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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 #4215 on: August 07, 2019, 10:16:48 PM »
Selling 50k cert on platinum elite account. $250.

Good for one year.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4216 on: August 07, 2019, 11:36:07 PM »
selling one cat 1-4 (new) 7 nighter (gold) $525

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4217 on: August 08, 2019, 05:36:16 AM »
Selling 50k cert on platinum elite account. $250.

Good for one year.

I have decided to drop this price to $225 firm. No lower. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4218 on: August 08, 2019, 11:54:25 PM »
2 x 35k certificates from gold elite account both for $325 firm

Bump. Open to offers

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4219 on: August 08, 2019, 11:58:40 PM »
Selling
2 Marriott 35k certificates from gold account - $3100 for both
1 Marriott $35 k certificates from silver account $150.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4220 on: August 09, 2019, 01:43:53 AM »
Selling
2 Marriott 35k certificates from gold account - $3100 for both
1 Marriott $35 k certificates from silver account $150.

You probably meant $310

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4221 on: August 09, 2019, 09:44:16 AM »
1 Marriott 35k certificates from Gold account $150.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4222 on: August 10, 2019, 04:05:37 PM »
Looking for a Cat 1-5 7 night certificate - $625

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4223 on: August 10, 2019, 09:13:43 PM »
buying one category 1-4, 5 night certificate for 400

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4224 on: August 10, 2019, 11:20:49 PM »
Buying cat 1-4 7 night
Or 105k points
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4225 on: August 11, 2019, 07:01:16 AM »
I have decided to drop this price to $225 firm. No lower. Thanks.

Sold one night, I have one other night available. Please PM. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4226 on: August 11, 2019, 07:25:59 AM »
Hi,
Looking to sell marriott 1 free night cert for $150 upto 35k points. Please email me.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4227 on: August 11, 2019, 07:27:07 AM »
Sold one night, I have one other night available. Please PM. Thanks.

Iíll take it

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4228 on: August 11, 2019, 12:51:15 PM »
Selling 2x Marriott 1--5.  Separate accounts  @150 each.
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Sold, outside of DDF.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4229 on: August 11, 2019, 01:05:43 PM »
Selling 1 category 5 cert (35k) expiring 1/3/20 for $145 from Gold Elite account.