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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 #1290 on: September 17, 2017, 08:57:06 AM »
Buying 15 Marriott 7 night certs

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1291 on: September 18, 2017, 11:24:44 PM »
Hi,

I am buying anniversary nights for potential stay at cat 4 or cat 5 hotels.

Willing to buy multiple.

Preferred from a Gold Account.

If you have any please send me your offers. Would prefer to buy from a single source if possible.

Looking for some nights on a road trip next week, so short expiration is ok.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1292 on: September 19, 2017, 02:11:40 AM »
Hello all. Long time lurker. First time poster

I am beyond elated to announce that I have been accepted to attend the Climate Reality Leadership program this year in Pittsburgh in October. I will need to stay in a hotel for 4-5 days. I was hoping to find someone who has a Marriott voucher that they picked up via a SW package redemption that they would be willing to sell for a reasonable  to very cheap price. Please message me if so.

I am on a very very tight budget.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1293 on: September 19, 2017, 08:57:15 AM »
All of you need to post prices!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1294 on: September 19, 2017, 10:16:46 AM »
Hi,

I am buying anniversary nights for potential stay at cat 4 or cat 5 hotels.

Willing to buy multiple.

Preferred from a Gold Account.

If you have any please send me your offers. Would prefer to buy from a single source if possible.

Looking for some nights on a road trip next week, so short expiration is ok.

Thanks.

Looking to pay $95 / night.

Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1295 on: September 19, 2017, 05:09:41 PM »
Buying Cat 7 and Cat 10 certificate.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1296 on: September 19, 2017, 05:12:04 PM »
selling 7-night certs (cat 1-5).
Silver status or lower- $275
Gold status- $300
Platinum status $325

Certs can be upgraded to any other Marriott hotel category for additional $.

You can be the primary guest on the reservation.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1297 on: September 19, 2017, 07:08:28 PM »
Hello all. Long time lurker. First time poster

I am beyond elated to announce that I have been accepted to attend the Climate Reality Leadership program this year in Pittsburgh in October. I will need to stay in a hotel for 4-5 days. I was hoping to find someone who has a Marriott voucher that they picked up via a SW package redemption that they would be willing to sell for a reasonable  to very cheap price. Please message me if so.

I am on a very very tight budget.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration.

Also. I have gold status. What does it mean when there is a price attached to a certain status? I have never used a cert before so am rather ignorant.

What are the lowest prices typically offered for a 5 night? I do mot have a need for 7 nights. It is overkill for me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1298 on: September 19, 2017, 07:29:34 PM »
Also. I have gold status. What does it mean when there is a price attached to a certain status? I have never used a cert before so am rather ignorant.

What are the lowest prices typically offered for a 5 night? I do mot have a need for 7 nights. It is overkill for me.

Thanks

Since you have gold, buy a silver cert. Just give them your rewards # upon check in.

Usually a 7 night is cheaper than 5. You can get 7 nights for 275-300. I recommend using Smokey Joe Robinson

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1299 on: September 19, 2017, 07:31:55 PM »
Since you have gold, buy a silver cert. Just give them your rewards # upon check in.

Usually a 7 night is cheaper than 5. You can get 7 nights for 275-300. I recommend using Smokey Joe Robinson
7 night is not cheaper than a 5 night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1300 on: September 19, 2017, 07:37:01 PM »
7 night is not cheaper than a 5 night

Can you explain the logic?

Worst case you can throw the nights away...

I was hoping to pay 200. Maybe less... Is that unrealistic?

Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1301 on: September 20, 2017, 11:38:03 AM »
Buying Cat 7 and Cat 10 certificate.

Cat 10?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1302 on: September 20, 2017, 11:40:00 AM »
Can you explain the logic?

Worst case you can throw the nights away...

I was hoping to pay 200. Maybe less... Is that unrealistic?

Thanks for the advice.

5-night certificates are sometimes more expensive than 7-night because they are rarer, and are a better value at a category 6-8 property for someone looking to stay 5 nights or fewer.

And you are not getting a cert for $200. Lowest I have ever seen is $225, and that was unusual.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1303 on: September 20, 2017, 11:45:03 AM »
5-night certificates are sometimes more expensive than 7-night because they are rarer, and are a better value at a category 6-8 property for someone looking to stay 5 nights or fewer.

And you are not getting a cert for $200. Lowest I have ever seen is $225, and that was unusual.

Ahh OK, yea actually the closest hotel to the convention center I need to go to is a cat 6...So that would actually work out much better for me being as I dont need more than 5 days anyway... Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1304 on: September 20, 2017, 11:45:08 AM »
5-night certificates are sometimes more expensive than 7-night because they are rarer, and are a better value at a category 6-8 property for someone looking to stay 5 nights or fewer.

And you are not getting a cert for $200. Lowest I have ever seen is $225, and that was unusual.

That doesn't make any sense. I understand before the market was saturated with this certs, but now - to someone staying 5 nights, why can't they use a 7 night for their stay. Per night of course the price is different, but in aggregate it shouldn't be more than the 7 night. Upgrading I understand, but not even then in all cases