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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 #4067 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 #4635 on: October 16, 2019, 03:14:34 PM »
selling 50k certificate night out of platinum account for $260 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4636 on: October 16, 2019, 11:35:09 PM »
Selling 4 nights  50k each for $1075. My nights are capped at 50k each night (these will work for cat 7 in low peak and cat 6 at peak season)
Nights can be used on separate stays (not required to stay 4 consecutive nights)
$575 for 2, or 1075 all 4.  Refs. available. Verified members, and PayPal only pls.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4637 on: October 17, 2019, 05:30:01 AM »
2 40k Certificate from ambassador account 170 each or $330 both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4638 on: October 17, 2019, 09:18:04 AM »
selling 50k certificate night out of platinum elite account for $260

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4639 on: October 17, 2019, 11:11:39 AM »
Selling 3 35k certificates from two accounts.
expires 11/2/19 (gold account), 3/4/20 (gold account), 7/9/20 (silver account)
$375
Will sell any amount, but one expiring 11/2/19 must be included.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4640 on: October 17, 2019, 01:48:28 PM »
Sell 1 night up to 35k from platinum account for $160
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4641 on: October 17, 2019, 04:21:35 PM »
Subsidizing stays from Gold account. $20 per night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4642 on: October 18, 2019, 09:31:45 AM »
Selling 3 35k certificates from two accounts.
expires 11/2/19 (gold account), 3/4/20 (gold account), 7/9/20 (silver account)
$375
Will sell any amount, but one expiring 11/2/19 must be included.
Sold 11/2 cert, other two available for $275 or $140 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4643 on: October 18, 2019, 12:37:42 PM »
Selling

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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4644 on: October 18, 2019, 03:27:17 PM »
selling Marriott fna 35k expires 11/02/19 $155

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4645 on: October 18, 2019, 03:50:10 PM »
Selling 3 35k certificates from two accounts.
expires 11/2/19 (gold account), 3/4/20 (gold account), 7/9/20 (silver account)
$375
Will sell any amount, but one expiring 11/2/19 must be included.

Thank you for the easy transaction!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4646 on: October 19, 2019, 09:03:41 PM »
Buying cat 1-4 7 night for $600

I'd prefer to buy from someone with significant reputation or reliable vetting

$625 now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4647 on: October 20, 2019, 05:09:16 AM »
Selling 1 night 35k Certificate - Gold Elite - $150

Now just $120! Exp 11/2/2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4648 on: October 20, 2019, 06:03:04 AM »
Free 1 night certificate 35K  points  Expires: 01/31/2020. Price -150$

AND/OR

7 nights category 1-4 Expires: 05/15/2020 Price - 550$

Both from single account with Gold Elite membership due to Amex Platinum /SPG personal (now Marriott Bonvoy American Expressģ Card)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4649 on: October 20, 2019, 08:13:13 AM »
Purchased a cat 8 cert from leeboy


Selling

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