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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 Certs Sale
« Reply #1080 on: May 24, 2017, 11:35:01 AM »
Selling several cat 1-5 7 night certs @ $300 each.
Can be upgraded to higher category upon request for an additional fee.

Have (5) 7 night certs left @$300.
Also have (1) 5 night cert for $250.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1081 on: May 28, 2017, 12:46:33 AM »
Looking to buy 1 night stay.
 Best offer.
  Need it for tonight's stay in NYC

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1082 on: May 28, 2017, 11:02:04 PM »
Looking to buy  1 night certificate category 1-5 @$75
OR  5 night certificates category 1-5 @$250
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1083 on: May 29, 2017, 06:39:50 AM »
Does a 7 night certificate mean 7 nights at the category X hotel? It seems like quite a good deal so just making sure :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1084 on: May 29, 2017, 06:45:59 AM »
Yes 7 nights but has to be 7 consecutive nights not 7 individual stays

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1085 on: May 29, 2017, 07:06:26 AM »
Selling a 7 night cert (cat 1-5) for $350. Gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1086 on: May 29, 2017, 09:05:27 AM »
Would a hotel give any problems if 3 couples  show up together and each of their reservations they are added guests( all bought certificates)?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1087 on: May 29, 2017, 06:16:35 PM »
Does a 7 night certificate mean 7 nights at the category X hotel? It seems like quite a good deal so just making sure :)

Thanks!

It's a smokin' deal if you've got a hotel cat 5 or less somewhere you'd like to stay for a week (or even a few nights at that price)...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1088 on: May 30, 2017, 11:21:21 AM »
Selling 10 Category 1-5, 7 night certificates for $300/each. Buy 5+ for a discount.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1089 on: May 30, 2017, 12:58:21 PM »
Have a few 5 night certs from Gold account that can be upgraded as needed.

Price varies depending on category requested.
Bump. Still have a few left.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1090 on: May 31, 2017, 05:03:50 PM »
Looking for 1-5 cat 5 night two certificates

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1091 on: June 01, 2017, 03:07:12 PM »
bump: selling a cat 1-5 7 night cert from a Gold account @ $310. expires 12/4/17. PM please





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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1092 on: June 02, 2017, 12:41:36 AM »
Selling many more cat 1-5 7 nights @275$

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1093 on: June 02, 2017, 10:03:02 AM »
anyone have 2 nights available?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1094 on: June 02, 2017, 04:58:03 PM »
Looking for 1, or maybe 2-3 cat 8 / 5-night certs.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1095 on: June 04, 2017, 01:14:16 AM »
Looking for two cat 1-4/5 certs. Asking for $70 each....willing to negotiate. Pm me please :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1096 on: June 04, 2017, 11:25:35 AM »
Looking for 1 one-week certificate ( cat 8 ).
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1097 on: June 04, 2017, 12:58:15 PM »
looking for 5 night certificate cat 8 for a renaissance ... feb 13-18th..pls pm if have and price  thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1098 on: June 05, 2017, 02:18:43 PM »
selling several 7 night certs for $300 each. Category 1-5. Can be upgraded for additional money.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1099 on: June 06, 2017, 03:37:22 PM »
I am new to how these certs work and I plan to do my due diligence.  Question regarding the 7 night cert -- I understand they are consecutive nights, but would I be able to book consecutive nights in multiple hotels (lodging while moving instead of being stuck in one area for a week)?  Thanks.