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Chase Retention Bonus Offers: June 2015-June 2019 [ALL cards]

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Current retention offers (specify the date [mm/dd/yyyy], the card, the offer, how long you had the card and yearly spend)

When you call, you MUST ask if there are any offers on your account. Don't ask for an AF waiver, ask if they can credit your account the $95 (or whatever your AF is) to your account. They cannot remove the AF, but they can credit an amount to offset it. If you cancel your card within 30 days of receiving retention bonus, then Chase may claw back that bonus Note that Chase has shortened the period in which you can close the card and get the fee refunded. It is 30 days for most (or all?) cards.

If you don't get a retention bonus, the card you are holding may have the option of a downgrade. Cards that are downgraded may be upgraded at a later date. Consolidated discussion of that topic is here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...16-onward.html

Sapphire Reserve

Please post Sapphire Reserve retention offers HERE.

Sapphire Preferred

7/15/2015 - 2nd anniversary. ~$36k annual spend. Offer: Spend $4k in the next 3 months for 10k bonus UR points. Accepted.
7/20/2015 no offer given $10k spend, will keep card anyway
11/28/2015 Main card for spending on non-Amex businesses and restaurants $60 statement credit to keep open
12/1/2015- 10K UR after $4000 spend in 3 months
12/2/2015 3rd anniversary, no offers w/ $10K spend
12/3/2015 3rd anniversary, $20k spend, yes offer - 10,000 points to keep card.
12/18/2015 4th(?) anniversary, Main card for spending on personal travel expenses (except airfares) and restaurants, yes offer - 10,000 points to keep card. Took it.
12/21/2015 1st anniversary. Don't spend too much on it (~$5k / yr). Rep said no retention offers available. Will call back.
12/28/2015 No offers. 2nd anniversary. ~$20K spend.
1/5/2016 - 10K UR points after $4,000 in 3 months.
2/3/2016 - No offers. Downgraded to another Freedom card.
2/9/2016 - ~18K annually with substantial slowdown in last 3 months. $100 statement credit.
3/16/2016 - $100 statement credit. 3rd year, no prior offers. ~$26k spend.
5/20/2016 - probably $8k -$10k, no offer, just paid fee
6/14/2016 Called and asked for a retention offer. Paid annual fee in Feb (first time) and been calling every month. Was offered $60 (rep wasn't sure if it was a statement credit or UR points).
6/21/2016 took CSP - $60 refund
7/6/2016 - 2nd anniversary, $17k yearly spend (but substantial slowdown in recent months), offered $60 and took it.07/14/2016, CSP, 18 months, $19k, called and was given $60 statement credit.
7/14/2016, CSP, 18 months, $19k, called and was given $60 statement credit.
7/22/2016. No offers. Third year, never gotten one. $7k in past year.
8/2/2016 - $60 statement credit. $15k yearly spend.
11/23/2016 - no offer. I had card open for 11+ months with ~$5k in spend
11/30/2016 - no offer, open for 12 months with 13K spend, downgrade to Freedom
01/06/2017 - 3yr member, $20K annual spend on this card; offered $60 statement credit - accepted.
1/20/2017 - 2nd yr - $60 statement credit
2/03/2017 - no offer, open for 3 years with $90k spend, downgrade to FU.
3/23/17 - end of 1st year with $20k spend most in first 6 months, $60 offered, accepted.
5/8/2017- first anniversary. ~7k in spend. No offer. Going to HUCA
6/2/2017 - no offer. open for 3 years with ~$100k annual spend first two years but now shifted spending mainly to CSR. downgraded to FU.
10/3/2017 - 7th anniversary, substantial annual spend - $60 statement credit
11/30/2017 - 4th anniversary, 12k annual spend - $60 statement credit
2/6/2017 - 3rd anniversary, 81k annual spend - $60 statement credit
3/7/2018 - 6th anniversary, ~15k annual spend - no offer
11/1/18 - 5th anniversary, 5k spend, $60 statement credit (4th yr running)


(need up-to-date data points)

