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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 #1100 on: June 06, 2017, 03:38:39 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.
No, it has to be the same hotel.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1101 on: June 07, 2017, 08:17:06 AM »
anyone have 2 nights available?

I would like to purchase one of these providing they expire after Aug 2017. Do you still have any available?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1102 on: June 07, 2017, 08:17:58 AM »
Selling many more cat 1-5 7 nights @275$

I would like to purchase one of these providing they expire after Aug 2017. Do you still have any available?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1103 on: June 07, 2017, 12:12:44 PM »
Selling a 7 night cert (cat 1-5) for $350. Gold account.

Bump OBRO, expires April 2018.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1104 on: June 07, 2017, 12:55:25 PM »
What if I use 5-7 nights cert and checkout within 4 days? Any drawback?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1105 on: June 07, 2017, 01:05:42 PM »
What if I use 5-7 nights cert and checkout within 4 days? Any drawback?

If it saves you money, then go for it. You miss out on the full value... That's about it.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1106 on: June 07, 2017, 01:15:11 PM »
What if I use 5-7 nights cert and checkout within 4 days? Any drawback?
That's not a problem.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1107 on: June 07, 2017, 07:48:55 PM »
looking to buy two 1-night certificates, cat 1-5, short expiry is ok, by jul 2017. $70/ea

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1108 on: June 08, 2017, 03:08:48 PM »
I would like to purchase one of these providing they expire after Aug 2017. Do you still have any available?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1109 on: June 08, 2017, 05:46:46 PM »
bump: selling a cat 1-5, 7 night cert from a Gold account (will be Platinum in August) @ $310. expires 12/4/17. PM please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1110 on: June 09, 2017, 02:44:51 PM »
I have 3 Category-7 5-night certificates for sale. Asking $700 each, or $1,950 for all 3. Please pm if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1111 on: June 11, 2017, 05:09:55 AM »
Looking for  two category 2  free night certificates. Please PM me for offers.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1112 on: June 11, 2017, 06:30:06 PM »
Looking for week of Cat-8 Cert. Please PM if you have one for trade...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1113 on: June 12, 2017, 11:56:30 AM »
bump: selling a cat 1-5, 7 night cert from a Gold account (will be Platinum in August) @ $310. expires 12/4/17. PM please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1114 on: June 12, 2017, 11:57:44 AM »
selling several 7 night certs for $300 each. Category 1-5. Can be upgraded for additional money.

Still have left
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1115 on: June 12, 2017, 08:03:04 PM »
Selling more cat 1-5 7nights @$275 I do booking. $300 for gold accounts

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1116 on: June 13, 2017, 10:48:22 AM »
Anyone selling 4 nights? Please PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1117 on: June 13, 2017, 10:51:46 AM »
I have 3 Category-7 5-night certificates for sale. Asking $700 each, or $1,950 for all 3. Please pm if interested.

One sold, two remain available (from a Gold account).

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1118 on: June 13, 2017, 02:44:02 PM »
Selling a 7 night cert (cat 1-5) for $350. Gold account.

Still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1119 on: June 13, 2017, 05:42:04 PM »
I am looking for a 5 night cert in a category 7 or category 8 property to use during the first week in January 2018.

Preferred if from Platinum account.

PM if available.