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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
« Last edited by zow on May 19, 2019, 06:47:52 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5880 on: October 02, 2017, 01:41:41 PM »
No offer on CSP
No offer on 2 different Freedom accounts :(
If you are trying to get my attention/assistance and I'm not responding, please feel free to PM me. :)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5881 on: October 02, 2017, 01:51:26 PM »
nope just asked me to keep using it

glad I could help  :)
I've also gotten offers on the no annual fee freedom cards
I always ask them to just check all my cards when I call
How long did it take to post ? It still hasn't showed up on my account.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5882 on: October 02, 2017, 05:12:24 PM »
i just hung up with them, they gave me $50 statement credit on the spot plus another $50 if i spend $500 in three months
(and they waived my late fee)
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they also offered $75 with no spend or 7,500 MR points with $1,000

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5883 on: October 02, 2017, 10:13:22 PM »
CSP no retention offers on my account. Any point in HUCA?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5884 on: October 20, 2017, 12:25:00 PM »
Did anyone ever got anything on Amex Delta Platinum? Tried HUCA a few times, so far nothing.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5885 on: October 20, 2017, 03:10:10 PM »
Tried calling for SPG biz and was offered absolutely nothing (very surprising as they’ve offered something every year). What happened to the 10k offer everyone was getting?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5886 on: October 21, 2017, 09:42:00 PM »
How long do I have with Chase to downgrade the CSR after the AF hits to get it refunded?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5887 on: October 22, 2017, 08:30:12 AM »
Tried calling for SPG biz and was offered absolutely nothing (very surprising as they’ve offered something every year). What happened to the 10k offer everyone was getting?
HUCA

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5888 on: October 23, 2017, 03:39:56 PM »
Called months ago about 10K for SPG personal. They said nothing but try again when AF due.
Called yesterday and got 7K for $1K spend. I'll take it.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5889 on: October 24, 2017, 06:36:59 PM »
Anybody got anything lately to keep Ink Business Bold ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5890 on: October 24, 2017, 11:44:59 PM »
Called months ago about 10K for SPG personal. They said nothing but try again when AF due.
Called yesterday and got 7K for $1K spend. I'll take it.

AF was due?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5891 on: October 25, 2017, 01:30:03 PM »
nothing on:

freedom 5x / unlimited
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rawr!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5892 on: October 25, 2017, 01:37:09 PM »
15k mr after 2k spend on personal plat.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5893 on: October 25, 2017, 01:42:03 PM »
15k mr after 2k spend on personal plat.

How long to complete the spend?  How much did you put on the card, and had the AF already posted?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #5894 on: October 25, 2017, 02:48:50 PM »