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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 #3825 on: June 17, 2019, 01:07:03 AM »
any idea if I cancel reservation on certs mode stay will I get back any points?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3826 on: June 17, 2019, 01:07:09 AM »
Selling Cat 5 - 7 night. Gold
$999 obo
Still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3827 on: June 17, 2019, 02:17:31 AM »
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Gold elite account at $170
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Silver elite account at $165
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3828 on: June 17, 2019, 08:30:47 AM »
Selling new Cat 5 7 night certs @$975
Gold and plat accounts available
Plat sold.
Still have some Gold available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3829 on: June 17, 2019, 08:55:22 AM »
I have 1 gold 35k cert available for sale. $150. Jrappaport@levingann.com

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3830 on: June 17, 2019, 11:17:39 AM »
Category 6  certificate for 7 nights - My account is gold now but will be Platinum in a few months. Cert expires a year from now.

$1800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3831 on: June 17, 2019, 11:24:24 AM »
Selling New 7 night Cat 5 Cert $950 obo expires 9/20/19 No status
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3832 on: June 17, 2019, 12:27:03 PM »
Selling Cat 4 7 Night for $600 Platinum Account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3833 on: June 17, 2019, 01:27:43 PM »
Selling 35k Cert from gold account. X2
150 OBO
PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3834 on: June 17, 2019, 02:56:02 PM »
Selling:
Cat 1-5 (35k) Platinum Elite $175 exp. 1/03/20
Cat 1-5 (35k) Platinum Elite $175 exp. 6/02/20
Ritz       50k   Platinum Elite $275 exp. 6/10/20
All in same acct.
 
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3x Suite upgrades up to 7 nights booked with my Acct. You get Platinum Elite benefits.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3835 on: June 17, 2019, 03:46:49 PM »
looking to buy a 25k certificate for $115. Please PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3836 on: June 17, 2019, 10:58:14 PM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-4
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Sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3837 on: June 17, 2019, 11:57:53 PM »
Looking to sell a Marriott Anniversary Night - up to 25k points from Silver Elite
$100
Expires august 31 2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3838 on: June 18, 2019, 12:35:58 AM »
5 night Cat 5 cert from Titanium account: $800 OBO
Sold!

Still available:
3 different accounts:
One night Cat. 1-5 from Gold $165 OBO
One night Cat. 1-5 from Gold $165 OBO
One night Cat. 1-5 from Platinum $180 OBO
all expire 5/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3839 on: June 18, 2019, 10:35:21 AM »
CAT 1-5 (35k) certificate available - $165 - Gold account

$150.