As I have blogged about this before, about the retention bonus. If you have 20 minutes why not get some extra miles right now.
I just called and got 15,000 Skymiles for my time. Here is how you do this:
You call AMEX about your Delta card. I told the rep: I have been using my Chase Sapphire Preferred® card more and more and don’t want to cancel my DELTA AMEX it but would like to see if there is any kind of retention bonus I could maybe get as an incentive to use the card on some large upcoming purchases (thinking of a new snow-blower at clearance time).
Now the front line reps can only give 1000 or so points. So, you need to ask if you could maybe transferred to the retention department.
Once that rep comes on I said: I have no intention of canceling my DELTA AMEX card today but have some large purchases coming up and am leaning towards using my Chase Sapphire Preferred® card and would love to know if you could maybe give me some bonus points to keep my card and to use my DELTA AMEX card for those purchase.
….. And the rep said sure we value you as a card holder since ( whatever your year is mine since the 1990’s ) and how does 15,000 sound. Sounds great to me!
YMMV and you may not get this much. If you just got the card a few months back they may say no. But even if you have just had the card for 10-11 months it is worth the card as with the annual fee on the way, some points to encourage me to keep the card could not hurt.
So next I then called Capital One (they do not have a retention department) & got 1000 bonus points added. On to my Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and got 5500. CitiBank is next up and we will see. Since I don’t use the cards much I am not expecting much. I may ask for spending challenge with them. [EDIT: just to be clear – all I told C1 and Chase was I got bonus points from AMEX & did they want to give me some too – should have added that to the post – sorry – reading over it I can see why some would think I was suggesting the same thing over and over – I was not and did not!]
Why not call and see and get some bonus points today! – René