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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 #2925 on: January 13, 2019, 10:36:30 AM »
Looking for a 7 night category 7 certificate- Paying $2300
Looking for a 1-4 7 night- paying $430

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2926 on: January 13, 2019, 11:44:28 AM »
Still looking for one night cat 4. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2927 on: January 13, 2019, 04:17:36 PM »
The price, as always, is what someone is willing to pay for it. I've seen prices from $130 - $180 requested, not sure what market is right now.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2928 on: January 13, 2019, 09:34:56 PM »
Need cat 4 for January 25 single night.  $110

still looking. pm me if one available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2929 on: January 13, 2019, 10:07:59 PM »
Amex free night (Cat 1-5), Exp. 12/2/2019, Platinum
$200 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2930 on: January 13, 2019, 10:29:39 PM »
still looking. pm me if one available
I have 1 for you.  Jrappaport84@gmail

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2931 on: January 13, 2019, 10:31:05 PM »
Selling 1 25k point cert. Expires march 2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2932 on: January 13, 2019, 10:48:44 PM »
Last request (I think)!

Hoping to book 2 consecutive category 5 nights (same res, same hotel) in June. $150/night.

Thanks!
Still looking for 2 consecutive category 5 nights (same reservation, same hotel) for $150/night or 2 consecutive category 6 nights for $300/night. Reservation will be for June.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2933 on: January 14, 2019, 12:08:11 PM »
Looking to buy 5 night cat 1-4 cert, booking immediately. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2934 on: January 14, 2019, 12:09:54 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 #2935 on: January 14, 2019, 03:37:19 PM »
Looking to sell cat 1-5, 7 nights
looking to buy cat 6, 5 nights

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2936 on: January 14, 2019, 05:53:51 PM »
looking to trade a cat 6 for a cat 7 (new catgory 8) pm me if avail

Can't you upgrade it for 150K?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2937 on: January 14, 2019, 11:12:10 PM »
Looking for 1 night 25K points/cat 4 at domestic Marriott.  Only platinum accounts. Offering $125 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2938 on: January 15, 2019, 12:25:54 AM »
If I have a free night award cat 1-4, earned for the promo stay 2 nights get one free, how easy is it to have someone else use it?

Can I book a stay and call the hotel to have them add a 2nd guest name?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2939 on: January 15, 2019, 01:26:32 PM »
Looking to buy a category 4/5 for 7 nights  to use now