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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 #2760 on: December 15, 2018, 07:39:07 PM »
Selling cat 1-4 for 7 nights. $450
Still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2761 on: December 16, 2018, 09:28:53 AM »
Selling 1 free night up to 25K points for $115 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2762 on: December 16, 2018, 12:15:55 PM »
Selling cat 1-4 - 7 nights. $410- Pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2763 on: December 16, 2018, 11:43:21 PM »
Looking to buy 2 , 3nights certificate for any category please PM me.

I am also looking for 2, 5/7nights certificates as well.  I prefer 3 nights though

Thanks
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2764 on: December 17, 2018, 08:45:46 AM »
I have a Cat1-4 old 7 night certificate. How many points are needed to upgrade it to the Cat5,6 or 7 ? I am trying to find this info, but couldnt get it. Appreciate it if someone can help.
Can someone answer my above question?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2765 on: December 17, 2018, 08:50:20 AM »
Can someone answer my above question?
I don't think you can upgrade anymore.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2766 on: December 17, 2018, 06:36:25 PM »
If i have a Cat 4 free night cert that expires on Dec 27, do i have to check in by that date? or check out by that date?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2767 on: December 17, 2018, 08:54:53 PM »
7 nights still available- pm me category 1-4

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2768 on: December 17, 2018, 11:58:45 PM »
Buying
5night cat6 @1200,
7night cat6 @1350,

I don't need status.
PayPal preferred

thank you

Got the cat 6

Now buying cat 5, 5 night @650 payment via PayPal,
Or if you have 7 night I might also be interested thx

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2769 on: December 18, 2018, 10:37:41 AM »
Looking to buy Cat 1-4 certs --  3/5/7 nights if good.

Just a quick question -- when using these certs, are taxes /fee included or we have to pay separately. thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2770 on: December 18, 2018, 11:33:40 AM »
Looking to buy Cat 1-4 certs --  3/5/7 nights if good.

Just a quick question -- when using these certs, are taxes /fee included or we have to pay separately. thanks!

I've used a one night cert before and did not have to pay any additional fees or taxes upon check out.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2771 on: December 18, 2018, 12:06:47 PM »
I've used a one night cert before and did not have to pay any additional fees or taxes upon check out.
resort fees are not included

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2772 on: December 18, 2018, 12:22:52 PM »
Selling SRBH Jan 27-29 Platinum Elite account Ah will be there for checkin.
$325 a night (does not include resort fee and some tax)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2773 on: December 18, 2018, 07:43:50 PM »
looking for category 4 7 night cert ASAP!
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2774 on: December 18, 2018, 08:58:26 PM »
1x MRCC SBO Premier VISA 1 Free Night up to 25,000 Points Expires Apr-2019

$90

sold. smooth transaction with bmms8