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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 #1200 on: July 28, 2017, 12:05:05 AM »
Selling a Cat 6 7 night certificate out of a platinum account for $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1201 on: July 28, 2017, 09:54:30 AM »
Selling 7 night certificate category 1 - 5 from a platinum account. Expires july, 2018. $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1202 on: July 28, 2017, 10:29:04 AM »
Selling 7 night certificate category 1 - 5 from a platinum account. Expires july, 2018. $500

If you are serious about selling this certificate, you should drop the price significantly. Right above you, there is someone selling a Cat 6 Platinum certificate for the same price. There are many other people on the forum selling Gold 7-night Cat 1-5 certificates for $300, and even those will probably drop in price soon due to the recent AC promotion.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1203 on: July 28, 2017, 12:24:39 PM »
which AC promotion? sorry I'm not aware. If you're talking about Air Canada then a limited time transfer promo in the vacation package should not decrease the market going rate for these certs; but yes $500 is too high for that cert.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1204 on: July 28, 2017, 12:48:29 PM »
which AC promotion? sorry I'm not aware. If you're talking about Air Canada then a limited time transfer promo in the vacation package should not decrease the market going rate for these certs; but yes $500 is too high for that cert.

Yes, that one. I believe that the promotion will lead to a glut of these certificates on the market. But that's just my prediction, and I guess that time will tell.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1205 on: July 31, 2017, 11:49:34 AM »
Selling a Cat 6 7 night certificate out of a platinum account for $500

can these be upgraded to a higher category by adding points? if yes, how many points to upgrade to cat 7?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1206 on: July 31, 2017, 12:34:44 PM »
can these be upgraded to a higher category by adding points? if yes, how many points to upgrade to cat 7?
30k points per category

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1207 on: July 31, 2017, 04:37:10 PM »
selling a cat. 1-5 anniv. night @ $85, Gold account (should be Platinum end of next month), expires May 29, 2018. PM only please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1208 on: July 31, 2017, 04:41:31 PM »
Buying 5 night Cat 9 @$1050.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1209 on: August 02, 2017, 09:58:12 AM »
Selling 7 night category 1-5 x2 from same GOLD account $600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1210 on: August 02, 2017, 10:22:58 AM »
looking to buy a night for a category 5 for tonight for 100 or best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1211 on: August 02, 2017, 10:30:52 AM »
selling a few 7-night certs (cat 1-5).
Silver status or lower- $275
Gold status- $300

Also selling a few 5-night category 7 certificates for $700 $650 each.

Certs can be upgraded for additional $.

Still have some of each. PM for details.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1212 on: August 02, 2017, 10:48:43 AM »
Are the 7 night certificates associated to the original account? As in if I purchase it, could my name be on the primary check in guest? Worried about checking in without the account holder. Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1213 on: August 02, 2017, 10:48:49 AM »
Still have some of each. PM for details.
How do you find out what category a particular hotel is in?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1214 on: August 02, 2017, 10:53:09 AM »
Are the 7 night certificates associated to the original account? As in if I purchase it, could my name be on the primary check in guest? Worried about checking in without the account holder. Thanks
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