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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4470 on: September 12, 2019, 06:02:16 PM »
Selling 1 - New Category 6, 7 Night Cert - Gold Account - $1400 Exp 6/2020 - Still Available

Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4471 on: September 12, 2019, 08:35:36 PM »
Any recent DP regarding China if primary guest is not present?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4472 on: September 12, 2019, 08:36:49 PM »
Yes, Asia is always risky. I've used these many times in the USA without an issue, but several times I've had to clear an issue with reservation in Asia.
What kind of issues and how did you resolve?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4473 on: September 12, 2019, 09:57:09 PM »
Selling a free night cert, up to 35k, expiring next month. $125 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4474 on: September 13, 2019, 02:02:49 PM »
Selling 2 x 60K certs from Ritz card. Platinum account.

Expiration 8/11/2020

$350 each. Happy to sell together or separately.

I believe it needs to be booked today to avoid potential peak pricing.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4475 on: September 13, 2019, 02:46:01 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).

Still available for $175. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4476 on: September 13, 2019, 03:21:49 PM »
For Sale :

Gold Elite -  1 night up to 35K  - $150

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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4477 on: September 13, 2019, 03:33:11 PM »
bump. need to decide by the end of tomorrow if you are interested, can do 1 night also. if no interest by tomorrow night, i will book a couple of nights in town for me and the wife.

Use and stay by 9/18 or book by then?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4478 on: September 13, 2019, 06:33:12 PM »
Selling 2 x 60K certs from Ritz card. Platinum account.

Expiration 8/11/2020

$350 each. Happy to sell together or separately.

I believe it needs to be booked today to avoid potential peak pricing.

How do you get 60k nights instead of 50k?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4479 on: September 13, 2019, 06:34:44 PM »
Pricing reduced

2x 35k nights - 10/22/2019 and 6/2/2020
-$125 OBO
2x 50k nights - 10/22/2019 and 12/24/2019
-$230 OBO

Looking to sell these quickly

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4480 on: September 15, 2019, 08:57:26 AM »
When using these certificates, do I still have to pay the extra resort fees i.e. parking, extra person?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4481 on: September 15, 2019, 10:02:53 AM »
Correct
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4482 on: September 15, 2019, 12:44:22 PM »
selling
1x cat 1-4 marriot 7 night cert exp 10/23/19
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$525 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4483 on: September 15, 2019, 02:13:45 PM »
1 Marriott up to 40k certificate expiration 12/31/2019  from ambassdar account  $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4484 on: September 15, 2019, 02:18:07 PM »
1 Marriott up to 40k certificate expiration 12/31/2019  from ambassdar account  $150
Just FYI they are now worth a bit more. IMHO
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