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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 #6870 on: February 05, 2020, 10:33:12 AM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6871 on: February 05, 2020, 08:13:36 PM »
Delta platinum, $225 credit after $4K spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6872 on: February 05, 2020, 08:15:12 PM »
How much spend is on the card?
$10K in airline fares  :-*

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6873 on: February 07, 2020, 05:00:34 PM »
Is it normal that my Amex Biz Plat is again $450 this year? It's the 2nd year, posted on 2/2.
They didn't have a retention offer apparently because I have a lower AF.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6874 on: February 10, 2020, 05:01:32 PM »
Amex pp 30k or $300 for 4K spend.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6875 on: February 11, 2020, 02:37:15 PM »
Is it normal that my Amex Biz Plat is again $450 this year? It's the 2nd year, posted on 2/2.
They didn't have a retention offer apparently because I have a lower AF.
How long do you have the card for?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6876 on: February 11, 2020, 04:38:07 PM »
How long do you have the card for?
As I wrote, my 2nd year.
On the phone they told me that I'm grandfathered.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6877 on: February 14, 2020, 04:56:04 PM »
Amex blue cash preferred
Offered $100 after 3k spend
Downgraded card to NAF version

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6878 on: February 16, 2020, 05:48:47 PM »
Biz Ink: $50 Statement Credit
Personal Freedom (no annual fee): 2500 points   

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6879 on: February 16, 2020, 05:55:21 PM »
Biz Ink: $50 Statement Credit
Personal Freedom (no annual fee): 2500 points
wow   heavy spend?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6880 on: February 16, 2020, 06:16:23 PM »
Biz Ink: $50 Statement Credit
Personal Freedom (no annual fee): 2500 points
Unreal..

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6881 on: February 16, 2020, 07:45:03 PM »
Biz Ink: $50 Statement Credit
Personal Freedom (no annual fee): 2500 points   
Keep in mind that you might be 1099'd for these.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6882 on: February 17, 2020, 11:32:24 AM »
Is it normal that my Amex Biz Plat is again $450 this year? It's the 2nd year, posted on 2/2.
They didn't have a retention offer apparently because I have a lower AF.
So a very nice representative from Membership consulting team explained to me that there was a small time frame last year to apply with the lower AF before it went up which stayed the same for 2020. Since there's a minimum time to notify cardholders about an increase in the annual fee, they are not allowed to raise it for this year for whoever applied in this time frame.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6883 on: February 18, 2020, 03:37:25 PM »
wow   heavy spend?
Ink: Minimal maybe 5k.. Freedom: I spend around 30k annually 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #6884 on: February 18, 2020, 04:14:44 PM »
Biz Plat: 30k. Additional 50k after 40k spend
 
Biz Gold: 5k. Additional 25k after 10k spend

Biz Gold: 5k. Additional 25k after 10k spend