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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 #3580 on: May 06, 2019, 12:52:36 AM »
Selling cat 1-4 , 7 night cert. $550 platinum elite.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3581 on: May 06, 2019, 07:33:57 AM »
Looking for 2 nights at a Category 4 (50K total). $150 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3582 on: May 06, 2019, 07:48:59 AM »
Looking for two category 4 nights to be used this week (can be separate accounts). $90 OBO

95 each OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3583 on: May 06, 2019, 08:09:37 AM »
Selling 1 night Cat. 1-5 from Gold exp 12/2019 $180 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3584 on: May 06, 2019, 10:51:41 AM »
Buying 7 night category 1-4, paying $475

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3585 on: May 06, 2019, 11:54:35 AM »
Selling 1 night Cat. 1-5 from Plat  $175

( I have a few, different accounts)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3586 on: May 06, 2019, 05:25:57 PM »
looking for cat1-4, single night, status not important, paying 95

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3587 on: May 07, 2019, 07:26:17 AM »
Buying 1-4 7 night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3588 on: May 07, 2019, 01:13:05 PM »
Selling cat 1-4 7 night cert. 550. Platinum.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3589 on: May 07, 2019, 11:27:16 PM »
Subsidizing cash stays from my Platinum account through the end of December.
$30 per night discount! PM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3590 on: May 08, 2019, 02:35:24 PM »
Looking to buy 2 x cat 4 nights @ 90 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3591 on: May 08, 2019, 03:35:20 PM »
Selling 1 night Cat. 1-5 from gold account $175


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3592 on: May 08, 2019, 10:02:07 PM »
What's the going rate for a cat 6 7 night? I have to cancel my cat 9 reservation at Domes of Elounda, and it's going to downgrade to a cat 6!

Not sure I'll use the cat 6 in time, so may make sense to sell it.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3593 on: May 09, 2019, 10:31:07 AM »

Selling 7 night Category-5  Gold account $1,100.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3594 on: May 09, 2019, 11:46:44 AM »
Selling 2x Marriott Anniversary 35k nights (same account)- Platinum Elite- $185 each
Selling 2x Ritz Anniversary 60k night- Platinum Elite- $300 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3595 on: May 09, 2019, 03:00:12 PM »
Buying a 5-Night (or 7...) Cat 1-4 at 450$ for November.
PM me :)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3596 on: May 09, 2019, 04:04:09 PM »
Has anyone had any success getting a 7-day certificate expiration extended?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3597 on: May 09, 2019, 04:43:27 PM »
Buying 3 nights at cat 6 or 7 for $600.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3598 on: May 10, 2019, 12:04:00 AM »
selling 7 nights cat 1-4 for $500 , Platinum

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3599 on: May 10, 2019, 10:18:19 AM »
Looking for certs to cover 3 rooms of the following stay (total of 6 x 3 = 18 certs):

Cat 3 (35k) x 2 consecutive nights
Cat 2 (12.5k) x 1 night
Cat 4 (25k) x 3 consecutive nights

Happy to deal with 3 or 6 or 9 certs.  Please send me your offer.  Thanks.