11/6/15 - 5K points offered and taken...spend was down from $24K to 8K
09/14/15 - No offer, but did not cancel. Will try again in a week or two.
9/01/15 - 5K points offered (and taken). Open 3 yrs, >$20K spend annually.
8/12/15 - 2.5k points offered. Minimum spending on card this year. Open for 1 year.
8/3/2015 - No offer, but did not cancel; will try again in a few days.
07/2015 -- 5K points for renewal, no strings attached. I have plenty of spend on Chase cards, but no spend on the Hyatt card. Accepted the offer; not sure if I otherwise would have kept the card.
07/2015 - 2.5k points. Minimum spending ~ $300 a month on restaurants. Took the offer. Called thrice - same 2.5k offer.
04/2015 - 5k points, open for 3 years. Spent more than $20k from 04/2014 - 04/2015.
3/1/2015 - Offered 2,500 points. Card opened for 1 year and $5k spent in 2014.
2/2/2015 - 5k points. Card opened 2 years already. About $3k spending in the past year.
12/17/16 - No offers. Minimal spend. Open 7 years. Will cancel next year.
11/23/16 - No offers. Minimal annual spend. Keeping for free night.
8/9/16 - $75 statement credit. $35k annual spend, Open 4 years
7/17/16 -- no offers. No real spend on the card
7/6/16 - No offers. Minimal to modest spending ($100-$400/mo) since opening 1 year ago.
02/22/17 - No offers. Minimal spend. Open 1 year. Will keep for another year.
04/10/17 - No offers. Decent spend. Open 7 years. Cancelled.
07/30/17- No offers, minimal spend after receiving initial signup bonus, open a year or two, cancelled
10/02/17 - $35 statement credit; 4 yrs with card; $14,000 spend (had been >$20K; lower now without Hyatt stays/nights). Took it.
2/17/18 - No offers. Decent spend. Open 1 year and AF was billed this month. Kept it for now.
11/2/18 - Nothing, sock drawer card, year 2
12/13/18 - No offers, 1st year, minimal spend after bonus requirements. Will keep for the free anniversary night.
9/5/19 - $50 statement credit , 1st year, spend over $20k. Will keep

British Airways

6/8/2015 - same as others reported: 9k Avios after spending $1500 within three months. No ability to waive $95 fee nor apply statement credit.
12/19/2015 - no spend ytd, no offers, cancelled card
12/29/2015 - almost no spend after the bonus except for small charges here and there, was not transferred to retention specialist, no offers. closed card.
02/05/2016-5k spend ytd, no offers. Rep said they no longer give retention offers.
3/22/2016 - I had no spend since 2015. Called twice, no offers. Closed the card. DH had plenty of spend through January...no offers. Closed the card.
4/4/2016 - minimal spend on the last year. No offers. Agent closed the card without even that thany you for your business. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
11/13/2016 - $21k in spend over last 11 months. No retention offer. Moved some credit to another card and closed.
1/10/17 - Minimal spend (was $30k for several years). No offer. Open 9 years. Will cancel after I use my last 241 cert.
1/20/17 - got card last year and maxed out the 100k bonus over the course of the year. Was not expecting anything going by posts here so just said I want to close as fee is due, Agent proactively offered $50 statement credit to keep open.
06/19/17 - Got card last year and maxed out 75k bonus over course of year. Spent approximately 20k during the year. No offer.
3/12/18 - Long time cardholder, with about $100K spent over past few years. No offers to keep the card, so I closed it.
5/13/18 - Got card last year and maxed out 100k bonus over course of year. Spent approximately 12k during the year. No offer. Closed the card.
11/16/18 - no spend last year, no offer, downgraded to fee free version in case it will get me 10% off BA tickets like the regular one sometimes did
11/18/1 - first year acc. just enough spend to get my signup bonus. Offered $50 credit, closed the card.

United Select

8/2015 - 2x UC Day passes. Have had the card since 2010, spend went from $20k annual to around $1K this year.
2/3/2016 - Only offered a downgrade to no annual fee United card (1 mile per $2). Spent $25k each of the past 2 years. Was given a $100 statement credit last year for retention.
3/2017 - no offers; $3000 annual spend.
4/2017 - no offers; $3000 annual spend at grocery stores at 2 miles / $.
6/2017 - no offers, but as a 1K I have been getting $60 in credit towards AF without asking; $3000 annual spend at grocery stores at 2 miles / $.

