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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 #120 on: October 22, 2014, 01:19:14 PM »
You guys know that you can have the cat 1-4 award transferred into 20k points, right??
YMMV
How????

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #121 on: October 22, 2014, 05:10:23 PM »
You guys know that you can have the cat 1-4 award transferred into 20k points, right??
YMMV

seriously?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #122 on: October 22, 2014, 05:35:03 PM »
Really. Care to elaborate?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #123 on: October 23, 2014, 12:45:37 AM »
seriously?
Really. Care to elaborate?
You can call the main Marriott office and ask them. Personally, I booked an EHD stay for $11 and when they asked me a favor to let them cancel the stay I asked them to let me cash out my certificate for points in return. They were more than happy to do it!!
I also got them to expedite my status match to Platinum from SPG this way  ;D

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #124 on: October 23, 2014, 12:58:36 AM »
I booked 7 rooms in a Marriott for a total of about $7 and they honored it.  :(
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #125 on: October 23, 2014, 01:33:10 AM »
You can call the main Marriott office and ask them. Personally, I booked an EHD stay for $11 and when they asked me a favor to let them cancel the stay I asked them to let me cash out my certificate for points in return. They were more than happy to do it!!
I also got them to expedite my status match to Platinum from SPG this way  ;D
Even if it's about to expire I can just call them & ask them?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #126 on: October 23, 2014, 02:41:44 AM »
I booked 7 rooms in a Marriott for a total of about $7 and they honored it.  :(
I've booked 10+ EHD-like stays with Marriott but only got a call from them twice. They weren't going to cancel my stay, just request that I take a higher rate or cancel.
Even if it's about to expire I can just call them & ask them?
Thats your best shot. Another more risky way would be to let it expire and call them after. Since they won't be able to reinstate it they're very likely to let you get the 20k points which are equivalent to a cat4 stay.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #127 on: October 23, 2014, 02:53:00 AM »
I've booked 10+ EHD-like stays with Marriott but only got a call from them twice. They weren't going to cancel my stay, just request that
It is then that you have leverage and can get compensations, when they honor the price, you can't get anything. My booking was in a hotel that I couldn't go to. Worthless to me.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #128 on: October 23, 2014, 03:55:56 PM »
I am looking for another Cat 1-4 certificate, anyone have? (or 20K points for cheap)

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #129 on: October 24, 2014, 02:38:10 AM »
I am looking for another Cat 1-4 certificate, anyone have? (or 20K points for cheap)
If anyone is selling them in the $50 range I'll take a few as well :)

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Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #130 on: December 18, 2014, 02:23:43 PM »
Expires Jan 15. I believe must be booked by then. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Asking $125

Pm please

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #131 on: December 18, 2014, 04:07:23 PM »
Expires Jan 15. I believe must be booked by then. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Asking $125

Pm please
You must actually stay by then cmiiw

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #132 on: December 27, 2014, 07:06:07 PM »
selling: one cat 1-4 available, expiring June 2015. asking $80

PM if interested

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #133 on: December 29, 2014, 11:35:10 AM »
Bump

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #134 on: December 31, 2014, 03:08:19 PM »
Selling 1 Category 1-5 Cert
-expires May 30 2015

$100
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #135 on: December 31, 2014, 03:21:32 PM »
Selling 1-4 for 55 dollars.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #136 on: January 09, 2015, 10:45:03 PM »
I have a cat 1-4 certificate for sale that I won't be able to use.  It expires 3/1/15.  Asking $75. 

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #137 on: January 10, 2015, 06:07:18 PM »
What are EHD stays?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #138 on: January 11, 2015, 05:24:59 PM »
I have 3

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Marriott free night certificates
« Reply #139 on: January 27, 2015, 04:53:36 PM »
Cat 1-5 exp 07/15/15 $125