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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
« Last edited by David61 on July 12, 2020, 11:44:57 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2520 on: November 01, 2018, 12:25:41 AM »
You mean 2 x 60k points or 120k points :)

Also, must post asking price or the moderators can ban you.

Ahh yes exactly.  $250 each obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2521 on: November 01, 2018, 12:27:30 AM »
Still looking for 5/7 nights cat 5. $500/700 OBO pm me. To be used feb/mar19

Also looking for 7 nights cat 4 $450 OBO.

Preferably PayPal.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2522 on: November 01, 2018, 07:42:41 AM »
Hi, Looking to stay at a Ritz Carlton in Tokyo from 11/20 - 11/23. Does anyone have a free night certificate(s) I can buy?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2523 on: November 01, 2018, 04:10:22 PM »
Off topic question (please direct me to the dedicated thread if there is one)

Is there an easy (or easier) way to get up to Platinum if I got converted to Gold in the new program (can i pay someone for an upgrade)? Or does it have to be earn through staying at Marriott?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2524 on: November 01, 2018, 07:34:50 PM »
have few 7 nights cat 1-4 @ $450 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2525 on: November 01, 2018, 07:39:06 PM »
Buying 2 x 1 night cat 1-4 cert for $100

Does anyone have an anniversary night???

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2526 on: November 01, 2018, 08:07:52 PM »
can marriott Calgary certificate booked before the merger be applied to a current category 5? meaning to say I have 2 Marriott Calgary reservations booked  for late 2019 ,when it was the old marriott category 5 that got merged with the spg in August and still  remained a category 5, looking to sell those as a 7 night category 5 certificate if you would be able to transfer the current Calgary reservation to a current category 5.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2527 on: November 01, 2018, 09:55:55 PM »
buying an anniversary cert. category 5 (up to 35k points) at $125 obo. for april

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2528 on: November 01, 2018, 10:42:11 PM »
2 marriot 7 night certs one thru 4 expires nov 2019 450 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2529 on: November 02, 2018, 09:23:12 AM »
does anyone know, for example, If I'm currently platinum and I'm booked travel package by non-status, will I able to use my benefits?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2530 on: November 02, 2018, 10:52:24 AM »
It really depends on the hotel. But this is off topic.


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2531 on: November 02, 2018, 01:49:20 PM »
Buying an anniversary cert. category 1-5 (up to 35k points) at $100 obo. Need for 11/21-22. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2532 on: November 02, 2018, 05:32:21 PM »
Looking to buy 2 free night certificates that are good at Cat 5 (35,000) hotels for the nights of 12/14 and 12/15.  $120 per night.  Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2533 on: November 03, 2018, 07:33:49 PM »
Selling free night upto 25K points exp Jan 10th. Dont know what is the going rate for this. Looked up some posts but did not see anyone selling this.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2534 on: November 03, 2018, 09:00:35 PM »
Buying 2x free nights up to 25k for $100. Needs to last until July