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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 #6540 on: April 10, 2019, 08:14:38 PM »
100k
I did 70k$ , it is not one of my mostly used cards, got nothing.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6541 on: April 15, 2019, 03:22:21 PM »
Amex spg Business 5k, and additional 10k after 1k spend. i barely use this card

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6542 on: April 15, 2019, 05:11:51 PM »
Amex spg Business 5k, and additional 10k after 1k spend. i barely use this card

Wow thats awful. They used to give 10k SPG points. They almost cut that down by 3.

How long have you had that card open? My annual fee just hit on for year 1 on that card, but they havent offered anything. Im thinking I need to wait till month 13th.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6543 on: April 15, 2019, 08:35:21 PM »
Received a $99 statement credit to offset the AF on my AA platinum card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6544 on: April 15, 2019, 08:40:24 PM »
Received a $99 statement credit to offset the AF on my AA platinum card.

You mean the AA Citi platinum ? How long do you have it ?

How much did you put on that card !?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6545 on: April 15, 2019, 08:51:42 PM »
You mean the AA Citi platinum ? How long do you have it ?

How much did you put on that card !?

Yes. Couple of years. Spend $99 get $99 statement credit.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6546 on: April 15, 2019, 09:01:50 PM »
Yes. Couple of years. Spend $99 get $99 statement credit.

Thanks
And how much spend you put yearly .. ? (Approximately)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6547 on: April 15, 2019, 09:13:16 PM »
Thanks
And how much spend you put yearly .. ? (Approximately)
$0

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6548 on: April 15, 2019, 09:40:38 PM »
$0

That's incredible news .. lol ok thanks

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6549 on: April 16, 2019, 12:04:50 PM »
Wow thats awful. They used to give 10k SPG points. They almost cut that down by 3.

How long have you had that card open? My annual fee just hit on for year 1 on that card, but they havent offered anything. Im thinking I need to wait till month 13th.
I think about 2 years. My af hit nov 2018

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6550 on: April 23, 2019, 05:24:15 PM »
Just called (back cc number) for my Citi AA, and got nada.
Any advice ? What number to call ? And what to say ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6551 on: April 23, 2019, 10:27:02 PM »
Called to apply travel credit on my Ritz before downgrading/cancelling. Asked about retention and they gave me $150 courtesy credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6552 on: April 30, 2019, 01:13:05 PM »
SW Premier Business

$100 statement credit

no spend

Just got same, made a buck...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6553 on: April 30, 2019, 06:35:09 PM »
Just called (back cc number) for my Citi AA, and got nada.
Any advice ? What number to call ? And what to say ?

Called back today, and mentioned to the lady that I am thinking of cancelling the card because of the AF, she then 'offered' me to downgrade it to the no AF, with I refused because I want the free baggage, so then she transfer me to the guy that offer me spend 99 in the month and get 99 with I accept.

Lesson learned. Always to mention that "you're thinking of closing the card .."

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6554 on: April 30, 2019, 10:02:06 PM »
SPG Biz: 5k points up front and then 15k for spending $1K, decided to cancel
SPG Personal: 20k points for spending $2K in 3 months, I'm thinking it may be worth taking that offer?