Topic Wiki

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 »

Author Topic: Marriott Certs Sale  (Read 698610 times)

Offline Thingywingy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 4582
  • Total likes: 26
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4545 on: September 23, 2019, 10:14:13 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.

Offline Hermon

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2019
  • Posts: 3
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: London UK
  • Programs: Marriott Bonvoy
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4546 on: September 24, 2019, 11:01:04 AM »
Hi DDF,

I am looking for Cat 3 certs x3 or one 60K cert if that will work for 3 night booking?

My booking is Fri 11th to Sun 13th October 2019 55K points total for 3 nights.

I'm offering $300 total?

PayPal.

Side Point Question.
I Paid a DDF'er $150 via PayPal for a cert.
He then offered me completely different service a $25 discount per night he was open that it was a scheme to help him build status?!?
Am I unlucky or is that normal here?
PayPal refunded in full and he didn't dispute refund but was annoying process.
How do I avoid repeat?

Regards,

Hermon.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 12:32:16 PM by Hermon »
ďItís not happy people who are thankful; itís thankful people who are happy.Ē

Offline faigie18

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2018
  • Posts: 6
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4547 on: September 24, 2019, 11:02:07 AM »
Selling one 35K certificate from Gold Elite account for $160. Expires 11/02/2019.

Offline Yehudaa

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Mar 2018
  • Posts: 2310
  • Total likes: 892
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 82
    • View Profile
  • Location: YYZ
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4548 on: September 24, 2019, 12:17:32 PM »
Selling:

1 x 7-night Cat 1-4, expires 02/05/2020, silver account: $525

1 x 35k night, expires 07/02/2020, silver account: $135

7-night cert sold, 35k night still available.

Offline ilovesojulee

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 77
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4549 on: September 24, 2019, 12:39:15 PM »
Selling 50k cert 8/2020 expiry, Platinum Elite until 3/2020

$250

Offline abench

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2019
  • Posts: 1
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: ISrael
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4550 on: September 24, 2019, 02:28:04 PM »
Selling a 7 night Category 7 travel certificate. Expires September 2020. $1,900 OBO.

Offline yos9694

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 1135
  • Total likes: 258
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Not Brooklyn
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4551 on: September 24, 2019, 03:06:05 PM »

Still have 1x 50k certificate, Platinum Elite account
Expires 10/10
Asking for $175 due to short expiry

Offline modechai

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 107
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4552 on: September 24, 2019, 03:25:19 PM »
Selling 2 35k certificates for $165 each obo from gold account. PM

Offline ralph91

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2017
  • Posts: 116
  • Total likes: 7
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4553 on: September 24, 2019, 04:06:20 PM »
I have 1 50k night for $250. PM me if interested.

Offline yangshao

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2019
  • Posts: 12
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Canada
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4554 on: September 24, 2019, 08:42:59 PM »
bump
Thank you for your patient. Nice transaction.

Offline pavelnord

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2018
  • Posts: 6
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: ak
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4555 on: September 24, 2019, 09:39:16 PM »
Looking for 7 day Cat 1-4 Certificate. Paying $550
 Please pm me, Thanks
Bump, still looking to buy

Offline anon

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 22
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: United States
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4556 on: September 24, 2019, 09:39:36 PM »
Selling 2 X cat 1-5 (35k) night
Gold Elite account
$155 each or $300 for both obo
Please PM me
Expires 09/09/2020 and 07/11/2020

Offline ewrp12

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2017
  • Posts: 103
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4557 on: September 25, 2019, 11:02:51 AM »
Selling 1x 35k expiring 1/3/20 for $135 from Gold Elite account.

Offline leeboy

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 526
  • Total likes: 39
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4558 on: September 25, 2019, 03:20:51 PM »
Selling

7nights certificates category 5 - $950
7nights certificates category6 - $1,100
7nights certificates category7 - $1,400
7nights certificates category8 - $1,700

Offline maxswanson

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 53
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: sfo
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4559 on: September 25, 2019, 04:21:09 PM »
please list expiration date and status of account. I am interested in two of your certificate but need to know time.

Selling

7nights certificates category 5 - $950
7nights certificates category6 - $1,100
7nights certificates category7 - $1,400
7nights certificates category8 - $1,700