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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 #3300 on: March 07, 2019, 01:21:27 PM »
Selling 7 night new cat 5 $1100
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3301 on: March 07, 2019, 04:24:24 PM »
I have a Marriott certificate good for one night up to 25,000 points (previously category 1-5 anniversay certificate). Valid for stays through March 30, 2019. I'm open to offers but would prefer $100.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3302 on: March 07, 2019, 07:58:54 PM »
Any issues with booking two reservations on my Marriott for same dates, but different hotels? Both with a second guest?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3303 on: March 08, 2019, 11:23:59 AM »
Is this on the wiki still true? "Certificates can be gifted and the room can be booked with anyone's name as the primary guest". I really want to sell my certs buy interested buyers are concerned about booking international hotels and having issues checking in. Please share the instructions to give the Marriott reps of how to put the buyer as the primary guest. Thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3304 on: March 08, 2019, 02:12:31 PM »
Selling 7 night new Category- 5  Gold account $1,100.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3305 on: March 08, 2019, 04:16:31 PM »
Is this on the wiki still true? "Certificates can be gifted and the room can be booked with anyone's name as the primary guest". I really want to sell my certs buy interested buyers are concerned about booking international hotels and having issues checking in. Please share the instructions to give the Marriott reps of how to put the buyer as the primary guest. Thank you
There are no specific rules, you just have to find a rep. thats willing/able to do it
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3306 on: March 08, 2019, 05:58:24 PM »
Have Marriott 7-night OLD Cat 8 certificate. Any good play to maximize it for points or personal use?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3307 on: March 08, 2019, 06:31:15 PM »
Buying new cat 7 five night for $700

Your offer is way too low.  Post #3251 offered $1550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3308 on: March 09, 2019, 11:45:28 PM »
Buying 5 night cat 1-4, plz pm with ur price and phone number

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3309 on: March 10, 2019, 02:12:56 PM »
Buying 5 night cat 1-4, plz pm with ur price and phone number
must post asking price

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3310 on: March 10, 2019, 03:52:33 PM »
must post asking price

looking to pay $300 or best offer, do you have one

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3311 on: March 10, 2019, 08:32:45 PM »
Buying 2 nights cat 5 or 70k rewards

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3312 on: March 11, 2019, 10:43:48 AM »
looking to pay $300 or best offer, do you have one

Youíre not going to find something for 300. Look at the posts and have true expectations

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3313 on: March 11, 2019, 08:33:18 PM »
I'm looking to buy a 5 or 7 (only need for 5 nights) night category 1-4 certificate for $400.  Please PM me if you have one.  Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3314 on: March 11, 2019, 08:36:30 PM »
looking to buy a 1-4 7 night certificate - $430, you book for me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3315 on: March 11, 2019, 10:09:57 PM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-4 cert $475 (gold account) exp 11/19
Selling 1 night cat 1-4 cert $110 (gold account) exp 11/19
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3316 on: March 12, 2019, 01:35:25 AM »
Youíre not going to find something for 300. Look at the posts and have true expectations

touchei, looking to pay 350-400

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3317 on: March 12, 2019, 05:37:07 AM »
Selling 1-4 cat. certificate, gold account, exp. 7/19
Asking 475$ (pay with QP)
PM if interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3318 on: March 12, 2019, 12:46:33 PM »
Buying one 7 night Cat 1-4 certificate for use at the end of Nov thru early December. I need a total of 9 nights, so I'm looking to pay $450 for the 7 night cert and book an additional 2 nights under YOUR account - you send me the itinerary and I pay you the rate for the additional 2 nights.  Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3319 on: March 12, 2019, 05:46:05 PM »
Buying 7 night cat 8, $2000