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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 #7440 on: November 29, 2021, 10:42:24 PM »
Amex
BP - $595 credit, no spend, must stay open 12/mo
Plat - 60k or $650, 4k spend in 3/mo, no requirement to keep open
Schwab - 60k or $650, 4k spend in 3/mo, no requirement to keep open
BCP - $150, 3.5k spend in 3/mo, no requirement to keep open
Hilton Aspire - 20k, 3k spend in 3/mo, no requirement to keep open - declined offer
BP credit posted in 2 days. BCP posted 1 day after spend posted. Spend not done for either Plat.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7441 on: November 29, 2021, 11:24:57 PM »
BP credit posted in 2 days. BCP posted 1 day after spend posted. Spend not done for either Plat.

Are you using real transactions or MS for these? I know Amex RAT can be sensitive about MS'ing for SUB's...wondering if the same rules apply to retention offers

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7442 on: November 29, 2021, 11:44:13 PM »
Are you using real transactions or MS for these?
Not sure if I ever did a "real" transaction with Amex.  :)
All GC purchases at grocery stores.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7443 on: November 30, 2021, 09:40:31 AM »
Not sure if I ever did a "real" transaction with Amex.  :)
All GC purchases at grocery stores.

Lol, k thx

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7444 on: December 01, 2021, 06:12:03 PM »
Family member Plat and Schwab received no offers. CL's were just slashed after a FR probably didn't help.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7445 on: December 01, 2021, 06:56:50 PM »
@HoKo dangerous road to follow ;)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7446 on: December 16, 2021, 04:37:36 PM »
Any recent offers on Jetblue card? They didn't offer me anything

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7447 on: December 29, 2021, 12:15:54 PM »
chase offering anything recently on sapphire preferred?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7448 on: December 29, 2021, 07:49:18 PM »
$50 statement credit on Chase IHG

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7449 on: January 04, 2022, 12:00:52 PM »
AMEX Personal Platinum: offered me 40K points (or $400) after $3K spend in 3 months. Will try chatting again to see if I can get better

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7450 on: January 04, 2022, 08:40:06 PM »
Anything recenty on Saphire Reserve?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7451 on: January 05, 2022, 04:24:31 PM »
Anything recenty on Saphire Reserve?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7452 on: January 05, 2022, 04:45:12 PM »
Anyone get offers on Barclays aviator red?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7453 on: January 05, 2022, 07:21:21 PM »
Anyone get offers on Barclays aviator red?
Barclays Aviator Red,

$99 annual fee refund no spend required + 5k miles/1k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7454 on: January 07, 2022, 10:28:13 AM »
Anyone?

I just tried twice over the course of a few days.  Very jovial U.S. reps, but both said their hands were tied and it was a company decision not to offer anything for this card, despite the higher fee and world events.

Downgraded to Freedom (after holding since 2016).  Too many other more interesting plays and players in the ring these days... Even the free Bilt Mastercard offers 3X dining with no FX fees and transfer partners that I value more highly.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7455 on: January 07, 2022, 12:20:33 PM »
Tried calling several times for Jetblue Plus but wasn't offered anything. Was anyone able to get an offer or should I just downgrade to the free version?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7456 on: January 08, 2022, 06:47:54 PM »
Anyone success to get something or even downgrade the Arrival plus ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7457 on: January 09, 2022, 04:40:19 PM »
Amex Platinum Schwab - offered $550 or 55k miles with spend of $4k in 3 months
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7458 on: January 10, 2022, 09:51:30 AM »
Anyone success to get something or even downgrade the Arrival plus ?

I was able to downgrade to the free version a couple years ago, not sure if it's changed

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7459 on: January 10, 2022, 08:36:03 PM »
I was able to downgrade to the free version a couple years ago, not sure if it's changed

thanks, but looking for more recent data ... things change fast ..