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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 certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #740 on: September 29, 2016, 02:34:50 PM »
is there a way to upgrade the category using my own points after buying this?
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #741 on: October 05, 2016, 09:13:41 PM »
I have a Category 8 Seven night Stay - pm for offers.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #742 on: October 06, 2016, 03:42:58 AM »
selling cat 1-5 expires 11/09/2016. Silver elite status.
looking for $85
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #743 on: October 06, 2016, 11:17:33 AM »
I am looking for 2-3 certificate cat 1-4 to use in Dec 2016 and Jan 2017 for $65 per each, pm me if you have more than one, thanks!

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #744 on: October 06, 2016, 11:21:27 AM »
Offering $25 for Marriott brand paid stays booked through my account - gold account. PM me
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #745 on: October 10, 2016, 05:29:41 PM »
Selling Cat 1-5 Marriott cert from Gold account. $100. Expires Sept. 2017.

Selling now for $85 PM me.
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #746 on: October 16, 2016, 08:05:49 AM »
Selling Marriott cat 1-5 certificate from gold account for 85$ expires 09/17 pls pm me

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #747 on: October 19, 2016, 01:04:24 PM »
I am also selling Marriott cat 1-5 certificate from gold account for 85$ expires 10/17 pls pm me

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #748 on: October 21, 2016, 02:45:13 AM »
selling cat 1-5 expires 11/09/2016. Silver elite status.
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Pm me.
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #749 on: October 21, 2016, 10:53:08 AM »
selling cat 1-5 expires 11/09/2016. Silver elite status.
looking for $65

Pm me.

Is the certificate will work if i booked for a stay in December 2016? or the stay has to be before 11/9/2016? thanks!

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5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #750 on: October 23, 2016, 01:27:08 PM »
Selling 5 night Category 1-5 certificates at $350
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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #751 on: October 23, 2016, 02:52:17 PM »
Selling 5 night Category 1-5 certificates at $350
Selling same. (After him)

Can be upgraded as needed.

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #752 on: October 23, 2016, 04:10:29 PM »
better sell fast ;) prices are gonna plummet in january if SW doesn't kill the CP from marriott point transfers

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #753 on: October 23, 2016, 04:41:40 PM »
better sell fast ;) prices are gonna plummet in january if SW doesn't kill the CP from marriott point transfers
Why January?

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #754 on: October 23, 2016, 04:45:17 PM »
Why January?
Better value for CP, lasts 2 full years.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #755 on: October 24, 2016, 05:20:05 PM »
Is the certificate will work if i booked for a stay in December 2016? or the stay has to be before 11/9/2016? thanks!

IDK do the experts here have an clue?
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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #756 on: October 24, 2016, 09:11:55 PM »
IDK do the experts here have an clue?

No it will not

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #757 on: October 25, 2016, 05:30:29 AM »
Looking for annual free night cat 5 w 12/31 expiration date

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #758 on: October 25, 2016, 03:12:49 PM »
Looking for annual free night cat 5 w 12/31 expiration date

I have a cat 1-5 expiring in July 2017. Selling for $100.

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Re: Marriott certificate category 1-5 $125
« Reply #759 on: October 26, 2016, 06:41:10 PM »
If I stay under a gold member's account, will I gain access to the lounge? Will I get an upgrade?