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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 #3150 on: February 19, 2019, 11:16:51 AM »
Buying

2 - 1 night Cat 4 for March.  $100 per

1 - 5 night Cat 5 - 140k points with 5th night free $750. + if platinum account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3151 on: February 19, 2019, 11:29:30 AM »
Selling

5 single certificates up to 50k points each (seperate accounts) Platinum Elite Status - $275 each

1 Gold account 2 certificates up to 35k points each - $170 each

A few Single certificates up to 35k points each (separate accounts) Gold Status - $170 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3152 on: February 19, 2019, 11:45:25 AM »
anyone selling a 5 night cat 1-4? PM pls
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looking to buy 2  one night anniversary  cat 1-4

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3153 on: February 19, 2019, 02:50:41 PM »
Selling new cat6 7nights at $1600 from gold account

Bump, still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3154 on: February 19, 2019, 03:00:00 PM »
I have one Cat 1-4 (25k) certificate from a Platinum account available for $140 OBO.  It expires Feb 2020.

Bump. $120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3156 on: February 19, 2019, 03:57:29 PM »
Selling category 1-4 7 night certificate $450
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3157 on: February 19, 2019, 04:06:36 PM »
Selling

5 single certificates up to 50k points each (seperate accounts) Platinum Elite Status - $275 each

1 Gold account 2 certificates up to 35k points each - $170 each

A few Single certificates up to 35k points each (separate accounts) Gold Status - $170 each
Update the Gold account with 2 nights were sold, Thank you @eli232 for the great transaction

So these are left:

5 single certificates up to 50k points each (seperate accounts) Platinum Elite Status - $275 each

A few Single certificates up to 35k points each (separate accounts) Gold Status - $170 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3158 on: February 19, 2019, 05:59:11 PM »
Looking for 1 night cat 1-4 or cat 5

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3159 on: February 19, 2019, 09:28:59 PM »
Buying 5 nights cat 4 $370, to be used in 3 weeks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3160 on: February 19, 2019, 10:01:36 PM »
Buying 1 Night Cat 1-4 to use 3/22. Paying $100.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3161 on: February 19, 2019, 11:26:50 PM »
Selling 7 Night Cat 1-4 Platinum Account for $750 or OBO. Includes Breakfast + Suite Upgrade + Late Checkout

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3162 on: February 20, 2019, 12:15:58 AM »
any update on how these certificates are being treated with the new Bonvoy system?

Would like to buy a 7 night certificate for an upcoming trip to Argentina, but I'm nervous about buying one of these and then having issues checking in.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3163 on: February 20, 2019, 09:44:31 AM »
Buying 1 50k night cert. @$250 Pls pm me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3164 on: February 20, 2019, 10:38:58 AM »
Selling 7 Night Cat 6 Silver Account for $1900
exp 8/2019