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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 #7020 on: June 24, 2020, 07:14:21 PM »
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.
Should be able to. I haven't been turned down yet... several different cards over several years.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7021 on: June 28, 2020, 07:43:17 AM »
Amex Green 12.5k no spend. AF is grandfathered $95

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7022 on: July 01, 2020, 10:13:02 PM »
do M&M still waive AF by SMing?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7023 on: July 03, 2020, 01:15:09 PM »
20k gold no spend. Just need 12 month open. Was 13 months since last offer (20k with $3k spend/3 months)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7024 on: July 07, 2020, 04:36:53 PM »
Anything on ink buisness?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7025 on: July 10, 2020, 04:25:40 PM »
Very easy with capital one. Just call and ask.
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.

did you guys call the regular 800 number on back of card or have a different one to use?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7026 on: July 12, 2020, 08:14:08 AM »
did you guys call the regular 800 number on back of card or have a different one to use?
It was the number on my card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7027 on: July 12, 2020, 09:37:25 PM »
Anything for the Barclays arrival plus? I have called at least 10 times.
same here. No luck with Barclays
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7028 on: July 12, 2020, 09:44:28 PM »
I paid the AF on the Amex Biz Plat in January.
Called and complained that I missed out on the $200 coronavirus credit and they offered me a $250 goodwill credit
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7029 on: July 13, 2020, 03:25:50 PM »
what's the 200 cv credit? I paid my AF last november I think. Wonder if they'll work with me or if it's too late...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7030 on: July 13, 2020, 08:15:45 PM »
M&M Barclays $89 statement credit
Citi AA Biz Plat, $99 credit after $1000 spend in 3 months.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7031 on: July 13, 2020, 11:29:58 PM »
M&M Barclays $89 statement credit
Citi AA Biz Plat, $99 credit after $1000 spend in 3 months.
nice!
You just asked and they offered? Mentioned anything specific?  Called or messaged?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7032 on: July 13, 2020, 11:33:41 PM »
what's the 200 cv credit? I paid my AF last november I think. Wonder if they'll work with me or if it's too late...
whoever's had their AF post around the time CV hit got a $200 discount on their AF.
https://www.dansdeals.com/credit-cards/amex-giving-business-platinum-cardholders-200-statement-credit-upon-renewal/
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7033 on: July 14, 2020, 06:46:19 AM »
nice!
You just asked and they offered? Mentioned anything specific?  Called or messaged?
I called for both.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7034 on: July 14, 2020, 12:28:47 PM »
I called for both.
Wasn't so lucky.
I got the this both by call and message: "In order to provide you with the great rewards and benefits on your account, a fee is assessed in the amount of $89.00 each year. and there is no free card to downgrade to.

I still had points on my account and an open CC dispute so I just paid the AF (with points)
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