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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 #2940 on: January 15, 2019, 11:00:55 PM »
Need 2 nights for Cat 4 in October 2019 - $110 per night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2941 on: January 16, 2019, 01:07:59 PM »
Selling
5night cat4 - $390
5night cat5 - $700
5night cat6 - $1200
7night cat4 - $500
7night cat5 - $1050

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2942 on: January 16, 2019, 01:45:55 PM »
buying 1 to 2 night cat 7 - $300/night with some wiggle room.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2943 on: January 16, 2019, 04:35:20 PM »
Selling Cat 1-5 7 night certificate from Gold Account $450.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2944 on: January 16, 2019, 06:02:52 PM »
Selling Cat 1-5 7 night certificate from Gold Account $450.

Is this the current Cat 5 or the old cat 5? If current cat 5 I will take it pending expiration date confirmation. Sent you a pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2945 on: January 16, 2019, 07:38:55 PM »
I have one Ritz Anniversary Night (50k) available from a Platinum Elite account for $240.  It expires 11/2019.  Please let me know if you are interested.  Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2946 on: January 16, 2019, 08:08:13 PM »
Looking for 2x 60k cat7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2947 on: January 16, 2019, 10:44:12 PM »
Looking to buy a 7 nite at category 3 marriot. I actually need 9 nights. So might be better to buy two five nights? Ready to book and make a deal. Will pay for 7 nights $450-500. Or will also buy two additional nights to the 7 night. Pls send me dm. Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2948 on: January 17, 2019, 01:15:55 AM »
How does buying someone else certs work? Since you they can only put you as a secondary contact, does that cause any issues? Did anyone have any problems with this?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2949 on: January 17, 2019, 09:03:11 AM »
Looking to buy 3 Cat. 7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2950 on: January 17, 2019, 02:35:12 PM »
Are these transferable? like can they be put in someone else's account for future use?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2951 on: January 17, 2019, 02:49:44 PM »
Are these transferable? like can they be put in someone else's account for future use?
I have the same question with the SPG FNA Cat 1-5. I tried using a family member's account and add my name. They at first said no, then agreed and told me I would be able to check in but that the member must present themselves to the front desk by midnight. The property is in Switzerland so I didn't want to mess around. Not expecting much leeway there.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2952 on: January 17, 2019, 03:01:36 PM »
Are these transferable? like can they be put in someone else's account for future use?
No they are not. Buyer has to be added as an additional guest

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2953 on: January 17, 2019, 04:51:49 PM »
Looking for 2 seven night certificates category 5

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2954 on: January 17, 2019, 05:08:23 PM »
Selling 1 night, category 1-4 certificate (up to 25k) from gold account, 125 (expires 3/9/2019)
Selling 1 night, category 1-5 certificate (up to 35k) from gold account, 170 (expires 11/2/2019)