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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 #1800 on: April 10, 2018, 11:46:31 AM »
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 #1801 on: April 11, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »

Selling 1, category 1-5,  7 night Marriott certificates (no status )

u book

@ $400 firm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1802 on: April 11, 2018, 01:08:54 PM »
Selling 1, category 1-5,  7 night Marriott certificates (no status )

u book

@ $400 firm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1803 on: April 11, 2018, 04:11:08 PM »
Selling 1, category 1-5, 7 night Marriott certificate (silver) expires 4/11/19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1804 on: April 12, 2018, 03:35:52 PM »
Selling 3 Marriott Cert Cat 1-5 7 night (one account) Plat account. $1425 firm.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1805 on: April 12, 2018, 07:45:03 PM »
Selling 3 Marriott Cert Cat 1-5 7 night (one account) Plat account. $1425 firm.
All can upgraded to Cat 9.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1806 on: April 16, 2018, 12:55:26 AM »
Still have two Cat. 1-5 7-night certs for sale.
Personal account with Gold Elite status. I have enough points to upgrade one of them to a Cat. 6.
$420 each. $630 for Cat 6. I'll do the booking.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1807 on: April 16, 2018, 02:32:41 PM »
Selling 1 anniversary night cat 1-5 for $75 OBO exp in 11 days 4/27/18
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1808 on: April 16, 2018, 02:49:29 PM »
Looking for cat 1-5 for stay in Aug for 5 nights.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1809 on: April 16, 2018, 05:36:49 PM »
Selling cat 9 7 night Marriott cert (plat account) @$1330

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1810 on: April 16, 2018, 10:22:50 PM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-5 cert for $440
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1811 on: April 17, 2018, 12:11:56 AM »
Looking for a cert for a 2-3 night stay for a cat 6 hotel, anyone have anything to offer me?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1812 on: April 18, 2018, 12:26:37 AM »
LF 2*7 night Cat 5 Marriot Cert, 380 each

PM please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1813 on: April 18, 2018, 11:43:34 AM »
First post here, but that doesn't mean that I'm not trustworthy.  I'm a heavy MS'er, and have collected a few certificates that I probably won't use.

1-night Cat 1-5 certificate (exp 5/28/18) $100
2x5-night Cat 1-5 certificates (exp 4/2019) BO

I'm Gold.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1814 on: April 18, 2018, 06:54:37 PM »
Selling 7-night Cat 1-5 certificate for $425. Gold account.