I recently called Citi to close my AA Visa card as the annual fee was approaching in a few months. The customer service representative was quite nice and of course, asked why I was cancelling. I told him about the annual fee and he graciously offered me a $50 cash rebate plus 750 extra miles per billing cycle if I spend more than $750 during one cycle. I can get this bonus every month for up to 16 months (why 16 months of all numbers?). Now normally I declined these wacky offers but the bonus miles plus the $50 was too good to turn down. I accepted, perhaps too quickly, because I believe he was about to spicen up the deal even more but I interrupted him with my big mouth. Now my questions are the following: Since I have a lengthy history in churning cards, these offers are not new to me. However... 1. Does anyone what the criteria is for being offered a special deal? The amount of money you've spent? Your credit history? How long you've held the card? I really spent just enough (I think $1000) to get my bonus miles and haven't used the card since. 2. Does the reason for cancelling have anything to do with whether they offer you a deal? Usually when I tell them "I have too many credit cards", they don't offer me anything. If I tell them about the impending annual fee or the fact that the card's rewards aren't good enough compared to my other cards, they offer me something. 3. Can anyone else tell me what sort of extra deals this credit card or other credit cards have offered you in comparison to my deal? Did you decline the first offer, and was a second or third offer given by the rep? Thanks for reading and I appreciate hearing your feedback! Cheers!