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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 #4067 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by leeboy on February 26, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4230 on: August 11, 2019, 02:02:23 PM »
Sold one night, I have one other night available. Please PM. Thanks.

Still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4231 on: August 11, 2019, 02:33:52 PM »
are there any 5 or 7 night Cat 7 (60K) certs available? if so, how much do they usually go for?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4232 on: August 11, 2019, 03:46:21 PM »
Buying cat 1-4 7 night
Or 105k points
Status preferred
@500 OBO
Thanks for a super smooth transaction.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4233 on: August 11, 2019, 04:00:12 PM »
For Sale :

Gold Elite - 1 night up to 50k -  $250
                 1 night up to 35K  - $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4234 on: August 11, 2019, 05:24:50 PM »
are there any 5 or 7 night Cat 7 (60K) certs available? if so, how much do they usually go for?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Selling a 7 night category 7 cert. on a gold account for $2250.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4235 on: August 11, 2019, 05:40:04 PM »
Selling 2 X cat 1-5 (35k) night
Gold account
$155 each or $300 for both obo
Please PM me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4236 on: August 11, 2019, 06:22:52 PM »
Buying 1 Cat 1-5 Cert
$115 OBO
Short Expiring ok

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4237 on: August 11, 2019, 06:43:42 PM »
Buying 1 Cat 1-5 Cert
$115 OBO
Short Expiring ok
first of all old or new 1-5 second do you really think someone's going to take that low ball

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4238 on: August 11, 2019, 06:47:08 PM »
first of all old or new 1-5 second do you really think someone's going to take that low ball
so you donít know if itís old or new but you do know that itís a lowball? 🤔

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4239 on: August 11, 2019, 06:57:03 PM »
so you donít know if itís old or new but you do know that itís a lowball? 🤔
Isn't $150-$165 the going rate around here?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4240 on: August 11, 2019, 06:57:48 PM »
Isn't $150-$165 the going rate around here?
not for old

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4241 on: August 11, 2019, 06:59:39 PM »
not for old
Old is still available? Shouldn't they all be expired by now?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4242 on: August 11, 2019, 07:17:30 PM »
Selling 7 night category 1-4 (gold account)
Exp 12/2019
$550 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4243 on: August 11, 2019, 07:53:08 PM »
Looking for either

7 night cat 1-5 for $625 OBO
7 night cat 1-4 for $500 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4244 on: August 11, 2019, 10:46:25 PM »
Looking for either

7 night cat 1-5 for $625 OBO
7 night cat 1-4 for $500 OBO
what can you do with 1-5 beyond 1-4?