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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 certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #390 on: November 11, 2015, 09:04:08 PM »
Looking for 2 nights in JAN at a category 3 hotel from a gold or Diamond account. Please PM

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #391 on: November 12, 2015, 10:11:07 AM »
Selling Cat 1-5 for $115. Please PM if interested. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #392 on: November 12, 2015, 12:22:15 PM »
looking to buy one night for a cat 4 will pay 75

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #393 on: November 12, 2015, 12:36:59 PM »
Selling 2 1-5

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #394 on: November 13, 2015, 02:51:29 PM »
i need another room if any one want to sell me cat 3 i would love it before shobbos as i need it for sat night will pay 80

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #395 on: November 16, 2015, 01:44:56 PM »
Looking to sell a 1-5 certificate for $100.  Silver account.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #396 on: November 16, 2015, 10:21:38 PM »
Looking for 3 nights cat 1-4 to be used 11/17-11/20. Ready to pay $70 obo

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #397 on: November 17, 2015, 12:51:29 PM »
Is there any merriott hotel cat 1-4 in south Miami Beach?
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #398 on: November 19, 2015, 03:48:41 PM »
Selling 1 Category 1-4 for $85.
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #399 on: November 23, 2015, 02:54:29 PM »
Marriott Cat 1-5 Reward for sale. $115.

Gold account.

Expires Sept 3, 2016.

PM If interested.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #400 on: November 26, 2015, 01:46:01 PM »
Are these cert expiration dates book by or stay by?

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #401 on: November 27, 2015, 10:41:48 AM »
Selling category 1-5 for $105 expires Oct 2016. PM if interested.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #402 on: November 30, 2015, 02:55:30 PM »
Selling category 1-5 for $105 expires Oct 2016. PM if interested.
Any idea if this works for Miami Beach - Edition? (it is a marriott property)

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #403 on: November 30, 2015, 03:54:36 PM »
how much do marriott points go for?
(have someone looking to buy from me already)

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #404 on: December 01, 2015, 09:43:54 AM »
Are these cert expiration dates book by or stay by?
Bump. Anyone know?