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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 #4920 on: December 08, 2019, 09:06:21 PM »
Marriott Amex consumer FNA up to 35k points Expires: 01/03/2020

$100 OBO. Please PM if interested.

Anyone interested?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4921 on: December 09, 2019, 03:47:09 AM »
BUYING

Two 7-night CAT 6 certs - asking $1000/each OBO - for use end of December 2019 (12/24-12/31). 

TIA!

Still looking for two 7-night cat 6 cert for 12/24-12/31/2019!

Open to CERT or POINTS bookings - PM your offer!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4922 on: December 09, 2019, 08:21:37 AM »
I booked a reservation for someone with 7 night certificate, this morning my account was audited (it implies it's for my safety)because I put a second name on the reservation, as well as an m8. What should I do to resolve this? Is it not allowed to book for someone else?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4923 on: December 09, 2019, 09:57:32 AM »
Buying 1-4 , 7 night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4924 on: December 09, 2019, 10:04:54 AM »
I was able to resolve the issue when I called in.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4925 on: December 09, 2019, 10:19:30 AM »
I was able to resolve the issue when I called in.
Can you tell us what you did to resolve ?  Was it just a odd rep ?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4926 on: December 09, 2019, 11:32:41 AM »
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Can you tell us what you did to resolve ?  Was it just a odd rep ?
I might have got lucky. I called and asked why it was an issue? They said that I booked a certificate in someone else name. I explained that my friend needs his name on the room as I am not coming on the first day of the reservation. I didn't need to lie and say that I wasn't coming.
I believe the mixed up my booking and that is why I had an issue in the first place.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4927 on: December 09, 2019, 11:59:14 AM »
I booked a reservation for someone with 7 night certificate, this morning my account was audited (it implies it's for my safety)because I put a second name on the reservation, as well as an m8. What should I do to resolve this? Is it not allowed to book for someone else?

Was it a non US property?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4928 on: December 09, 2019, 12:01:38 PM »
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..
Another DP.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4929 on: December 09, 2019, 12:25:28 PM »
Selling free night (40k points) from Titanium Elite account. Expires 12/31/19. $100
I also have 5 Suite Night upgrades for free, expires 12/31/19.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4930 on: December 09, 2019, 12:55:09 PM »
Selling 2* Cat 1-4 7-night certificates. $650 each or both for $1,250.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4931 on: December 09, 2019, 12:55:41 PM »
Was it a non US property?

Yes, this person also contacted me about this and wanted to book in China I believe.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4932 on: December 09, 2019, 01:18:01 PM »
Selling Certificates

7nights certificates category 5 - $900
7nights certificates category6 - $1,100
7nights certificates category7 - $1,400
7nights certificates category8 - $1,600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4933 on: December 09, 2019, 01:58:15 PM »
5 free suite night upgrades available.
Needs to be a cash res booked with my account.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4934 on: December 09, 2019, 02:07:51 PM »
Platinum elite acc (everything same acc)
Expiring 06/20 2◊ Cert 35k - 140$
Expiring 1-04/23/20 1-11/03/20 2◊Cert 50k - 265$
7 night award cat 5 - 1000$
OBO