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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 #7005 on: June 03, 2020, 02:52:07 PM »
Called twice. They just said there is no offers for my account. Had to downgrade. Gonna try for DW, maybe she has better luck :)
Nope just ask if she can waive it and she said sure lemme check.... badda boom badda bang
Guess they like you better

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7006 on: June 09, 2020, 01:05:16 PM »
06/10/2020.

Amex Gold. $75 for $750 Spend or 10,000 MR points no Spend. Took the 10,000.

Amex Platinum Business: Back in March - $100 Statement credit.. Glad I didn't cancel with Dell credits..

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7007 on: June 10, 2020, 11:59:27 PM »
Amex Gold - offered me 20k points or $150 with $1,500 spend. Been a member since 2011
I got the 150 with 1500 offer. No mention of points.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7008 on: June 11, 2020, 02:58:11 PM »
got 30K points on my amex gold without any spend. did have to agree to keep the account open for 12 months. Have the card for a while and spend a few thousand dollars a month on it

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7009 on: June 12, 2020, 03:08:30 PM »
got 30K points on my amex gold without any spend. did have to agree to keep the account open for 12 months. Have the card for a while and spend a few thousand dollars a month on it
Wow!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7010 on: June 21, 2020, 03:58:38 PM »
Got 15k on everyday preferred and 15k on Hilton surpass with no spend required.
I called about a week apart.
I spend a decent amount on each.
No luck with the Bonvoy business though

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7011 on: June 22, 2020, 04:10:11 PM »
Nothing on my Marriott personal although it passed by almost 14 months since the last annual feel was charged

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7012 on: June 22, 2020, 05:37:56 PM »
Nothing on my Marriott personal although it passed by almost 14 months since the last annual feel was charged
How long since the last retention offer? That's what counts.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7013 on: June 22, 2020, 06:57:24 PM »
Any chance to get the capital one savor card $95 fee waived?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7014 on: June 22, 2020, 09:18:34 PM »
Any chance to get the capital one savor card $95 fee waived?
Very easy with capital one. Just call and ask.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7015 on: June 22, 2020, 09:20:48 PM »
Any offers on Capital One Venture card?

My first $95 fee just came down, and don't want to lose the ability to use my 100k points.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7016 on: June 22, 2020, 10:27:38 PM »
Very easy with capital one. Just call and ask.
Threaten to cancel or just simply ask if they can please waive it?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7017 on: June 23, 2020, 12:08:04 AM »
Threaten to cancel or just simply ask if they can please waive it?
Usually just asking does the trick.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7018 on: June 24, 2020, 10:38:24 AM »
Anything for the Barclays arrival plus? I have called at least 10 times.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7019 on: June 24, 2020, 12:39:13 PM »
Usually just asking does the trick.
Wow that was really easy! Thank you so much. I simply just asked if they can waive it and he said yes. They're giving me a one time credit of $95 for it. Wonder if I'll be able to do it again next year.