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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 #4500 on: September 17, 2019, 10:27:56 AM »
Questions on 5 or 7 nite Certs
If I use a Platinum level Cert for a stay, 7 or 5 nite, would I get the Platinum level benefits?
Also how would hotel with 'resort fees'  be handled?
More $ to seller to cover them up front or could I  pay at hotel once there?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4501 on: September 17, 2019, 10:30:11 AM »
Questions on 5 or 7 nite Certs
If I use a Platinum level Cert for a stay, 7 or 5 nite, would I get the Platinum level benefits?

Depends on the hotel and how slick you are

Resort fees are paid buy the buyer at the hotel to the hotel

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4502 on: September 17, 2019, 11:18:11 AM »
Depends on the hotel and how slick you are

Resort fees are paid buy the buyer at the hotel to the hotel

if its hotel dependent (unknown variable), is there any reason to buy a more expensive 7 day cert from a titanium member vs silver, gold, platinum?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4503 on: September 17, 2019, 11:22:38 AM »
if its hotel dependent (unknown variable), is there any reason to buy a more expensive 7 day cert from a titanium member vs silver, gold, platinum?
not unless you know your hotel will work. Do your research

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4504 on: September 17, 2019, 12:37:47 PM »
if its hotel dependent (unknown variable), is there any reason to buy a more expensive 7 day cert from a titanium member vs silver, gold, platinum?

If the hotel is in the US it would be better.  But because u r refercing resort noy much benefit diffetences

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4505 on: September 17, 2019, 01:23:24 PM »
Selling 2 nights in 1 account up to 35k each for $160 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4506 on: September 17, 2019, 02:18:15 PM »
Selling 7 night Cat 5 cert- $950 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4507 on: September 17, 2019, 07:45:44 PM »
selling 1 35k night for $160 gold elite account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4508 on: September 17, 2019, 09:38:27 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificates for $165 from gold account. PM.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4509 on: September 18, 2019, 08:29:11 AM »
Hey, I am looking for a Marriot 7 days cat 1-4 certification, paying 550 USD. Please PM. Thanks.

Already reserved one.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4510 on: September 18, 2019, 02:11:46 PM »
Hi I am looking for 3x Marriot 7 days cat 1-4, paying paying $500 each need validity Jan 2020  Please PM. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4511 on: September 18, 2019, 03:01:15 PM »
If I have a Marriott category 6, 7 night certificate nearing expiration, can I just convert it back to 165k Marriott points?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4512 on: September 18, 2019, 03:50:20 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificate for $165 from Platinum account. PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4513 on: September 18, 2019, 05:33:01 PM »
Selling
2 category 1-4 7 day Marriott Certs.  exp 10-26.   $495 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4514 on: September 18, 2019, 09:23:32 PM »
selling
1x cat 1-4 marriot 7 night cert exp 10/23/19
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$525 OBO
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