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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 #4860 on: December 01, 2019, 04:08:57 PM »
Selling 7 night cert. Cat 1-4 . Platinum acc. Must use (partially) in 2019. $625. OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4861 on: December 01, 2019, 05:41:09 PM »
Selling:

7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 2/10/20 - $600 obo silver status
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4862 on: December 01, 2019, 10:57:43 PM »
5 night category 5 certificate for sale.
Expires 8/2020
Titanium Account
$750 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4863 on: December 01, 2019, 11:08:09 PM »
Selling 2 35k nights, Gold Elite, separate accounts, exp: July 2020, $140 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4864 on: December 02, 2019, 02:42:26 PM »
Selling:

7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 2/10/20 - $600 obo silver status
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4865 on: December 02, 2019, 03:26:17 PM »
selling 1 night cert up to 35k gold elite account exp. 01/03/2020 for 110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4866 on: December 02, 2019, 05:03:46 PM »
Selling 2 35k nights, Silver Elite, separate accounts, exp: April 2020, $125 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4867 on: December 02, 2019, 06:58:30 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 $1300 for all 4.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4868 on: December 02, 2019, 07:21:36 PM »
Selling a 35k night, expires Feb 2020, silver account: $120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4869 on: December 02, 2019, 07:23:06 PM »
Selling 4x marriott 35k night certificates from 1 account. $600 for all. Gold elite. expires in 6-9 months

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4870 on: December 03, 2019, 10:28:39 AM »
I just tried booking a free night and the rep told me that it's non transferable and the Bonvoy account holder must be present at check-in...
Was anyone else told that? I want to book for someone else..

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4871 on: December 03, 2019, 10:50:34 AM »
I just tried booking a free night and the rep told me that it's non transferable and the Bonvoy account holder must be present at check-in...
Was anyone else told that? I want to book for someone else..
I have gotten that also yesterday.  I think it may be a new policy as I did a HUCA and got the same story.  Stay tuned.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4872 on: December 03, 2019, 11:08:38 AM »
Or maybe use your head a little.....

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4873 on: December 03, 2019, 11:27:49 AM »
Or maybe use your head a little.....
They can't stop the ability for second guests to checkin.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4874 on: December 03, 2019, 01:13:47 PM »
Selling 2 35k nights, Gold Elite, same account $150 each.