United Mileage Plus Awards

07/10/15 - no retention offer other than 2 UA Club passes or using 7500 miles to pay for $60 AF. Haven't spent much on this card but it's my longest held card so paid the AF.
06/27/2016 offered nothing. $10k annual spend.
07/05/2016 offered nothing. Have 90 days to cancel the card to get the fee back.
05/29/2017 - opened many years ago, offered nothing, $0 spend in past year. transferred CL and cancelled.
10/02/2017 - opened 3 years ago, $4k spend on it in this calendar year, annual fee was charged on Sept 1: offered $60 stmnt credit, accepted (will keep it for saver award space)

United Explorer

6/4/2015 - opened 6/2010, spending has gone down last year due to new UA Club Card. ~$6k for YE2014 vs $13k for YE2013. No offer made. Debating cancel.
6/9/2015 - opened 6/2012, no spending in ~18 months. Tried three times for
a statement credit, no luck. Cancelled.
6/17/2015 - opened 6/2012 as well, minimal spending, only received retention credit the second year. No offer this time, go ahead and cancelled and move partial CL to the SP card.
7/31/15 - opened 7/2012, ~$25k (for 10k bonus). No offer at all, cancelled card in less than 3 mins.
8/8/2015 - opened 11/2011, 25K spend for last two years. $60 credit offered - kept.
8/18/2015 -- minimal spending on biz card. No offer at all. I'm a 1K, so I will get a $60 statement credit in Q2 for having the card (making the annual fee essentially $35). Since I have Ink, only real benefit of card is being eligible for upgrade on free domestic award tickets. As I 1K, I do clear once or twice a year this way. Since it's a fun perk, and is probably worth $35, I'll keep the card anyway.
9/2/2015 - opened 8/2014, just $2k spend for the minimum; no offers except to downgrade to other low/no fee United Chase cards; Closed.
9/13/15 - opened in 2010. No spend in the last year. AF posted so I called to cancel. No retention offer.
9/29/15, opened in 08/2013, 2k spend. 08/2014 $95 statement credits for spending $95 or more, accepted. 09/2015, 5k spending, $60 statement credits without any purchases. keep the card since has miles in account.
10/10/15, have had the card for a year, but have had the now-defunct United Select for years, $25K + spend, $100 statement credit
10/15/15 - Spent $43k on the card year to date, no statement credit or other offer. Closed
10/22/15 - have had the card for a few years. $0 in spending this year. Was planning on cancelling and was not expecting any retention bonus. Offered $60 credit and took it
11/06/15 - no retention offer other than downgrading to the United Rewards card (same card #, no AF) and United Awards card ($6 0AF). Had the card for 1 year (hit the first AF this week - which should be retracted with the downgrade), had around $10k in spend for the year. Took the downgrade offer to the no AF card.
11/29/15 - Explorer Business card opened 9/2014. <$100 spend since meeting spend requirement. No retention offer. Closed.
12/2/15 - 2nd anniversary. Little to no spend, no offers. Didn't even try to keep me/explain benefits.
12/11/15 $25k spent, offered $100 credit
1/11/16 - <$10K annual spend, no retention offer. Canceled card easily in under 2 minutes with same phone rep.
2/2/16 - No transactions in last 90 days, called the day after AF posted. No transfer to a retention specialist. No retention offer. Closed account.
2/2/16 - UA Visa since 2/2013. $35k spent last year, $25k+ each previous year. No offer
3/11/16 - UA Visa since 2/2013. $35k spent last year, $25k+ each previous year. Accepted $60 offer.
3/24/16 UA Visa since 3/2015. <$5k spend last year. Request before annual fee hit; no retention offer. Called again after annual fee, no offer. Will close after latest purchases post to MP account
5/10/16 - Did not use it after meeting min. spend last year. Offered additional lounge passes as the only option. Could not waive annual fee or give me equivalent points. Canceled.
5/23/16 - UA Visa since 2012. $25k+ spend last year. Accepted $60 offer.
6/20/16 - MPE Business. $30k spend. Accepted $60 offer. No other offers.
6/22/16 - ~$25K spend, ~13K YTD. Accepted $60 offer
7/24/2016 offered nothing, open 1 year minimal spend.
8/19/16 - no offer but reminded of club passes, free checked bag etc, open 1 year, minimal spend
1/20/2017 - no retention offer but told by rep that $60 statement credit for 1K still applies
2/12/17 - MPE Business. $25k spend (to get 10k anniversary bonus miles.) Offered $100 SC straight up - accepted.
4/1/17 - no offer, no spend past year
5/22/17 - no offer, minimal spend past year
6/8/17 - $100 SC ($25k spend)
7/28/17 - no offer, only spent to get signup bonus last year, closed card
9/20/18 - no offer, open 1 year, no spend after signup bonus
5/18/19 - Explorer Business card, no offer, had been open for a year with a little spend most months
6/2019 - no offer, open 1 year, $12K spend

