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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
« Last edited by David61 on July 12, 2020, 11:44:57 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1335 on: October 16, 2017, 12:43:15 PM »
If i purchase the category 5 certificate is it in my name - can I use myown SPG/Marriott points to top off to a higher category?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1336 on: October 16, 2017, 01:31:33 PM »
Still have a few 5 night Certs.
Price varies by category.

Messaged.  Interested in a 5 night cert if available. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1337 on: October 17, 2017, 11:53:40 AM »
Buying cat 5, 7 night vouchers. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1338 on: October 19, 2017, 07:26:12 PM »
Selling two 7 night cert 1-5
gold account
Both from same account
$300 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1339 on: October 19, 2017, 08:07:43 PM »
buying 2x 7-night cat-5 from platinum account.  check in is June 2018.  please pm me.  Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1340 on: October 20, 2017, 07:14:02 AM »
Selling two 7 night cert 1-5
gold account
Both from same account
$300 each

which hotel in the DC area will it give me?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1341 on: October 20, 2017, 10:18:38 AM »
which hotel in the DC area will it give me?
go to marriott.com and search hotels where ever you want to go. The category will show next to it. If it is 1-5 you can use this certificate to book

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1342 on: October 20, 2017, 02:35:47 PM »
Still have a few 5 night Certs.
Price varies by category.
Bump. Still have a few left.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1343 on: October 22, 2017, 12:53:31 AM »
Looking to buy  1 marriot anniversary night
 @$ 80
Could expire end of the month

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1344 on: October 22, 2017, 02:34:34 AM »
Regular certs can be upgraded to cat 8.

bump

explain please ?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1345 on: October 22, 2017, 06:54:18 AM »
bump

explain please ?
A Marriott rep should allow you to upgrade the 7 night cert to a cat 8 for 90k points.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1346 on: October 22, 2017, 12:42:39 PM »
selling marriott anniversary cert. cat 1-5 expired 4/2018 and I can put you as primary guest
$100 OBO

Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1347 on: October 23, 2017, 05:45:55 PM »
A Marriott rep should allow you to upgrade the 7 night cert to a cat 8 for 90k points.

Not 7 nights, need 2 nights, have 15-20k marriott

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1348 on: October 24, 2017, 01:36:30 PM »
need one night marriott cat 5...paying 80

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1349 on: October 24, 2017, 07:31:30 PM »
need one night marriott cat 5...paying 80

deal done  closed