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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 #2850 on: January 03, 2019, 07:16:43 PM »
selling a 5 night category 5 for $725- Gold status

Also have a 7 night category 6 for $1700 Gold as well
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2851 on: January 03, 2019, 11:04:23 PM »
Selling a few 5 night Cat 1-4 certs.
Bump.
Asking $450 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2852 on: January 03, 2019, 11:57:53 PM »
anyone selling single nights?  cat 3, 4, or 5?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2853 on: January 04, 2019, 12:02:27 AM »
anyone selling single nights?  cat 3, 4, or 5?
Yes cat 5 @ $165

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2854 on: January 04, 2019, 11:35:17 AM »
Selling cat 1-4 7 night, Gold Elite $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2855 on: January 04, 2019, 11:37:22 AM »
Selling 1 night category 1-3 for $100 platinum premier account (domestic hotels preferred) expires 12/31/19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2856 on: January 04, 2019, 09:22:04 PM »
I have the following 7 night certs available in a Plat Premier account. Looking to sell them all. Old categories are listed.

8 x Cat 1-5 (asking $450 each)
1 x Cat 8 (asking $600)

just bought cat 4 from Erik, smooth transaction
Marriott said that itís new security, 2nd name canít be added after the reservation are made.
So he's figuring it out.

just want to say that if you guy need 7 night at decent price, you can buy off him, +1

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2857 on: January 06, 2019, 12:51:24 PM »
Looking for one or two category 4 seven night certifcates. Paying $425 or OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2858 on: January 06, 2019, 01:50:51 PM »
I had a hard time adding the second name......

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2859 on: January 06, 2019, 01:53:53 PM »
I had a hard time adding the second name......
after booking on your name, or over the phone in first place?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2860 on: January 06, 2019, 05:26:12 PM »
Looking for 6 x cat 1-4 seven nights
$430 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2861 on: January 06, 2019, 06:50:14 PM »
I have a 7 night - category 6 cert from platinum elite account. Ask is $1900.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2862 on: January 06, 2019, 07:06:00 PM »
Iím also looking for 100,000 points transferred to my account. Please PM me if you are interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2863 on: January 06, 2019, 07:08:18 PM »
Selling the following certificates from a PLATINUM PREMIER account:

7N Cat 5 - $1300
5N Cat 5 - $1100
5N Cat 6 - $1800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2864 on: January 06, 2019, 07:11:04 PM »
Selling 5 nights at the Mystique July 19-24 - $2500
Selling 5 nights at Domes of Elounda July 24-29 - $2000

Looking to buy a Cat 7, 7 nights for $2000.