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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 #3380 on: March 22, 2019, 02:44:38 PM »
BUYING:  7-Night Category 5. Please PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3381 on: March 23, 2019, 09:22:41 PM »
Need two nights cat 6 for this week. One reservation.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3382 on: March 24, 2019, 12:03:51 AM »
Assuming if i buy a 5 or 7 night certificate and stay for 3 days that's fine?
 or is that like a HC award?  ;)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3383 on: March 24, 2019, 12:24:44 AM »
Assuming if i buy a 5 or 7 night certificate and stay for 3 days that's fine?
 or is that like a HC award?  ;)
I had a 7 night cert. and stayed four nights.It is fine.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3384 on: March 24, 2019, 12:27:29 AM »
St Regis Maldives overwater 5n in July for sale
As well as W Maldives 7 night in July
3k each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3385 on: March 24, 2019, 02:08:32 AM »
1 nightly certificate up to 25k, expires 4/19, asking $110, from Platinum elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3386 on: March 24, 2019, 03:37:15 PM »
Selling 7 night category 4 certificate expires 09/28/2019-  Platinum Elite

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3387 on: March 24, 2019, 09:13:58 PM »
Looking for 1 night cat 4 cert for July booking.  Only platinum accounts. Offering $120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3388 on: March 24, 2019, 09:43:08 PM »
Looking to buy 7 night category 4 for $450 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3389 on: March 24, 2019, 11:49:19 PM »
Selling

5 single certificates up to 50k points each (seperate accounts) Platinum Elite Status - $275 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3390 on: March 25, 2019, 07:36:53 PM »
Paying $475 for category 4 seven night certificate.  PM and transaction can be completed tonight.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3391 on: March 25, 2019, 10:44:00 PM »
Selling 2 seperate cat 1-4 cert for $110 each or $200 for both (gold account) exp 12/19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3392 on: March 26, 2019, 09:18:26 PM »
Looking for 1 night cat 4 cert for July booking.  Only platinum accounts. Offering $120
I'm all set for now

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3393 on: March 26, 2019, 09:31:43 PM »
looking for 2 category 5 nights. $125 each obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3394 on: March 27, 2019, 09:46:44 AM »
ISO: Category 5 for 7 nights in June.

Offering $1000 but negotiable.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3395 on: March 27, 2019, 12:32:41 PM »
Selling:
One night category 1-4 from Platinum - $120 OBO
One night category 1-4 from Gold - $110 OBO
(from separate accounts)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3396 on: March 27, 2019, 03:23:09 PM »
Looking for 2 nights cat 5 (35k points)
From the same account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3397 on: March 27, 2019, 03:42:31 PM »
Looking for two 50k nights same account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3398 on: March 27, 2019, 04:25:34 PM »
Subsidizing cash stays from my Titanium account through the end of April.

I can make you the primary.

$15-$25 per night

US hotels preffered

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3399 on: March 27, 2019, 05:03:37 PM »
Subsidizing cash stays from my Titanium account through the end of April.

I can make you the primary.

$15-$25 per night

US hotels preffered

Why are you even doing this?