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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 #1785 on: April 04, 2018, 12:46:35 AM »
Selling 3 night cat 1-5 for $100 OBO each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1786 on: April 04, 2018, 01:48:12 PM »
LOOKING TO BUY MARRIOTT CERTIFICATES CAT 1-4 MESSAGE ME PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1787 on: April 04, 2018, 04:54:05 PM »
LOOKING TO BUY MARRIOTT CERTIFICATES CAT 1-4 MESSAGE ME PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

WHY ARE YOU ANGRY AND SHOUTING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ??

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1788 on: April 04, 2018, 08:54:06 PM »
need 7 night, cat 5, from gold or plat account
serious buy, offer $400.
don't have chase, I can pay via paypal.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1789 on: April 05, 2018, 01:16:58 PM »
I know they are rare, but anyone got A 5 night Cert?  I'm looking for a stay in NYC and my trip is 5 nights......... They would have to be upgraded to Cat 7 ...


Let me know please...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1790 on: April 05, 2018, 06:22:43 PM »
Selling 2 X 1-5 7 night Cert gold account @ $425 each OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1791 on: April 07, 2018, 11:30:52 AM »
Selling 2 X 1-5 7 night Cert gold account @ $425 each OBO

waiting for your reply, or anyone has 7 night cert, contact me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1792 on: April 08, 2018, 01:30:45 AM »
Selling 1 night category 1-5 Silver account. $85 Expires 2/14/19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1793 on: April 08, 2018, 03:20:01 PM »
please tell me details on how to pay.  Would you take $75?  do you have more than 1?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1794 on: April 08, 2018, 08:18:02 PM »
Trade 1 7night Marriott 1-5 for 5 anniversary Hyatt nights

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1795 on: April 08, 2018, 11:24:46 PM »
still looking for a 7 night marriot deal.


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1796 on: April 09, 2018, 01:11:05 PM »
Curious for the same - looking to buy

I know they are rare, but anyone got A 5 night Cert?  I'm looking for a stay in NYC and my trip is 5 nights......... They would have to be upgraded to Cat 7 ...


Let me know please...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1797 on: April 09, 2018, 05:42:12 PM »
It look like SPG & Marriott going to merge soon, and someone on twitter stated the phone rep say "direct mileage transfers at current rate end April 16. So far only one report of that.."In other word those certificate 7 day cat 1-5 price will going down if this going to happen, since a lot of people will transfer before the date  ;D

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1798 on: April 09, 2018, 11:11:56 PM »
still looking for a 7 night marriot deal.

got it from MEIR613
smooth transition.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1799 on: April 10, 2018, 11:19:33 AM »
Selling 3 night cat 1-5 for $100 OBO each.