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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 #7760 on: May 14, 2023, 10:00:32 PM »
Amex Biz Plat got 70K MR points with 3K spend
Amex Personal Plat got 20K MR points with 3K spend
Bonvoy Personal got $50 credit, no spend required

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7761 on: May 17, 2023, 06:18:24 PM »
I waited more than 30 days since AF posted on Amex Green they gave me retention offer of 15k points for 2k spend in 3 months if card kept open for 1 year. Can I upgrade to gold and close as a gold card or they will claw it back?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7762 on: May 17, 2023, 11:20:46 PM »
Amex Delta Business $100 no spend
Amex Marriot Business $100 no spend
Amex Business platinum 35k after 5,000 spend
Amex Personal Platinum 45k after 4,000 spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7763 on: May 18, 2023, 12:18:51 AM »
I waited more than 30 days since AF posted on Amex Green they gave me retention offer of 15k points for 2k spend in 3 months if card kept open for 1 year. Can I upgrade to gold and close as a gold card or they will claw it back?
will most probably result in a clawback .
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7764 on: May 18, 2023, 05:49:25 PM »
Amex gold consumer- spend 2,000 in 3 months and get 15,000 bonus points
Or spend $1,500 and get $100 statement credit
Both seem pretty lame.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7765 on: May 18, 2023, 06:32:52 PM »
Amex EDP $50 for $500 spend or 7.5k MR for 2k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7766 on: June 02, 2023, 01:37:09 PM »
Amex personal Plat "I am afraid, we currently do not have any retention offer available for this Card. Availability of offers and its value can change daily." 

got $500 for 4k last year. Spend 75k+. Open for 3 years.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7767 on: June 05, 2023, 12:04:08 PM »
Amex Personal Platinum: 30k points or $300 credit for $3k spend. 

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7768 on: June 05, 2023, 12:15:19 PM »
what happens if I downgrade from AmEx plat to green card do i get all the benefits of the green card? for example if I already used clear on my plat do i get another one for the green card?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7769 on: June 13, 2023, 02:48:07 PM »
Barclays Wyndham Biz - 5k points for 1k spend in 90 days.


Keeping it open regardless.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7770 on: June 14, 2023, 06:10:33 PM »
Amex plat Personal 55K for spending 4K in 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7771 on: June 15, 2023, 12:59:52 AM »
Amex Personal Platinum: 30k points or $300 credit for $3k spend.
Got the same offer today

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7772 on: June 15, 2023, 06:25:57 PM »
I called and got Amex Business platinum 70k after 5,000 spend
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7773 on: June 16, 2023, 04:36:49 PM »
Personal Plat 20k for spending $3k

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7774 on: June 18, 2023, 02:55:28 PM »
What's the current thinking on calling versus using chat for getting Amex retention offers? Is there any benefit to doing it over the phone in terms of getting better offers or anything like that?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7775 on: June 19, 2023, 01:43:34 PM »
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7776 on: June 28, 2023, 02:32:18 PM »
Anyone know if I accept an upgrade offer on amex gold card will they clawback retention bonus that was received over the past year ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7777 on: June 28, 2023, 10:14:01 PM »
I specifically asked an amex rep on the phone and they told me that there is only a issue if you downgrade not upgrade.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7778 on: June 29, 2023, 01:20:16 PM »
Bonvoy Amex Biz - Nothing

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7779 on: June 29, 2023, 08:48:28 PM »
Business Green card - $5k spend/10k points
Personal Hilton surpass - $1k spend/10k hilton points