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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 #3000 on: January 29, 2019, 12:29:10 AM »
7night cat4 - $450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3001 on: January 29, 2019, 12:55:33 AM »
Still Available:
1 night up to 60k from Platinum account. $325 Expires: 05/08/2019
1 night up to 50k from Platinum account. $275 Expires: 01/21/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3002 on: January 29, 2019, 01:25:52 AM »
Selling 7 night cat 1_4 $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3003 on: January 29, 2019, 12:43:40 PM »
buying 7 night Cat 6
closed thanks @Buruch



Great fast service and very smooth transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3004 on: January 29, 2019, 01:53:12 PM »
Selling 2:

Category 6, 7nt certificates

$1800 each

PM is interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3005 on: January 29, 2019, 02:02:00 PM »
Selling 1 night cat 1-4 gold account $110 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3006 on: January 29, 2019, 02:12:19 PM »
Selling 1 night, category 1-4 certificate (up to 25k) from gold account, $125 (expires 3/9/2019)
Selling 1 night, category 1-5 certificate (up to 35k) from gold account, $170 (expires 11/2/2019)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3007 on: January 30, 2019, 03:32:16 AM »
closed thanks @Buruch



Great fast service and very smooth transaction

Was a pleasure.

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7 Night CAT 1-4 / Platinum Elite / EXP 10/1/2019 $450
« Reply #3008 on: January 30, 2019, 10:48:56 AM »
Hi,

Okay, I just sold one of these last month and the reps had no idea how to "gift" the certificate, so I simply added the buyer as the guest and told them they'd be the one checking in. That worked fine, but if you want it done another way you'll have to tell me how to get it done because when I called they didn't allow gifting it, but they didn't care who checked in as long as I told them the name.

The status on this certificate is Platinum Elite, but who knows if you'll get the benefits of that when you check in... most people say yes, some say no, so all I can say is don't definitely count on it.

I will accept payment via PayPal if you ensure I get $450 after fees if you pay with a credit card. Alternatively, you can simply buy a $450 Amazon E-Gift Card and I'll accept that code as payment as well.

First one to contact me with the 7 night stretch and hotel you want gets it. If you want, just tell me the hotel and dates and I'll verify availability. Then I'll need at least the name of the person checking in, and a phone number would be beneficial, but not required. After I book it and forward you the confirmation, you can pay.

Simple...

-Jill

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Re: 7 Night CAT 1-4 / Platinum Elite / EXP 10/1/2019 $450
« Reply #3009 on: January 30, 2019, 12:02:51 PM »
Hi,

Okay, I just sold one of these last month and the reps had no idea how to "gift" the certificate, so I simply added the buyer as the guest and told them they'd be the one checking in. That worked fine, but if you want it done another way you'll have to tell me how to get it done because when I called they didn't allow gifting it, but they didn't care who checked in as long as I told them the name.

The status on this certificate is Platinum Elite, but who knows if you'll get the benefits of that when you check in... most people say yes, some say no, so all I can say is don't definitely count on it.

I will accept payment via PayPal if you ensure I get $450 after fees if you pay with a credit card. Alternatively, you can simply buy a $450 Amazon E-Gift Card and I'll accept that code as payment as well.

First one to contact me with the 7 night stretch and hotel you want gets it. If you want, just tell me the hotel and dates and I'll verify availability. Then I'll need at least the name of the person checking in, and a phone number would be beneficial, but not required. After I book it and forward you the confirmation, you can pay.

Simple...

-Jill
In English- you are selling a category 1-4 7 night certificate for $450. pay by paypal or amazon GC

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3010 on: January 30, 2019, 12:25:10 PM »
so you not willing to take a 3% loss on PayPal with CC but you are willing to take a ~5% loss via being paid in amazon gc?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3012 on: January 30, 2019, 01:44:13 PM »
so you not willing to take a 3% loss on PayPal with CC but you are willing to take a ~5% loss via being paid in amazon gc?
How about if you use your credit card to pay for the Amazon gift card ?   8)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3013 on: January 30, 2019, 02:33:25 PM »
How about if you use your credit card to pay for the Amazon gift card ?   8)

from the buyers side its great.. from the sellers side I don't understand

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3014 on: January 30, 2019, 06:52:04 PM »
Bump.

Selling a 7 night stay (7/27-8/3) at Domes of Elounda. Room/Suite
Accommodates 4.  Paid Rates are over 750 EUR/night for the dates. I can take $2600 for the 7 nights.