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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 #2685 on: December 02, 2018, 08:58:14 PM »
Buying:
Cat 7 - 5 night cert (preferred)
Cat 7 - 7 night cert

Selling:
Cat 4 - 7 night cert (3x)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2686 on: December 02, 2018, 09:02:57 PM »
Buying a category 5 - 5 night voucher for $750
Buying a category 5 - 7 night voucher for $850

PM or email me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2687 on: December 02, 2018, 09:21:30 PM »
3 - 7 night, Category 4. $430 each. These are all sold
1 - 5 night, Category 4. $400
1 - 5 night, Category 6. $1250
All from a Platinum Premier Account.
PM if you're interested or to make an offer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2688 on: December 02, 2018, 11:01:42 PM »
any new method of using these 7-night certs to book someone else as primary guest? in the past i've just called in and asked to make a reservation for a family member, but running into some issues now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2689 on: December 03, 2018, 12:02:43 AM »
any new method of using these 7-night certs to book someone else as primary guest? in the past i've just called in and asked to make a reservation for a family member, but running into some issues now.
What issues?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2690 on: December 03, 2018, 12:14:22 AM »
What issues?

just to share with forum members in case this is a new policy...

the reps are saying when calling in that for 7 night certs, the reservation must be made with account holder as primary guest. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2691 on: December 03, 2018, 01:21:57 AM »
just to share with forum members in case this is a new policy...

the reps are saying when calling in that for 7 night certs, the reservation must be made with account holder as primary guest.
Thanks. Did you HUCA? Or just one rep?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2692 on: December 03, 2018, 01:31:42 AM »
Thanks. Did you HUCA? Or just one rep?

multiple reps, even a plat member supervisor.
maybe wasn't our lucky night? i guess we'll find out if there are more reports...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2693 on: December 03, 2018, 01:38:46 AM »
multiple reps, even a plat member supervisor.
maybe wasn't our lucky night? i guess we'll find out if there are more reports...
Thanks, looks like something did change.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2694 on: December 03, 2018, 07:52:45 AM »
Looking for 1 1-4 night. Pm me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2695 on: December 03, 2018, 08:15:40 AM »
any new method of using these 7-night certs to book someone else as primary guest? in the past i've just called in and asked to make a reservation for a family member, but running into some issues now.
I did it last week over the phone. i gave them an excuse that the other guest was gonna arrive before me, therefor he needs to be the primary guest. they did it no problem. they wrote down my excuse in the notes, though...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2696 on: December 03, 2018, 09:58:12 AM »
I did it last week over the phone. i gave them an excuse that the other guest was gonna arrive before me, therefor he needs to be the primary guest. they did it no problem. they wrote down my excuse in the notes, though...

Thanks again for the DP.
wasn't able to do it yesterday.
it might be that it was an easy task before, and now requiring multiple HUCAs.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2697 on: December 03, 2018, 10:24:56 AM »
Whats the whole obsession with making a guy primary? just add him as an additional

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« Reply #2698 on: December 03, 2018, 10:38:32 AM »
Whats the whole obsession with making a guy primary? just add him as an additional

No hassle or things to explain at checkin.

Especially helpful when booking for family who don't understand why there is someone elses name on the reservation, and you dont feel like explaining the whole buying certificate from someone else process.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2699 on: December 03, 2018, 12:50:18 PM »
1x MRCC SBO Premier VISA 1 Free Night up to 25,000 Points Expires Apr-2019

$90