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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 #4420 on: September 01, 2019, 02:21:27 PM »
I just tried to "gift" a certificate and they told me I cannot. I can only "gift" points.

I HUCA and made a reservation with recipient as a 2nd guest. That worked but they asked if I was also going to be there. I said yes but much later.

They said it should be fine although officially certificates are for the account holder only.

How do you all buy and sell the certificates?
Exactly what you did.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4421 on: September 01, 2019, 02:28:10 PM »
But didn't they start a new policy about this? I remember, a few months ago, having an issue and they insisted I call and rebook a reservation, as a gift, while my wife stood at the front desk.

I don't remember if it was a point redemption or a certificate.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4422 on: September 01, 2019, 03:30:40 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 #4423 on: September 01, 2019, 10:24:17 PM »
selling one 35K certificate exp 1.20.2020 - $145

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4424 on: September 02, 2019, 11:11:18 AM »
Selling
7nights cat4 - $700
7nights cat5 - $1,050
7nights cat6 - $1,400
7nights cat7 - $1,600
7nights cat8 - $1,900

An extra $25 fee for booking within 30 days. Prices are firm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4425 on: September 02, 2019, 09:17:47 PM »
Looking to buy Marriott Cat4 7-night cert for $475, OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4426 on: September 03, 2019, 10:40:37 AM »
Selling 3 X cat 1-5 (35k) night
2 in one account (Expires 12/2/2019 and 7/11/2020)
1 in separate account 9/1/2020)
both are gold accounts

$165 each or 2 for $310, all 3 for $450.
PM me
Expires 12/2/2019 and 7/11/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4427 on: September 03, 2019, 01:50:18 PM »
selling cat 1-4 marriott 7 night certificate from Titanium account

no need to wait for 30 days. Certificate is available now

$650

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4428 on: September 03, 2019, 05:06:44 PM »
Selling the following

2 X 5 Nights Category 5 Package $850 each

1 X 5 Nights Category 6 Package $1300

Expiration mid 2020

Platinum status

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4429 on: September 03, 2019, 05:34:07 PM »
Selling one Cat 4 night exp Jan 15, 2020 at $125 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4430 on: September 03, 2019, 08:28:46 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4431 on: September 04, 2019, 11:26:15 AM »
why? average of 170 and 260 per night doesnt seem way over priced from the same platinum account?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4432 on: September 04, 2019, 08:19:10 PM »
The up to 60K Ritz ones? Can it be any Marriott 60K? Or only a Ritz?
No, I got those as a sign up bonus from the Ritz card. You can use them at any Marriott property

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4433 on: September 04, 2019, 08:20:51 PM »
Selling

2x Ritz/Marriott nights (2x60K Free Nights from Chase Ritz card) exp. 10/3/19 - $300 each

1x Marriott night (up to 50K) exp. 11/7/19 - $250

All 3 for $800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4434 on: September 04, 2019, 09:42:11 PM »
1x 50k cert plat elite account $275 exp june 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4435 on: September 04, 2019, 09:55:11 PM »
Selling a 35k cert $130 obo expires in a while

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4436 on: September 04, 2019, 10:59:14 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. Must book before September 14 to avoid peak pricing.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4437 on: September 05, 2019, 10:17:10 AM »
Selling from a Platinum Account
x2 Marriott 35k Certs - $150 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4438 on: September 05, 2019, 01:57:54 PM »
Selling 3 X cat 1-5 (35k) night
2 in one account (Expires 12/2/2019 and 7/11/2020)
1 in separate account 9/1/2020)
both are gold accounts

$165 each or 2 for $310, all 3 for $450.
PM me
Expires 12/2/2019 and 7/11/2020
2 sold
1 remaining expiring 9/1/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4439 on: September 06, 2019, 08:22:58 AM »
Selling 1 night 35k Certificate - Titanium Elite - for $150