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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 #280 on: July 22, 2015, 01:26:12 PM »
Can you tell me how to look up the hotel to tell which cat? or can you tell what cat for that hotel? thanks!
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #281 on: July 22, 2015, 01:28:52 PM »
Wow i didn't know that hotel under cat 7, so i think i will look for other option then thank a lot for explain it to me!

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« Reply #282 on: July 22, 2015, 01:33:07 PM »
Wow i didn't know that hotel under cat 7, so i think i will look for other option then thank a lot for explain it to me!
Iinm there are cat 7 certificates but they go for much more than $80.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #283 on: July 22, 2015, 01:50:54 PM »
Iinm there are cat 7 certificates but they go for much more than $80.

$100? because i check back in the thread i don't see anything for cat 7 is offer to the thread? thanks!

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #284 on: July 22, 2015, 02:00:43 PM »
$100? because i check back in the thread i don't see anything for cat 7 is offer to the thread? thanks!
There is a different thread.
Eta: I couldn't find it
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #285 on: July 22, 2015, 02:17:29 PM »
There is a different thread.
Eta: I couldn't find it
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doesn't exist. their are ritz certs tier 1-4 that you may be able to convince marriott to let you use (although I have not heard of any such reports)

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #286 on: July 22, 2015, 02:25:29 PM »
doesn't exist. their are ritz certs tier 1-4 that you may be able to convince marriott to let you use (although I have not heard of any such reports)
-0.5 I'm almost sure they do exist, though I might be mistaken.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #287 on: July 22, 2015, 02:30:38 PM »
Iinm there are cat 7 certificates but they go for much more than $80.

There is a different thread.
Eta: I couldn't find it
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doesn't exist. their are ritz certs tier 1-4 that you may be able to convince marriott to let you use (although I have not heard of any such reports)

-0.5 I'm almost sure they do exist, though I might be mistaken.
I found this:
I can possibly get 7 night stay certificates for all different categories. PM with hotel and offer.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #288 on: July 22, 2015, 02:38:34 PM »
the seven night stay is not a cert per se, rather its due to the points and stay option. essentially you are just buying a marriott account and someone is turning it into points while selling off the hotel stay.

ETA. also requires a 7 night stay (or at least booking for 7 nights) as opposed to a cert for however many nights is needed.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #289 on: July 23, 2015, 09:59:43 AM »
Have anniversary night available. Asking $100. Exp 8/11/15.. I might sell 2 nights if interested..

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #290 on: July 23, 2015, 04:41:36 PM »
Looking to buy a few (CAT 5) for next week Please PM or email me.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #291 on: July 23, 2015, 06:53:05 PM »
Looking for 2 cat 1-4 @ $70 each to be used in the beginning of August

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #292 on: July 23, 2015, 09:17:38 PM »
Selling a 1-5 cert, expires in a year's time. Silver account. $120 OBO

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #293 on: July 24, 2015, 01:48:41 AM »


Selling cat 1-5 for $130

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #294 on: July 24, 2015, 02:34:56 PM »
Selling a few 7 night Cat 1-5 certificates for $600 each.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #295 on: July 28, 2015, 11:16:52 PM »
do they ever make problems for the person buying the certificate or points, since the booking is not under his name?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #296 on: July 28, 2015, 11:49:53 PM »
do they ever make problems for the person buying the certificate or points, since the booking is not under his name?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #297 on: July 29, 2015, 12:03:06 AM »
i have around 40,000 marriot points. is there any way i can sell them?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #298 on: July 29, 2015, 12:27:33 AM »
Not IME

do i need to order the certificate and then give it to the buyer, or do i need to book it for him ?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #299 on: July 29, 2015, 12:31:23 AM »
do i need to order the certificate and then give it to the buyer, or do i need to book it for him ?
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