Qualifying for a premium card based on spend
New here, I've been reading here quite a bit lately and decided to take the plunge. I apologize if this question has been asked before.
Question for you guys. I currently have the CIBC Aventura infinite. I was wanting to upgrade to the Infinite Privilege. My spending categories are much more in line with the ones on that card (dining and gas alone put me at $1500 a month, minimum, every single month). Here's the issue, I earn about 125-130k per year, falling short of their income requirement, while I do have the ability to surpass 150k I have not in two years now due to COVID taking it's toll. I spend on the low end about 35k a year on my card, on a higher income year it's in the neighbourhood hovering around 45k.
Has anybody ever got an upgrade on spend? If so, are those numbers even adequate to make a case to them and ask? Sorry if this is something that's been addressed before. I appreciate the insight that you all provide here regularly while I have been snooping around.