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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 #1650 on: February 10, 2018, 07:37:30 PM »
Buying 5 night cert cat 8 or a 1-5

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1651 on: February 10, 2018, 10:14:22 PM »
Selling
2 nights in same account, category 1-5 certificates for $200
ex. 02/28/18
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1652 on: February 12, 2018, 12:50:00 PM »
Looking to buy 3 Certs for Category 5 hotel -- does these cert have any blackout dates?


also looking to buy 3 Certs for Category 6 hotels as well - how much are they going for?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1653 on: February 12, 2018, 02:37:51 PM »
To check rewards availability go to marriott.com and search for rooms using points


Selling 7 night Marriott certificates (add an additional $25 if I book it)

cat 1-5 - $375
Cat 6 - $595
Cat 7 - $815
Cat 8 - $1,035
Cat 9 - $1,225
Tier 1-3 - $1,475
Tier 4-5 - $2,355

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1654 on: February 12, 2018, 06:54:30 PM »
Selling 1 night cat 1-5 from silver / Expires Oct-4 / $80
Selling 1 night cat 1-5 from platinum / Expires May-2 / $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1655 on: February 13, 2018, 05:23:58 AM »
Selling 1 or 2 nights in same account, category 1-5 certificates for $85 each
ex. 02/20/18
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1656 on: February 13, 2018, 01:28:30 PM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-5. Gold account. Exp 3/13/18 $350 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1657 on: February 13, 2018, 06:49:14 PM »
Selling one night cat. 1-5 platinum account. $100 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1658 on: February 13, 2018, 10:23:45 PM »
Selling 2 nights category 1-5 certificates in the same gold account, $100 each.


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1659 on: February 14, 2018, 08:00:50 AM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-5. Gold account. Exp 3/13/18 $350 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1660 on: February 14, 2018, 02:13:41 PM »
Selling 1 night cat 1-5 from silver / Expires Oct-4 / $80
Selling 1 night cat 1-5 from platinum / Expires May-2 / $100

Plat night sold - silver night still available. $80

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1661 on: February 14, 2018, 02:31:42 PM »
Selling a 1 night 1-5 from Plat account. $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1662 on: February 14, 2018, 04:39:16 PM »
Selling multiple 7 night cat 1-5 certs @375 booked.
Thank you rollingstone for a smooth transaction!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1663 on: February 15, 2018, 12:12:16 AM »
Thank you rollingstone for a smooth transaction!

Selling 2 nights category 1-5 certificates in the silver account, $180 both.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1664 on: February 15, 2018, 10:18:11 AM »
looking for 3 or 4 Marriott Cat 1-5 seven day certs
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