United Club

10/13/2015 offered $100 Statement Credit
01/16/2016 offered $60 Statement Credit, 38K annual spend.
05/15/2016 offered $100 statement credit, +50k annual spend
05/27/2016 offered NOTHING. ("I see no offers for you.") $80,000 annual spend.
06/16/2016 offered $60 Statement Credit, $80k+ annual spend
06/27/2016 offered nothing. $5k annual spend.
07/29/2016 took the only offer: $100 statement credit, low to mid $30k spend in prior 12m.
5/29/17 took only offer of $100 statement credit. Interestingly also my AF did not go up to $450 but remains $395
7/30/17 took only offer of $100 statement credit. $38k spend prior 12m
10/26/17 annual fee of $395 posted back in June and didn't have much leverage, but was offered $100 statement credit and accepted. $30-40k annual spend.
10/27/17 $450 fee, offered $100 credit. Accepted the offer. $30k spend this year.
12/12/17 Annual Fee of $450, offered $100 credit on $120K annual spend. Accepted, though the agent was snarky ("Don't think that if you call again you'd get any better offer. It's most we offer even to those who spend $1mil a year.")
9/2/19 Annual fee of $450. Offered a credit of $60 - no questions asked. Accepted. About $15K spend per yer on the card.

Presidential Plus

(need up-to-date data points)
06/10/2016 - No offer, spent 25k. Received 15k miles 2 years ago someone deleted that data. No offer last year either.
10/13/2016 - $100 statement credit.
12/2/18 - $60 statement credit. spent 10-15k.

This card is no longer being offered and has potential to transfer EQMs to MP so unlikely to offer retention bonus.

Southwest Airlines Plus

8/3/2015 - 6,000 points, no spend on card since initial spend. Accepted for 9,000 RR point bonus.
4/2/17: $70 statement credit. minimal spend
4/4/17: $30 statement credit
4/5/17: $70 statement credit. Very little spend after initial spend.
4/5/17: $35 statement credit. 1 year old, minimal spend after initial spend.
6/10/17: $70 statement credit. 1 year old, no spend after sign up bonus.
8/14/17: $70 statement credit. 1 year old, no spend after sign up bonus.
2/06/18: $70 statement credit. 14 months, $40 per month after meeting min spend. Initially told no offers, not until I asked to close card did offer appear
8/13/18: No offer. 1 year old, some spend after hitting initial bonus, one referral. Closed card.
10/8/18: $70 statement credit, 13 months, little spend after initial bonus.
9/3/2019: No offer. Second anniversary, minimal spend, DID have the $70 retention offer last year. Called after fee posted.

Southwest Airlines Plus Business

01/21/2017 - Open 4 years, small spend each month, annual fee already posted - no offers

Southwest Airlines Premier

8/19/2015 - Open 2 years. $25k spend in first 18 months, little in the past 6 months. Rep was ready to close account until I prompted for extra points. Offered 3,000 bonus. Accepted.
12/10/2015 - Open 2 years. Offered AF waiver. I declined and closed card (wanted to make sure I would qualify for the next 50k offer go around)
1/20/2016 - Open 1 year. Rep said that it's not possible to waive the annual fee and offered no bonus points. I kept the card open for now.
8/5/16 - no offers. Moved credit & canceled.
12/28/16 - Open 2 years, modest recent usage. No offers. Moved credit & canceled.
3/7/17 - No spend beyond welcome bonus spend of $3k last year. Card open for 13.5 months. Rep quickly offered me $100 statement credit to keep the account open which I accepted. Entire call was less than 4 minutes.
3/21/17 - No spend after original bonus spend last march. $100 statement credit offered.
4/8/18 - No spend after original bonus. No retention. Waited until 6k annual points posted to Southwest, moved the line and closed.
8/13/18 - $50 statement credit. 1 year old, no spend after hitting the initial bonus, one referral. Took the $50.
4/12/19 - Minimal after original bonus. No retention offer; moved the line and closed.

