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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 #1995 on: July 24, 2018, 02:58:22 PM »
Buying single night 1-5 certificate good through August 2018.  Please PM me.  Thanks. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1996 on: July 24, 2018, 06:53:15 PM »
Selling one 7 night cat 1-5 from gold account for highest offer.
Got it a few months ago, so you should have a long till exp.
PM offer
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1997 on: July 24, 2018, 09:44:29 PM »
Selling cat-9 7-night certificate for $1400

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1998 on: July 24, 2018, 11:02:44 PM »
Selling 7 night 1-5 for $425

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1999 on: July 25, 2018, 09:13:55 PM »
Selling 3x 7 Nights Cat 1-5 Certs for 425$ each and
1x 7 Nights Cat 8 Cert for 1150$. Please PM. Ty!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2000 on: July 26, 2018, 09:15:45 AM »
Selling

1 category 1-5 7 night @ $400

U book

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2001 on: July 27, 2018, 08:21:34 AM »
*buying 7night cat8.
Gold/plat prefer.

Thank you
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2002 on: July 27, 2018, 08:57:48 AM »
Selling 7 night 1-5 for $425
425 I book.
400 you book

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2003 on: July 27, 2018, 09:02:43 AM »
Selling 2 (can add another one) cat 1-5
One account
$425 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2004 on: July 27, 2018, 10:22:43 AM »
It look like  those certificates will go dormant after 8/4 base on Lucky's new post! so either those certificate will sell for cheap or gamble to keep it hoping Marriott will be generous :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2005 on: July 27, 2018, 11:04:04 AM »
It look like  those certificates will go dormant after 8/4 base on Lucky's new post! so either those certificate will sell for cheap or gamble to keep it hoping Marriott will be generous :)
https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/07/27/marriott-travel-packages-august-4/
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2006 on: July 27, 2018, 11:32:28 AM »
It look like  those certificates will go dormant after 8/4 base on Lucky's new post! so either those certificate will sell for cheap or gamble to keep it hoping Marriott will be generous :)

Fake News.

But from what I heard, it is a good idea to attach the certificates to a reservation, although IDK why.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2007 on: July 27, 2018, 03:37:00 PM »
who/where did you hear that?

Fake News.

But from what I heard, it is a good idea to attach the certificates to a reservation, although IDK why.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2008 on: July 27, 2018, 05:49:44 PM »
who/where did you hear that?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2009 on: July 27, 2018, 08:56:12 PM »
Selling 3x 7 Nights Cat 1-5 Certs for 425$ each and
1x 7 Nights Cat 8 Cert for 1150$. Please PM. Ty!

Got the cat8 cert, smooth transaction.