25k Chase BA Retention Bonus

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  1. thefitworldtraveler
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    This took literally 5 minutes, but it took a month to post to my BA account

    I called up to cancel the account and was then transferred to a specialist. I explained that earning these miles were futile because I had only 25k in my account and wasn't able to redeem them for any rewards in the future especially with the possibility of redemption rates increasing. He understood my situation and gave me 25k miles just to keep the card.

    A little history about me and the cart:
    I'm a holder of the BA account from 2009 when they first introduced the 100k mile promo and spent anywhere from a few hundred to $2k per month on the card.

    As proof, I attached a screenshot of my 25k bonus to my BA acct
    BA screenshot.png

    I figure I share this with everyone who's willing to take 5 minutes to get some extra miles.

    I'd love to hear what other people received too,
     
  2. Casey Friday
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    Heh, I wonder if they'd consider giving me an extra 25,000 after the 100,000 I got just a month ago... worth a try!
     
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  3. NYBanker
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    Too soon! Wait at least 6 months...
     
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  4. Casey Friday
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    Will do.
     
  5. LXJenkins
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    Wow - nice work. You definitely got lucky on your draw of that particular specialist. I've never seen a retention bonus anywhere near that level.
     
  6. Primula
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    If you're happy to lie to get rewards, then no wonder you expect redemption rates to rise in the future.

    25k is a WT+ to CW TATL MFU... Probably the best value reward out there :confused:
     
  7. PanAm
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    Perhaps the OP doesn't want to buy an expensive BA WT+ ticket just to blow 25K on MFU. Or doesn't want to fly TATL. Actually I had no idea about MFU rates as I'd never use my BA miles for that. I took his post to mean there was no award, that he wanted, for 25K.

    Quite a stretch, and a bit rude, to accuse the OP of being deceitful.
     
  8. penumpang
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    He shared his experience with us and we appreciated it. When we call the bank to get a retention offer, many times we have to have a reason even if it is made up. The OP's reason is another one that we can try when calling.

    I don't think you need to accuse the OP like that and be so rude about it.
     
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  9. mattsteg
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    I'd go so far as to say more than a bit rude. I'd also consider PanAm's summary potentially deceitful, but to be fair the idea communicated was for others to consider this as a course of action, regardless of actual intent to cancel.
     
  10. thefitworldtraveler
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    I'm a lover not a hater so there's no need to accuse anybody of being a liar.

    I was simply sharing my experience so that other people can use it as a data point for getting retention bonuses similar to people sharing their bumps in their sign up bonuses.
     
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    Thank you OP! I'm surprised this was offered to you, but thanks for sharing. I'll be crossing my fingers for the same luck on a phone call fairly soon.
     
  12. PanAm
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    Care to elaborate how my post was "potentially deceitful"?? I stated that I felt the poster was rude to accusw the op of aa lie. I stated how o interpreted the OP. I stated my opinion on using BA miles. Where did I miss my deceit?

    MP is getting as bad as FT already, but without the content.
     
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  13. mattsteg
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    Mea Culpa, I pasted the wrong name, as I meant to agree with you.
     
  14. thegrailer
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    Nice job on the extra points. If you don't need you new windfall, I'd be more than willing to spend them for you ;)

     
  15. Tivoboy
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    now that's funny.
     
  16. MyTravels
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    ..then why hasn't your post been corrected..
     
  17. mattsteg
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    I don't really see any point in doing so, and even less in digging up a thread that's been idle for nigh a week to complain about something completely offtopic.
     
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    The point of reading post - even week old post - are to learn

    The purpose of correcting error is so that people reading this for the first time don't read misinformation/an incorrect negative accusation. (of course in the edit you can denote the change if you so wish)
     
  19. mattsteg
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    The correction/retraction is already in the thread for anyone reading it to see, as of close to two weeks ago.

    No one is going to "learn" anything from what amounts to a discussion of opinion, regardless of whether the wrong name is pasted or the post is edited. I don't agree that it's necessary or even generally appropriate to go back and modify previously quoted posts, other than to correct factual errors that might mislead someone. Absent something along those lines, my opinion is that it is much more appropriate to leave posts as they were when discussed and keep whatever record that exists as an accurate record of what was discussed and responded to.

    Clearly your opinion on this is different, but I strongly disagree with your position. I also feel that the practice of digging up a thread that's been idle for a week to lecture me (or anyone else) on matters completely unrelated to the topic of the thread is highly inappropriate, busybodyish, and counterproductive. It does nothing but decrease the signal-to-noise ratio, stir up long-dead drama, and distract from what we are all here to discuss.

    I've participated in plenty of forums where posts are frozen once replied to, and in general consider that approach frequently appropriate. If anything, leaving it as-is puts me in a more negative light, but it's accurate as pertaining to the conversation that was held.
     
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