Southwest Airlines Business Premier
1/20/2016 - Open 1 year. Rep didn't offer to waive annual fee or any bonus points. Just very casually said she would close the account. Didn't seem to concerned about losing a customer.
2/14/2017 - Open 1 year. Offered me a $50 statement credit with no spend requirement. Already received the 6,000 anniversary points. I accepted the $50 statement credit.
4/6/2017- Open 1 year. Offered me a $100 statement credit no spend. Had gotten 6K points. I declined.
8/14/2017 - $50 statement credit, open 1 year, only initial spend requirement
1/15/2018 - Open 1 year. Offered $100 statement credit with no spend. Accepted.
2/28/18 - Open 2 years, wasn't offered anything so I cancelled. NOTE: I received a $50 statement credit last year to keep it open, which I did accept. I didn't spend anything since then.
8/29/2019 - Second anniversary, no spend, did NOT take any retention offer last year. Called after fee posted, no offer. Canceled.


(need up-to-date data points)

Marriott Premier

6/4/2015 - Offered Cat. 1-4 Cert for spending $1k in 90 days. Accepted.
6/8/2015 - Also offered additional Cat. 1-4 Cert for spending $1k in 90 days. Accepted. I would have cancelled otherwise.
8/6/2015 - No offer. Closed
2/10/2016 -- No offer. Closed.
2/18/16 - Healthy spend. Multi-year relationship. No offer. Rep said free night cert at anniversary worth $200. Worth maybe $80 to me. Closed
9/21/16 - Have had card about 6 years, at least 10k spend, no offer last year but got 50 this year.
4/11/17 No offer. Family member's card open 1 year 6K spend. Transferred credit line and closed. Mentioned difficulty using Cert and holding SPG Amex which earns more on Marriott spending. Rep agreed it was silly,but could not do anything except close.
3/12/2018 - No offer. Had it for 1 year, minimum spend. Downgraded to $45 "non-premier" card. Rep said it also gives a free night annually. I don't believe it but rep says I have 45 days to cancel for full refund.

Marriott Signature

6/05/15 - One call, no offer. Only $3k spend last year. Moved CL to another card and will cancel.
8/18/15 - Open about a year, 10K spend annual. Offered 5000 points for 15 uses in 90 days. Took it.
10/16/15 - Had the card for many years, $0 spend, no offer, cancelled
02/08/15 - Had the card for 4 years, spend $8k in past year, no offer, cancelled.
8/22/16 - Open many years, over $20k spent past year, offered $90 credit.
8/22/17 - This year card was not used as much, offered $50 credit.
6/13/18 - Open 5 years, $0 spend. No offer. The "free" night is still worth keeping for another year.

Marriott Rewards Premier Business
5/15/16: Had card 1 yr. Spent $39k in 2015 and $10k so far 2016. Offered $90 stmt credit (AF is $99). Took it.
3/1/2018 - No offer. Had it for 1 year, minimum spend. Cancelled.
1/16/19 - shocked by an offer of a $90 statement credit, no hooks, spent just what I needed to get the bonus in the first year.
9/5/2019: First anniversary, minimal spend, no offer.

Marriott Bonvoy
9/2/19: Offered $50, but cancelled anyway. Had almost no spend since SPG/Marriott merger.


07/2015 Offered T1 - T4 RC free night cert. for $5K spend in 90 days. The free night cert is valid for six months.
01/27/2016 Offered T1 - T4 RC free night cert. for $5K spend in 90 days. One year card-holder, $95K yearly spend.
02/18/2017 - Took T1-4 offer year 1. 2nd AF offer of $100 statement credit.
07/12/2017 Accepted $150 statement credit to offset $395 fee (grandfathered) to keep card
08/01/2017 No offer, maybe $5k in spend the past year
07/13/2018 No offer, only spend was things I forgot to remove from autopay in years past and required spend (to get Ritz benefits, or airfare credits, or $100 off). The reps do know the new benefits now.

Priority Club - now IHG

9/2015: 1 year anniversary, 25K spend, 15K points for $5K in 90 days, accepted.

7/2015: 3 year anniversary, 17k spend. 5k points for $1k in 90 days. Accepted.

9/2015 %K spend within three months for 15K

10/2015 - Called twice - no offers, will keep the card anyways for the free anniversary night

01/2016 - Called twice - no offers, will keep the card anyways for the free anniversary night

9/2016 USD66K spend over past year, offered nothing from Chase Exec Line

called back, they gave me a $50 statement credit, and said they'd send a letter to their marketing dept, to request marketing offers, USD85K spend over two years.

