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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 Certs Sale
« Reply #1125 on: June 19, 2017, 02:59:07 PM »
Looking for 1  5night category 1-5 to use in late Sept. Please PM me with offers, thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1126 on: June 19, 2017, 10:28:38 PM »
now selling
1*5 night category 7 for $650
several 7-night category 1-5 for $300 each.

7-night certificates can be upgraded to higher categories for extra $$.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1127 on: June 20, 2017, 02:05:37 AM »
Looking for two nights cat 8. Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1128 on: June 20, 2017, 09:18:38 PM »
Selling a 7 night cert (cat 1-5) for $315. Gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1129 on: June 21, 2017, 02:43:11 PM »
Selling a 7 night cert (cat 1-5) for $315. Gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1130 on: June 21, 2017, 03:19:37 PM »
Looking for 1 night cat 5 certificate. Please PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1131 on: June 21, 2017, 11:49:19 PM »
Looking for 2, 5 night Cat 5 cert for July use. PM me with best offer.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1132 on: June 23, 2017, 03:56:47 AM »
Looking to buy 1 night certificate (category 5) $60 obo
For stay at 24/25 June

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« Reply #1133 on: June 23, 2017, 01:33:38 PM »
now selling
1*5 night category 7 for $650
several 7-night category 1-5 for $300 each.

7-night certificates can be upgraded to higher categories for extra $$.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1134 on: June 25, 2017, 02:50:41 PM »
Does anyone know if certificates can be used at Vacation Clubs? I looked all over online and can't find an answer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1135 on: June 25, 2017, 03:39:56 PM »
Does anyone know if certificates can be used at Vacation Clubs? I looked all over online and can't find an answer.

YES! As long as they take points bookings in general. Their category will be on their main page. There is also another thread that goes through a bunch of the Marriott timeshare options and has great places that have their base unit as a 2brm so your cert would get you a place to sleep 8ppl (usually cat. 8 or higher) although I think the Miami Doral Vacation club (now attached to the Trump resort since Marriott sold the main resort) might only be a Cat 5.  Some seriously awesome properties.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1136 on: June 25, 2017, 11:34:45 PM »
Thank you so much for that information! I'm going to look into that some more. That makes buying a cert here a possibility for us. I appreciate your response.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1137 on: June 26, 2017, 07:54:58 AM »
Looking to buy 2 nights if anyone has any available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1138 on: June 26, 2017, 10:08:22 AM »
One sold, two remain available (from a Gold account).

Bump. Still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1139 on: June 27, 2017, 05:15:50 PM »
What category would the Marriott Surfside be?

We're looking to stay there in August for 10 nights for 6 people.