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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 #2250 on: September 17, 2018, 08:48:25 PM »
Buying new category 5 7 night cert for $800 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2251 on: September 17, 2018, 09:11:07 PM »
Selling a 5 night category 5 (up to 35K points per night) for $950 only for booking not for stock

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2252 on: September 18, 2018, 06:02:23 AM »
Looking to buy 2x certs for Cat 1-4 5 nights.

Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2253 on: September 19, 2018, 05:03:03 PM »
Looking to buy few marriott certs, category 1-4, 7 nights (500) and 5 nights (400), platinum elite
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2254 on: September 19, 2018, 07:26:02 PM »
Looking to buy one Marriott free night certificate up till 35k

paying $160 or BO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2255 on: September 19, 2018, 08:23:47 PM »
Looking for category 4 five night certificate

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2256 on: September 19, 2018, 09:05:57 PM »
Looking for one 7-night cert for NEW cat 6 or cat 7. best offer

Also looking for one 5-night any cat. best offer

Trying to use for trip in late Nov 2018. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2257 on: September 20, 2018, 05:23:16 AM »
Selling
7 night new cat. 5 $1000
7 night new car. 6 $1500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2258 on: September 20, 2018, 09:27:45 AM »
Are former SPG properties bookable yet using the 7-night certificates?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2259 on: September 21, 2018, 08:58:21 AM »
Buying 3x new category 1-5 5-night certs. Please PM if selling.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2260 on: September 21, 2018, 09:16:54 AM »
Should the 7-night certificates in my account reflect the new or old categories. Meaning, I have a few (old) category 6 certificates, and they still show as being category 6. Did I get lucky, or is just another Marriott IT screw-up?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2261 on: September 21, 2018, 09:55:55 AM »
Selling:

7 night cat 7 @ $2200
(or 5 night @ SR MLE OW villa, if interested :))

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2262 on: September 21, 2018, 11:56:45 AM »
Should the 7-night certificates in my account reflect the new or old categories. Meaning, I have a few (old) category 6 certificates, and they still show as being category 6. Did I get lucky, or is just another Marriott IT screw-up?
same here, anyone?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2263 on: September 21, 2018, 11:59:22 AM »
same here, anyone?
try to make a booking and see

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2264 on: September 21, 2018, 02:54:31 PM »
try to make a booking and see
have you tried calling marriot lately? crazy wait time