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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
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #220 on: May 28, 2015, 02:01:17 AM »
Selling Cat 1-5. expires Sep 13 2015, $130

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Re: Marriott Free Night (cat 1-5)- $110
« Reply #221 on: May 28, 2015, 10:06:01 AM »
I dont think that there is a master thread for selling marriott free nights but if there is then this can be merged.

Have a marriott cert for category 1-5 free night that expires at the end of June. Asking $110
$105 now, I can probably extend the expiration if necessary.  PM if interested

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Re: Marriott free night certificates
« Reply #222 on: June 09, 2015, 09:11:41 PM »
 Selling free Marriott category 1-5 for $110 OBO.  Exp 6/17/15

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Cat 1-5 Marriott free night certificate exp 6/11/15. Asking: $85 obo
« Reply #223 on: June 10, 2015, 04:09:18 PM »
I have a Cat 1-5 free night certificate that expires tomorrow, 6/11/2015. Asking - $85. Will also consider other currencies as a trade. Please PM me your best offer.

Note, although, I am a new member on this board, I am a long time member on another highly reputed travel forum.
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I have a Cat 1-5 free night certificate that expires tomorrow, 6/11/2015. Please PM me your best offer.

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Re: Cat 1-5 Marriott free night certificate exp 6/11/15. Asking: $25
« Reply #226 on: June 11, 2015, 04:32:38 PM »
I have a Cat 1-5 free night certificate that expires tomorrow, 6/11/2015. Asking - $85. Will also consider other currencies as a trade. Please PM me your best offer.

Note, although, I am a new member on this board, I am a long time member on another highly reputed travel forum.

This 1-night cat 1-5 certificate has to be used tonight. Asking $25.

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Marriott certificate category 1-5 $25, expires TODAY, 6/11/15
« Reply #227 on: June 11, 2015, 04:36:24 PM »
Have Marriott Cat 1-5 one free night certificate that expires today. So, this has to be used for booking a hotel room tonight. Asking $25. Let me know.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #228 on: June 12, 2015, 01:41:32 AM »
Call Marriot and ask if they can extend.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #229 on: June 12, 2015, 01:49:53 AM »
Call Marriot and ask if they can extend.
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Usually they can.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #230 on: June 12, 2015, 10:03:02 AM »
Call Marriot and ask if they can extend.
just did it for me

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #231 on: June 12, 2015, 10:41:49 AM »
just did it for me
how long of an extension?

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #232 on: June 12, 2015, 12:00:14 PM »
how long of an extension?
1 year from today, its now listed as Global Promotion Replacement Cat 1-5 (12 month)

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #233 on: June 14, 2015, 12:17:03 PM »
Looking for 2 nights at 240 for both.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #234 on: June 14, 2015, 12:41:44 PM »
each night or for the 7?

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #235 on: June 14, 2015, 12:46:52 PM »
Looking for 2 nights at 240 for both.
1-5 or 1-4 and what expiration date?

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #236 on: June 14, 2015, 01:37:44 PM »
how do i know the exp. date and cat.of my free night? ( i opened the cc)

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #237 on: June 14, 2015, 02:26:07 PM »
how do i know the exp. date and cat.of my free night? ( i opened the cc)

they'll send you an email with the details
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #238 on: June 16, 2015, 10:42:16 PM »
Looking to buy two cat 1-4 certs. Stay planned for early July, prefer to buy both certs from same seller of possible. Offering $60 each.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #239 on: June 22, 2015, 12:55:50 AM »
looking for cat. 1-5 x2 for $100 each