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Seven night and five night certificates

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) below is a list of all the category 1-4 hotels  http://www.marriott.com/hotel-search/Category1.hotels.Category2.Category3.Category4.Category5/


2. A 5/7 night certificates must be used for 5/7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

3. 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.

4. Certificates can be gifted BUT the room needs to be booked under the account holders name and you will be added a secondary guest.

5. Gold or plat benefits depend heavily on the hotel. At check in you may or may not get an upgrade.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2355 on: October 09, 2018, 05:41:42 PM »
Can you book a marriott 7 night certificate in someone else's name as a primary?  Or does AH need to be on ressy?

i was under the impression that you can name someone else as primary. Hopefully someone else can chime in.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2356 on: October 09, 2018, 05:46:42 PM »
As of now I have not figured out a way to do it. If any one else figured out a LMK please.
Changing MR# does not work [ they cant do it].
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2357 on: October 09, 2018, 05:52:11 PM »
I'd like to buy 2 one-night certificates (new cat 1-4s) for booking by mid october. Am happy to buy 1 and 1 from two ppl.

100 per cert OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2358 on: October 09, 2018, 06:13:15 PM »
Looking to buy 7 night Category 6. Pleas PM or post best offer.

Willing to pay 1200.

I really only need 5 nights but not sure if those carts are available.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2359 on: October 09, 2018, 06:22:16 PM »
Must post asking price

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2360 on: October 09, 2018, 06:34:35 PM »
i was under the impression that you can name someone else as primary. Hopefully someone else can chime in.
thats exactly what I did a few days ago

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2361 on: October 09, 2018, 06:42:48 PM »
thats exactly what I did a few days ago
How did you do it?
Were they additional or primary [ there Marriot # or yours ] ?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2362 on: October 09, 2018, 06:46:38 PM »
As of now I have not figured out a way to do it. If any one else figured out a LMK please.
Changing MR# does not work [ they cant do it].

just curious...did you try changing the primary guest on a one night cert or a 5/7 night travel package ?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2363 on: October 09, 2018, 06:49:21 PM »
just curious...did you try changing the primary guest on a one night cert or a 5/7 night travel package ?
I tried a regular points reservation, they could not do it.
Does anyone have a data point indicating a cert works differently?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2364 on: October 09, 2018, 07:00:04 PM »
How did you do it?
Were they additional or primary [ there Marriot # or yours ] ?
Just called them up, was very quick n' easy
they were the only names on res., my number

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2365 on: October 09, 2018, 07:06:03 PM »
Your number does not change it to their account. Its similar to adding an additional.
If you have gold status it's up to the hotel to honor that status, while if your guest has platnuim theyll most likely not honor your guest status; the reservation is in your name!
Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2366 on: October 09, 2018, 07:19:41 PM »
Your number does not change it to their account. Its similar to adding an additional.
If you have gold status it's up to the hotel to honor that status, while if your guest has platnuim theyll most likely not honor your guest status; the reservation is in your name!
Correct me if I'm wrong.
there is not one mention of my name on the confirmation email, reservation is solely in other parties name, with my loyalty num. as if I changed my name on my account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2367 on: October 09, 2018, 07:22:48 PM »
How did you do it?
Were they additional or primary [ there Marriot # or yours ] ?

Your number does not change it to their account. Its similar to adding an additional.
If you have gold status it's up to the hotel to honor that status, while if your guest has platnuim theyll most likely not honor your guest status; the reservation is in your name!
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Don't think we're on the same boat here, I believe your asking a diff. question, if its possible to transfer a cer. to someone else's loyalty account, that i have absolutely no idea
OP question was "Can you book a marriott 7 night certificate in someone else's name as a primary?  Or does AH need to be on ressy" and for that the answer is yes it's possible even without the AH being on the rez.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2368 on: October 09, 2018, 10:27:46 PM »
Buying 7 night cat 5 @ 700

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2369 on: October 09, 2018, 10:32:49 PM »
Buying Marriot 7 night cert Cat 1-4 @ 385 OBO
Preferred with status.
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