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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 #2295 on: September 28, 2018, 04:36:28 PM »
selling my $300 spg luxury card spend for $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2296 on: September 28, 2018, 04:37:17 PM »
selling my $300 spg luxury card spend for $250
I have 2 cards available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2297 on: September 28, 2018, 05:22:02 PM »
What are new Category 5 certificates going for?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2298 on: September 28, 2018, 10:30:20 PM »
[SELL] - 2x 7 Night, Category 6 Certificates

Negotiable, as I admit there is not much basis for the market value on these yet, but calculating price based on points value of >2K after accounting for free night option.

Will offer at $1,850, each, for now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2299 on: September 29, 2018, 05:21:36 PM »
[SELL] - 2x 7 Night, Category 6 Certificates

Negotiable, as I admit there is not much basis for the market value on these yet, but calculating price based on points value of >2K after accounting for free night option.

Will offer at $1,850, each, for now.

Not sure why the demand is not there. The value is well above all the lowball offers I've gotten of 1000-1200.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2300 on: September 29, 2018, 09:14:02 PM »
[SELL] - 2x 7 Night, Category 6 Certificates

Negotiable, as I admit there is not much basis for the market value on these yet, but calculating price based on points value of >2K after accounting for free night option.

Will offer at $1,850, each, for now.
Itís worth somewhere between 165k and 300k mt. And mt can be worth between .5 and .7. So between 825 and 2100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2301 on: September 29, 2018, 11:49:35 PM »
selling
category 1-5 7-night certificate
for $900 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2302 on: September 30, 2018, 12:43:36 PM »
selling
category 1-5 7-night certificate
for $900 obo
1-4?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2303 on: September 30, 2018, 02:34:41 PM »
1-4?
it's an old certificate, so it still qualifies for category 5

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2304 on: September 30, 2018, 02:50:03 PM »
it's an old certificate, so it still qualifies for category 5

Lol

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2305 on: September 30, 2018, 02:50:42 PM »
it's an old certificate, so it still qualifies for category 5
I had one too and they converted it to a straight up Cat 5 when I booked a Cat 5 hotel with it. Then cancelled and ended up with Cat 5 and 40k more points in my account.
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« Reply #2306 on: September 30, 2018, 02:53:36 PM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2307 on: September 30, 2018, 03:47:08 PM »
Hi everyone, in China, is there any problem with 2nd guest checking in (the account holder will not be at the hotel)? Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2308 on: September 30, 2018, 04:24:12 PM »
it's an old certificate, so it still qualifies for category 5

no it does not


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2309 on: September 30, 2018, 04:25:21 PM »
Looking to buy 4x marriott certs 5 night, cat 1-4, for stay in November, preferred platinum elite status
300 usd each, please PM.
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