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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 #1515 on: January 01, 2018, 08:53:01 PM »
Buying 1 or 2 at 300 obo. PM ME

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1516 on: January 01, 2018, 09:42:40 PM »
Looking for 2 nights Category 1-5 for $70. PM if you have.
BTW how do you get these certificates? is it through a certain card?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1517 on: January 01, 2018, 09:52:05 PM »
Looking for 2 nights Category 1-5 for $70. PM if you have.
BTW how do you get these certificates? is it through a certain card?
Marriott gives it on your Marriott card anniversary.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1518 on: January 02, 2018, 10:36:02 AM »
Selling 1 night for $90 from Gold account expiry in April 2018.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1519 on: January 03, 2018, 01:00:40 PM »
Buying 7 night cert at 375. PM me for more info

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1520 on: January 03, 2018, 10:11:31 PM »
looking for 5 nights at category 8 hotel for london at 300 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1521 on: January 03, 2018, 11:08:41 PM »
Looking for category 7, three nights , pm me with offers.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1522 on: January 04, 2018, 12:12:19 PM »
looking for 5 nights at category 8 hotel for cancun. pm with offer please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1523 on: January 04, 2018, 03:14:02 PM »
Selling Marriott GC: 10 x $300 @ 90%

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1524 on: January 04, 2018, 05:30:27 PM »
looking for 5 nights at category 8 hotel for london at 300 obo

thx
Your do realize that the post above yours offered $375 for a cat 1-5 right?

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« Reply #1525 on: January 04, 2018, 06:18:10 PM »
Your do realize that the post above yours offered $375 for a cat 1-5 right?

Yeah, but they should be going for $300. Everyone here is price gouging so I had to raise my offer.

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« Reply #1526 on: January 04, 2018, 06:29:33 PM »
Yeah, but they should be going for $300. Everyone here is price gouging so I had to raise my offer.
Cat 1-5 at $300 is cheap, cat 8 for that price is downright insulting.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1527 on: January 04, 2018, 06:36:47 PM »
Cat 1-5 at $300 is cheap, cat 8 for that price is downright insulting.
Gotta cut him some slack. He obviously doesn't know the abc's of these certs.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1528 on: January 04, 2018, 06:45:02 PM »
Cat 1-5 at $300 is cheap, cat 8 for that price is downright insulting.

Ah, I didn't see the cat 8 response.

Nope. That's insulting.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1529 on: January 04, 2018, 09:11:51 PM »
im happy to pay market - just don't know what it is