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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 #6030 on: February 28, 2018, 12:50:24 AM »
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6031 on: March 05, 2018, 12:00:28 PM »
Chase Ink Plus

$95 statement credit
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6032 on: March 08, 2018, 08:25:00 AM »
Please explain for the uninitiated how these retention bonuses work. I read the Wiki here (seems outdated) but don’t understand how to find and get these bonuses.

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« Reply #6033 on: March 08, 2018, 09:08:12 AM »
Please explain for the uninitiated how these retention bonuses work. I read the Wiki here (seems outdated) but don’t understand how to find and get these bonuses.

Look behind your card
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Look behind your card
I’m looking, now what?
Please explain procedure, thanks!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6035 on: March 08, 2018, 09:54:56 AM »
Please explain for the uninitiated how these retention bonuses work. I read the Wiki here (seems outdated) but don’t understand how to find and get these bonuses.
Sometimes, if you important enough for them as a customer, they'll offer you either some point miles or some money, so you should leave your account open, it usually comes with a spending requirement.

Call them, ask if there's any retention offer available.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6036 on: March 08, 2018, 10:15:07 AM »
Sometimes, if you important enough for them as a customer, they'll offer you either some point miles or some money, so you should leave your account open, it usually comes with a spending requirement.

Call them, ask if there's any retention offer available.
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Some banks (reps) won't appreciate being asked straight up for a bonus then won't give you one. You have to ask for a courtesy credit/points etc. to have them offer it on their own.
Asking straight up does work for Chase, and YMMV with Amex.
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« Reply #6037 on: March 08, 2018, 10:36:56 AM »
Sometimes, if you important enough for them as a customer, they'll offer you either some point miles or some money, so you should leave your account open, it usually comes with a spending requirement.

Call them, ask if there's any retention offer available.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6038 on: March 08, 2018, 10:37:20 AM »
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Some banks (reps) won't appreciate being asked straight up for a bonus then won't give you one. You have to ask for a courtesy credit/points etc. to have them offer it on their own.
Asking straight up does work for Chase, and YMMV with Amex.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6039 on: March 09, 2018, 01:35:04 AM »
Any recent success of fee waived on Ink?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Any recent success of fee waived on Ink?
Chase Ink Plus

$95 statement credit
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6041 on: March 09, 2018, 01:39:31 AM »
Any recent success of fee waived on Ink?
Unsure what version you have.
But there is this
Chase Ink Plus

$95 statement credit
Additionally, I had a $50 SC offer for the CIC, just 2 months after PCing from the CIP, which was opened for only 2 months before.
I don't recall seeing anything about the CIP offers, but that may be because (IHMO) the CIC is a better card, with a plus that it's free, especially for CSR cardholders.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6042 on: March 09, 2018, 01:42:36 AM »
Unsure what version you have.
But there is thisAdditionally, I had a $50 SC offer for the CIC, just 2 months after PCing from the CIP, which was opened for only 2 months before.
I don't recall seeing anything about the CIP offers, but that may be because (IHMO) the CIC is a better card, with a plus that it's free, especially for CSR cardholders.


Where does additionaly come in to my retention offer ? Don’t see any connection here.

Additionally I have the card open for over 3 years and never paid AF
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« Reply #6043 on: March 09, 2018, 01:44:11 AM »
Where does additionaly come in to my retention offer ? Don’t see any connection here.

Additionally I have the card open for over 3 years and never paid AF
It has NOTHING to do with your offer, your here just for another DP.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6044 on: March 09, 2018, 01:47:09 AM »
It has NOTHING to do with your offer, your here just for another DP.
Are you trying to get something?

Trying to figure out why you quoted my post, and starting off your post “additionally”
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