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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 #4740 on: November 06, 2019, 11:01:19 AM »
Selling:

7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 8/17/20 - $650
7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 8/17/20 - $650

willing to do $600 if reservation completed before 1/1/20
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4741 on: November 06, 2019, 12:54:10 PM »
Selling 2x 35k certs silver
Short expiry $150 each obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4742 on: November 06, 2019, 02:14:19 PM »
Selling 2 X cat 1-5 (35k) night
(2 different accounts)

They expire 07/2020 and 09/2020.
$165.00 each
both are gold accounts

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4743 on: November 06, 2019, 02:26:49 PM »
2 35k certificates from gold elite account
1 expires 1/3/2020 115.00
1 expires 1/31/2020 125.00

Both for 235.00
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4744 on: November 06, 2019, 03:54:30 PM »
Iíll buy both for $1100 I can have reservations made within 48 hours

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4745 on: November 06, 2019, 03:58:36 PM »
I have 5 Marriott suite night upgrades that expire Dec 31st 2019. Selling for $30 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4746 on: November 06, 2019, 06:47:27 PM »
I have 5 Marriott suite night upgrades that expire Dec 31st 2019. Selling for $30 each.
How do you use these? Do the reservations need to be booked out of your account?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4747 on: November 06, 2019, 07:44:01 PM »
I have 5 Marriott suite night upgrades that expire Dec 31st 2019. Selling for $30 each.
There is a thread for this.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=41980.0
People are giving them away for free for cash bookings.
Selling points is not allowed.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4748 on: November 06, 2019, 08:25:31 PM »
Selling:

7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 8/17/20 - $650
7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 8/17/20 - $650

willing to do $600 if reservation completed before 1/1/20
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4749 on: November 06, 2019, 10:04:42 PM »
Selling:
Free Night Award up to 25,000 points. Expires: October, 2020 for $130
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4750 on: November 07, 2019, 12:41:48 AM »
Selling 2 35k marriot certificate
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12/02/19
06/02/2020
$275 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4751 on: November 07, 2019, 11:36:29 AM »
Selling 2x 35k certs silver
Short expiry $150 each obo
$250 for both
Short expiry

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4752 on: November 07, 2019, 09:37:50 PM »
Selling 7 night category 1-4 - Gold status

$625

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4753 on: November 07, 2019, 10:06:02 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 #4754 on: November 08, 2019, 08:59:03 AM »
Selling 1 35k certificate for $155 from gold account. PM
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