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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 #4395 on: August 28, 2019, 05:46:14 PM »
Selling 7night cat5 from Gold account - $750
Expires: 09/16/2019, check in by Sept 8

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4396 on: August 28, 2019, 10:48:53 PM »
Selling one 25K night cert - $125
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4397 on: August 28, 2019, 11:11:51 PM »
For Sale :

Gold Elite - 1 night up to 50k - $250  SOLD
                 1 night up to 35K  - $150

Platinum Elite - 1 night up to 50k  - $265

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4398 on: August 29, 2019, 12:42:07 AM »
Buying Cat 6 5 night @850 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4399 on: August 29, 2019, 12:43:55 AM »
Selling 3 suite night upgrade awards.  $40
How do you sell these without booking from your account?
you donít
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4400 on: August 29, 2019, 03:11:31 AM »
I know this thread is mostly for buying and selling Marriott certs. I recently bought a cert and wanted to ask you all about this issue: What happens when the transaction is completed, and you've purchased a cert and applied it to a date, but later need to change it? Does the original seller have an obligation to help you change date as long as the cancellation is still 2 days before the stay? Or is the transaction over and is the buyer therefore no longer subject to any obligation to respond?

Just curious what your position is on this. It happened to me recently so wanted to see if you all have a general stance on this.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4401 on: August 29, 2019, 03:15:50 AM »
I think that the first time I would be happy to change. However, the seller can't be expected to always be (unless of course there are extenuating circumstances).

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4402 on: August 29, 2019, 06:43:18 AM »
I think that as the seller the first time I would be happy to change. However, the seller can't be expected to always be flexible (unless of course there are extenuating circumstances).
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4403 on: August 29, 2019, 01:21:42 PM »
Selling 2 x 60K certs from Ritz card. Platinum account.

Expiration 8/11/2020

$380 each. Happy to sell together or separately.

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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4404 on: August 29, 2019, 02:41:29 PM »
Looking to swap my category 5 7 night cert (Expires 8/12/2020, no status) for category 4 7 night cert (Valid till at least 1/6/2020).
I can downgrade Cat 5 to 4 and get 60k points back, but wondering if anyone benefit from Cat 5 certificate.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4405 on: August 29, 2019, 04:14:58 PM »
Are any certs good for an 85k RC property?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4406 on: August 29, 2019, 04:29:21 PM »
Are any certs good for an 85k RC property?
a category 8 7 night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4407 on: August 29, 2019, 05:22:23 PM »
I think that the first time I would be happy to change. However, the seller can't be expected to always be (unless of course there are extenuating circumstances).

Yes, that's pretty fair. And can't necessarily expect buyer to be on call to change. I agree that the transaction is technically done after the sale, and then it's up to the seller to decide whether they want to make the 1 change, given the circumstances.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4408 on: August 29, 2019, 05:29:20 PM »
a category 8 7 night

Got it, only would need a couple nights. Thanks though.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4409 on: August 30, 2019, 01:26:31 AM »
Selling 1x 35k expiring 1/3/20 for $145 from Gold Elite account.