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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 Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #840 on: January 02, 2017, 11:48:35 AM »
Anyone have a 5 or 7 night certificate available for Cat 1- 4? Please PM
Closed. Thanks everyone. Bought what I needed.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #841 on: January 03, 2017, 03:03:06 PM »
Selling A Category  6,  7 night cert. from gold account for $560  pm please

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #842 on: January 04, 2017, 01:32:50 PM »
Selling a few 7 night certificates category 1-5 at $350. You can also upgrade the certificates for higher categories
GOLD account

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #843 on: January 05, 2017, 07:55:32 AM »
Looking for a few cat 1-5 7 night certificates. Please pm.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #844 on: January 05, 2017, 01:21:34 PM »
Found. Thanks all.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #845 on: January 05, 2017, 03:57:40 PM »
Looking to sell 3 category 1-5 7 nights for $530 each pls pm

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #846 on: January 06, 2017, 12:15:37 AM »
how does it work with the name on the certificate and reservation?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #847 on: January 06, 2017, 09:32:18 AM »
Selling a few 7 night certificates category 1-5 at $350. You can also upgrade the certificates for higher categories
GOLD account

Also selling some plat account certificates category 1-5 (7 nights) - $380

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #848 on: January 08, 2017, 03:38:11 AM »
Selling 3 x 1-5 Marriott night from 3 accounts, Silver/Gold status. $110 each or $300 all 3. Expires 2/15/17.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #849 on: January 10, 2017, 05:08:31 AM »
Selling a few 7 night certificates category 1-5 at $350. You can also upgrade the certificates for higher categories
GOLD account

PM sent. I am interested if still available.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #850 on: January 10, 2017, 10:12:20 AM »
Selling a few 7 night certificates category 1-5 at $350. You can also upgrade the certificates for higher categories

Also selling some plat account certificates category 1-5 (7 nights) - $380

Upgrading to higher categories can be done using your own points or points from family/friend
You can check availability at any marriott or ritz by searching with points. If reward nights are available the certificate is valid

Prices are firm

The cost to upgrade is as follows
Category 6 - 30k
Category 7 - 60k
Category 8 - 90k
Category 9 - 120k
Tier 1-3 - 150k
Tier 4-5 - 270k
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #851 on: January 10, 2017, 03:11:42 PM »
buying a cat 1-4(or cat 1-5) certificate for $75 OBO can expire shortly

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #852 on: January 10, 2017, 07:38:54 PM »
I'm sorry if this has been answered before. How do you book the 7 nights for someone else? Can you book in their name or are you the primary?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #853 on: January 10, 2017, 08:48:05 PM »
looking to book a category 5 for three nights - March 3-5th - JW marriott austin, please let me know if anyone can help with an offer.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #854 on: January 10, 2017, 09:40:59 PM »
looking to book a category 5 for three nights - March 3-5th - JW marriott austin, please let me know if anyone can help with an offer.

sorry, its a category 8