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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?
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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.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5655 on: May 30, 2017, 01:34:52 PM »
I still don't think its worth it vs gold status for the 50k spg you are giving up.
free gold SPG with biz plat

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5656 on: May 30, 2017, 01:43:38 PM »
free gold SPG with biz plat
And Hilton, and Marriott.
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5657 on: May 30, 2017, 02:20:58 PM »
free gold SPG with biz plat

However you get gold. My point being is spending 75k on marriott/ritz is only 25k spg. spending that same 75k on spg card is 75k spg..I don't see the value of spg plat being worth the 50k spg especially without the suite certificates since its a match from marriott plat

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5658 on: May 30, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »
However you get gold. My point being is spending 75k on marriott/ritz is only 25k spg. spending that same 75k on spg card is 75k spg..I don't see the value of spg plat being worth the 50k spg especially without the suite certificates since its a match from marriott plat
3 marriott ppd per 1 SPG

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5659 on: May 30, 2017, 02:23:02 PM »