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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 #4935 on: December 09, 2019, 03:52:50 PM »
Another DP.
why the need to say that your giving it for someone else? Just say the other person is arriving earlier, and to ADD his/her name.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4936 on: December 09, 2019, 05:42:33 PM »
1 35k certificate gold elite account exp 1/31/2020 125.00
1 50k certificate gold elite account 250.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4937 on: December 09, 2019, 07:36:58 PM »
Selling two 35k certificates from gold account @ $150 each, or $285 for both. PM
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4938 on: December 09, 2019, 07:40:44 PM »
Selling 1 50k cert. expires 1/23/20. $240.

$230 now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4939 on: December 09, 2019, 11:41:31 PM »
Buying cat 1-4 (25k) night from Platinum (or better) for a 1 night stay on 12/13. Will pay $100. Please PM me if you have one. Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4940 on: December 09, 2019, 11:42:33 PM »
Selling 2 50k nights from the same account, $500 for both or $260 for one,  Expires 08/20.  PM me if intersted
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4941 on: December 09, 2019, 11:47:23 PM »
7 Night Cat 5 Titanium Account $1100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4942 on: December 10, 2019, 01:31:27 AM »
Single 35 K certificate from Gold Elite account  for 125$ , expiry - 1/31/2020.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4943 on: December 10, 2019, 12:39:00 PM »
Yes, this person also contacted me about this and wanted to book in China I believe.

No. First, shemaya770 didn't sell the certification to me. I bought certification from leaf and ariz. We all have smooth transactions.
Second, Marriott is a global company, and the certification can be used all over the world. There is nothing different if the certification is used in North America or Asia or somewhere else.  There is nothing risky at all.
Third, your post gives an improper hint that the book in China isn't safe, or the person contacted you isn't safe. These wrong hints are misleading.

It's an open forum, people have the right to talk. In the same time, please, don't put your own feeling over reality and mislead other one.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4944 on: December 10, 2019, 01:37:06 PM »
No. First, shemaya770 didn't sell the certification to me. I bought certification from leaf and ariz. We all have smooth transactions.
Second, Marriott is a global company, and the certification can be used all over the world. There is nothing different if the certification is used in North America or Asia or somewhere else.  There is nothing risky at all.
Third, your post gives an improper hint that the book in China isn't safe, or the person contacted you isn't safe. These wrong hints are misleading.

It's an open forum, people have the right to talk. In the same time, please, don't put your own feeling over reality and mislead other one.

Lol, I didn't mention any names, and I wasn't accusing you or anyone else of anything. Relax.

But I think it's pretty well known that the riskiest place to check in as a second guest in Asia. I've bought and sold many of these, and the only location in which I've had issues is Asia. So yes, booking in China is not "safe", in the sense that you have a much higher chance of running into issues than in the USA, so it doesn't really make sense to use the certificates there if you can sell them for domestic use.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4945 on: December 10, 2019, 01:38:07 PM »
Selling 2 35k nights, Gold Elite, same account $150 each.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4946 on: December 10, 2019, 02:35:07 PM »
Lol, I didn't mention any names, and I wasn't accusing you or anyone else of anything. Relax.

But I think it's pretty well known that the riskiest place to check in as a second guest in Asia. I've bought and sold many of these, and the only location in which I've had issues is Asia. So yes, booking in China is not "safe", in the sense that you have a much higher chance of running into issues than in the USA, so it doesn't really make sense to use the certificates there if you can sell them for domestic use.

Oops, did I roll my eyes out loud? You don't mention names, but you are misleading. Of cause you can relax, you are not buying a certification. You don't care your language will lead people won't sale to Asia anymore. However, there shouldn't be discrimination about the regions. By the way, you mentioned you sold many certifications, wow that's a lot! Be careful, when people sell a lot, the certification is not "safe", they have a higher chance comes from hacked accounts. People who booked this type of certification may not be allowed to check-in or even kicked out after check-in. So warm reminder, it doesn't make sense to buy certifications from a "frequent seller" if you can buy them from the real certification holder. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4947 on: December 10, 2019, 02:44:05 PM »
Oops, did I roll my eyes out loud? You don't mention names, but you are misleading. Of cause you can relax, you are not buying a certification. You don't care your language will lead people won't sale to Asia anymore. However, there shouldn't be discrimination about the regions. By the way, you mentioned you sold many certifications, wow that's a lot! Be careful, when people sell a lot, the certification is not "safe", they have a higher chance comes from hacked accounts. People who booked this type of certification may not be allowed to check-in or even kicked out after check-in. So warm reminder, it doesn't make sense to buy certifications from a "frequent seller" if you can buy them from the real certification holder.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4948 on: December 10, 2019, 08:10:42 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 #4949 on: December 10, 2019, 09:38:39 PM »
Selling 2x marriott 35k night certificates from 1 account. $140 each
Selling 1x marriott 50k night certificate from same account, $250

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