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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 #2265 on: September 21, 2018, 04:34:10 PM »
have you tried calling marriot lately? crazy wait time
Not on a Friday night.  :)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2266 on: September 21, 2018, 04:39:57 PM »
Not on a Friday night.  :)

I just got off the phone with them. I donít think I was on hold for more than three minutes. But my old category six would only apply to a new category one through four. I did get the 30,000 points refunded it without any issue though.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2267 on: September 21, 2018, 05:07:34 PM »
Wasn't crazy for me too. I called marriott 3 times today, and starwood twice.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2268 on: September 21, 2018, 05:28:54 PM »
try to make a booking and see

IME the certificate cant be used at all. But what will happen is marriott will exchange it for a new one at the right category.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2269 on: September 21, 2018, 05:35:49 PM »
IME the certificate cant be used at all. But what will happen is marriott will exchange it for a new one at the right category.

I literally used one 1/2 an hour or so ago.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2270 on: September 21, 2018, 05:44:48 PM »
I literally used one 1/2 an hour or so ago.
Was the old certificate converted to a new one in your account activity?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2271 on: September 21, 2018, 06:16:54 PM »
Was the old certificate converted to a new one in your account activity?

No, they converted it during my call.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2272 on: September 21, 2018, 06:17:39 PM »
No, they converted it during my call.
Yes, thatís what I said. Old certs arenít directly attached to hotels. They are converted to the new categories

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2273 on: September 21, 2018, 09:23:47 PM »
Looking to sell one Marriott free night certificate up till 35k.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2274 on: September 22, 2018, 04:42:11 PM »
Looking for two one night certificates category 1-4 for $95 each OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2275 on: September 23, 2018, 07:36:03 AM »
buying 2x certs for Cat 1-4 5 nights @400, Platinum @450
Still looking, 7 night is fine too, will pay extra

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2276 on: September 23, 2018, 08:01:32 AM »
7 night new category 6 cert on platinum elite account. 1500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2277 on: September 23, 2018, 08:44:21 AM »
Selling
7 night cat. 5 $900
7 night cat. 6 $1400

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2278 on: September 23, 2018, 01:07:12 PM »
Looking to sell one Marriott free night certificate up till 35k.

price?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2279 on: September 23, 2018, 01:22:51 PM »
Selling
7 night (new) category 1-4, platinum elite account
$700