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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 #870 on: January 24, 2017, 11:14:31 AM »
Looking for a 7-night certificate for use next month - anything available?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #871 on: January 24, 2017, 12:13:22 PM »
What is the going rate for 7night certificate

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #872 on: January 24, 2017, 03:48:15 PM »
What is the going rate for 7night certificate

from just reviewing the past sales it seems to be between $400-$500; but I guess depends on the level category you will actually use for??
Others can chime in and correct me.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #873 on: January 24, 2017, 03:58:31 PM »
from just reviewing the past sales it seems to be between $400-$500; but I guess depends on the level category you will actually use for??
Others can chime in and correct me.
to me it looks like 300

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #874 on: January 24, 2017, 04:06:55 PM »
to me it looks like 300

I know of a couple that have sold for just under 400. But maybe depends on category 3 vs. 5?? don't know

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #875 on: January 24, 2017, 04:27:41 PM »
It used to sell between 400/500. After the promotions recently with United and Air Canada  it went down to 300-350.


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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #876 on: January 24, 2017, 05:07:25 PM »
I know of a couple that have sold for just under 400. But maybe depends on category 3 vs. 5?? don't know
category 3 or 5 should not make a difference as they are category 1-5

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #877 on: January 24, 2017, 11:00:23 PM »
I've bought a few of the 7 night certs for about $300. Going rate is usually more, but hard to ask for $350+ atm since people are flush with them right now given the UA/AC promotion, the SPG 50% buy promotion last quarter, and the companion pass deal.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #878 on: January 24, 2017, 11:11:33 PM »
looking for a free night cert for end of this week, paying $75

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #879 on: January 25, 2017, 06:53:05 PM »
Buying 1-4 night

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #880 on: January 26, 2017, 07:57:44 AM »
Buying one 7 night certificate for 300$ (for use at category 4)

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #881 on: January 27, 2017, 12:59:09 PM »
Selling 5 night Category 1-5 certificates at $350
Selling 7 night Category 1-5 certificates at $400

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #882 on: January 27, 2017, 03:38:04 PM »
Looking for two 7 night certs @ $550 OBO. Please PM

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #883 on: January 29, 2017, 04:24:52 PM »
Paying 250 for a 5 night voucher. Please pm me.

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #884 on: January 29, 2017, 06:00:34 PM »
Looking for a 3 night voucher, pm.pls