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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
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2014, 12:25:12 AM »
Need 2 free nights for this weekend. Will pay 65 a piece.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2014, 01:27:32 PM »
I have 1 free night cat 1-5 (not 4), looking for $85.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2014, 11:25:10 AM »
Now offering 90 for a cat 1-4 need 2 nights asap
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2014, 05:08:36 PM »
I have a marriott category 1-4 certificate.

Looking to sell- expires in the middle of Sept.

Any interested?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2014, 05:39:27 PM »
Now offering 90 for a cat 1-4 need 2 nights asap
I may have from 2 different accounts, is that ok?


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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2014, 05:59:26 PM »
Don't need anymore sorry
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2014, 06:07:36 PM »
I have a marriott category 1-4 certificate.

Looking to sell- expires in the middle of Sept.

Any interested?

How much?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2014, 12:43:22 AM »
I'm not sure how much it goes for. So far the quotes I've found were for certificates that expire anywhere between 1-28 days.  Mine expires in 3 months - so I assume it has more value.

Does anyone know how much it goes for?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2014, 07:44:41 AM »
I'm not sure how much it goes for. So far the quotes I've found were for certificates that expire anywhere between 1-28 days.  Mine expires in 3 months - so I assume it has more value.

Does anyone know how much it goes for?
80-100?
As per the forum rules you must post an asking price. It can be a high price but there needs to be one.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2014, 08:39:52 AM »
80-100?
As per the forum rules you must post an asking price. It can be a high price but there needs to be one.
I'm not sure what you want from him he wants to know what the going price is so he can post a price.


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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #55 on: June 19, 2014, 09:03:19 AM »
I'm not sure what you want from him he wants to know what the going price is so he can post a price.
I dont make the rules, all Im asking is that he fallow them.
He can write for example: Marriot cert for sale. asking for 5000$ OBO.
p.s: can someone tell me how much this is worth?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2014, 09:13:49 AM »
I dont make the rules, all Im asking is that he fallow them.
He can write for example: Marriot cert for sale. asking for 5000$ OBO.
p.s: can someone tell me how much this is worth?
He's following them fine, he asked how much they're worth so he can post an asking price. Leave it alone, will ya.


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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2014, 09:25:51 AM »
anyone with cat 7 for sale

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2014, 02:55:23 PM »
I'm not sure what you want from him he wants to know what the going price is so he can post a price.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2014, 06:16:46 PM »
He's following them fine, he asked how much they're worth so he can post an asking price. Leave it alone, will ya.
Ahem. If somone just asks how much a cert is worth, thats fine. When somone says: "I have a cert for sale any intrest?" and dosent post an asking price, thats against the rules. Very simple.
Also whats your conection to Miracle? Wife?