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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
« Last edited by leeboy on February 26, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4665 on: October 23, 2019, 06:58:07 PM »
selling Marriott fna 35k expires 11/02/19 $150 gold account
can add a second one with later expiration if needed, LMK BO as well

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4666 on: October 23, 2019, 07:30:42 PM »
Selling 1 night 35k Certificate - Gold Elite - Now just $120! Exp 11/2/2019

Available again. $120 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4667 on: October 23, 2019, 07:56:11 PM »
FOR SALE-
Gold Elite - 1 night up to 35K  - $150 $140  expires 5/2020

Platinum Elite - 1 night up to 50k  - $250 $240 expires 7/2020

BUMP

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4668 on: October 24, 2019, 12:40:02 AM »
Selling 4 nights from same account  50k points each, all for $1050. 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 1050 all 4.  Refs. available. PayPal or Zelle.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4669 on: October 24, 2019, 02:52:59 AM »
Bellis25 your inbox is full.  Leave some contact details or clear your inbox.  Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4670 on: October 24, 2019, 03:01:00 AM »
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 #4671 on: October 24, 2019, 10:59:33 AM »
Selling the following

1 X 5 Nights Category 5 Package $800 each

1 X 5 Nights Category 6 Package $1100

Expiration mid 2020

Platinum status

When are the expirations?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4672 on: October 24, 2019, 11:04:25 AM »
selling 3 night certs 60k from plat acct $1000 OBO

Expiration?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4673 on: October 24, 2019, 11:48:18 AM »
5 Night, Category 5 stay from a Titanium account.
$775 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4674 on: October 24, 2019, 03:20:48 PM »
Looking for 1 more pad night for a subsidiary of $20.  It will be booked under my wife's platinum account.  I think prepaid stays make this easier but correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4675 on: October 24, 2019, 08:57:22 PM »
1 night up to 35k points from Gold account.. Price is down to $150

bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4676 on: October 24, 2019, 11:05:02 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

Bump - reduced price to $1350 if someone takes all 4.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4677 on: October 25, 2019, 09:21:18 AM »
Selling 1 night cert, category 1-5, Gold Elite Account- $130 exp 12/2/1

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4678 on: October 25, 2019, 03:43:07 PM »
Selling 1 night up to 50K, platinum account. Expires 11/7/2019

$175

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4679 on: October 26, 2019, 06:23:35 PM »
1 35k night @$135.  silver acct.  venmo only.  thanks!

$120 book by nov '19