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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 #2355 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 #2356 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 #2357 on: October 09, 2018, 06:22:16 PM »
Must post asking price

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2358 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 #2359 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 #2360 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 #2361 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 #2362 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 #2363 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 #2364 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 #2365 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 #2366 on: October 09, 2018, 10:27:46 PM »
Buying 7 night cat 5 @ 700

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2367 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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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2369 on: October 10, 2018, 01:03:25 AM »
Selling Marriott category 1-5. 7 night from plat premiere account 1100