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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 #3105 on: February 13, 2019, 05:27:34 PM »
anyone selling a 5 night cat 1-4? PM pls

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3106 on: February 13, 2019, 09:11:40 PM »
Buying 2 - 5 night Cat 5 reservations (140k points each) late December - platinum account preferable - offering $700 per cert.


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3108 on: February 13, 2019, 10:22:11 PM »
wanted - 1 night cat 4 for this Saturday $100

no longer needed. thank you
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3109 on: February 13, 2019, 11:21:15 PM »
buying 5 night cat 5 $725

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3110 on: February 13, 2019, 11:34:21 PM »
Selling

5 single certificates up to 50k points each (seperate accounts) Platinum Elite Status - $275 each

1 Gold account 2 certificates up to 35k points each - $170 each

A few Single certificates up to 35k points each (separate accounts) Gold Status - $170 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3111 on: February 14, 2019, 12:13:23 AM »
When redeeming a 7 night certificate for only part of the nights, do I need to pay  Resort fee for entire 7 nights?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3112 on: February 14, 2019, 12:16:50 AM »
Selling:
1 night up to 35k points (cat. 5)
gold account
$165
Still avail.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3113 on: February 14, 2019, 08:03:22 AM »
Have 2 7 Night Marriott Category 6 Certs Selling for 1500 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3114 on: February 14, 2019, 08:12:02 AM »
wanted - 1 night cat 4 for this Saturday $100

no longer needed. thank you
Thanks, for smooth, quick transaction!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3115 on: February 14, 2019, 08:20:44 AM »
I need a seven night category four to be booked  this morning , paying $450 via pay pal or venmo - you need to make reservation for me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3116 on: February 14, 2019, 10:30:22 AM »
looking to buy 2  one night anniversary  cat 1-4

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3117 on: February 14, 2019, 12:08:06 PM »
Selling one 7-night 1-4 cat certificate for $450 or best offer. Exp 7/2019. Please PM me if interested. Thanks!
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3118 on: February 14, 2019, 03:46:55 PM »
Amex free night (Cat 1-5 up to 35K), Exp. 12/2/2019, Platinum
$180 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3119 on: February 14, 2019, 05:31:50 PM »
I have one Cat 1-4 (25k) certificate from a Platinum account available for $125.  It expires July 2019.