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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 #6450 on: January 21, 2019, 11:53:48 PM »
Even if its still within first year of no af gold?
I've gotten an offer the first year as well, doesn't hurt to call.
They don't bite, at least not yet.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6451 on: January 27, 2019, 09:35:22 AM »
Amex business gold 5k, +5k for spending 3k in 3 months.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6452 on: January 27, 2019, 10:37:48 AM »
Delta Gold Business - 10K bonus no spend required

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6453 on: January 27, 2019, 01:13:58 PM »
For the 1st time in years they didn't offer to waive the AF on AA aviator Mastercard
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6454 on: January 27, 2019, 04:30:55 PM »
Amex plat 30k after 4k spend in 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6455 on: January 27, 2019, 07:30:26 PM »
Amex plat 30k after 4k spend in 3 months
Same, or $300.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6456 on: January 27, 2019, 08:48:31 PM »
Amex plat 30k after 4k spend in 3 months
Did you call in only after your af hit or in middle of year?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6457 on: January 27, 2019, 08:51:37 PM »
Amex plat 30k after 4k spend in 3 months
Did you have heavy spending on the card?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6458 on: January 27, 2019, 10:19:06 PM »
Did you call in only after your af hit or in middle of year?
After 13 months of previous offer.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6459 on: January 27, 2019, 10:50:15 PM »
After 13 months of previous offer.
I was not offered anything , same last year.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6460 on: January 27, 2019, 10:55:08 PM »
I was not offered anything , same last year.
+1. Was offered last year, but nothing this year.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6461 on: January 27, 2019, 11:03:13 PM »
I was not offered anything , same last year.
I'm talking about a new card that was only opened so far for 11 months....Should I wait for af to hit?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6462 on: January 28, 2019, 12:13:21 AM »
I'm talking about a new card that was only opened so far for 11 months....Should I wait for af to hit?
Wait till 13th month.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6463 on: January 28, 2019, 12:15:42 AM »
I was not offered anything , same last year.
+1. Was offered last year, but nothing this year.
Intresing, I called 2 days before 13th month  was nothing there, the day of 13th month I got the above offer.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6464 on: January 30, 2019, 03:43:17 PM »
Jet blue annual fee. Called numerous times sent message, and being told they can't offer me anything. They won't even let me downgrade.....