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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 Certs Sale
« Reply #1155 on: July 06, 2017, 02:30:44 PM »
I'm sorry if this is the wrong thread for this question, but is it possible to make a third party as the primary guests? Basically, I want to book a room for a relative, but she is scared to play the whole "primary guests is running late" game. She is also concerned that the seller can in theory have access to the room at all times. So is there any way to remove the account holder from the reservation altogether? I heard that this might be possible by making the reservation through general Marriott reservations, and not the reward department. Has anyone else heard of this?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1156 on: July 07, 2017, 10:47:47 AM »
Looking for 2 7-night Cat 8 certificates, please PM if you have them. Looking to pay $600ea, but can negociate.

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Re: looking for Marriott Reward Certs - Cat 3
« Reply #1157 on: July 09, 2017, 02:33:57 AM »
looking for category-3 certificates, multiple 1 night certs, and multiple 5 nights certs.

please PM me

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Marriott certificate 1-4 for sale
« Reply #1158 on: July 09, 2017, 11:39:24 AM »
I have a Marriott certificate 1-4 that expires on August 26th.  Please message me if you are interested. 

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Re: Marriott certificate 1-4 for sale
« Reply #1159 on: July 09, 2017, 11:40:06 AM »
I have a Marriott certificate 1-4 that expires on August 26th.  Please message me if you are interested.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1160 on: July 10, 2017, 03:24:03 PM »
selling a few 7-night certs (cat 1-5).
Silver status or lower- $275
Gold status- $300

Also selling a few 5-night category 7 certificates for $700 each.

Certs can be upgraded for additional $.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1161 on: July 10, 2017, 03:53:38 PM »
Looking for at least 5 nights at a category 8 for Aug. Willing to pay up to 800 (status preferred.).

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1162 on: July 11, 2017, 01:47:20 PM »
Selling three 5-night category 7 certificates from a gold account at $650 each, or $1,850 for all.

Selling three 5-night category 8 certificates from a gold account at $850 each, or $2,450 for all.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1163 on: July 12, 2017, 01:06:46 PM »
Selling Marriott Cat 1-5 Certificate Gold account. PM if interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1164 on: July 12, 2017, 05:56:53 PM »
Looking to buy Marriott Cat 1-5 Certificate  asap- please pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1165 on: July 13, 2017, 03:52:48 PM »
Looking for 5 or 7 nights cat 6 certificate. Please PM me the price. Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1166 on: July 14, 2017, 04:41:36 AM »
I'm sorry if this is the wrong thread for this question, but is it possible to make a third party as the primary guests? Basically, I want to book a room for a relative, but she is scared to play the whole "primary guests is running late" game. She is also concerned that the seller can in theory have access to the room at all times. So is there any way to remove the account holder from the reservation altogether? I heard that this might be possible by making the reservation through general Marriott reservations, and not the reward department. Has anyone else heard of this?

Bump, I'd love to know the answer to this question as well.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1167 on: July 14, 2017, 11:52:45 AM »
Bump, I'd love to know the answer to this question as well.
Some sellers claim that they can do it.

But honestly people buy these certificates to save $. Dont let people who dont know how the system works and will be scared the whole time do these things. Explain to them exactly how it works. If they feel the savings are worth it for them to be a little shady then let them go for it. If not then let them pay the regular rate.

It is hard to have things both ways when doing grey area practices. Either go for the savings or go for the comfort. Dont expect both for someone who is not on the forums.

Of course if you buy from a reputable seller who has references you will be fine, but these type of people are always worried and it is best to let them do it the straight way.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1168 on: July 15, 2017, 10:16:20 PM »
Looking for category 8 certificate (7 night)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1169 on: July 16, 2017, 11:03:00 AM »
Selling $150 x 8 Marriott GC @ 90%