Hello. MP has always been so helpful to me, so trying to pay it back. I applied for the SPG card a couple of months back for 25000. New bonus is 30000 for a limited time. I spoke with a very helpful AmEx rep today to see if I could be eligible for 30,000 if I met the minimum spend. The answer was "no", but he did immediately award 3,000 Starwood points to my account. This is definitely YMMV. I did not push at all and was pleasantly surprised--I would have IM'd or tweeted AmEx if phone rep hadn't been able to accommodate.