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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 #1905 on: June 11, 2018, 09:37:09 PM »
Selling 7 night Marriott Cert Cat 1-5, $400.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1906 on: June 11, 2018, 11:57:08 PM »
Buying cat 1-5 one night for $90
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1907 on: June 12, 2018, 03:41:01 PM »
Selling 1 night 1-5 for $95 pm please
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1908 on: June 12, 2018, 04:06:47 PM »
Selling 7 night Marriott Cert Cat 1-5, $400.
Have accounts with 3 & 4 of them in each. $400 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1909 on: June 12, 2018, 04:12:06 PM »
Selling  cat 7 five night certs@ 750
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1910 on: June 16, 2018, 11:28:16 PM »
Selling 1 night 1-5 for $90 please pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1911 on: June 18, 2018, 11:09:04 PM »
Any Marriott certs for a Cat 6 hotel?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1912 on: June 19, 2018, 05:38:13 PM »
Selling three 7 night Marriott Cert Cat 1-5, $375 each.
Please pm.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1913 on: June 20, 2018, 08:53:20 AM »
Did anyone else catch the Frequent Milers post on a potential scenario where Marriott certificates would be cashed out in a very favorable rate for points? He doesnít think itís likely to happen but it could be that Marriott is just trying to keep things quiet

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1914 on: June 20, 2018, 12:14:08 PM »
Buying a 1 night certificate for $90!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1915 on: June 20, 2018, 02:17:08 PM »
Did anyone else catch the Frequent Milers post on a potential scenario where Marriott certificates would be cashed out in a very favorable rate for points? He doesnít think itís likely to happen but it could be that Marriott is just trying to keep things quiet
I actually caught it as well and his points are very valid in my mind also.  There is speculation currently whether all unused certificates will be cancelled on 1 August and the points equivalent returned to your account. (which means you'd end up with really cheap miles).
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1916 on: June 21, 2018, 08:47:04 AM »
Selling 1 night, category 1-5
Exp. 8/21/18
$90 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1917 on: June 21, 2018, 12:28:09 PM »
Looking to purchase 4 Marriott 7-night certificates (would prefer if 2+ in each account)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1918 on: June 24, 2018, 10:41:48 PM »
Selling 1 night, category 1-5
Exp. 8/21/18
$90 OBO
Sold!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1919 on: June 25, 2018, 08:56:14 AM »
Looking for a category 8 certificate for January. Paying $900.

Please PM me.