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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 #855 on: January 11, 2017, 12:41:25 PM »
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

To clarify -- this would be the amount required to upgrade the certificate for the entire 7-day period, correct?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #856 on: January 11, 2017, 11:37:51 PM »
I have a Anniv. Free Night, Cat1-5 Expiring 02/15/17
100 OBO

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #857 on: January 15, 2017, 10:04:13 AM »
Hi I am looking to buy a 7 night Marriott certificate to be used at category 7 property. I'm looking to pay $300 for the certificate and I understand the upgrade is 60,000 Marriott points or 20,000 Spg points. (Pls correct me if I'm wrong) the property is residence inn by Marriott at bal Harbour Florida. Also, I'm not familiar with type of accounts Like gold or platinum and what difference that would make for me. Thanks

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #858 on: January 15, 2017, 10:39:15 AM »
Looking to buy multiple 7 night certs. $300 OBO. Don't care which Marriott status level.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #859 on: January 15, 2017, 01:14:42 PM »
Marriot 1-5 certificate from Platinum Elite account for $150  good till Sep 2017.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #860 on: January 17, 2017, 12:33:59 AM »
Have a Marriott category 1-5 cert exp 5/17 from Gold Account, looking for one with longer expiration.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #861 on: January 18, 2017, 11:22:22 PM »
Look for 3 night reservation for a category 8
San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino in PR

Please PM me if you have this available looking to book ASAP for feb trip

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #862 on: January 18, 2017, 11:45:16 PM »
im looking for a certificate that can get me a suite at residence in surfside florida for 2 nights.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #863 on: January 18, 2017, 11:47:11 PM »
Buying Cat 1-4 night ASAP @ $60 obo.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #864 on: January 18, 2017, 11:50:18 PM »
im looking for a certificate that can get me a suite at residence in surfside florida for 2 nights.

i actually need two such certificates.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #865 on: January 20, 2017, 11:54:00 PM »
Category 1-5 exp feb15. $80

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #866 on: January 21, 2017, 01:16:00 PM »
Looking for one more 7 night cert @ $300, for immediate booking. Status level doesn't matter.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #867 on: January 21, 2017, 01:16:12 PM »
Looking for one more 7 night cert @ $300, for immediate booking. Status level doesn't matter. Please PM

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #868 on: January 23, 2017, 09:49:12 AM »

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #869 on: January 23, 2017, 10:08:16 AM »
Looking for a cat 1-4 to book asap for stay this weekend. Only 3 nights needed. Pm me if you have something.  $100 obo