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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 #4340 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 #4341 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 #4342 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 #4343 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 #4344 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 #4345 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 #4346 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 #4347 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?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4348 on: August 21, 2019, 08:14:22 PM »
Translation: Common Sense!

care to offer some tips?

I am trying to figure out how to protect myself before sending $1500 to a total stranger via paypal/chase quickpay.

obviously if he has references or a DD Presidential/Lifetime Platinum Elite member, it's a different story. But most sellers are not in that category.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4349 on: August 21, 2019, 08:25:33 PM »
care to offer some tips?

I am trying to figure out how to protect myself before sending $1500 to a total stranger via paypal/chase quickpay.

obviously if he has references or a DD Presidential/Lifetime Platinum Elite member, it's a different story. But most sellers are not in that category.
the reason you are buying these certificates is to save $. There is no such a thing as saving $ without risk. If you do not feel comfortable just pay full price

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4350 on: August 21, 2019, 09:56:39 PM »
care to offer some tips?

I am trying to figure out how to protect myself before sending $1500 to a total stranger via paypal/chase quickpay.

obviously if he has references or a DD Presidential/Lifetime Platinum Elite member, it's a different story. But most sellers are not in that category.

search the name on DDF, see if anyone has interacted with the user previously

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4351 on: August 21, 2019, 10:01:40 PM »
the reason you are buying these certificates is to save $. There is no such a thing as saving $ without risk. If you do not feel comfortable just pay full price

I understand, but it's all about mitigating the risk. And deciding how much risk you're willing to take. Greater risk, greater reward and all that.

Buying marriot certificates on ebay can save you money. The amount saved is lower then on DDF, since is commiserate with a much lower risk, as a buyer is protected by ebay, paypal and credit card issuer should something go awry.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4352 on: August 21, 2019, 11:02:45 PM »
care to offer some tips?

I am trying to figure out how to protect myself before sending $1500 to a total stranger via paypal/chase quickpay.

obviously if he has references or a DD Presidential/Lifetime Platinum Elite member, it's a different story. But most sellers are not in that category.
pay the paypal fee for protection. if seller cheats you paypal will make it right. been there, done that. Filed case with paypal and they refunded my money

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4353 on: August 21, 2019, 11:08:56 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.

The up to 60K Ritz ones? Can it be any Marriott 60K? Or only a Ritz?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4354 on: August 21, 2019, 11:15:17 PM »
pay the paypal fee for protection. if seller cheats you paypal will make it right. been there, done that. Filed case with paypal and they refunded my money

what paypal protection fee are you referring to?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4355 on: August 21, 2019, 11:33:02 PM »

Is anyone still subsidizing a cash stay, booked on your Marriott account?

1 night

November 7, 2019

Houston, Texas.

PM me.

Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4356 on: August 21, 2019, 11:40:57 PM »
what paypal protection fee are you referring to?
Most sellers request paypal payments as family and friends to avoid paypal fees,he his suggesting that a buyer who wants to go through with it and needs the extra protection pays the paypal fees and make the payment under goods and services or whatever it is called.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4357 on: August 22, 2019, 03:28:12 AM »
The up to 60K Ritz ones? Can it be any Marriott 60K? Or only a Ritz?
The 60K certs originated from Ritz card. Can be used at any Marriott brand, including Ritz (provided the hotel actually participates in the program)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4358 on: August 22, 2019, 06:16:50 AM »
One night from platinum elite account available. Up to 50k/night. $250. Please PM

Price dropped to $225 FIRM. No last second bookings please. Please allow 24 hours for me to book. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4359 on: August 22, 2019, 11:10:55 AM »
bump

1 night 35k 2 certs same account - Platinum Elite $300 (or 160 ea)
1 night 60k - Plat Elite $320
1 night 50k - Plat Elite $280

also, please allow 24 hours for booking.  Thanks. venmo only.