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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 #1830 on: April 26, 2018, 02:09:45 PM »
Looking for 7 night cert for cat 5. ready to buy @ $425. Pls pm me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1831 on: April 26, 2018, 04:24:36 PM »
Selling 1 anniversary night cat 1-5 for $100. Silver elite account. PM.
Sold.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1832 on: April 27, 2018, 05:36:48 AM »
selling 1 anniversary night silver account $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1833 on: April 27, 2018, 01:17:01 PM »
Selling 3 anniversary nights for $300. Gold Account. Have 2 in one account and one in my SO's. Expires Mar 2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1834 on: April 27, 2018, 02:05:28 PM »
Selling a 7 night cat 5 certificate at $425. Expires November 2018.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1835 on: April 27, 2018, 02:23:07 PM »
Selling a 7 night cat 5 certificate at $425. Expires November 2018.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1836 on: April 27, 2018, 06:27:37 PM »

Selling 7-night Cat 1-5 certificate for $425. Gold account.


Selling 1 anniversary night Cat 1-5 for $100. Gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1837 on: April 28, 2018, 10:39:50 PM »
Selling a 7-night Cat 1-5 certificate. Gold account.  $425. FIRM
Grab it while you can!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1838 on: April 29, 2018, 08:33:17 PM »
looking for a 7 night cert that can be upgraded to cat 6 pref from a gold or plat account. Offering $600 but accepting counter offers.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1839 on: April 30, 2018, 09:35:34 AM »
Does anyone know if these certs can be used at Marriott Vacation club villas? There is availability with points and place i am looking at is cat 5.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1840 on: April 30, 2018, 06:59:39 PM »
LF: Marriott Certs 1-5, 2* one night. 85 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1841 on: April 30, 2018, 09:33:30 PM »
selling 2*  single  category 1-5,  7 night Marriott certificates  (no status )

@ $400 each firm ( u book)


Selling 2 , category 1-5,  7 night Marriott certificates (one account) (no status )

@ $850 firm ( u book)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1842 on: May 01, 2018, 07:56:07 AM »
Selling 1 anniversary night cat 1-5 for $95. Expires 9/2018
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1843 on: May 01, 2018, 11:48:05 PM »
Selling 5 night Marriott certificates from platinum account.


Cat 1-5 = $375
cat 6 = $575
Cat 7 = $650
Cat 8 = $948
Cat 9 = $1291

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1844 on: May 02, 2018, 10:46:45 AM »
Selling 1 anniversary night cat 1-5 for $100 OBO 7/11/18
Silver account