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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
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7280 on: February 16, 2021, 02:25:14 PM »
30k  amex plat
plus 200 amex travel, plus payal etc makes it worth it, especially since the credits are not posting timely and i will lose them if cancel
@shmooz Did you receive a retention offer last year also?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7281 on: February 16, 2021, 02:26:57 PM »
on this card no

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7282 on: February 19, 2021, 11:59:45 AM »
 DP: Nothing offered to me so far on Barclays aviator or citi advantage platinum.

Anyone have any luck getting anything on either card?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7283 on: February 19, 2021, 12:23:54 PM »
Nothing offered so far on Barclays aviator or citi advantage platinum.

Anyone have any luck getting anything on either card?
no on the former, neither waiver nor downgrade option.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7284 on: February 21, 2021, 09:07:07 AM »
No offer on BOFA VS Card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7285 on: February 25, 2021, 03:28:53 AM »
AMex Bus. Plat. $300 credit - no spend requirement!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7286 on: February 28, 2021, 06:44:24 PM »
Bofa VS spend $1500, $100 credit
Af is $90 I think

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7287 on: February 28, 2021, 08:04:56 PM »
Bofa VS spend $1500, $100 credit
Af is $90 I think
Tried the other day, no offer.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7288 on: March 07, 2021, 03:44:12 PM »
Capital One Business Spark card $95 credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7289 on: March 08, 2021, 03:48:31 PM »
Capital One Business Spark card $95 credit
Me too! You have to wait for the fee to post and then call. When i spoke to them before it post's they said there was nothing and i should call back after.
And i was also able to get $250 statement credit on the Chase Reserve. That one was a little tough.. he kept repeating that the fee is for all the benefits of the card or perhaps i should downgrade, etc. I just keep saying i want to keep the card but... After a while he said if i request to initiate cancelling (not cancel yet) there might be a retention offer available which there was and i got the offer!!! 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7290 on: March 15, 2021, 02:21:44 PM »
AMex Bus. Plat. $300 credit - no spend requirement!
Was your spend last year over 15,000? No offers on my first call..

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7291 on: March 16, 2021, 06:53:22 AM »
Was your spend last year over 15,000? No offers on my first call..
Certainly not, maybe a few K, was very surprised!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7292 on: March 16, 2021, 10:05:56 AM »
Ok, if so, any tips? Called and send you want to cancel?

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« Reply #7293 on: March 16, 2021, 01:20:34 PM »
Ok, if so, any tips? Called and send you want to cancel?
Called and said the card is good, I'm going to be travelling soon, which was true but actually didn't use my amex in the end, and asked if they could "ease the pain"
I had used it for some dell purchases in Dec/Jan before I called them which prompted the agent to say "I see you're using you Amex offers"

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7294 on: March 16, 2021, 01:24:37 PM »
Platinum. No offers rep kept saying how they added $1700 worth of amex offers lol

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7295 on: March 17, 2021, 01:23:41 PM »
Interesting.  Had some decent spend and no retention. 

In other news, Platinum consumer card - decent spend - got $500 credit.

Called and said the card is good, I'm going to be travelling soon, which was true but actually didn't use my amex in the end, and asked if they could "ease the pain"
I had used it for some dell purchases in Dec/Jan before I called them which prompted the agent to say "I see you're using you Amex offers"

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7296 on: March 17, 2021, 01:26:14 PM »
Business or consumer?
Platinum. No offers rep kept saying how they added $1700 worth of amex offers lol


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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7298 on: March 17, 2021, 01:35:14 PM »
Guess I got lucky. Or maybe it's the difference between first year and second year (or first time and second time) retention requests.
Not sure if anyone has any data points on that

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7299 on: March 17, 2021, 01:35:59 PM »
Guess I got lucky. Or maybe it's the difference between first year and second year (or first time and second time) retention requests.
Not sure if anyone has any data points on that
Its all what the system decides