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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 #1365 on: March 12, 2013, 03:48:18 PM »
Is there any point in HUCA for Amex retention? Or once the computerized system says no offer available I'm done?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1366 on: March 12, 2013, 04:15:39 PM »
Is there any point in HUCA for Amex retention? Or once the computerized system says no offer available I'm done?
I think they manually give a bonus so its not computerized.  But sometimes I get I see you called 3 times etc. And I don't know what to say

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1367 on: March 13, 2013, 01:29:56 AM »
AF came up for my Ink Bold with Exclusives.  Called and they waived it no problem.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1368 on: March 13, 2013, 08:24:25 AM »
New to the forums.  Been following dansdeals and ddf for a bit.  Have had some good churns but lately chase is cracking down.  Tried getting compensation for my chase sapphire pref MC which I've had abt 2 yes and use on a reg basis.....no dice!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1369 on: March 13, 2013, 01:55:11 PM »
I have 3 personal and 1 business AA Citi cards and 2  just had the free year finish , so i called retention and they said they cant offerme anything! ANY IDEAS?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1370 on: March 13, 2013, 03:20:32 PM »
I have 3 personal and 1 business AA Citi cards and 2  just had the free year finish , so i called retention and they said they cant offerme anything! ANY IDEAS?
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1371 on: March 17, 2013, 05:43:47 PM »
Called Citi.

Dividend - 1.5% cb (was hoping for 5% like LY)
AA biz - 10k miles after 5k spend
TY Preferred - 10k points after 3k spend

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1372 on: March 17, 2013, 05:45:04 PM »
Called Citi.

Dividend - 1.5% cb (was hoping for 5% like LY)
AA biz - 10k miles after 5k spend
TY Preferred - 10k points after 3k spend
Not worth it IMO.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1373 on: March 17, 2013, 05:51:26 PM »
Not worth it IMO.
Dividend isn't worth it, but I'm excited about the AA offer if I can manufacture some spend while in the US.
TYP isn't great, but we'll see...

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1374 on: March 17, 2013, 08:30:34 PM »
What is the best approach to get retention on the Sapphire preferred? Sm or HUCA? Anyone get anything lately on it?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1375 on: March 18, 2013, 08:21:41 AM »
What is the best approach to get retention on the Sapphire preferred? Sm or HUCA? Anyone get anything lately on it?
why not churn? But try calling first. Maybe go into your bank and ask
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1376 on: March 18, 2013, 08:33:58 AM »
Is there a way to find out when your annual fee will be charged without actually calling up for each card?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1377 on: March 18, 2013, 11:02:19 PM »
why not churn? But try calling first. Maybe go into your bank and ask
They are so nasty. When I said the annual fee is high she said why don't you use 9500 points to offset the fee!!!

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1378 on: March 18, 2013, 11:03:50 PM »
They are so nasty. When I said the annual fee is high she said why don't you use 9500 points to offset the fee!!!
just say i rather not... pls downgrade me then
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #1379 on: March 18, 2013, 11:06:30 PM »
just say i rather not... pls downgrade me then
I told her that I need to think about it, but that option won't work for me. Maybe I will try sm and if not I will probably just churn it. I anyways only have one UA card right now!