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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 #4335 on: August 20, 2019, 12:21:45 AM »
Buying Cat 1-4, one night cert.  paying $100.  Near term expiration ok.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4336 on: August 20, 2019, 10:24:40 AM »
Selling 2x 35k cert from same Platinum account $315 for both
1x 60k cert gold account $270
1x 35k cert silver account $130
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4337 on: August 20, 2019, 11:04:30 AM »
Selling 50k night for $260. Pm me off interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4338 on: August 20, 2019, 02:52:10 PM »
Selling 2x 35k cert from same Platinum account $315 for both
1x 60k cert gold account $270
1x 35k cert silver account $130 sold!
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4339 on: August 20, 2019, 03:58:52 PM »
Selling:
2 35K certs - $150 each
1 25K cert - $110
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4340 on: August 21, 2019, 12:24:44 AM »
Sellng
2 Marriott 35k certificates from gold account - $310 for both.
1 Marriott $35 k certificates from silver account $150. OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4341 on: August 21, 2019, 12:40:45 AM »
Selling 3x35k certs from same gold account. Expires December. $160 each obo. Please pm.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4342 on: August 21, 2019, 01:02:21 AM »
Selling 2 x 60K certs from Ritz card. Platinum account.

Expiration 8/11/2020

$400 each

Good chance to lock into a reservation before peak pricing kicks in.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4343 on: August 21, 2019, 10:16:34 AM »
Can somebody tell me how this works - you can make the reservation directly for the third party, or you have to make a reservation on your account in your own name, and then add the person who is "buying" your cert on to the reservation?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4344 on: August 21, 2019, 10:35:41 AM »
Can somebody tell me how this works - you can make the reservation directly for the third party, or you have to make a reservation on your account in your own name, and then add the person who is "buying" your cert on to the reservation?
Add guest.
This has been discussed many times.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4345 on: August 21, 2019, 01:21:32 PM »
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

35k nights are gone.
7 night cat 6 certs still available.
Gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4346 on: August 21, 2019, 01:56:53 PM »
Selling 4 cat 1-5 certificates Gold account - $150 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4347 on: August 21, 2019, 02:58:58 PM »
buying cat 4 7 night @ $500, you make reservation, paypal. PM me your number, need for check in tonight.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4348 on: August 21, 2019, 04:16:09 PM »
Bump

Selling 1 - New Category 6, 7 Night Cert - Gold Account - $1500 Exp 6/2020 - Still Available

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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4349 on: August 21, 2019, 08:11:01 PM »
As far as getting the incorrect number of nights or category of hotel, that is very unlikely as the purchaser should receive an e-mail confirmation of the reservation.

Don't you pay the seller first?

What recourse do you have that the seller holds up his end of the deal?

Even once the buyer receives email confirmation, cant the seller cancel the reservation and leave you with nothing?