
the number is in the wiki

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5643 on: May 26, 2017, 12:35:29 PM »
thank you! 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5644 on: May 28, 2017, 02:53:59 PM »
Just updated the wiki:
  Amex 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).

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5645 on: May 28, 2017, 06:18:16 PM »
Are there reports of closing a card imideately​ after retention bonus triggering a f/r or problems on other cards?
+1?
AF for RC coming up.
Want to try for retention and then close the card, anyone with experience on that are they strict?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5646 on: May 29, 2017, 08:31:47 AM »
Just updated the wiki:
  Amex 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).
Chat or call? Will you do the spend and then close or to risky?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5647 on: May 29, 2017, 08:32:23 AM »
Any reason to keep ritz open?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5648 on: May 29, 2017, 08:44:24 AM »
Chat or call? Will you do the spend and then close or to risky?
Called.
Will keep open. With 20,000 MR (~$350), $200 Airline, $200 uber, plus lounges, I think I'm coming out ahead. Plus Amex offers.


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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5649 on: May 29, 2017, 10:55:11 AM »
Any reason to keep ritz open?
For a good retention (ie cat 1-4 night) or if you have serious status like me, Platinum.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5650 on: May 29, 2017, 11:02:32 AM »
For a good retention (ie cat 1-4 night) or if you have serious status like me, Platinum.
Thought they stopped giving out the nights a while ago.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5651 on: May 29, 2017, 04:21:45 PM »
For a good retention (ie cat 1-4 night) or if you have serious status like me, Platinum.
Haven't seen any recent retention reports on the ritz card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5652 on: May 29, 2017, 10:32:58 PM »
Yup, been a year since they offered that offer on this card.

Interesting to see people here spend the 75k for platinum status

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5653 on: May 30, 2017, 11:18:00 AM »
Interesting to see people here spend the 75k for platinum status
SPG Plat.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5654 on: May 30, 2017, 11:24:34 AM »
SPG Plat.

I still don't think its worth it vs gold status for the 50k spg you are giving up.