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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 #1635 on: February 04, 2018, 05:33:58 PM »
I know but that person gets 120,000 miles

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1636 on: February 04, 2018, 05:43:39 PM »
Market value of 540K points is ~$3620 and will get you 240K airline miles plus 2 7 night stays cat 1-5.  The upgrade cost is almost prohibitive and not a good use of miles.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1637 on: February 04, 2018, 05:51:51 PM »
I know but that person gets 120,000 miles

Itís not gonna happen @ that price.

Now for the right price, someone here may agree to go through the trouble and upgrade their Cat 1-5 cert for you, which requires an additional 270K Marriott to get to RC Tier 5. IMO that *right* price starts at $2,100 ... if not slightly more.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1638 on: February 04, 2018, 06:20:40 PM »
I know but that person gets 120,000 miles

good luck buying at that price. i would buy this in a heartbeat at 2K but i doubt there is any seller at that price

There is someone selling for around 2300. Probably the closest you will get

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1639 on: February 05, 2018, 02:28:20 AM »
I have someone that sells me spg points for 1.9 cents each that's 180k for $3420 and for that you can get 540k Marriott and you can get a 7 night tier 4-5 certificate plus 120k miles and Alaska miles are worth at least 1.5 cents a piece so that's $1800 for Alaska so $3420 - $1800 = $1620 hence my offer of $1650 just for certificate.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1640 on: February 05, 2018, 03:12:09 AM »
Selling 7 night voucher platinum @369$ obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1641 on: February 05, 2018, 08:25:33 AM »
I have someone that sells me spg points for 1.9 cents each that's 180k for $3420 and for that you can get 540k Marriott and you can get a 7 night tier 4-5 certificate plus 120k miles and Alaska miles are worth at least 1.5 cents a piece so that's $1800 for Alaska so $3420 - $1800 = $1620 hence my offer of $1650 just for certificate.

You are missing the point.

270k Marriott will get that person the same 120k AS. And he can sell his 7nt Cat 1-5 for $350!!

And so on top that, why would anyone spend another 270K Marriott for a lousy $1270? (by your calculations [$1620 -$350 for Cat1-5 Cert])

It makes no sense for the seller. For you itíd be a sweetheart deal, sure.

Youíre looking at this only from your POV. Thereís nothing in it for the seller.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1642 on: February 06, 2018, 12:04:46 AM »
Selling
2 nights in same account, category 1-5 certificates for $200
ex. 02/28/18
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1643 on: February 06, 2018, 08:36:19 AM »
Selling 1 night 1-5 cert from a Platinum account.

$100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1644 on: February 06, 2018, 11:22:29 AM »
Selling 7 night Marriott certificates (add an additional $25 if I book it)

cat 1-5 - $375
Cat 6 - $595
Cat 7 - $815
Cat 8 - $1,035
Cat 9 - $1,225
Tier 1-3 - $1,475
Tier 4-5 - $2,355

Sold out of certificates with full account access.
Selling more certificates. We book!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1645 on: February 06, 2018, 11:26:58 AM »
Buying two category 7 7 nights in the same account paying $1550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1646 on: February 08, 2018, 06:08:00 PM »
Looking to buy 3 1 night certificates, preferably all from the same account. Status doesn't matter, looking to pay $270!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1647 on: February 08, 2018, 06:13:28 PM »
Buying two category 7 7 nights in the same account paying $1550
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1648 on: February 09, 2018, 07:23:50 AM »
Selling multiple 7 night cat 1-5 certs @375 booked.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1649 on: February 10, 2018, 06:54:28 PM »
Selling
1 nights category 1-5 certificates for $90
ex. 03/01/18
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