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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 #7480 on: February 05, 2022, 09:04:21 PM »
anyone with  successful retention for  Barclay jet blue  personal
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7481 on: February 05, 2022, 09:29:13 PM »
Receive retention on 4 cards and 650 never posted for one of them. I had the wrong card for the 650 and only did 3992 instead of 4k spend. Good thing I called Friday as 2/8 will be 92 days. They were able to figure everything out.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7482 on: February 07, 2022, 11:08:27 PM »
Just received 30k for spending $3k on Amex personal gold, I mostly use it only for the Uber/GrubHub credits

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7483 on: February 09, 2022, 07:46:14 AM »
40k MR for 3k spend on 2 personal Platinums.  No usage over the past year.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7484 on: February 09, 2022, 08:50:31 AM »
Has Amex recently been giving any retention offers for cards that received retention bonus within the last 12 months? Is that a hard rule?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7485 on: February 09, 2022, 08:51:45 AM »
Has Amex recently been giving any retention offers for cards that received retention bonus within the last 12 months? Is that a hard rule?
No longer a hard rule, still not as likely.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7486 on: February 09, 2022, 04:41:28 PM »
any recent luck on a retention offer of the sapphire reserve?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7487 on: February 09, 2022, 04:45:12 PM »
any recent luck on a retention offer of the sapphire reserve?
Ive been trying for a couple months and have been getting nothing, have card open for like 3 years

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7488 on: February 09, 2022, 07:37:26 PM »
Any luck on IHG Premier?
I got nothing and they're also saying I can't downgrade! >:(
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7489 on: February 09, 2022, 08:38:26 PM »
Any luck on IHG Premier?
I got nothing and they're also saying I can't downgrade! >:(
Why can't you downgrade?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7490 on: February 09, 2022, 08:45:17 PM »
Why can't you downgrade?
I don't know. two phone reps said that this card is not eligible for a downgrade 🤷
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7491 on: February 09, 2022, 10:05:20 PM »
I don't know. two phone reps said that this card is not eligible for a downgrade
Shucks,
I got this card planning on downgrading when the af hit.
Now I need to do that.

Maybe I'll try and hope 3rd times a charm, otherwise I'm going to have to figure out how to sell the anniversary night

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7492 on: February 10, 2022, 03:29:39 PM »
Ive been trying for a couple months and have been getting nothing, have card open for like 3 years
same here

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7493 on: February 10, 2022, 06:49:43 PM »
Chase presidential - $200, nice offer

now we need some more travel bank offers, last year was $240

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7494 on: February 15, 2022, 02:54:31 AM »
695 on business platinum waived

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7495 on: February 15, 2022, 09:18:32 AM »
$695 statement credit on 3 business platinum cards  :)
$250 on the business gold

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7496 on: February 15, 2022, 02:01:45 PM »
I don't know. two phone reps said that this card is not eligible for a downgrade
Just tried my luck with them. No go.
The retention rep said it's a longevity thing, and she's seen it not work on 1 year accounts, but work on 2 year old accounts

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7497 on: February 15, 2022, 07:19:26 PM »
695 on business platinum waived
$695 statement credit on 3 business platinum cards  :)
$250 on the business gold

are these retention (2nd year and on) or first year?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7498 on: February 15, 2022, 09:37:57 PM »
Business gold Card $150
Hilton Honors $75 after 1k spent 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7499 on: February 15, 2022, 10:27:37 PM »
AMEX PLAT Schwab
55k MR after $4k spend in 3 months