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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 #1560 on: January 09, 2018, 11:04:56 PM »
Selling cat 1-5 anniversary night $90
Sold. Thanks to @bluesky for a smooth transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1561 on: January 10, 2018, 12:12:11 AM »

Looking to buy 2-3... 7 night cert, category 1-5 for may-june. offering $330.. GOLD+

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1562 on: January 10, 2018, 10:33:12 AM »
Looking for cat 6 7 night voucher, paying $525 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1563 on: January 10, 2018, 08:53:27 PM »
Looking for a couple 7 night certificates. Please PM me if you have any. Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1564 on: January 10, 2018, 11:54:20 PM »
Looking for a 7 night cert

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1565 on: January 11, 2018, 12:08:00 AM »
Selling a category 1-5 certificate for $115
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1566 on: January 11, 2018, 12:20:47 AM »
Selling 7 night certificate cat 7 for $800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Selling 7 night certificate cat 7 for $800
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1568 on: January 11, 2018, 01:00:26 AM »
Selling 7 night certificate cat 7 for $800

See attached image.

SPG is currently being sold for the below listed price. Since you need 20k to upgrade to cat 7, you are effectively selling your points for 2.12 cpp- bearing in mind a $375 selling price for the original cert.

Would save almost $100 by purchasing SPG from someone on the forums and upgrading the cert themselves...

So...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1569 on: January 11, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
Selling
One category 1-5 certificate for $100
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1570 on: January 11, 2018, 03:28:01 PM »
Selling 10 x $300 Marriott GC @ 89%

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1571 on: January 11, 2018, 07:38:30 PM »
Sold. Thanks to @bluesky for a smooth transaction
And thanks to @yitzgar for making it happen immediately despite a very busy schedule. Also a real, caring mentch. Many thanks.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1572 on: January 11, 2018, 09:25:54 PM »
Looking to buy 2-3... 7 night cert, category 1-5 for may-june. offering $350.. GOLD+

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1573 on: January 11, 2018, 10:03:52 PM »
One night Cat 1-5 gold account. Exp 4/18
$90

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1574 on: January 12, 2018, 02:49:02 PM »
Looking for 2 Cat-7s. Just PM me, let me know your price and if it's good I'll take it.