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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 #4845 on: November 28, 2019, 08:25:29 AM »
Selling 35k and 50k certs from Gold Elite account.

1x 35k Exp 2/15... $140
1x 35k Exp 7/02... $140
1x 50k Exp 2/15... $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4846 on: November 28, 2019, 08:52:05 AM »
1 35k certificate left 1/31/2020 125.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4847 on: November 28, 2019, 01:11:25 PM »
Is there anyway to book a 40k points with 35k cert and just use points for the difference?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4848 on: November 28, 2019, 01:13:47 PM »
Is there anyway to book a 40k points with 35k cert and just use points for the difference?
Unfortunately not. Tried several HICAís and always got a firm no.

Just keep a watch if hotel is light on occupancy and you may be able to snag a PointsSaver at 35k which is what I got recently.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4849 on: November 28, 2019, 01:14:44 PM »
Unfortunately not. Tried several HICAís and always got a firm no.

Just keep a watch if hotel is light on occupancy and you may be able to snag a PointsSaver at 35k which is what I got recently.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4850 on: November 28, 2019, 01:22:26 PM »
Selling a 35k night, expires Feb 2020, silver account: $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4851 on: November 28, 2019, 01:36:38 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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Does anyone know? Was recently told by a seller that it needs 30 days advance booking, is that accurate?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4852 on: November 28, 2019, 04:32:07 PM »
I was told by an agent past summer that you can book it anytime as long as there is availability when I was trying use my certificate.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4853 on: November 28, 2019, 04:33:03 PM »
2 suite upgrades for free from platinum account.

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« Reply #4854 on: November 28, 2019, 07:40:26 PM »
2 suite upgrades for free from platinum account.
Anyway to transfer that?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4855 on: November 28, 2019, 11:31:59 PM »
Selling 35k night from gold account expires December 2019. *$100*
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4856 on: November 29, 2019, 03:57:07 AM »
Iíll take the category 7, 7 night need it for tomorrow and the 7 nights following PM me thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4857 on: November 30, 2019, 06:48:09 PM »
Selling 35k and 50k certs from Gold Elite account.

1x 35k Exp 2/15... $140
1x 35k Exp 7/02... $140
1x 50k Exp 2/15... $250

50k sold.
Both 35K nights are still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4858 on: November 30, 2019, 07:53:52 PM »
Selling two 35k certificates from gold account @ $150 each. PM.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4859 on: November 30, 2019, 09:43:18 PM »
Selling 4x 50k nights from same account
$255 for one, $495 for 2, or $970 all 4.  Refs. available. PayPal or Zelle.
Expires in January 2020