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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 #5775 on: August 07, 2017, 05:50:12 PM »
Just got an offer for 7k points after spending 1k for spg. Should I take it? My af is actually $65 not $95
I would. Seems like they downgraded from the 10k.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5776 on: August 07, 2017, 05:50:55 PM »
I would. Seems like they downgraded from the 10k.
yeh last time I got 10k with no spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5777 on: August 07, 2017, 10:02:55 PM »
How is SPG $65?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5778 on: August 07, 2017, 10:09:02 PM »
How is SPG $65?

Before it changed to a purple card, AF was $65.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5779 on: August 07, 2017, 10:09:52 PM »
Before it changed to a purple card, AF was $65.
And people are grandfathered?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5780 on: August 07, 2017, 10:11:24 PM »
Got offer to keep Amex green open for 7.5k MR points after 30 purchases within 3 months. If I close the card after the bonus, can that have any negetive effect?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5782 on: August 07, 2017, 10:13:04 PM »
If I close the card after the bonus, can that have any negetive effect?
As in ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5783 on: August 07, 2017, 10:26:08 PM »
And people are grandfathered?
Not officially

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As in ?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5786 on: August 08, 2017, 01:50:07 PM »
Any retentions on the arrival+ recently?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5787 on: August 08, 2017, 02:13:42 PM »
Any retentions on the arrival+ recently?
Barclays Arrival+ $50 credit after spending $1000 each month for 3 consecutive months.

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Got that also. Any af refunds recently?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5789 on: August 11, 2017, 01:11:39 PM »
Was offered for Citi  Prestige either 1 extra ppd up to 50k bonus points or $50 statement credit for spending $1500 a month for 7 billing cycles. Are either of the offers worth it?