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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 #4067 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by leeboy on February 26, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4170 on: August 02, 2019, 05:26:26 PM »
Selling 7 night category 1-5 cert at 600 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4171 on: August 02, 2019, 09:56:20 PM »
Selling 7 night category 1-5 cert at 600 obo

Is this a new 1-5 or old 1-5?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4172 on: August 04, 2019, 07:46:58 AM »
Selling ritz 50k cert $250. Platinum Elite account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4173 on: August 04, 2019, 08:01:18 AM »
Selling:
1 night up to 50k points (cat. 6)
 
Platinum Elite account (free upgrades including suites! -upon availability-  4 pm late checkout, )

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4174 on: August 04, 2019, 05:51:37 PM »
Selling one free night up to 35k from Gold Account for $165. Expiration is 12/2019.
Bump. $165 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4175 on: August 04, 2019, 07:08:22 PM »
Selling:
1x 7-night Cat 1-5 (old. conversion will extend expiration another year). $600 (Gold account)
1x 1-night (35K) $170 (silver account, can be gold)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4176 on: August 04, 2019, 10:01:24 PM »
Selling ritz 50k cert $250. Platinum Elite account. PM please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4177 on: August 04, 2019, 10:10:43 PM »
 2 x 35k certificates from gold elite account both for $325 firm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4178 on: August 04, 2019, 11:23:10 PM »
Buying Cat 6 5 night @850 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4179 on: August 05, 2019, 12:07:49 AM »
 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 #4180 on: August 05, 2019, 12:09:01 AM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4181 on: August 05, 2019, 12:34:43 AM »
2 Marriott 35k certificates from gold account - $330 for both
1 Marriott $35 k certificates from silver account $160.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4182 on: August 05, 2019, 01:35:43 AM »
Sorry new to this.  I have Titanium status.  Can I book the certificate under the buyer's name or do I book the certificate under my name and add the buyer as additional guest?   Thanks in advance.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4183 on: August 05, 2019, 09:44:17 AM »
Sorry new to this.  I have Titanium status.  Can I book the certificate under the buyer's name or do I book the certificate under my name and add the buyer as additional guest?   Thanks in advance.
Additional guest. At least that's the way I've done it in the past

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4184 on: August 05, 2019, 02:25:43 PM »
2 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Gold elite account at $170 each or 30k Marriott acc. trans.
same account