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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 #4067 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #945 on: February 26, 2017, 09:24:57 PM »
looking to buy cat1-5 5 or 7 nights with gold status, pm please, thanks.
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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #946 on: February 27, 2017, 08:52:59 AM »
Selling 1 night at $115 OBO. Gold Account.

Still available.

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #947 on: February 27, 2017, 04:36:33 PM »
Looking to buy (or trade for) 1 5 or 7 standard night certificate (cat 1-5), please pm.  Plenty of references. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #948 on: February 28, 2017, 12:09:26 AM »
2 x 7 Night certificates available @ $350 per certificate (of 7 nights). Coming from a PLAT account.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #949 on: February 28, 2017, 07:23:34 AM »
If I buy a 1/5/7 night certificate from an account without status, but I am Gold and add I myself a second guest, would I receive the gold benefits upon check-in (room upgrade and lounge access)? What if I am traveling with a group and add myself as second guest to 3 rooms? Would all 3 get benefits or only my room?

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #950 on: February 28, 2017, 07:28:12 AM »
If I buy a 1/5/7 night certificate from an account without status, but I am Gold and add I myself a second guest, would I receive the gold benefits upon check-in (room upgrade and lounge access)? What if I am traveling with a group and add myself as second guest to 3 rooms? Would all 3 get benefits or only my room?
you would not get the benefits. It goes after the main account not the secondary account

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-4 for Sale
« Reply #951 on: February 28, 2017, 07:39:42 AM »
you would not get the benefits. It goes after the main account not the secondary account

Thanks. Is it even YMMV or no chance? I ask because I remember seeing a post where someone was a second guest but received all the elite benefits by showing their card at check-in. Can't seem to find the post now though.

Also, I once spoke to a Marriott representative who told me that it's possible to gift 5/7 night certificates ( maybe one night certificates as well, but that wasn't the topic of conversation). Any idea if that is correct? If so, A certificate gifted from a regular account to a gold account should come with the gold benefits, correct?
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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #952 on: February 28, 2017, 07:50:43 AM »
If I buy a 5/7 night certificate from an account without status, but I am Gold and add I myself a second guest, would I receive the gold benefits upon check-in (room upgrade and lounge access)? What if I am traveling with a group and add myself as second guest to 3 rooms? Would all 3 get benefits or only my room?

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #953 on: February 28, 2017, 03:20:22 PM »
If I buy a 5/7 night certificate from an account without status, but I am Gold and add I myself a second guest, would I receive the gold benefits upon check-in (room upgrade and lounge access)? What if I am traveling with a group and add myself as second guest to 3 rooms? Would all 3 get benefits or only my room?
afaik, status depends on the account, not the actual guest at the hotel. so if account isn't gold, then you don't receive gold benefits

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #954 on: February 28, 2017, 03:22:40 PM »
afaik, status depends on the account, not the actual guest at the hotel. so if account isn't gold, then you don't receive gold benefits

That's what I believe as well-- otherwise, anyone can find a Platinum meber in the location of the hotel to check-in for them and then receive all the associated benefits. I just remember someone saying that they received benefits as a second guest just by presenting their card at check-in.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #955 on: March 02, 2017, 01:10:21 PM »
Selling 1 night $100 obo gold account

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Re: 5 & 7 night Marriott certificates
« Reply #956 on: March 04, 2017, 07:05:15 PM »
Looking to buy (or trade for) 1 5 or 7 standard night certificate (cat 1-5), please pm.  Plenty of references. Thanks!

Still looking. To be clear, I only need 5 nights.  However, as I need this for my brother within two weeks (niece at swim nationals), I will pay / trade at going rates for a 7 if I can't locate a 5.  Appreciate any help, TIA.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #957 on: March 07, 2017, 01:31:16 PM »
Selling 1 night at $115 OBO. Gold Account.

Bump.

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #958 on: March 07, 2017, 01:36:20 PM »
Selling one night. Expires in one year. $120

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Re: Marriott Cat 1-5 free night certificate
« Reply #959 on: March 07, 2017, 11:55:20 PM »
Selling 2 from plat account for 120 each.