Hotel Point Discount, but no certificate use? I attempted to use a Category 1-5 certificate for a Category 4 hotel reservation that was having a point discount (from 20,000 points per night down to 15,000 points per night). In talking with a Marriott representative, I was told that Marriott would not allow a certificate to be used for a reservation that was having a point discount, even in circumstances such as this example where the assigned hotel category is within the parameters of the certificate. The logic of this rule escapes me. I could understand if the assigned category of a hotel was higher than the certificate range before the point discount, but why where the hotel was within the assigned certificate category range. Has anyone else experienced this issue?