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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 #4620 on: October 12, 2019, 11:53:40 PM »
How does this work, does the certificate owner make the reservation for the buyers name? What difference does it make for the buyer which status the seller has? And is QP the typical payment method here?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4621 on: October 13, 2019, 03:47:37 AM »
How does this work, does the certificate owner make the reservation for the buyers name? What difference does it make for the buyer which status the seller has? And is QP the typical payment method here?
yes
status =upgrade possibility, lounge access, breakfast etc depending on level of status.

 Depends on seller, QP,Venmo, Paypal   etc
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4622 on: October 13, 2019, 04:02:29 AM »
yes
status =upgrade possibility, lounge access, breakfast etc depending on level of status.

 Depends on seller, QP,Venmo, Paypal   etc
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4623 on: October 13, 2019, 09:43:54 AM »
Giving away 3 marriott Suite Night Awards on paid stays

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4625 on: October 13, 2019, 06:19:33 PM »
Selling 4 x 1 nights Won "29 Ways to Stay DS Free Night Award up to 85,000 Points" Expires: 01/15/2020

$1400 for all 4

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4626 on: October 15, 2019, 08:40:08 AM »
How does this work, does the certificate owner make the reservation for the buyers name? What difference does it make for the buyer which status the seller has? And is QP the typical payment method here?

The reservation shows up as on the seller's account, with the buyer as an additional guest. YMMV whether buyer gets benefits that seller would have been entitled to.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4627 on: October 15, 2019, 02:12:11 PM »
Selling 1 35k night in titanium elite account for $165.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4628 on: October 15, 2019, 05:29:06 PM »
Selling the following

1 X 5 Nights Category 5 Package $800 each

1 X 5 Nights Category 6 Package $1100

Expiration mid 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4629 on: October 15, 2019, 07:57:05 PM »
need 1 more night to re-qualify for platinum.  Willing to subsidize at $20 for a paid night booked under my wife's platinum acct
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4630 on: October 15, 2019, 10:56:42 PM »
1 night up to 35k points from Gold account. Price is down to $150
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4631 on: October 16, 2019, 12:26:38 AM »
Selling one night up to 25k points. Expires 11/02/2019. Price $110 OBO.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4632 on: October 16, 2019, 01:33:50 AM »
Selling one night 25k points. From Platinum account.
Expires 10-23-2019. Price $100
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4633 on: October 16, 2019, 10:38:58 AM »
Hello everyone. I plan to go on vacation at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Does it need the certification holder to do CI?  Or it is the same as in North America that just adding the additional guest? Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4634 on: October 16, 2019, 03:14:34 PM »
selling 50k certificate night out of platinum account for $260 OBO