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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 #1545 on: January 07, 2018, 03:24:28 AM »
Do 7 night certs have to be consecutive nights? Can they be 2 nights for 3 rooms?

Consecutive

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1546 on: January 08, 2018, 05:29:50 AM »
 Buying free night certs for immediate use.  PM with offers asap.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1547 on: January 08, 2018, 06:30:42 AM »
Are taxes included when using certificates? Also, they are for a standard room?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1548 on: January 08, 2018, 06:32:26 AM »
Are taxes included when using certificates? Also, they are for a standard room?
Yes and yes.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1549 on: January 08, 2018, 07:06:22 AM »
It's worthless to go back and forth over this. I never mentioned a "set" selling price for the certs, I said a "standard". Just because there is someone willing to pay $750 for a cert because they think they are getting a great value saving $100, doesn't mean that's what the monetary value of the cert really is.

Regardless, I would venture to say that price gouging on the forum is generally frowned upon. Feel free to disagree.
"Price gouging is a pejorative term referring to when a seller spikes theprices of goods, services or commodities to a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair, and is considered exploitative, potentially to an unethical extent."

The certificates sell for $400 in other places so there did still room to go up

I've gotten as much as $550 for a certificate when I booked the rooms directly.

I believe you are also reselling the certificates and just crying over your own profit.
 If you were the end user you would see the value like everyone else.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1550 on: January 08, 2018, 08:00:58 AM »

I've gotten as much as $550 for a certificate when I booked the rooms directly.


Exactly.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1551 on: January 08, 2018, 01:52:21 PM »
Selling 1 night cat 1-5 from platinum account for $120 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1552 on: January 08, 2018, 02:26:16 PM »
looking for marriott category 8, 5 night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1553 on: January 08, 2018, 09:44:21 PM »
Looking for a 7 night cert for a cat 1-5 $300 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1554 on: January 09, 2018, 05:23:00 PM »
Selling three 7 night cat 1-5 from platinum certs.

$350 each. Plenty of references available. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1555 on: January 09, 2018, 06:38:11 PM »
looking for cat 8, 5 nights. pm please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1556 on: January 09, 2018, 07:27:25 PM »
Successful transaction with @coolmuke
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1557 on: January 09, 2018, 07:52:58 PM »
Selling three 7 night cat 1-5 from platinum certs.

$350 each. Plenty of references available. PM me

Will i  be able to use it for category 9 hotel and pay the difference.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1558 on: January 09, 2018, 08:05:42 PM »
Looking for cat 9 certificate for 3 or 5 or 7 nights

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1559 on: January 09, 2018, 08:51:53 PM »
Selling three 7 night cat 1-5 from platinum certs.

$350 each. Plenty of references available. PM me
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