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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 #6120 on: April 08, 2018, 09:53:16 PM »


Don't think this is an option, the Rep will just keep on going how you get your money worth back with all the benefits. Travel credit, PP, etc.
They did, and the proceeded to offer me points to keep my card open.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6121 on: April 08, 2018, 09:54:45 PM »
They did, and the proceeded to offer me points to keep my card open.
I've had luck with asking straight out if there's any retention offer on my account, I guess depends in Rep.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6122 on: April 08, 2018, 10:03:49 PM »
So it's basically ymmv, and a ymmv with each rep.
 Seems like HUCA is the best option, only thing I hate when doing HUCA is all the notes being read back to me from my previous calls, sometimes I feel that these reps dont have a mind of their own as they read word for word from whats in the notes on my account and can't seem to get another option.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6123 on: April 09, 2018, 05:13:49 PM »
 I called American Express earlier and asked for retention bonus they offered me 20,000MR points after spending 3K.
 5k now 15k after 3k spent.
    Seems like this was the highest over they're offering now so didn't bother fighting for another one.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6124 on: April 09, 2018, 05:40:22 PM »
PRG: 20k after 3k spend. Or $75 now and $75 after 1500 spend. Took first offer.

SPG personal: 10k after 2k spend. Or 100 statement credit. Took first offer

Delta personal: $50 statement credit with no spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6125 on: April 09, 2018, 06:38:30 PM »
PRG: 20k after 3k spend. Or $75 now and $75 after 1500 spend. Took first offer.

SPG personal: 10k after 2k spend. Or 100 statement credit. Took first offer

Delta personal: $50 statement credit with no spend.
all in 1 one phone call or called back for each?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6126 on: April 09, 2018, 09:50:21 PM »
Business Platinum. $150 or 15k MR no spend. I took the MR.
Which number did you call? They don't wanna give me anything...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6127 on: April 09, 2018, 10:34:54 PM »
Which number did you call? They don't wanna give me anything...
I called standard retention line, and got 5k and 15k after $10k. It seems there are some people who just aren't getting anything regardless of HUCAs, but still worth a few shots
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6128 on: April 10, 2018, 12:15:13 AM »
all in 1 one phone call or called back for each?
No. First two in one call Delta card was a separate  call. (Different account holder)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6129 on: April 10, 2018, 05:45:36 PM »
Amex Business Gold: 5k MR no spend
Amex Business Plat: 10k MR no spend or 5k and another 15 after $10k spend.
SPG Business: 10k SPG no spend
SPG personal: 7000 SPG after $1000 spend
Amex Plat personal: 50k MR no spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6130 on: April 10, 2018, 06:07:58 PM »
Amex Business Gold: 5k MR no spend
Amex Business Plat: 10k MR no spend or 5k and another 15 after $10k spend.
SPG Business: 10k SPG no spend
SPG personal: 7000 SPG after $1000 spend
Amex Plat personal: 50k MR no spend
Definitely seems spending related for the Platinum cards, as you are a TA and presumably spend a lot more on the personal Platinum than on the Business one.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6131 on: April 10, 2018, 06:27:14 PM »
Updated Wiki a little still kind of outdated
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6132 on: April 10, 2018, 06:35:22 PM »
SPG personal $40 statement credit, $0 spend requirement
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Updated Wiki a little still kind of outdated
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6134 on: April 10, 2018, 07:02:45 PM »
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no rhyme or reason.
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