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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

12. Certs cannot be combined - e.g. you can't combine two 35k certificates to book a 60k room.

13. The "free fifth night" only applies to points bookings, not certificates.

See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by David61 on November 16, 2022, 12:09:46 PM »

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #180 on: March 28, 2015, 10:50:48 PM »
Marriott category 1-5 selling at $125 expires July 2nd 2015

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #181 on: March 28, 2015, 10:52:00 PM »
I have one category 1-5 expires July 2nd. $125

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #182 on: March 29, 2015, 04:35:46 PM »
I have cat 1-5 on gold account expiring sept 11 for $135

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #183 on: March 30, 2015, 11:23:19 PM »
Free night cert expires July 2015 for $125

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #184 on: March 30, 2015, 11:56:00 PM »
Paying $100 for stay wed night Cat 5

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #185 on: April 12, 2015, 04:58:56 AM »
Selling cert exp. 05/17 $120

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #186 on: April 12, 2015, 01:12:08 PM »
Looking to buy Cat 1-4 certificate.

Pm me.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #187 on: April 12, 2015, 01:14:31 PM »
Looking to buy Cat 1-4 certificate.

Pm me.
As per rules you have to post a price.
Does it apply this way too??

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #188 on: April 12, 2015, 01:33:08 PM »
Looking to buy Cat 1-4 certificate.

Pm me.

Bought already.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #189 on: April 12, 2015, 01:46:01 PM »
Selling a category 1-4 @$65
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #190 on: April 12, 2015, 05:57:54 PM »
expiration date?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #191 on: April 12, 2015, 11:37:03 PM »
selling cat 1-5 exp Feb 2016 (active as of Aug 2015). $110

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #192 on: April 12, 2015, 11:46:07 PM »
Always use an Amex, you'll thank me one day.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #193 on: April 13, 2015, 08:28:45 PM »
Is the best way to do it- make reservation for myself and add guest?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #194 on: April 14, 2015, 07:55:27 AM »
Is the best way to do it- make reservation for myself and add guest?

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #195 on: April 14, 2015, 05:04:03 PM »
looking to buy two for $200

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Re: Marriott free night certificates
« Reply #196 on: April 28, 2015, 09:35:59 AM »
First time Marriott extended my free night for a year instead of only 6 months. She mentioned Chase is giving them out not with a year time limit. Can anyone confirm this?
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #197 on: April 29, 2015, 01:05:00 AM »

[ quote author=sams link=topic=48078.msg1104297#msg1104297 date=1427661346]
I have cat 1-5 on gold account expiring sept 11 for $135
[/quote]bump now 125 expires in sept on gold account

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #198 on: April 29, 2015, 05:37:32 PM »
Category 1-4 for $75. Exp: Jul. 15th

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #199 on: May 02, 2015, 06:43:38 PM »
Selling cert cat. 1-5 exp. 05/17 $120
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