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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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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #160 on: February 22, 2015, 06:14:10 PM »
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #161 on: February 22, 2015, 06:14:43 PM »
I have one good for category  1-5

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #162 on: February 22, 2015, 07:28:12 PM »
I have one expiring April 2nd


I have one good for category  1-5
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #164 on: February 23, 2015, 12:58:26 PM »
Asking $125

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #165 on: February 23, 2015, 09:12:47 PM »
No experience with marriot hotels-what's their deal with check in if reward is not in your name? Will I run into issues? Thanks!!!

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #166 on: February 23, 2015, 09:13:51 PM »
Anyone else selling? Please PM me. Willing to pay $100 per night max. Up to 10.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #167 on: February 23, 2015, 11:00:22 PM »
No experience with marriot hotels-what's their deal with check in if reward is not in your name? Will I run into issues? Thanks!!!
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Re: Marriott Free Night (cat 1-5)- $110
« Reply #168 on: February 24, 2015, 04:47:05 PM »
1 free night Marriot cert from silver account, expires in more than 5 months from now. $110

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #169 on: February 25, 2015, 03:38:27 PM »
Selling one for $90. I received this as the Marriott card signup bonus
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #170 on: March 02, 2015, 04:16:43 PM »
Selling one for 50.00 I have a Marriott voucher for sale. Expiration March 14th
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #171 on: March 02, 2015, 04:39:10 PM »
Looking to buy a category 1-5. Willing to spend $100 or best offer. Also, is there a problem using the nights since they were credited to someone else's account?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #172 on: March 03, 2015, 09:27:15 AM »
So, how does this work? I have one certificate that I received as sign-up bonus. Do we book the room for others or do we just give them the code?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #173 on: March 03, 2015, 09:33:16 AM »
So, how does this work? I have one certificate that I received as sign-up bonus. Do we book the room for others or do we just give them the code?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #174 on: March 03, 2015, 10:19:07 AM »
Selling 1 Cat 1-4 for $65
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #175 on: March 10, 2015, 10:00:18 PM »
Looking to buy a category 1-5. Willing to spend $100 or best offer. Also, is there a problem using the nights since they were credited to someone else's account?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #176 on: March 11, 2015, 10:54:47 PM »
I have a category 1-5 @ 100

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Re: Marriott free night certificates
« Reply #177 on: March 15, 2015, 05:17:50 PM »
Selling Category 1-5 for $125 obo
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Re: Marriott Free Night (cat 1-5)- $110
« Reply #178 on: March 15, 2015, 05:18:03 PM »
Selling Category 1-5 for $125 obo
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Re: Marriott free night certificates
« Reply #179 on: March 15, 2015, 08:00:44 PM »
Looking to trade two Hilton weekend nights that expire November 2015 for two anytime Hilton nights for the end of April.  Anyone have any expiring soon looking to trade?  Will also include one free Marriott 1-4 which expires 6/7/15