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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
« Last edited by zow on May 19, 2019, 06:47:52 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6555 on: April 30, 2019, 10:18:34 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?
So you cancelled because you didn't want to spend $1k, but you're fine spending $2k? Why didn't you just take the offer and keep it open? It's worth it for the free night it comes with.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6556 on: April 30, 2019, 10:32:04 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?
Actually the first offer was better!! Even without retention, the 2 free nights are worth more than the AF, Just used 2 nights at the JW Marriott Chicago , the cash rate was $449 a night.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6557 on: May 01, 2019, 02:22:12 PM »
Received 20k MR for 3k spend for keeping AMEX Pers Plat.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6558 on: May 01, 2019, 02:32:20 PM »
Anybody receive anything on Chase Sapphire Preferred recently?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6559 on: May 01, 2019, 02:33:57 PM »
Anybody received anything on Chase Sapphire Preferred recently?
I was not offered any retention on Sapphire and Ink Plus recently, was told you are welcome to close, I kept them open.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6560 on: May 01, 2019, 02:50:27 PM »
So you cancelled because you didn't want to spend $1k, but you're fine spending $2k? Why didn't you just take the offer and keep it open? It's worth it for the free night it comes with.

Don't think I will be able to use the free night certificate this year and have become very unhappy with Bonvoy. I'm considering keeping the personal so I don't lose that credit line, the biz wouldn't affect my personal credit line...

On second thought, I could probably sell the free night certificate. Can I still call AMEX and reverse the cancellation?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6561 on: May 01, 2019, 03:01:45 PM »


On second thought, I could probably sell the free night certificate. Can I still call AMEX and reverse the cancellation?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6562 on: May 07, 2019, 11:46:02 AM »
has anyone received any offer of points or waive annual fee on the ink business plus card?

just called was told no offer currently and im welcome to close acct  if im within 45 days and they'll credit the annual fee


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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6563 on: May 07, 2019, 01:38:28 PM »
Does anyone have the retention phone number for the spg/Marriott card ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6564 on: May 07, 2019, 01:46:18 PM »
Does anyone have the retention phone number for the spg/Marriott card ?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6565 on: May 07, 2019, 01:47:27 PM »
+1(800)452-3945
Thanks much.
Btw Is the 13 month window since the last AF still in affect for the spg ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6566 on: May 10, 2019, 01:03:09 AM »
I was offered 20 k MR points on 3 k spend over 3 months on platinum,  I took it, but now I am regretting it- thoughts?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6567 on: May 10, 2019, 01:09:54 AM »
I was offered 20 k MR points on 3 k spend over 3 months on platinum,  I took it, but now I am regretting it- thoughts?
Do you have another MR card? Just close it, and worst case scenario, they claw it back. Just make sure you leave 20k in the account until you're in the clear.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6568 on: May 10, 2019, 06:27:33 AM »
anyone able to get a retention offer on SPG business? Been over 13 months since account opening, still nothing

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6569 on: May 10, 2019, 03:34:13 PM »
Do you have another MR card? Just close it, and worst case scenario, they claw it back. Just make sure you leave 20k in the account until you're in the clear.
I have another MR card,  so you are saying pay the fee, do the spend and then downgrade and get a prorata refund and worst is they clawback the 20 k, -  would they clawback more than 20?