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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 #3030 on: February 01, 2019, 12:58:02 AM »
Buying 3 night cat 5 in 1 acct


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3031 on: February 01, 2019, 03:23:51 AM »
Buying few cat 1-4 or 1-5 1 night vouchers pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3032 on: February 01, 2019, 06:04:52 AM »
Buying 3 nights same account for Cat 5. Plat account please.
Paying $200 per night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3033 on: February 01, 2019, 11:25:18 AM »
Buying 5 night cat 6 for $1,050

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3034 on: February 01, 2019, 12:17:38 PM »
Amex free night (Cat 1-5 up to 35K), Exp. 12/2/2019, Platinum
$185 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3035 on: February 03, 2019, 03:44:08 AM »
Selling Marriott free night (35K)
$170

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3036 on: February 03, 2019, 06:25:56 PM »
buying 2 nights cat 5 (35K) from 1 account, preferably plat $340 total

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3037 on: February 03, 2019, 06:38:47 PM »
Looking for 9 nights cat 4.
1◊7 night 1-4 cert + 2◊ 25k nights (or 50k points)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3038 on: February 03, 2019, 08:06:29 PM »
Selling:
1 night up to 35k points (cat. 5)
gold account
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Re: 7 Night CAT 1-4 / Platinum Elite / EXP 10/1/2019 $450
« Reply #3039 on: February 03, 2019, 11:19:08 PM »
In English- you are selling a category 1-4 7 night certificate for $450. pay by paypal or amazon GC

If you're not interested in buying, then why comment on what you think needs translated but does not? Get a life...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3040 on: February 03, 2019, 11:20:26 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?

I have my reasons...who are you to question them?

I am asking $450. The buyer has 2 options on how to pay for it. If you're not interested, go away.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3041 on: February 03, 2019, 11:59:49 PM »
I have my reasons...who are you to question them?

I am asking $450. The buyer has 2 options on how to pay for it. If you're not interested, go away.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3042 on: February 04, 2019, 12:04:58 AM »
I was the Best,still the Best, and will always be the Best.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3043 on: February 04, 2019, 12:48:46 AM »
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?

from the buyers side its great.. from the sellers side I don't understand
He's ready to take a ~5% loss to be certain there'll be no disputes later.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3044 on: February 04, 2019, 08:14:54 AM »
Selling 1 night cat 1-4 gold account $110 obo
Now selling for $100