IHG old card
9/5/19 no offer. no spend. Not sure the free night is worth $49 but I'll keep the card and see.

Ink Bold
6/10/15 - Offered $95 credit immediately. Accepted.
6/15/15 - $95 statement credit. Accepted.
6/29/15 - 8k mostly 5x cat in last 12 months, 2nd anniversary - $95 statement credit - Accepted.
7/8/15 - first call, no offers, rep suggested using UR points for statement credit to offset the fee. Declined. HUCA and got a different rep, she looked for retention offers, $95 statement credit. Accepted
7/8/2015 Same as above but didn't HUCA. Will call again tomorrow. Called today (7/9) and got a different person and a $95 statement credit. Other wise I would have cancelled after last UR points would have posted.
7/8/2015 Transfered to a supervisor; he found $95 statement credit offer on account. Third-year-cardholder, about 15K in spend.
7/17/2015 - Took two calls to get the statement credit offer. Make sure you ask for retention offers (keywords, considering cancellation). It'll be a credit, since technically, they can't waive the fee.
7/22/2015 - $95 Statement Credit. 2nd call is what got it done. Asked about "retention offers."
8/4/2015 - $95 statement credit when asked for retention offers.
8/6/2015 - $95 statement credit offered immediately on the first call, no questions asked. ~$40k in bonus category spending.
9/3/2015- $95 statement credit. Only about $120/month spend.
9/8/2015 - $95 statement credit. ~$5k bonus category spending
11/16/2015 - called twice, no offer, no ability to convert to Ink Cash, closed card
1/4/2016 - no offers on my account per rep
3/11/2016 - no offers. 50k Spending. Will try again tomorrow.
04/29/2016 - No offers. Downgraded to Cash
5/13/2016 - No offers. Downgraded to Cash
06/04/2016 - $95 $95 statement credit, no additional requirements or bonuses
6/14/2016 - No offers. closed card.
6/19/16: Ink Bold, $95 statement credit, 2 year anniversary, ~20k annual spend. Have called in every two weeks since Ink Bold AF posted in early May on my second anniversary. CSRs kept saying no offers available,
6/21/2016 Ink Bold Plus - $95 refund
7/13/2016 Statement credit for $95 on Ink Bold today.
9/6/2016- No offers. CSR wanted to cancel until I asked about downgrading to Cash. Downgraded to cash.
7/7/2017- No offers. (Received $95 last July though.)
8/12/17 No offers. 10,000 annual spend. Kept card
4/28/18 No offers. Still have ~30 days till AF hits.

