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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

12. Certs cannot be combined - e.g. you can't combine two 35k certificates to book a 60k room.

13. The "free fifth night" only applies to points bookings, not certificates.

See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by David61 on November 16, 2022, 12:09:46 PM »

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Marriott Free Night (cat 1-5)- $110
« Reply #140 on: January 29, 2015, 03:08:58 PM »
I dont think that there is a master thread for selling marriott free nights but if there is then this can be merged.

Have a marriott cert for category 1-5 free night that expires at the end of June. Asking $110

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #141 on: January 29, 2015, 04:12:48 PM »
Selling a cat 1-4 certificate
$85 obo
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Re: Marriott free night certificates
« Reply #142 on: February 02, 2015, 12:48:32 PM »
will it work for the Atlantis Hotel in Bahamas?

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Re: Marriott free night certificates
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Re: Marriott free night certificates
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #145 on: February 04, 2015, 12:33:38 AM »
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #147 on: February 04, 2015, 01:59:10 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.

Certificate is no longer available.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #148 on: February 04, 2015, 05:57:35 PM »
I would like to buy two cat 1-4 certificates @ $70 OBO

Would it be safe to make reservations using certificates from 2 different people/accounts? Should we make these reservations with different last names as a second guest? So the first person will check in as a guest of the first certificate and the second person will check in next day as a guest on the second certificate? Is there a way to stay in the same room or it will ring a bell?

thank you
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #149 on: February 04, 2015, 10:44:24 PM »
Selling 1 cat 1-4 cert.
Expires 4/23
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Re: Marriott free night certificates
« Reply #150 on: February 09, 2015, 01:41:46 PM »
Anyone who has certs expiring soon pm me.
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Re: Marriott Free Night (cat 1-5)- $110
« Reply #151 on: February 17, 2015, 06:06:50 PM »
im interested email me
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Re: Marriott Free Night (cat 1-5)- $110
« Reply #152 on: February 17, 2015, 06:13:30 PM »
does anyone have one night availible?

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Re: Marriott Free Night (cat 1-5)- $110
« Reply #153 on: February 18, 2015, 11:07:36 AM »
I have 2 available.

1 from a Silver account - will sell for $110.
1 from a Gold account - will sell for $125. - includes exec lounge access, bkfst, ...

pls pm if interested

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Re: Marriott free night certificates
« Reply #154 on: February 18, 2015, 01:34:25 PM »
i have Marriott free night exp 2/26 cat 1-4 please pm me your offer

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Re: Marriott Free Night (cat 1-5)- $110
« Reply #155 on: February 18, 2015, 02:15:51 PM »
PM me if you are interested in 1 from silver account for $110

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #156 on: February 21, 2015, 10:18:22 PM »
I have 2 certificate. Sell $100 each.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #157 on: February 21, 2015, 11:44:59 PM »
I have 2 certificate. Sell $100 each.
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #158 on: February 22, 2015, 01:52:47 AM »
I have one expiring April 2nd

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #159 on: February 22, 2015, 03:24:18 AM »
is there a certificate good for category 7?