I can't help but wondering what some casino marketing departments must be thinking when they send out room and/or tournament offers. While many arrive three or four months ahead of time (thank you Boyd/Coast), others show up with much less lead time. Over the past few years we've received many offers with less than a month's notice, sometimes only a week or less! Our GA mailing address clearly indicates we're not locals. Do they really think we're going to plan a trip and buy airline tickets that quickly just so we can get a free room? From reading other posts, I can tell that most folks plan trips far earlier than we do. (We typically plan 2-4 weeks in advance.) As examples: the last room offer I received from the Orleans is good for four months. That's a good thing. Then yesterday I received a snail mail offer from Rampart for a tournament entry and three free nights at the JW Marriott from Dec. 13-15. That's not so good. We just booked rooms (comped) and bought air a couple days ago for Dec.13-21. And while I can probably play "musical hotels" and add a few extra nights onto the eight already reserved, it would be far too costly to change air – at least on Delta. Not only do they charge ridiculous change fees, but the companion ticket we're using this time is a one-shot deal, so we'd essentially have to buy two new tickets outright and lose $200 on the one already purchased. Of course, that's out of the question. I just hate when these offers arrive with less than a month's notice, especially when it's obvious that we live on the other side of the country. It's irritating. Thank you for allowing me to vent – I feel much better now.