My experience with CET has been 'whatever they feel like'. Made a purposeful push to get Diamond back in June. Think I got 2500 Tier credits in one day. And then the bonus kicked in to push me over the edge. I am only now seeing good offers starting in December. I get better offers from Vegas than from my local casino.
This has always been my experience with CET properties. I drives me a little nuts. The same level of play by me...will generate wildly different amount of points and comps. It's a shame, because TR is the easiest to use of rewards programs but they are very inconsistent with offers.
TR is not inconsistent with offers. Chances are, when you think two cards are played very similarly, they really aren't. Refer to the "ADT" comment above.
Well lets agree to disagree. I play the same games at the same level pretty much 100% of the time. The amount of points and credits i get for that play varies widely. I understand ADT. What I also understand is that sometimes if I sit down at a $25 table and spreading 1-10 units. My average bet gets recorded as $25 despite that being my minimum bet. Other times more attentive pit personal are a bit more observant and get closer to the mark. So my ADT does vary...thus my offers vary. But my play is the same. The issue is the massively indifferent pit personal at most properties.
Now for machines that actually track your credits earned, and display them on the machine. Than yeah they are probably more consistent. But for table games. Very inconsistent.
If you wanna get rated higher, bet more when the boss is around (and play slower so you don't have to make as many big bets).
One of my friends got a new TR card, played the 10-play 10-6 double-double bonus game at the Rio, and lost $1600 while running about $4800 of coin-in. So yeah, he ran really really bad.
Never played anything again, and in fact threw his TR card in the trash.
Then a few months later, he was inundated with $450-$500 freeplay offers, including some a few days apart to where he was able to double dip by staying somewhere else for 2 days between offers. He is still getting offers 6 months later. Hasn't played another penny.
At the same time, I am a Seven Stars and get laughable $5 freeplay offers, even when I run a lot of money through the VP machines, because I am already considered "overcomped".
So the moral of the story is that you might want to encourage your wife (using a different address), father, brother, friends, etc to get TR cards and "run it once" through the machine.
I will say that perhaps my friend got the good offers because he ran so bad. It's difficult for them to compute theoretical at VP (due to skill differences), and perhaps his horrible session indicated a poor player (which he wasn't).
You get FAR better offers as a new player.
If you have 1-2 high ADT days as the entirety of your play history, you're going to get high ADT offers.
If you have 1-2 high ADT days plus dozens of low ADT days as your play history, you're going to get mid ADT offers.