It seems I'm always late in taking advantage of the best credit card promos. I just received my shiny new hhonors Amex last week and was really excited it came with a 20k point bonus after first purchase. It's got other bonus points but that entails actual stays, which I won't be doing anytime soon (due to my newborn). Anyways, I saw an old blog post that mentioned a nice bonus for the same card with 20k points on first purchase and something like 30k more after a certain amount spent (I'm sure you're all familiar with this 3 month old and expired promo). Any pros out there that can give me some input or advice on somehow sweet talking Amex into giving the extra points up? I'm already a loyal Amex customer with a different card, but after an email to them, no dice. I've asked for Chase Sapphire points on occassion (as I'm sure some of you new Sapphire holders have) and they always seem to care about my loyalty.