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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 #300 on: August 06, 2015, 03:25:06 AM »
2 nights from a Gold account (Different accounts both are Gold)
Expires September.
$120 a night or both for $220 OBO.
1 is gone, the other is still available.
Cat 1-4 from gold account expires in July 2016 $130 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #301 on: August 09, 2015, 11:27:12 PM »
Looking for 60k Marriott points or two nights at a category 6 hotel.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #302 on: August 10, 2015, 01:25:03 AM »
Selling a Cat 1-5 Cert from a Gold Account, expires 9/30/15. $120 OBO

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #303 on: August 13, 2015, 01:32:42 PM »
Looking for category 4 cert. anyone have?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #304 on: August 16, 2015, 08:52:20 AM »
Selling multiple 5 night category 1-5 vouchers for $450 each

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #305 on: August 16, 2015, 11:47:31 AM »
Selling multiple 5 night category 1-5 vouchers for $450 each
Just confirming it is a 5 night stay at a 1-5 for $450?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #306 on: August 17, 2015, 11:20:27 AM »
Selling multiple 5 night category 1-5 vouchers for $450 each
Ill take all of them if it was for a cat 6.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #307 on: August 17, 2015, 11:26:24 AM »
looking for 6+ Cat 6 Marriott nights.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #308 on: August 17, 2015, 04:08:49 PM »
Ill take all of them if it was for a cat 6.

Cat 6 can be done at additional cost.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #309 on: August 17, 2015, 04:31:45 PM »
Cat 6 can be done at additional cost.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #310 on: August 18, 2015, 10:22:19 AM »
Looking for 2 cat 1-4 for use in sept, bidding $180 total obo. PM me if interested, thanks!

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #311 on: August 19, 2015, 08:30:54 PM »
Im looking to sell my marriot Cat 1-4 freee night from my Signup bonus. How do I go about that? The person who buys it from me tells me which hotel they want and I book it? or do I give them some sort of cert. number and they do it on theyre own?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #312 on: August 19, 2015, 09:27:25 PM »
Do they ever enforce the rule that cert holder must check in?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #313 on: August 19, 2015, 11:09:22 PM »
I was wondering about that too

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #314 on: August 19, 2015, 11:39:47 PM »
Im looking to sell my marriot Cat 1-4 freee night from my Signup bonus. How do I go about that? The person who buys it from me tells me which hotel they want and I book it? or do I give them some sort of cert. number and they do it on theyre own?

Do they ever enforce the rule that cert holder must check in?

I was wondering about that too
You book it for them under your name and you add the other person as a guest.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #315 on: August 19, 2015, 11:40:46 PM »
thank you for your help!

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #316 on: August 19, 2015, 11:48:29 PM »
thank you for your help!
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #317 on: August 20, 2015, 12:05:02 AM »
You book it for them under your name and you add the other person as a guest.
Officially that doesn't work for certs - only for points nights. The account holder is supposed to check in

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #318 on: August 20, 2015, 10:22:37 AM »
Officially that doesn't work for certs - only for points nights. The account holder is supposed to check in
-1 I can only tell you what "actually" works.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #319 on: August 20, 2015, 11:37:33 PM »
-1 I can only tell you what "actually" works.
Ok thanx.