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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 #4560 on: September 25, 2019, 05:20:06 PM »
Selling 1x 35k free night cert - Platinum Elite - $125 OBO

Exp: 10/2/19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4561 on: September 25, 2019, 05:20:53 PM »
Selling $300 Marriott cc credit for $240

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4562 on: September 25, 2019, 06:37:20 PM »
Mostly gold accounts. Expires in one year

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« Reply #4563 on: September 25, 2019, 07:58:42 PM »
Any experience using certs (bought here, for example) at the Sheraton Tel Aviv? Ritz Carlton Herziliya?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4564 on: September 25, 2019, 08:21:07 PM »
Any experience using certs (bought here, for example) at the Sheraton Tel Aviv? Ritz Carlton Herziliya?
no issues with the ritz. Donít have personal experience with the Sheraton

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4565 on: September 25, 2019, 08:24:58 PM »
5 night cat 5 titanium status
$850 OBO
Expires August 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4566 on: September 25, 2019, 09:17:38 PM »
Selling-
1 MT  50K exp 9/20 $260 obo
1 MT 35k exp 6/20 $150 obo

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Reduced-
1 MT 50k exp 9/2020 $250 OBO
1 MT 35k exp 6/2020 $145 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4567 on: September 26, 2019, 12:18:33 AM »
Selling $300 Marriott cc credit for $240

Buying several @ $220.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4568 on: September 26, 2019, 01:30:27 PM »
please list expiration date and status of account. I am interested in two of your certificate but need to know time.


We have
Selling

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

We have multiple accounts. Most are gold Status.

The certs do not cover resort fees or parking fees and reservations must be booked at least 30 days in advance

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4569 on: September 26, 2019, 03:09:39 PM »
Still in need of 7 night cat 1-4. Offering $525. PM me if you have one. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4570 on: September 26, 2019, 05:36:44 PM »
Selling one 35k cert gold $145 obo
Short expiry

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4571 on: September 26, 2019, 06:01:59 PM »
Selling $300 Marriott cc credit for $240
Sent you a pm. Will buy if you still have it

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4572 on: September 26, 2019, 06:10:44 PM »
Thanks for smooth transaction.
Thanks to you as well for the same!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4573 on: September 26, 2019, 11:55:49 PM »
2x 50k nights - 10/22/2019 and 12/24/2019
-$215 and $230 respectively

35k nights are sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4574 on: September 27, 2019, 10:43:24 AM »
Selling 1x 35k free night cert - Platinum Elite - $125 OBO

Exp: 10/2/19

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