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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 #4590 on: October 03, 2019, 10:31:09 AM »
Looking to buy 4 night of certificates to be used in beginning of November at Ritz in Bal Harbor, Florida. Looking to pay approx.  $1,000 OBO. I can have a moderator verify me if needed. TY

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4591 on: October 03, 2019, 12:33:50 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificates for $165 from a gold account. Exp 09/2020. Thanks.
Price is $160 now. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4592 on: October 03, 2019, 12:38:56 PM »
Giving away 3 suite nights for paid stays.

Will these work for confirmed suite upgrades at the Elma hotel in Israel? If so, I PM'd you as well.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4593 on: October 03, 2019, 08:19:47 PM »
Free Night Award up to 35,000 points expire 07/12/2020 for 165 pm me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4594 on: October 03, 2019, 09:34:15 PM »
selling 3 night certs 60k from plat acct $1000 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4595 on: October 04, 2019, 12:04:55 PM »
Selling 3 Cat 1-4 7 night stay from gold account $550 obo (expires 1/18/2020 but haven't been extended via phone call yet)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4596 on: October 04, 2019, 02:27:32 PM »
Question for those who have successfully done this before- whose credit card typically goes on the reservation, and what's the typical process?

  • Account holder/certificate holder makes the reservation and uses their own credit card (seller risks that the buyer will rack up incidental charges)
  • The buyer of the certificate gives a credit card number to the seller to add to the reservation as a one time payment method (buyer risks that seller will steal the credit card number)
  • Seller gives the buyer temporary access to their Marriott account to make the reservation and use their own credit card (seller risks giving out too much personal info)
  • Other method?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4597 on: October 04, 2019, 02:40:19 PM »
Question for those who have successfully done this before- whose credit card typically goes on the reservation, and what's the typical process?

  • Account holder/certificate holder makes the reservation and uses their own credit card (seller risks that the buyer will rack up incidental charges)
  • The buyer of the certificate gives a credit card number to the seller to add to the reservation as a one time payment method (buyer risks that seller will steal the credit card number)
  • Seller gives the buyer temporary access to their Marriott account to make the reservation and use their own credit card (seller risks giving out too much personal info)
  • Other method?

Use cancelled credit card. They don't charge it.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4598 on: October 05, 2019, 02:16:50 PM »
Free Night  up to 35k points expires 06/20/2020 for 155

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4599 on: October 05, 2019, 09:32:51 PM »
Also selling 7-nights Travel package category 5 - $950

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4600 on: October 05, 2019, 11:03:39 PM »
FOR SALE-
Gold Elite - 1 night up to 35K  - $150 $140

Platinum Elite - 1 night up to 50k  - $250 $240

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4601 on: October 06, 2019, 11:42:26 AM »
Selling 7 night Cat 5 cert- $950 OBO
Gold Elite Acct
Quick sale today at $850 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4602 on: October 06, 2019, 03:23:49 PM »
selling 2 cat 1-5 nights (up to 35k)
2 seperate, gold accounts.

$140 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4603 on: October 08, 2019, 12:51:22 AM »
Selling 1 35k certificates for $160 from gold account. PM
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4604 on: October 08, 2019, 01:15:35 AM »

2 40k Certificate from ambassador account 175 each or $340 both