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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 #3090 on: February 12, 2019, 11:08:26 AM »
If I leave a hotel after staying 4 out of 7 nights on a Marriott cert, do I have to pay the resort fee on the last 3 nights?

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« Reply #3091 on: February 12, 2019, 12:25:46 PM »
If I leave a hotel after staying 4 out of 7 nights on a Marriott cert, do I have to pay the resort fee on the last 3 nights?
My experience (sample size of 1) was that I paid the resort fee for the length of the reservation in the Marriott system.  This was at a US property so don't know if that had something to do with it.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3092 on: February 12, 2019, 02:06:37 PM »
LTB 2 cat 7 Certs to be used the end of February. PM please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3093 on: February 12, 2019, 04:03:31 PM »
looking to buy up to three cat 6 or 7 nights.

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« Reply #3094 on: February 12, 2019, 08:29:29 PM »
Looking to buy (or swap for points) a cat 1-4 single night for this weekend. Had one lined up but guy backed out at last minute. Thanks
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3095 on: February 12, 2019, 09:25:44 PM »
Looking for 5-night or 7-night, NEW Cat 7 certificate. DM offers

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« Reply #3096 on: February 12, 2019, 10:22:04 PM »
Looking for cat 1-4 7 day cert. $300 or OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3097 on: February 12, 2019, 11:39:39 PM »
Selling category 1-4 7 night certificate $450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3098 on: February 13, 2019, 03:39:39 AM »
Looking for 2 nights at 35K in 1 Platinum account. Paying $340 in total.
For end of April.

BUMP paying 350$ in total. Only Plat accounts.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3099 on: February 13, 2019, 04:37:24 AM »
Buying 5 nights Category 6 staying 07/26 Pm with pricing please thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3100 on: February 13, 2019, 01:35:42 PM »
WANT: 7 Night Category 6 for March - pm me if available.

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Looking for somebody that has dealt with me to confirm that i'm ok... someone wants to make sure before sending me a payment

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Looking for somebody that has dealt with me to confirm that i'm ok... someone wants to make sure before sending me a payment
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3104 on: February 13, 2019, 05:27:34 PM »
anyone selling a 5 night cat 1-4? PM pls