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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 #2805 on: December 26, 2018, 10:39:25 PM »
anyone selling a cat 6 or 7 cert? Preferably 5 or 7 days.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2806 on: December 27, 2018, 05:04:17 AM »
I'm selling a 7 night cat 4 cert at $430, I have 2 in the account. And its Platinum.

I messaged you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2807 on: December 27, 2018, 08:10:24 AM »
Looking for a 7-night cat 1-4. If anyone has one, please PM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2808 on: December 27, 2018, 09:37:17 AM »
Selling Single Night Cert up to 25,000 points -$125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2809 on: December 27, 2018, 02:35:26 PM »
selling 7 Night Travel Package Category 1-5 Hotels

pm for rate

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2810 on: December 28, 2018, 12:29:35 AM »
Selling:
1 night up to 25K points for $110
1 night up to 35K points for $165
PM me.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2811 on: December 28, 2018, 12:58:14 AM »
Selling 1 Amex FNA up to 35k points from a Gold account for $170
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2812 on: December 28, 2018, 02:51:04 AM »
Looking for 1-4 7 nights certificate. Only platinum accounts. 430$. For August 2019.
Also looking for 3 nights up to 35K. Only platinum accounts. 480$ (Can be 2+1). For August 2019.
Also looking for 1 night up to 35K, no matter which status. 145$. For March 2019.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2813 on: December 28, 2018, 01:35:55 PM »
Looking to buy 2
5 Night Cat 6 certificate
Looking to pat 1200 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2814 on: December 28, 2018, 10:21:35 PM »
Seeking 5 night cat 5 for July 2019. $650, status preferred

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2815 on: December 29, 2018, 09:46:47 AM »
Looking for 1 night 25K points , only platinum accounts. For New Year's Eve night. $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2816 on: December 30, 2018, 07:30:02 AM »
selling new category 1-4 from platinum premiere elite account for $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2817 on: December 30, 2018, 03:25:37 PM »
anyone selling expiring cert? Or need a stay for 2018 tonight and willing to subsidize cash rate?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2818 on: December 30, 2018, 10:45:20 PM »
I have the following 7 night certs available in a Plat Premier account. Looking to sell them all. Old categories are listed.

8 x Cat 1-5 (asking $450 each)
1 x Cat 8 (asking $600)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2819 on: December 31, 2018, 12:17:03 AM »
I have the following 7 night certs available in a Plat Premier account. Looking to sell them all. Old categories are listed.

8 x Cat 1-5 (asking $450 each)
1 x Cat 8 (asking $600)
expiry date on cat 8?