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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 #6060 on: March 20, 2018, 02:05:00 AM »
Amex Bp one year old
7 digit spending

No offers :((

Amex phone representative was shocked that there were no offers available.
A superviser can't do it manually?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6061 on: March 20, 2018, 05:03:06 AM »
Called on SPG Personal and figured it'd be an easy slam dunk after all the data points of 7K points after $1K.

Nothing offered! The rep said either pay by my due date and continue on or cancel!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6062 on: March 20, 2018, 01:10:37 PM »
Called on SPG Personal and figured it'd be an easy slam dunk after all the data points of 7K points after $1K.

Nothing offered! The rep said either pay by my due date and continue on or cancel!
Has that, too back in September. Only worked after more than a month after my annual fee posted.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6063 on: March 20, 2018, 01:37:05 PM »
Has that, too back in September. Only worked after more than a month after my annual fee posted.
+1 i had to call a few months later to get the 7k offer.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6064 on: March 20, 2018, 02:04:33 PM »
+1 i had to call a few months later to get the 7k offer.

But why would they offer then? You already paid and they don't do partial refunds right?  Did you just flat out ask for it?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6065 on: March 20, 2018, 02:16:35 PM »
But why would they offer then? You already paid and they don't do partial refunds right?  Did you just flat out ask for it?
Doesn't matter. I just said I already have the benefits duplicated with the SPG biz card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6066 on: March 20, 2018, 08:23:52 PM »
Anyone get anything recently on the Hyatt card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6067 on: March 21, 2018, 06:27:18 PM »
Anyone get a retention bonus for the amex gold

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6068 on: March 21, 2018, 08:59:17 PM »
Just got 20000 MR bonus after $3000 spend for keeping amex gold open

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6069 on: March 21, 2018, 10:03:40 PM »
Just got 20000 MR bonus after $3000 spend for keeping amex gold open
How much did you put on the card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6070 on: March 21, 2018, 10:14:57 PM »
When you guys have a retention bonus on your card do you guys ask for a better offer than what they are offering you or you guys grab right away what they give you and are happy?
   Just curious to know once you have an offer on your account are there a few offers or just one select offer to offer you?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6071 on: March 21, 2018, 10:17:03 PM »
How much did you put on the card?
dont understand your question

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6072 on: March 21, 2018, 10:18:04 PM »
dont understand your question
How much money did you spend on the card this year?

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« Reply #6073 on: March 21, 2018, 10:18:35 PM »
When you guys have a retention bonus on your card do you guys ask for a better offer than what they are offering you or you guys grab right away what they give you and are happy?
   Just curious to know once you have an offer on your account are there a few offers or just one select offer to offer you?
I just grabbed mine. Was that a mistake?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6074 on: March 21, 2018, 10:18:49 PM »
dont understand your question
"How much did you spend on the card this year? "
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