Ink Cash
5/1/2019 - $50 statement credit

Ink Plus
11/23/2015 - $95 statement credit
11/20/2015 - $95 statement credit
10/3/2015 - No offers. Going to keep HUCA.
6/3/2015 - $95 statement credit
6/8/2015 - $95 statement credit, no strings. Accepted. Asked about point offers and there were none. ($10k annual spend)
06/18/2015 - No offers. Downgraded to Cash.
6/27/2015 - 10K UR points after $5K spend in 3 months. Accepted.
7/7/2015 - 10K UR points after $5k spend in 3 months. Declined.
7/11/2015 - first phone call - only offer to downgrade card to ink cash, 2nd call - 10k UR for $5k spend in 3 months, annual fee can still be refunded up to 6 months later if card is cancelled
7/12/2015 - Bupkis. Offered downgrade to Cash.
7/15/2015 - $95 statement credit, no strings. Accepted. Asked about point offers and there were none. ($50k annual spend)
10/1/2015 - No offers at all. 1 year old, $9k spend. AF can be refunded for up to 180 days after it posts.
10/13/2015 Offered $95 Statement Credit
10/30/2015 - $95 statement credit. Took it.
11/12/2015 - No offer. ~20K spend.
11/14/2015 - No offers at all. 13 months old and ~$15k spend
11/16/2015 - $95 statement credit, accepted (minimal spend per month)
12/01/2015 - No offers with 2 calls. Minimum spend. Cancelled
12/03/2015 - First call $95 statement credit (asked for points but there were none). Took it. Annual spend ~$10k
12/21/2015 - First call $95 statement credit. Took it. Annual spend ~$10k
3/1/2016 - No offers
3/4/2016 - No offers. Called 3 times. CSR was eager to cancel - unable to reach retentions. 10k spend.
3/5/2016 - No offers. Called 2 times. First year with card, ~10k spend
3/7/2016 - No offers. Going to HUCA. Annual spend $20,000 - called again, nada
3/8/2016 - No offers. Supervisor said offers wouldn't/shouldn't be available.
3/?/2016 - $95 credit. Also got $95 credit on this card in November, and 10k points for $5k spend in July. Two years old, ~$11k spend in the past 12 months.
4/2/2016 - Called when AF hit; no offers. Called just before the 90-day refund deadline, got the AF credited.
4/3/2016 - No offers. Had card for 2 years, ~16k spend/year.
4/7/2016 - No offers. $10k+ spend last year
4/11/2016 - No offers. Two years old, $16k spend last year. I had gotten a 10k for $5k spend offer the first year.
4/13/2016 - $95 credit. No push back on it at all. $25k spend last year
4/15/2016 - No offers. Annual spend around 20K
6/2/2016 - Two calls, no offers. Annual spend around $6k
6/3/2016 - 5k UR points, took it. 2nd anniversary. ~$40k T12 spend.
6/9/2016 - No offers, about 5k spend. Rep suggested downgrading to Cash.
6/24/2016- No offers, calling ~3 mos after paying annual fee (no offers earlier). Was told had 6 mos total to get reimbursed.
7/1/2016 - No offers, called twice in 1-2 weeks, AF posted, not much spend, almost always get a $95 retention but only offered to downgrade to InkCash - both agents were nice
7/8/2016 - No offers. Explored various ideas with CSR. 3rd anniversary; about $25K annual spend. Like the card; heavy user; will try calling again. May have to eat the AF.
7/25/16 - No offers except to downgrade to Ink Cash. 2nd year of the card. Moderate spend, mostly bonus cats. Wife has one, too, so I transferred my UR points to her right away and then closed the card.
8/29/16 - No offer on my 3 year old Ink Plus card. Called 2 times and downgraded card to Ink Cash.
8/29/16 - $50 SC. Second year cardholder; account anniversary a couple months away. Called about another card and just thought I'd check on this one.
12/11/16 -- longtime cardholder. Heavy Staples user. No offer. Not even eligible to convert to Ink Cash. I guess I've got to pay the $95.
2/20/17 - No offers (surprise surprise!); 1st anniversary, most spend in the 5% categories. Only offered a downgrade to Ink Cash which I accepted. Guess they will try to let this card die off now that its closed to new applicants.
3/25/17 - No offers after calling many times before and after AF posted. ~$20k in legit biz spend. No MS, very little 5x spend. Downgraded to Ink Cash.
4/7/17 - $50 Statement credit offered. Didn't take it, closed the account. Had this card since 2014.
6/8/17 - $95 SC ($12k spend)
6/23/17 - $95 SC ($20k spent, 3 years old; no credit offered last year)
3/19/19 - Called twice, no offers other than product change to Ink Unlimited or Ink Cash, $20K spend, card since Feb. 2014, decided to pay AF
4/24/19 - $50 SC. $4k legit spend on bonus categories only. First time getting offer since 2014, but also first time had $0 MS.

Ink Business Preferred

12-8-2017 - No offers - spend only to get bonus. Made me keep $1,095 in credit line on the closed card said had to keep until annual fee was reversed. So, lost $1,095 in CL. Rest of CL transferred to other card.
4/4/2018 - No offers except downgrade to CIC. Open for just over 1 year. ~$300/month spend in bonus categories.
4/24/2018 No offers - 50k+ spend.
4/9/2019 - Third year annual fee billed. No offer from either CSR or retention specialist, aside from downgrade. Few hundred $ per month spend.
5/1/2019 - No offers, $22k spend last year (Venmo/Plastiq). Closed.

Ink Unlimited
5/1/2019 - $50 statement credit

Aer Lingus
6/4/2019 - No offers (was not even transferred to retention), c. 3k spend to earn bonus and left open until first AF posted. Closed.
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Old May 26, 16, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by spidy1 View Post
Don't you lose sign up bonus when you change to FU? (What does PC mean?)
I won't lose any sign-up bonus. Its just that I won't get the FU sign-up bonus. I don't want to use a hard pull (HP) to get $150. I'd rather use that on some other card. Also, Chase's 5/24 rule will make me consider HPs carefully.
PC = Product Change, to another CC without a HP.
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Old May 26, 16, 8:46 am
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Chase Sapphire preferred

