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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 #1770 on: March 27, 2018, 02:14:45 AM »
What's the going price for a category 6 for one night?

AFAIK, you can't upgrade a one night cat 1-5 to a cat 6.
The 5 or 7 night certs are able to be upgraded though.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1771 on: March 27, 2018, 01:35:36 PM »
AFAIK, you can't upgrade a one night cat 1-5 to a cat 6.
The 5 or 7 night certs are able to be upgraded though.
So you saying there are no category 6 certificates for one night?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1772 on: March 27, 2018, 01:59:20 PM »
Selling 7 night Marriott certificates from gold and plat accounts

Prices are firm. I may or may not be able to get categories higher than 5. Please PM

cat 1-5 - $450

Cat 6 - $670
Cat 7 - $890
Cat 8 - $1,110
Cat 9 - $1,330
Tier 1-3 - $1,550
Tier 4-5 - $2,430

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1773 on: March 27, 2018, 05:47:25 PM »
Buying cat 5 one night asap. Pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1774 on: March 28, 2018, 07:53:01 AM »
Selling two cat 1-5 7-night packages from my personal account with Gold Elite. I'll call in to book.
$420 each. I can upgrade to cat 6 for $620.
PM! Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1775 on: March 28, 2018, 08:26:40 AM »
Selling a Marriott 1-5 one night stay please pm me offers

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1776 on: March 28, 2018, 04:01:59 PM »
Selling Marriott Cat 1-5 7 night @$395.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1777 on: March 28, 2018, 07:09:50 PM »
looking to buy a 7 night cat 9 cert, PM me please!!  :)


Still looking!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1778 on: March 28, 2018, 10:25:19 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1779 on: March 29, 2018, 01:21:27 PM »
see post 1773

thanks, I did get in touch with him, but he doesn't have cat 9 available right now.  :(

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1780 on: March 30, 2018, 12:20:53 PM »
need 7 night, cat 5, from gold or plat account
serious buy, offer $400.
don't have chase, I can pay via paypal.

Thx

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1781 on: March 30, 2018, 04:29:11 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1782 on: April 01, 2018, 10:19:53 AM »
need 7 night, cat 5, from gold or plat account
serious buy, offer $400.
don't have chase, I can pay via paypal.

Thx

still looking, anyone?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1783 on: April 01, 2018, 10:38:58 PM »
Marriott free night category 1-5 certificate expiring 4/19/18, $79
Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1784 on: April 02, 2018, 09:43:02 AM »
I am looking to buy a Cat 7 cert. The award rooms are available for my dates, and I am ready to book. Additionally, I would be happy to provide reference from deals I have done with others from this forum this year. PM me please