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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: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #885 on: January 29, 2017, 06:29:08 PM »
Looking for a 3 night voucher, pm.pls
As per the thread title, there are only 5 & 7 night Certs.

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #886 on: January 29, 2017, 10:13:22 PM »
Paying 250 for a 5 night voucher. Please pm me.
After Shmule4 I also am looking for 1.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #887 on: January 30, 2017, 05:59:36 PM »
Anyone have a cat 1-5 night?

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #888 on: January 30, 2017, 08:25:09 PM »
Have 3    7 night vouchers at $400 each or all 3 for 1k pm..(gold member)
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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #889 on: January 30, 2017, 08:33:58 PM »
selling cat 6. 7 night cert.from gold account for $560  pm please
Bump.
There are many very decent Marriot hotels in this category for the price above it equals to $80 a night!.  plus you will probably get an upgraded room(if available ) since Im a Gold member. All yours for $560 .  PM me

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #890 on: January 30, 2017, 11:33:15 PM »
Are these transferable or would I have to be added as a guest?

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #891 on: January 30, 2017, 11:34:46 PM »
Are these transferable or would I have to be added as a guest?
I have successfully made 3rd party the primary guest.

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #892 on: January 31, 2017, 12:00:36 AM »
I have successfully made 3rd party the primary guest.

Great, then I'm looking for 5 or 7 night category 8 cert. Not sure how much I should offer for these, but I'll start with $500 and $700 respectively.

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #893 on: January 31, 2017, 12:08:28 AM »
Willing to pay $280 for a 5-night marriott.  Please pm me.  Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #894 on: February 01, 2017, 09:19:13 AM »
I have a Cat 1-5 expiring on Feb 8 2017

$65 OBO - Gold Account

PM if interested, thanks.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #895 on: February 01, 2017, 01:19:04 PM »
Iam planning to go to W retreat koh samui in thailand for 2night any have room for sell?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #896 on: February 01, 2017, 01:21:34 PM »
I need 7 day voucher. please pm.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #897 on: February 02, 2017, 11:09:56 AM »
Looking to buy a 5 night cat 1-5. Pm me your price.

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Marriott Cat 1-5 for Sale
« Reply #898 on: February 02, 2017, 01:33:16 PM »
I have a Marriott Cat 1-5 for sale expires Sept/2017. Gold account.  Please PM your price - I am primarily looking for SPG/Marriott points. 

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #899 on: February 02, 2017, 01:42:06 PM »
Iam planning to go to W retreat koh samui in thailand for 2night any have room for sell?
This is a Marriott thread, not Spg.