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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 #1170 on: July 17, 2017, 10:53:41 PM »
selling a few 7-night certs (cat 1-5).
Silver status or lower- $275
Gold status- $300

Also selling a few 5-night category 7 certificates for $700 each.

Certs can be upgraded for additional $.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1171 on: July 17, 2017, 10:59:39 PM »
With the new AC bonus offer, market will be flooded with these.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1172 on: July 17, 2017, 11:39:51 PM »
Have a few 5 night certs from Gold account that can be upgraded as needed.

Price varies depending on category requested.
Bump. Still have a few left.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1173 on: July 18, 2017, 06:54:11 AM »
Bump, I'd love to know the answer to this question as well.
I can get you as the primary guest with no risk involved.

I'm selling regular accounts for $275 and gold accounts for $300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1174 on: July 18, 2017, 09:34:31 AM »
7 nights cert $300 gold account
2 available. Same name on both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1175 on: July 18, 2017, 09:36:32 AM »
With the new AC bonus offer, market will be flooded with these.

Sorry for asking, but how do you get these cert.?
When you redeem Marriott points?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1176 on: July 18, 2017, 09:46:17 AM »
Sorry for asking, but how do you get these cert.?
When you redeem Marriott points?

7 nights and miles packages.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1177 on: July 18, 2017, 11:33:36 AM »
Looking for a 3 night category 8 cert.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1178 on: July 18, 2017, 12:06:40 PM »
Looking for a 3 night category 8 cert.
they do not exist

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1179 on: July 18, 2017, 12:09:22 PM »
they do not exist
I figured that much.. thanks for your response

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1180 on: July 18, 2017, 07:17:24 PM »
Selling 6 x $150 Marriott GC @ 90%

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1181 on: July 19, 2017, 12:36:01 AM »
anyone have 6/7 night category 8 cert for sale ?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1182 on: July 19, 2017, 05:25:47 PM »
Selling More Cat 1-5 certificates.
Regular accounts $275
Gold accounts $300

I can get you as the primary guest.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1183 on: July 19, 2017, 07:22:51 PM »
Looking for 1 night cert

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1184 on: July 20, 2017, 10:39:54 AM »
Looking for 1 night to be used this weekend.

My 2 hotel preferences are a cat 3 or a cat 5.

PM if you have any vouchers.

Thanks.