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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 #4815 on: November 24, 2019, 01:42:36 PM »
Selling 35k certificates from gold account.
1 for $150
2 for $290
PM.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4816 on: November 24, 2019, 03:55:59 PM »
Selling:

7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 2/10/20 - $650
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4817 on: November 24, 2019, 05:54:07 PM »
Is the 7nights certificates category 6 a gold account? Would you accept $900?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4818 on: November 24, 2019, 06:46:46 PM »
Its 1-4 category silver status 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4819 on: November 24, 2019, 07:02:39 PM »
Selling 1 35k night from gold account
expires 1/3/20

140

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4820 on: November 24, 2019, 10:35:44 PM »
4- One night cat 5 (up to 35K) certs: $165 each OBO
1- Five night cat 4: $550 OBO
1- Five night cat 5: $800 OBO
All expire 8/20/20
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Book and stay before 12/31/2019 and get 5 fee suite awards to first 5 nights purchased.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4821 on: November 25, 2019, 03:38:13 AM »
Selling:
1 night
Category: up to 50k points
Expiration: 10/2020
Status: Gold  Elite
Price: $260

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4822 on: November 25, 2019, 07:16:54 AM »
Selling:

7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 2/10/20 - $650 obo silver status
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4823 on: November 25, 2019, 09:40:13 AM »
Selling 2 cat 1-4 7-night certificates for $650 each. Expires 7/2020.

Bump. Still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4824 on: November 25, 2019, 10:48:52 AM »
Selling one night - this Wednesday night( thanksgiving Eve) at st Regis NYC. 450 obo. Plat account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4825 on: November 25, 2019, 01:17:00 PM »
Selling 1 night up to 35k. Gold account. 140 OBO (exp 7/20)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4826 on: November 25, 2019, 01:40:59 PM »
Selling 1 35k night from gold account
expires 1/3/20

140

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4827 on: November 25, 2019, 06:20:53 PM »
buying two 50k marriott/ritz certs from same account   paying 500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4828 on: November 25, 2019, 08:09:20 PM »
How close in advance can the 5 or 7 night certs be used? can they be booked the day of or the night before?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4829 on: November 25, 2019, 08:23:49 PM »
selling 1 night cert @140