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IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW REWARD BOOKINGS WORK BEFORE YOU TRANSACT.

1.   Marriott certificates can be used for any reservation that can be booked with points. To search for reward availability simply go to marriott.com and check the box to search "using points".
Marriott hotels are divided into categories. (Cheapest being category one)

What room types can you book?
You can book any STANDARD room that's available at marriott.com using reward points with no cap on the number of points. (standard room means it not an upgraded room. Every hotel lists their rooms differently, In some hotels, the standard room may even include suites)
To check, go to marriott.com and search for rooms. Make sure to check the option "Use Points/Certificates".

If it says:
Redemption - You can book that room no matter how many points it is
Redemption with Cash Upgrade - You can book however, the cert will cover the basic portion you will need to pay the additional cash upgrade fee.
Redemption with Points Upgrade - You cannot book using a certificate

2.   There are a few different types of certificates. Seven/five night certificates are the hotel portion of "Marriott travel packages" that the owner does not want or need anymore (google Marriott packages to learn more about them). Individuals many times buy these packages just to receive the airline miles and donít end up using the hotel portion of the package. There are also single night certs given to account holders for holding a Marriott brand credit card

3.   A 7/5night-night certificate must be used for 7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

4.   In order to hold the room, you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

5.   MUST be booked BOOK 30 Days in Advance. THIS IS A TECHNICAL GLITCH WHICH MARRIOTT CLAIMS TO BE FIXING, HOWEVER, ITS MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE. In order to book with a certificate, reps must create the reservation as a points advance and then attach the cert. Marriott recently made a new rule that reservations made within 30 days arenít eligible for points advance. If the account, you are booking with has enough points to cover the reservation you can book it as regular points and have the rep detach the points and attach the certificate.

6.   Travel package certs must be booked over the phone. Single night certs can be booked online

7.   The certificate sits on the account holders account and the elite night credits are officially credited to them. There is no way to transfer those stays to your account.

8.   If you are the traveler do not call Marriott reservations. This reservation is in someone else's account and calling may result in his/her account getting audited and the reservation canceled.

9.   The certificate covers the cost of the reservation including tax but does NOT include any resort fees, parking, and incidentals (for example food charged to the room)

10.   It's not possible to entirely remove the certificate owner from the reservation but your name is added as a secondary guest and a special code is added (M8 code) to inform the hotel that this reservation is in fact gifted to you. The hotels are very much aware of this.

You should be able to check-in as you would to a regular reservation with your own ID. You will need to provide a credit card to cover any incidentals, resort fees, and parking fees if there are any.

11.   You cannot add your Marriott account number to the reservation and generally, the hotel will go by the status on our account (which may be silver or gold at the time of check-in) however, it depends very much on the front desk rep at the time of check-in


See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #100 on: August 19, 2014, 01:42:52 PM »
Im looking to buy 1 category 1-4 certificate. Pease PM me

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #101 on: August 24, 2014, 06:38:17 PM »
looking to sell 2 cat 1-5 nights.   expire 10/14/14 and 11/12/14  Can get them extended probably.  PM me

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #102 on: August 24, 2014, 06:54:52 PM »
I have one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 2015, for $80. Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #103 on: August 26, 2014, 11:32:32 PM »
I have a cat 1-4 for $90 obo, exp 09/25

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #104 on: August 27, 2014, 05:12:36 PM »
selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 17, 2015. $90

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #105 on: August 28, 2014, 05:20:02 PM »
^will sell for 80

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #106 on: August 31, 2014, 11:07:26 AM »
^will sell for 70

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #107 on: September 02, 2014, 07:02:54 PM »
selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 17, 2015. $90

PM if interested
^will sell for 80
^will sell for 70
Why so desperate (exp in Feb)

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #108 on: September 02, 2014, 08:23:25 PM »
Why so desperate (exp in Feb)

haha I guess youre right. how much is it worth? 90?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #109 on: September 06, 2014, 03:04:21 PM »
I have 1 catory 5 certificate for sell. The price is $80. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #110 on: September 06, 2014, 08:13:52 PM »
I have 1 catory 5 certificate for sell. The price is $80. Thanks!
Can these be used at a Ritz?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #111 on: September 07, 2014, 03:38:31 AM »
Lol.

No Ritz is cat 5.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #112 on: September 07, 2014, 12:42:37 PM »
To clarify:

selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 17, 2015 $80 obo

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #113 on: September 08, 2014, 11:44:53 PM »
Selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 24, 2015 for $80

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #114 on: September 11, 2014, 10:41:57 AM »
selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 17, 2015 $70

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #115 on: October 06, 2014, 05:55:31 AM »
selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 17, 2015 $60

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #116 on: October 06, 2014, 07:49:27 AM »
selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 17, 2015 $60
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
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What status level are you?

I am silver, why?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #118 on: October 21, 2014, 10:06:51 PM »
selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring Feb 17, 2015 $50

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #119 on: October 22, 2014, 12:36:49 AM »
You guys know that you can have the cat 1-4 award transferred into 20k points, right??
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