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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 #3460 on: April 08, 2019, 11:00:30 AM »
I have one

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3461 on: April 08, 2019, 11:12:00 AM »
I have a 7 night category 5 certificate but I would like to stay at a catergory 8 hotel.  Anyone have a Category 8 certificate to sell or trade+cash?  Does anyone know if it's possible to upgrade these?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3462 on: April 08, 2019, 11:24:25 AM »
Donít you realize youíre selling MT here for .6? Youíre just gonna sit with this up to expiring date. Iíve bought 5 of these on these forums in the $1,200-$1,500 range.

And I sold mine here nicely above your "range" so...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3463 on: April 08, 2019, 11:48:23 AM »
And I sold mine here nicely above your "range" so...
+1 he tried to lowball me too

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3464 on: April 08, 2019, 06:47:13 PM »
Buying marriott 7 night cat 6 @ $1700 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3465 on: April 08, 2019, 06:53:27 PM »
Buying marriott 7 night cat 6 @ $1700 obo
would take 5 night possibly as well @ $1300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3466 on: April 08, 2019, 08:15:07 PM »
looking for category 8 for 3 nights pm for best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3468 on: April 09, 2019, 09:37:36 AM »
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 #3470 on: April 09, 2019, 12:33:14 PM »
Looking for 3 nights, cat 5 (35k pts), from the same account if possible.  Please PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3471 on: April 09, 2019, 01:59:11 PM »

I need 2 nights cat5(35k) consecutive - same account with status
(Has any1 tried same hotel consecutive nights with booking from different account)160$/each .
pm.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3472 on: April 09, 2019, 03:45:03 PM »
Price dropped to $175.

Is this still available?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3473 on: April 09, 2019, 05:27:21 PM »
Buying one Cat 1-5 cert asap please pm
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3474 on: April 10, 2019, 01:34:04 AM »
Buying 2 consecutive 35K nights from same account for next week. $200 per night for P, $210 for T and $220 for A.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3475 on: April 10, 2019, 01:10:14 PM »
Have  2 * Cat 1-5 7 night certificates from Gold account, expires 10/05/2019.

Looking for $900 for each cert.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3476 on: April 10, 2019, 02:44:00 PM »
I thought there was no such thing as Cat. 1-5 anymore?  I thought they are now Cat. 1-4 and then 5, 6, etc.

Have  2 * Cat 1-5 7 night certificates from Gold account, expires 10/05/2019.

Looking for $900 for each cert.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3477 on: April 10, 2019, 02:52:42 PM »
Any of these work with category 6? Would need 2 or 3 nights.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3478 on: April 10, 2019, 04:48:21 PM »
selling one night, cat 1-4, silver account for $100 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3479 on: April 10, 2019, 05:43:52 PM »
Bump

Hi! I'm interested, sent you a PM.