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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 #7050 on: August 03, 2020, 11:20:24 AM »
Anything recent on Citi Premier?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7051 on: August 04, 2020, 10:25:14 AM »
american express Marriott (old spg) 30,000 bonvoy points to keep open
no spend required
(better than spending $2,500 in three months for $100 credit - i think)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7052 on: August 04, 2020, 10:54:39 AM »
Anyone have any luck with CSR? They keep saying they dont have any retention offers and that i should product change:(

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7053 on: August 04, 2020, 11:32:05 AM »
american express Marriott (old spg) 30,000 bonvoy points to keep open
no spend required
(better than spending $2,500 in three months for $100 credit - i think)

I'd take the points. Is this the personal or biz version?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7054 on: August 05, 2020, 10:43:37 AM »
I'd take the points. Is this the personal or biz version?
personal
i took the points

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7055 on: August 07, 2020, 04:35:54 PM »
If I cancel a chase or Amex card mid year after paying the AF, do they refund the prorated portion?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7056 on: August 07, 2020, 05:09:27 PM »
Anything recent on Citi Premier?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7057 on: August 11, 2020, 11:03:31 PM »
No luck on Amex Delta Gold or HH Surpass

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7058 on: August 12, 2020, 10:21:08 AM »
Citi  AA Abusiness platinum $99 credit after spending $1000 in 3 months. 

I think I'm just going to close the card .

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7059 on: August 12, 2020, 10:51:59 AM »
Amex biz plat (that renewed in March, before $200 appreciation credit). $200 statement credit. No spend.

Amex business Bonvoy. $50 statement credit. No spend.

No points offers offered to me (according to the rep).

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7060 on: August 12, 2020, 11:37:37 PM »
Anything recent on Citi Premier?
5k for spending $1k, or annual fee waived/rebated for spending $1k

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7061 on: August 13, 2020, 09:17:33 AM »
Tried 3 times on Amex Gold, nothing doing. Any tips?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7062 on: August 13, 2020, 09:37:13 AM »
Tried 3 times on Amex Gold, nothing doing. Any tips?

+1  >:(

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7063 on: August 13, 2020, 01:05:26 PM »
5k for spending $1k, or annual fee waived/rebated for spending $1k

Interesting you got that. I've tried for myself and P2 but nothing was offered. Probably spent ~$5k this year to hit SUB. How much did you spend? The only option they offered was to downgrade to Reward+

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7064 on: August 15, 2020, 10:58:43 PM »
anyone have any luck with the chase united explorer?