Thanks for the update. Sorry it went so badly for you! This doesn't bode well; have to contact Citi in the next few days about my personal CitiAA card that I've had for several years. Got a biz version last year, so don't really need two. So they'd need to make a very sweet offer. Hmm. Will update here how it plays out...Really struck out today on 6 cards, couldn't even get Amex to push over a few goodwill Hilton points.
Amex is even supporting automatic cancellation via voice prompts. On 2 of my Amex cards I didn't even talk to a person before it was canceled. Careful if you're just trying to snag a retention and don't really want to cancel (I was cancelling regardless).Really struck out today on 6 cards, couldn't even get Amex to push over a few goodwill Hilton points.
Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red, one call...
I almost felt like I should decline the two meh offers, I probably won't swipe the card for those. But it would be difficult to gather weird datapoints like, hmmm, "I only accept the fee waiver offer. Declining the other offers makes it more likely they'll offer a fee waiver next year" or something.
- Annual fee waived
- up to 8000 extra miles at 1 extra per $1 spend (meh)
- 0% APR on purchases in next 4 months (meh)
I only used the card enough to get the signup bonus, plus about $200 during foreign travel.
15k is for annual renewal, it comes up as car rental bonus. LOLCalled on two Barclays Wyndham cards. CSR made a big deal that both cards had over $20K spend, (MS). Both AF waived and received 5K bonus on $1K spend in 3 months. Also just received 15K on both cards for rental car bonus...didn't rent any car.
Got 10k in points as well, for Amex SPG, was also offered $25 statement credit or $75 stetement credit for spending 2k.Amex SPG: 10k points, no fee waiver. Used the retention phone # on FT: 800-452-3945
Just an FYI. In my experience Citi was one of the few that wanted a hard pull when moving credit. YMMV.Citi AA business platinum card-$95 annual fee.
Offered 10,000 pts after $5000 spend/6mo-accepted
Offered 1000 pts per month for next 16 cycles if I spend $1000 each month-declined
I have 2 citi AA cards, one from 11/2014 and one from this year. Thinking of canceling both, I don't use/need them. And then it would start the new 24 month cycle without me having to pay any more annual fees. Can I do both in one phone call? I would want to transfer my credit to another citi card.
I just went through this with Amex Plat personal card. They said that my spend had dropped off so the offer wouldn't be as good.Curious what the likelihood is of offers changing (improving preferably) over time as you near the AF cutoff. And also if you pile some spend in there at the end if it increases your chances for a better offer? PRG recently wouldn't budge, called several times every few weeks, always the same; cancel. SPG Biz had nothing for a long time (I was still charging a few K MS up to a few days before cutoff) then right at deadline the lady offered to waive AF, her words, which I thought was never possible with amex. I guess it could have to do w/ Amex potentially losing starwood contract soon or something.
I am doing the Plat tango right now too. So far a couple of call clusters spaced out over a few weeks. Stuck at same offer. I guess I will let it ride and see if anything changes. The SPG flip was like a day or 2 before cutoff, but I was putting some spend through there. Plat gets nothing recently.I just went through this with Amex Plat personal card. They said that my spend had dropped off so the offer wouldn't be as good.
I got 15000 pts for $3K spend. I then found out when they read the terms that it would be 5K upfront, and 10K for $3K spend, so I'm taking the 5K and cancelling...