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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

12. Certs cannot be combined - e.g. you can't combine two 35k certificates to book a 60k room.

13. The "free fifth night" only applies to points bookings, not certificates.

See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by David61 on November 16, 2022, 12:09:46 PM »

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #240 on: June 22, 2015, 01:05:37 AM »
Asking $100, expires 9/29/15  8)


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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #241 on: June 22, 2015, 08:46:50 PM »
Does anyone have 2 on one account?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #242 on: June 24, 2015, 10:03:47 AM »
Selling a 1-5 category anniversary night.
Expires 7/30/15
Asking $100

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #243 on: June 24, 2015, 10:16:09 AM »
Also selling a cat 1-4 expiring 9/22
Asking for $75

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #244 on: June 28, 2015, 06:10:17 AM »
Is there a market for Marriott free night cat 1-9? What's the value?

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #245 on: June 29, 2015, 09:38:18 AM »
Selling free night cert, cat 1-4 at $115

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #246 on: June 30, 2015, 01:59:16 PM »
Selling a 1-5 category anniversary night.
Expires 7/30/15
Asking $100
Hi, still available? I'd take it for $90 if it still is. thx

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #247 on: July 01, 2015, 01:52:03 AM »
I am looking for 2 nights category 5. My dates are first week of August. If you have and would like to sell please pm me.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #248 on: July 01, 2015, 01:36:09 PM »
2 nights from a Gold account (Different accounts both are Gold)
Expires September.
$120 a night or both for $220 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #249 on: July 01, 2015, 01:46:07 PM »
Cat 1-5 on GOLD account 129$ 1 left!!

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #250 on: July 03, 2015, 06:50:56 PM »
So guys how are these vouchers helpful? Marriott prices are the same or cheaper than the vouchers..

Does these vouchers work for suites or only regular category rooms..?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #251 on: July 03, 2015, 07:00:55 PM »
So guys how are these vouchers helpful? Marriott prices are the same or cheaper than the vouchers..

Does these vouchers work for suites or only regular category rooms..?

Umm, they are helpful because sometimes a hotel can be a lot more and you are only paying a fraction of the price.

Good for regular rooms.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #252 on: July 03, 2015, 07:07:22 PM »
So guys how are these vouchers helpful? Marriott prices are the same or cheaper than the vouchers..

Does these vouchers work for suites or only regular category rooms..?
Cat 4 hotels can at times go for more than $200 easily.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #253 on: July 03, 2015, 07:21:26 PM »
So guys how are these vouchers helpful? Marriott prices are the same or cheaper than the vouchers..

Does these vouchers work for suites or only regular category rooms..?

Cat 4 hotels can at times go for more than $200 easily.
For instance take the Courtyard Paramus on August 4th is $209 a room.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #254 on: July 03, 2015, 07:36:49 PM »
bump
Expires mid July
Cc sign up night
gone
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #255 on: July 07, 2015, 05:26:56 PM »
Selling a 1-5 category anniversary night.
Expires 7/30/15
Asking $100
Still available! Expiring soon!
Will sell for $90

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #256 on: July 10, 2015, 02:25:40 PM »
Selling category 1-4 certificate expires 11/05/15 for $85. Please pm me

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #257 on: July 13, 2015, 01:46:47 PM »
Selling one for $70. I received this as the Marriott card signup bonus
Valid at hotel categories: Categories 1-4
Valid for stays through: Saturday, August 15, 2015

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #258 on: July 14, 2015, 11:56:30 AM »
Selling one for $70. I received this as the Marriott card signup bonus
Valid at hotel categories: Categories 1-4
Valid for stays through: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Gone.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #259 on: July 15, 2015, 02:38:56 PM »
Still available! Expiring soon!
Will sell for $90
bump!