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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1755 on: March 20, 2018, 09:43:59 PM »
Bump $90
$85 now for 1 category 1-5 anniversary free night
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1756 on: March 20, 2018, 10:23:06 PM »
Selling 2 night cat 1-5 from gold account for $100 OBO each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1757 on: March 21, 2018, 01:09:15 AM »
Buying 1-5 7 night cert. pm and will respond asap

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« Reply #1758 on: March 21, 2018, 01:05:45 PM »
Looking for up to four seven-day 1-5 certs.
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« Reply #1759 on: March 21, 2018, 04:26:08 PM »
Looking to buy a 7 day cert for a Cat 7. Can expire as early as mid May. $800 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1760 on: March 21, 2018, 09:18:35 PM »
Buying large quantity of single night Marriott certificates catergory 1-5. Pm offers.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1761 on: March 22, 2018, 12:15:43 AM »
Selling 1, category 1-5,  7 night Marriott certificates ( no status )

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1762 on: March 22, 2018, 04:42:45 PM »
Buying two 7-day Certificates Category 8 - Message me best offers.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1763 on: March 22, 2018, 08:23:45 PM »
Selling 1 category 1-5 anniversary free night for $90

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1764 on: March 23, 2018, 08:42:40 AM »
Buying two 7 night certificates category 8 - $2000 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1765 on: March 24, 2018, 09:57:19 PM »
looking for 7 night cat 5 cert for 350 or best offer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1766 on: March 25, 2018, 02:42:02 AM »
I need 4 nights to use in Austin Tx.  Looking to purchase immediately, need to use this coming Friday 3/30.  Thank you in advance for any help!  Honestly just looking for cheapest category.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1767 on: March 26, 2018, 03:17:10 PM »
Buying 3+ Marriott certs 1-5 category, 7 night, gold account. 400 usd

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Selling 1, category 1-5,  7 night Marriott certificates (plt. status )

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1769 on: March 27, 2018, 01:13:49 AM »
Marriott free night category 1-5 certificate expiring 4/19/18, $79