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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 #5660 on: June 01, 2017, 07:11:21 PM »
Citi AA exec, $50 statement credit per month for next seven months for spending $1500 per month.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5661 on: June 04, 2017, 12:02:27 PM »
Haven't seen any recent retention reports on the ritz card.
Yes it was last year Feb when I got that last.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5662 on: June 04, 2017, 08:38:26 PM »
Anyone ever get anything recently on the Ritz or UA ?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5663 on: June 04, 2017, 09:15:13 PM »
Anyone ever get anything recently on the Ritz or UA ?
I got rejected for offers on UA today so I downgraded. I'm afraid of cancelling that one because of 5/24.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5664 on: June 05, 2017, 12:42:27 AM »
I got rejected for offers on UA today so I downgraded. I'm afraid of cancelling that one because of 5/24.
I've tried many calls with UA but no luck.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5665 on: June 05, 2017, 09:33:07 AM »
I got rejected for offers on UA today so I downgraded. I'm afraid of cancelling that one because of 5/24.

How does cancelling it affect 5/24?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5666 on: June 05, 2017, 09:38:37 AM »
How does cancelling it affect 5/24?
Can't get the UA card again if under 5/24. Hence downgrade the card, and if needed can always upgrade.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5667 on: June 05, 2017, 10:13:49 AM »
Can't get the UA card again if under 5/24. Hence downgrade the card, and if needed can always upgrade.

You mean over 5/24? But yeah I get that, it was more of a churning card for me anyways. I downgraded it to the free one myself but thinking of just cancelling it and shifting the CL since I don't touch it

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5668 on: June 05, 2017, 10:21:56 AM »
I ended up paying the $95 AF just a month or 2 ago for the UA card, but doesn't look like I'm going to need it, any chance I can ask them to downgrade to the free and get my AF back? 
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5669 on: June 05, 2017, 09:52:09 PM »
I ended up paying the $95 AF just a month or 2 ago for the UA card, but doesn't look like I'm going to need it, any chance I can ask them to downgrade to the free and get my AF back?
I believe 30 days is the limit, at least that's what a rep told me today.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5670 on: June 05, 2017, 09:52:58 PM »
Anyone ever get anything recently on the Ritz or UA ?
I was offered $100 on the ritz today, did not accept.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5671 on: June 05, 2017, 09:54:34 PM »
I was offered $100 on the ritz today, did not accept.
Why not? Highly unlikely that you'll get anything better.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5672 on: June 05, 2017, 09:56:37 PM »
Why not? Highly unlikely that you'll get anything better.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5673 on: June 06, 2017, 10:40:19 PM »
Why not? Highly unlikely that you'll get anything better.
Any reason to keep ritz open?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5674 on: June 06, 2017, 10:43:37 PM »

If you use visa $100 airfare discount it may be worth to hold on to. Card also great for priority pass as you can add AU to get their own PP card for free.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5675 on: June 06, 2017, 10:49:23 PM »
If you use visa $100 airfare discount it may be worth to hold on to. Card also great for priority pass as you can add AU to get their own PP card for free.
Free AU's with PP is probably the best perk of this card, if I got a $100 retention offer there's no way I would cancel, unlimited free PP's is definitely worth $50.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5676 on: June 06, 2017, 11:23:05 PM »
Free AU's with PP is probably the best perk of this card, if I got a $100 retention offer there's no way I would cancel, unlimited free PP's is definitely worth $50.
for personal or business considerations?

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« Reply #5677 on: June 06, 2017, 11:35:10 PM »
for personal or business considerations?
Whichever
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5678 on: June 07, 2017, 10:41:35 AM »
Anyone have any success with Spg Personal?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5679 on: June 07, 2017, 12:46:00 PM »
Anything on thank you preferred? All I was offered was 1 extra point at restaurants for 3 months