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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 #1455 on: November 30, 2017, 07:14:00 PM »
Sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1456 on: November 30, 2017, 07:41:34 PM »
looking for marriot points 270k worth 90 k spg for the 25 percent transfer to united , I have 2 certificates for ritz carlton comes with  club upgrades etc would like to exchange that for points and pay for the remainder with cash

just fyi, club upgrades cannot be used while redeeming ritz certs. you have to pay cash rate, and usually non-discounted cash rate to be able to use the club upgrades...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1457 on: December 01, 2017, 12:02:14 AM »
Anyone know if i can topup with my own marriott points if i buy the 7 days certificate from others? And if they make me as primary guest,  does marroitt go by my status or their status?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1458 on: December 01, 2017, 03:34:43 AM »
Selling Marriott Anniversary night for $90 per night from Gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1459 on: December 01, 2017, 11:42:15 AM »
I have a Cat 1-5 cert for sale expires April 2018 from a Gold account.  Asking for $90 now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1460 on: December 03, 2017, 08:40:56 AM »
Cat 1-5 for Sale. Platinum Account. Expires October 18. Asking for $90

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1461 on: December 03, 2017, 10:39:38 AM »
Looking to buy some 7 night packages for $300!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1462 on: December 03, 2017, 04:05:14 PM »
Anyone know if i can topup with my own marriott points if i buy the 7 days certificate from others? And if they make me as primary guest,  does marroitt go by my status or their status?
Cert is booked from seller's account and uses their status.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1463 on: December 03, 2017, 10:32:28 PM »
Buying all 7 night category 1-5

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1464 on: December 04, 2017, 03:44:22 PM »
Selling: Category 1-5 Night
Price: $90 or best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1465 on: December 04, 2017, 10:48:29 PM »
just fyi, club upgrades cannot be used while redeeming ritz certs. you have to pay cash rate, and usually non-discounted cash rate to be able to use the club upgrades...

I just used my club upgrade on a paid rate, but it was ~20% less than the advertised lowest rate. I don't think this is common, but it is possible to get a reasonable rate.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1466 on: December 05, 2017, 10:55:19 AM »
I'm looking for a 5 night cert for a category 8.

If anyone has a 5 or 7 night category 1-5 (or 6,7,8 for that matter) I'm interested as well as I'm ok with upgrading using points.

Per forum rules I'll post a looking price of 275 for 5 night 1-5, but again all flexible (and really looking for Cat 8 ). Please pm.

Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1467 on: December 05, 2017, 12:04:51 PM »
I just used my club upgrade on a paid rate, but it was ~20% less than the advertised lowest rate. I don't think this is common, but it is possible to get a reasonable rate.

good to know. thanks for sharing

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1468 on: December 06, 2017, 12:35:24 PM »
Selling one cat 1-5 night. $90

Now sellling for $85 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1469 on: December 06, 2017, 06:03:44 PM »
Selling 2 1-5 cat certs.
$150 for both