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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 #4260 on: August 13, 2019, 12:07:56 PM »
Yes but it was 1-5 that they reissued to a 1-4.
How long did you have to wait on the phone?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4261 on: August 13, 2019, 01:40:56 PM »
Selling 1 night cat 5 (35k) platinum acc. $165 exp Oct. '19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4262 on: August 13, 2019, 02:15:30 PM »
Buying 1 Cat 1-5 Cert
$115 OBO
Short Expiring ok

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4263 on: August 13, 2019, 02:30:38 PM »
bump
Maybe consider that your price is too low which is why no one wants to sell.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4264 on: August 13, 2019, 02:45:58 PM »
Maybe consider that your price is too low which is why no one wants to sell.
I certainly have :)
still waiting it out another day or so.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4265 on: August 13, 2019, 03:46:38 PM »
Selling:

1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Gold account at $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4266 on: August 13, 2019, 05:46:04 PM »
selling one 35K certificate exp 1.20.2020 - $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4267 on: August 13, 2019, 06:09:07 PM »
Selling one 35K certificate
Exp 12/2/19 - $149.99
Don't overpay  :)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4268 on: August 14, 2019, 02:36:14 AM »
Looking for 1 or 2 Marriott 35k certs. I can pay $150/each. Prefer Platinum or Titanium account if possible, please PM :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4269 on: August 14, 2019, 11:12:20 AM »
Selling one Marriott 35k night. Gold account. $150 OBO. Expiration is 12/02/19. @CountValentine same, same.  ;)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4270 on: August 14, 2019, 11:20:18 AM »
Selling Ritz 50k night from Titanium account. Exp 8/28
Willing to accept $250
Still have it. PM your best offer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4271 on: August 14, 2019, 12:26:58 PM »
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Hi,
Looking to sell marriott 1 free night cert for $150 upto 35k points from gold account.Valid 01-31-2020.
Please pm me.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4272 on: August 14, 2019, 01:17:08 PM »
Buying two 5 night certs category 1-4 at 450$ each OBO. Please Pm me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4273 on: August 14, 2019, 02:08:26 PM »
Bump

Selling 1 - New Category 6, 7 Night Cert - Gold Account - $1500

Also selling 1 35K Award Night Cert - Gold Account - $150 exp 3/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4274 on: August 14, 2019, 03:35:58 PM »
Just curious: Is there a way to sell my Marriott SNA's?