I thought I would share a few details here on how I manage longer trips with a modest budget. The short of it is that I give casinos enough action to generate basic room comps to keep the offers flowing. This is the comp I care about the most and I adjust my play accordingly. If you can get just 3 casinos to send you monthly 3 and 2 night offers you can stretch a stay out a couple weeks by simply booking a late month/early month trip. Example: 3 nights at X, 2 nights at Y and 2 nights at Z at the end of a month followed by 3 nights at X, 2 nights at Y and 2 nights at Z at the beginning of a month. This way you can get around 72 hours between comp stay requirements. I've managed 3 weeks straight doing this on one trip and I could've done it even longer. A pair both generating offers could really stretch things out. This is clearly not a strategy for most people, but it works for people like me who prefer a few long stays every year and aren't bothered by constant room switching. Boyd casinos are my bread and butter. Video poker is my game and they offer some of the best games in town. I'm able to generate room offers while playing full pay games at 3-5k in coin in a day. The theo is low and the rooms offers start to flow . The downtown casinos are linked (your "home" casino sends you your offers) but their various off strip casinos operate as separate entities. I commonly do 3 nights at MSS followed by two at Orleans and two at Gold Coast. I can also add Sam's Town into the mix. I also try to earn teasers offers at other casinos. Some of these offers eventually fall off from light play but I always seem to have one or two that give me more options. In my experience even an hour or two of VP from someone who doesn't play at CET casinos and most of the downtown casinos will generate offers. This is easier to do if you have no play history there. Once I find an offer I like I make sure I give them what is expected to maintain it. I like my 3 night offers at Main Street Station and I give them the necessary play. Plenty of people on this board can give you a good idea of what it takes to generate offers at a particular casino. Other things I do: I don't "light play" a casino I care about unless I blow my budget. I give them the 3-5+ thousand in total bets a day. I usually stay away from the hosts. I learned this the hard way. Hosts can usually figure out you're getting over comped. There are a couple exceptions to this rule that I have picked up on at specific casinos. When in doubt though, stay away when you know you're already getting a great deal. I look for good games on machines that also have slots. Many casinos calculate theo based on an average of available games on a single machine. I play games as perfectly as possible. This means printing out VP strategy charts or checking my phone when I get a weird hand. Keep the theo high and your actual losses low. I regularly insert my players card into a slot to check my points or play just a few spins in the hope that this fools the system. This doesn't cost me much and I'm convinced it's helped me on occasion. I try not to waste my play. If i'm not going to generate something i'll stay away or quit gambling at one casino and go to another. There's a lot of trial and error here but eventually you learn from your experiences and others. I know what room offers I can book last minute if I want to extend a trip. I plan things out before I start booking. I look for slow times of the year and I book busy weekend nights first. I book a one way flight or a refundable return ticket when I want to stay longer than one week. I am able to swing these trips with a couple thousand dollar budget. I keep a little in reserve for entertainment if I blow my gambling budget early and deal with the room offer consequences if necessary. My final advice is do your research. This board is an excellent resource for doing just that! I hope this helps a few of you out.