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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 #320 on: August 21, 2015, 01:16:07 PM »
Very welcome & welcome back to DDF.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #321 on: August 23, 2015, 10:42:01 AM »
Is there a market for Marriott free night cat 1-9? What's the value?
how many do you have?
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #323 on: August 24, 2015, 03:02:27 PM »
Selling 5 night Cat 1-5 certificate @ $300 (Must be 5 consecutive nights)

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #324 on: August 24, 2015, 03:08:23 PM »
Selling Marriot Cert cat 1-5, expires Sept 13 2015, for $130  OBO

Can this be used even if no points rooms are available?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #325 on: August 28, 2015, 12:47:06 AM »
Have one category 1-4 cert. to sell.    expires 9/30  asking $ 85

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #326 on: August 28, 2015, 11:57:10 AM »
Selling one for $90 obo. PM me
Valid for stays through: 10/1/15

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #327 on: August 29, 2015, 04:33:12 AM »
Looking to sell:
Cat 4, expiring 9/15, $80
Cat 5, expiring 8/20/2016, $120

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #329 on: September 04, 2015, 12:30:59 AM »
Have one category 1-4 cert. to sell.    expires 9/30  asking $ 85

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #330 on: September 07, 2015, 03:12:08 PM »
I am looking for a category 5 cert, to book room for September 18th and 19th.  Please message me!  thank you

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #331 on: September 07, 2015, 10:56:53 PM »
Hi!
Selling a Cat 1-4 that expires at the end of the month to best offer  8)

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #332 on: September 07, 2015, 11:09:06 PM »
Hi!
Selling a Cat 1-4 that expires at the end of the month to best offer  8)
As per forum rules you must post asking price

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #333 on: September 08, 2015, 05:28:54 AM »
I am looking for a category 5 cert, to book room for September 18th and 19th.  Please message me!  thank you
I have for $120

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #334 on: September 08, 2015, 06:19:34 AM »
Are there certain Marriott's that don't participate in points or free nights? I'm not seeing availability for a single day this year

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #335 on: September 08, 2015, 09:58:22 PM »
I have 2 Marriott Cat 1-4 certificates available, $100 each. Expire 5/18/16.

They may be able to be used together for a two night stay. Has anyone had experience with that?

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #336 on: September 09, 2015, 03:29:03 PM »
I have one for sale! $125, category 1-5 expires 8/18/2016
pm if you want it

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #337 on: September 10, 2015, 06:24:53 PM »
cat 5 night for sale @ 125
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #338 on: September 15, 2015, 04:30:57 PM »
Marriott Cat 1-5 Reward for sale. $125.

Silver account.

Expires Sept 3, 2016.



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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #339 on: September 15, 2015, 09:03:14 PM »
Selling Cat 1-5 @ $130