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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
« Last edited by David61 on July 12, 2020, 11:44:57 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2370 on: October 10, 2018, 01:03:25 AM »
Selling Marriott category 1-5. 7 night from plat premiere account 1100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2371 on: October 10, 2018, 01:08:18 AM »
Selling Marriott category 1-5. 7 night from plat premiere account 1100
LOL
U mean a cat 1-4
Its might be  cheaper just to purchase the points!
Or pay cash.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2372 on: October 10, 2018, 01:09:47 AM »
LOL
U mean a cat 1-4
Its might be  cheaper just to purchase the points!
Or pay cash.
and why doesnít he mean 1-5 as he said? Thatís expensive - I just bought that for 800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2373 on: October 10, 2018, 01:11:00 AM »
In general it's called a cat 5 cert [ can be applied up to a cat 5 including 1-4 ]
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2374 on: October 10, 2018, 01:50:43 AM »
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In general it's called a cat 5 cert [ can be applied up to a cat 5 including 1-4 ]
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Of course. But some people here have called it 1-5, and Iím assuming thatís what was meant. I could be wrong

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2375 on: October 10, 2018, 08:22:47 AM »
LOL
U mean a cat 1-4
Its might be  cheaper just to purchase the points!
Or pay cash.

No. This is an upgraded new category 5 good for hotels at 35 k a night

Tell me where u can purchase 210k points for 1100. U wanna sell me. Happy to buy that many from you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2376 on: October 10, 2018, 08:45:38 AM »
No. This is an upgraded new category 5 good for hotels at 35 k a night

Tell me where u can purchase 210k points for 1100. U wanna sell me. Happy to buy that many from you
you can price things however you want it's not my business but you're not selling 210,000 points and it's definitely possible to buy 210,000 for less than $1100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2377 on: October 10, 2018, 09:53:08 AM »
you can price things however you want it's not my business but you're not selling 210,000 points and it's definitely possible to buy 210,000 for less than $1100

exactly..everyone has an opinion.  I did not price miles. I priced a certificate.

Like i said, anyone who wants to sell 210 k marriott, Ill buy it

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2378 on: October 10, 2018, 09:56:28 AM »
Buying Marriot 7 night cert Cat 1-4 @ 385 OBO
Preferred with status.


good luck  :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2379 on: October 10, 2018, 10:00:35 AM »
Selling Marriott category 1-5. 7 night from plat premiere account 1100

good luck  :)
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2380 on: October 10, 2018, 10:07:13 AM »
exactly..everyone has an opinion.  I did not price miles. I priced a certificate.

Like i said, anyone who wants to sell 210 k marriott, Ill buy it
again you are comparing apples to oranges

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2381 on: October 10, 2018, 11:00:00 AM »
Buying 7 night cat 5 @ 700
Buying another @800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2382 on: October 10, 2018, 12:09:02 PM »
Selling 3x Cat 1-4

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2383 on: October 10, 2018, 01:41:36 PM »
still looking to buy for new cat5 5-night cert. offering $650 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2384 on: October 10, 2018, 01:45:22 PM »
Buying 5 or 7 nights
cat5 and cat6