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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 #4440 on: September 08, 2019, 09:26:39 AM »
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 #4441 on: September 08, 2019, 01:00:58 PM »
2 60k certs, same gold account. $315 each (or 50k miles each). Last chance to book before Sept 14 changes.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4442 on: September 08, 2019, 01:17:35 PM »
Selling 7 day  category 5 certificate.  Exp end of October.  $850 or bo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4443 on: September 08, 2019, 06:54:27 PM »
Selling 60k night - Gold account - $285

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4444 on: September 08, 2019, 08:48:13 PM »
Selling 1x 50k certificate. Platinum elite account $260 expires 10/10.

Also have Club level upgrade to throw in with this (if it can be combined).

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4445 on: September 09, 2019, 01:51:11 AM »
Selling one night up to 25k points. Expires 11/02/2019. Price $110 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4446 on: September 09, 2019, 06:31:32 AM »
Looking for a 7-day Cat 5 certificate for use in Dec-Jan. Paying $800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4447 on: September 09, 2019, 11:50:36 AM »
Selling 3x 35k nights for $165 each
Selling 1x 50K night for $260

2 35k nights expiring 05/02/2020
1 35k night expiring 01/31/2020
1 50k night expiring 11/16/2019

Have 1 35K night still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4448 on: September 09, 2019, 01:24:51 PM »
Selling 2 35k certificates for $160 each from one account. Silver Elite

Selling 1 35k certificate for $160 from separate account. Silver Elite

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4449 on: September 09, 2019, 02:37:26 PM »
Selling 1x 50k certificate. Platinum elite account $260 expires 10/10.

Also have Club level upgrade to throw in with this (if it can be combined).

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4450 on: September 09, 2019, 02:56:50 PM »
Selling 2 35k certificates for $165 each from one account. Gold Elite

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4451 on: September 10, 2019, 09:30:19 AM »
Selling-
1 MT  50K exp 9/20 $260 obo
1 MT 35k exp 6/20 $150 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4452 on: September 10, 2019, 11:41:12 AM »
Selling 2 x 60K certs from Ritz card. Platinum account.

Expiration 8/11/2020

$350 each. Happy to sell together or separately.

Last 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 #4453 on: September 10, 2019, 12:47:52 PM »
Selling 6/20 expiry Platinum Elite - 1 night up to 50k  - $265

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4454 on: September 10, 2019, 05:50:21 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificates for $165 from gold account. PM.
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4455 on: September 10, 2019, 06:59:00 PM »
selling 2 60k certs, plat account. $250 each. Expire 9/18.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4456 on: September 10, 2019, 07:20:00 PM »
Selling 2 free nights (35k) for $150 each (different accounts)
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Still available. Price is negotiable
Expires 7/2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4457 on: September 10, 2019, 08:31:10 PM »
Selling one 25K night for $120. Exp Jan 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Selling 1 35k night for $160. Gold elite account

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Selling 6/20 expiry Platinum Elite - 1 night up to 50k  - $265