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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 #4290 on: August 15, 2019, 11:49:36 AM »
Can you please excuse my ignorance but what does a 5/7 week Marriott certificate mean?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4291 on: August 15, 2019, 12:31:49 PM »
Can you please excuse my ignorance but what does a 5/7 week Marriott certificate mean?
It's usually part of a travel package.
In short it is an award certificate that you can redeem for 5 or 7 consecutive nights, at various category levels.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4292 on: August 15, 2019, 12:31:54 PM »
Can you please excuse my ignorance but what does a 5/7 week Marriott certificate mean?
basically you buying/selling 5 or 7 consecutive nights in the same hotel

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4293 on: August 15, 2019, 12:53:27 PM »
Selling 1 night up to 35k points from Silver account, exp. 7/2020

$150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4294 on: August 15, 2019, 01:07:07 PM »
Buying Marriot Cat 1-5 Cert
Short Expiring ok
$125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4295 on: August 15, 2019, 01:17:42 PM »
Looking for 2 Marriott certificates for use this weekend in Cat 2 hotel. Pay up to $125 per cert

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4296 on: August 15, 2019, 02:04:53 PM »
selling 2 Marriott nights up to 35k pts from one account (exp 5/2/20 and 7/2/20)
$140 each or $270 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4297 on: August 15, 2019, 05:28:06 PM »
Not according to TPG, who states that any certificates which have a points amount tied to them (ie: credit card nights good at a 35k a night property) will only be valid for standard and off-peak awards, but not for peak pricing. I'm unclear about the vacation packages, but the way that Marriott is handling all reward matters, I would not be surprised if they applied the same rules to those as well.

If anything, this new change might lower the value of the vacation packages, because it might only make sense to use them during standard pricing, and stick to points for off-peak pricing.

Another big blow to the Bonvoy program.

I am referring to 5/7 night travel certificates.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4298 on: August 15, 2019, 05:32:55 PM »
Looking for 1 or 2 nights 35k certificate from a platinum account.

Offering $160 per night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4299 on: August 15, 2019, 05:53:35 PM »
Selling:
1x 7-night Cat 1-4 Exp 08/2020 (Gold account) $600
1x 1-night (35K) Exp 07/2020 (silver account, can be combined/gold) $170

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4300 on: August 15, 2019, 08:31:39 PM »
Selling

2x Ritz nights (up to 60K) exp. 10/3/19 - $300 each
1x Marriott night (up to 50K) exp. 11/7/19 - $250

Platinum Elite account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4301 on: August 15, 2019, 08:47:05 PM »
Not according to TPG, who states that any certificates which have a points amount tied to them (ie: credit card nights good at a 35k a night property) will only be valid for standard and off-peak awards, but not for peak pricing. I'm unclear about the vacation packages, but the way that Marriott is handling all reward matters, I would not be surprised if they applied the same rules to those as well.

If anything, this new change might lower the value of the vacation packages, because it might only make sense to use them during standard pricing, and stick to points for off-peak pricing.

Another big blow to the Bonvoy program.

From today

Bonvoy confirms to me that Marriott travel packages do not have restrictions on use during peak nights. Marriott reward night certificates can be used for their permitted category whether the standard room redemption is for off season, standard or peak season. As a result you get the most value during peak season.

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/08/15/marriott-travel-packages-finally-have-a-use-case-with-peak-season-awards/?utm_source=milesfeed.com&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=MilesFeed.com

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4302 on: August 16, 2019, 01:06:04 AM »
1 night up to 35k points from Gold account. $160
bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4303 on: August 16, 2019, 04:39:23 AM »
For sale:
3 x new cat 6, 7 night for $1,600 each
1 x 35k night exp 10/2/19 for $140
1 x 35k night exp 5/12/2020 for $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4304 on: August 16, 2019, 07:33:47 AM »
I recall reading a while back on DDF that Marriott reps. were saying that the primary guest was needed to check-in. If you have experience actually doing this without a problem, I guess that should be satisfactory... Thanks.

So, in practice, how does this work? Say, I want to book a hotel in Tel Aviv. Someone "sells" me 2 free nights. How do I become the primary guest?
If you're in the financing or e-commerce business, and need capital to grow, we should talk...