$100k yearly spend and no retention bonus. I've called 4 different times.
Going to stop using card for a while and then call back to see if that helps
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Old May 26, 16, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by ddevito351 View Post
$100k yearly spend and no retention bonus. I've called 4 different times.
Going to stop using card for a while and then call back to see if that helps
I would think any bank would love a customer using their card so actively. If CHASE isn't impressed by that kind of spend they don't deserve your business.
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Old May 26, 16, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by npf125 View Post
I would think any bank would love a customer using their card so actively. If CHASE isn't impressed by that kind of spend they don't deserve your business.
I spent $100K on my CSP in six months and got no offer.
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Old May 27, 16, 3:07 am
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On the CSP, I've had the card for over 15 years (converted from some other card)...haven't gotten the AF waived since 2011; about 100K/year spending. I chalked up 2012 to bad luck; wouldn't get it in 2013 either. Tried the "lower-spend" idea on the card and still got nothing in 2014. I've been putting my spending on my other card the past few years and have realized that I can really live without the CSP. Got nothing for 2015 and will likely downgrade once my 2016 fee hits.
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Old May 27, 16, 2:07 pm
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Man, with the above few 100k spends not getting any offers, I have no hope on my next try. Will immediately change to Freedom Unlimited since the Sapphire (plain, not Preferred) is rather useless.
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Old May 31, 16, 7:58 pm
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I have spent $30K/year for the last 2 years on my CSP and having a checking account with them (main checking).

I got a statement credit of $60, have never gotten fee waived (opened CSP in May 2013, so this is my 3rd fee that I've paid), and I called 4 times. Couldn't get them to budge. Jealous of those who have gotten it completely waived with less spend than me. Although I guess I did better than the guy who spent $100K and got no offer.
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Old May 31, 16, 11:32 pm
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so there's no other no annual fee Chase card can keep CSP points, right?

AMEX PRG downgrade to Everyday seems like a better offer to me
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Old Jun 1, 16, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by ecgz88 View Post
so there's no other no annual fee Chase card can keep CSP points, right?

AMEX PRG downgrade to Everyday seems like a better offer to me
I transfer mine to my Freedom card if I don't keep the CSP or INK. They do have a Sapphire with no fee. You can stash them on other cards if you decide to cancel CSP.
Some people go from Ink one year to CSP the next to avoid the fee? Like I said I just transfer mine to my Freedom and when I want to use them transfer them to my wife's Ink. I do love the Freedom 5X's points on limited items, currently groceries this quarter, next quarter dining.

Unlike Citi TYP's which expire after 60 days if you cancel your card or 90 days if you transfer points but the keep card open.

You may have gotten more results by putting this in the CSP forum? Now you would have to have a Mod change it.

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Old Jun 1, 16, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by ecgz88 View Post
so there's no other no annual fee Chase card can keep CSP points, right?
You should read the wiki at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...de-cancel.html
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Old Jun 1, 16, 3:12 pm
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Called to downgrade CSP to Freedom, asked about offers, offered $60 statement credit and took it. Don't use the card too much, maybe $3-5K/yr.
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Old Jun 2, 16, 4:44 am
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Hyatt and Ink Plus 0/2

Ink Plus - Received $95 credit last year. Annual fee hit today and called....offered nothing.

Hyatt - Annual Fee to hit in a month. Paid the fee last year and didn't even bother calling up because I get good value out of the free night. Little spending until recently. Called up and was told no offers on the account.

I will retry both of these account in a month or so.
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Old Jun 2, 16, 11:13 am
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about 18K spend over the last year.
I called and advised lately I haven't been using it as much as I have been putting more spend on my Amex and I wasn't sure it makes sense to pay the annual fee, asked if there were any retention offers available on the account. They advised there were no offers and I could PC to the Chase Freedom Unlimited. I will try again later this week...
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Old Jun 2, 16, 12:02 pm
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United Explorer

Opened 6/14
6k Spend

No offers. HUCA, no offers on second try. Transferred credit and cancelled.
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Old Jun 2, 16, 6:11 pm
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Two back to back calls with two different agents to ask about Ink Plus:

- No retention offer at this time
- No more retention department as they will handle the cancellation and any offer from marketing department will appear on the account
- Ability to get refund of the annual fee is 180 days (yes, six months - i asked both agents and got the same answer)

Might try to call back a bit later, as this is the only card that I have to transfer UR to partners and I am not likely to be eligible for any card soon because of the 5/24 rule.
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