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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 #4067 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 #2340 on: October 04, 2018, 06:38:00 PM »
Looking to buy cat  1- 4 cert
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2341 on: October 04, 2018, 06:54:33 PM »
Looking for 3 nights to use in London. Category 6 or higher

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2342 on: October 05, 2018, 12:33:40 AM »
i just tried reserving 7 nights at the sheraton in new york, using a marriott travel pkg certificate. and i was told that the starwood hotels are not merged yet with the marriott certificate program!

that is very frustrating, cinsidering that this hotel is on the chart for marriott cat 5 hotels.

anyone?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2343 on: October 05, 2018, 09:18:08 AM »
i just tried reserving 7 nights at the sheraton in new york, using a marriott travel pkg certificate. and i was told that the starwood hotels are not merged yet with the marriott certificate program!

that is very frustrating, cinsidering that this hotel is on the chart for marriott cat 5 hotels.

anyone?

I say HUCA. while i dont have experience with travel packages per se, i can tell you that i had booked the Ritz CC free night at SPG properties. had to call SPG to book though.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2344 on: October 05, 2018, 03:22:26 PM »
I say HUCA. while i dont have experience with travel packages per se, i can tell you that i had booked the Ritz CC free night at SPG properties. had to call SPG to book though.
i HUCA like 10 times, supervisor, specialist, SPG, Marriott, even the preferred member rep, you name it no name it. no luck! :(

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2345 on: October 05, 2018, 03:32:50 PM »
Looking to buy cat  1- 4 cert

I have a CAT 1-4 I'm willing to sell. Have an offer?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2346 on: October 07, 2018, 12:25:25 PM »
selling cat. 5 7 nights for 950

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2347 on: October 07, 2018, 04:56:48 PM »
Looking for 2 cat 4 nights November 9, 10 so quick expiry ok.. $110 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2348 on: October 07, 2018, 10:43:00 PM »
Looking for one 7-night cert for NEW cat 6 or cat 7. best offer

Also looking for one 5-night any cat. best offer

Trying to use for my trip in late Nov 2018. 

Thanks!

Still looking!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2349 on: October 07, 2018, 10:49:13 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2350 on: October 07, 2018, 11:01:34 PM »
Whatís asking price

For the 7-night Cat 6, I'm thinking about $1200 OBO. That's what I paid back in April 2018 for this (then) cat 9 hotel with an old Gold account.

For the 5 night... I'm just going to take offers as they come, since I'm open to cat.

thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2351 on: October 08, 2018, 11:51:22 AM »
Buying 1 night cat 6 for end of December. $150 obo.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2352 on: October 08, 2018, 11:21:55 PM »
buying 2 one night category 1-4 certs for 110 each


buying 2 one night category 1-5 for 145 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2353 on: October 09, 2018, 12:53:04 AM »
Can you book a marriott 7 night certificate in someone else's name as a primary?  Or does AH need to be on ressy?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2354 on: October 09, 2018, 05:41:42 PM »
Can you book a marriott 7 night certificate in someone else's name as a primary?  Or does AH need to be on ressy?

i was under the impression that you can name someone else as primary. Hopefully someone else can chime in.