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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 #7300 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

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7301 on: March 17, 2021, 01:51:02 PM »
30k instant plus 50k after spending 40k in 90 days [which i do] on platinum business  [last year fee waived]

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7302 on: March 18, 2021, 12:07:09 AM »
Its all what the system decides
Well I called again and was offered a courtesy $100 credit for my 9 years of being a loyal customer... Plus, she said its irrelevant to whether I keep the card or not. That I can still choose to close if I end up deciding so.. Which at this point, unless some bonus dell credits or wireless credits show up, I will be cancelling.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7303 on: March 18, 2021, 06:16:36 PM »
Applied for the Amex Consumer Plat in Feb 2021. Annual fee just posted. Chatted and got 30k retention offer with no spend required. Barely had the card open a month and I have not even hit the spend to receive the welcome bonus yet :o

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7304 on: March 23, 2021, 09:22:12 AM »
Got nothing again on Barclays aviator red, aviator business and citi AA platinum. Cancelled both Barclays and product changed the citi to double cash card.

The rejection from citi really surprised me as I’ve had the card for close to 10 years and never paid an annual fee before.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7305 on: March 23, 2021, 09:10:58 PM »
Got 25 dollars for IHG card with 49 Annual fee.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7306 on: April 05, 2021, 09:56:27 PM »
$100 statement credit, $5 more than the AF
only $50 this year  :(
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7307 on: April 07, 2021, 05:18:09 PM »
$150 on Ritz Carlton card. $50 on Bonvoy  :D

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7308 on: April 09, 2021, 12:24:38 PM »
Applied for the Amex Consumer Plat in Feb 2021. Annual fee just posted. Chatted and got 30k retention offer with no spend required. Barely had the card open a month and I have not even hit the spend to receive the welcome bonus yet :o
Wow! What's exactly did you tell them?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7309 on: April 09, 2021, 01:37:03 PM »
Amex Plat business - full AF credit if i keep card open for 12 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7310 on: April 09, 2021, 01:42:04 PM »
Amex Plat business - full AF credit if i keep card open for 12 months

Wow!
How much spend do you put on the card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7311 on: April 09, 2021, 01:44:15 PM »
Wow!
How much spend do you put on the card?
nothing really special.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7312 on: April 09, 2021, 02:19:59 PM »
Amex Plat business - full AF credit if i keep card open for 12 months
Just got the same

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7313 on: April 09, 2021, 02:31:05 PM »
Just got the same

Was your AF just billed?  Mine comes in June,  hope this offer doesn't disappear before then...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7314 on: April 10, 2021, 11:44:45 PM »
Just got the same
Thanks. Will try again. Didn't get any offer on mine yet.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7315 on: April 11, 2021, 12:56:13 AM »
My 2nd AF posted in Sep for the business platinum, so I got the automatic $200 retention, I already used all my credits for 2021, so i was gonna downgrade to the green till Sep when I travel again, and I'll get back $300 of the AF. My question is for next years' AF will they give me a harder time getting a retention cause I downgraded for a few months? TIA!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7316 on: April 11, 2021, 09:24:27 AM »
Was your AF just billed?  Mine comes in June,  hope this offer doesn't disappear before then...
mine was billed back in november

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7317 on: April 11, 2021, 10:47:35 AM »
Got 30,000 MR points for Gold card renewal.
No spend requirement.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7318 on: April 11, 2021, 01:23:39 PM »
Was your AF just billed?  Mine comes in June,  hope this offer doesn't disappear before then...
Was billed months ago. I tried every month but this is first month they finally had something for me (I probably got last March already )

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7319 on: April 11, 2021, 01:38:55 PM »
I got $50 statement credit on my amex Marriott bonvoy business (AF $125) and a $100 statment credit after spending $2000 in the next three months