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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5460 on: February 13, 2020, 07:23:19 PM »
Looking to buy 7n cat 4 expiration july for 550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5461 on: February 13, 2020, 11:20:05 PM »
I posted twice today a request to buy category 8 or category 5  five nights.
Both times my post was taken out. Is there anything wrong with the post?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5462 on: February 13, 2020, 11:25:41 PM »
I posted twice today a request to buy category 8 or category 5  five nights.
Both times my post was taken out. Is there anything wrong with the post?
did you indicate price as per forum rules?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5463 on: February 13, 2020, 11:33:04 PM »
I thought the rules are only  theprice for selling not for buying. I see posts all the time where people are looking to buy and they do not say a price

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5464 on: February 14, 2020, 09:47:22 AM »
I thought the rules are only  theprice for selling not for buying. I see posts all the time where people are looking to buy and they do not say a price
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5465 on: February 14, 2020, 09:58:04 AM »
selling one 35K night, expires 2/1/21 $150$135 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5466 on: February 14, 2020, 12:05:24 PM »
Looking for 50k paying $235 ok if expiring
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5467 on: February 14, 2020, 02:06:15 PM »
Buying 1 category 5 night for $100, to be used this week so short expiry ok. Please do NOT PM with higher offers, only if you have a short expiry and are selling for $100. Zelle or PayPal.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5468 on: February 14, 2020, 05:00:40 PM »
Selling:
1 free night
Category: up to 50k points
Status: Gold Elite
Expiration: 11/2020
Price: $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5469 on: February 14, 2020, 07:35:40 PM »
Selling 7 night category 5 $850 07/20

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5470 on: February 15, 2020, 12:20:50 AM »
Looking for a last minute 1 night stay tonight (checking in 2/15) at a cat 4 30k point hotel. Offering 100 or best offer. Elite status not needed. Please PM. Can pay with paypal or zelle.

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« Reply #5471 on: February 15, 2020, 01:45:03 PM »
Looking for a last minute 1 night stay tonight (checking in 2/15) at a cat 4 30k point hotel. Offering 100 or best offer. Elite status not needed. Please PM. Can pay with paypal or zelle.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5472 on: February 15, 2020, 03:42:20 PM »
Selling 1 7 night package cat (1-4)  Gold account for 500$ or OBO  . Expiry - 5/15/2020

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Selling 2 35k cert FNA  Gold account for 130$/night. Expiry - 1/3/2021 and 2/1/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5473 on: February 15, 2020, 05:00:06 PM »
Wtb 7 night cat 6 for 1050.  Stay is for 3/7-3/14

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5474 on: February 15, 2020, 05:29:14 PM »
Selling 2 35k certs from gold elite account for 130 each