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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 #4965 on: December 12, 2019, 12:54:56 AM »
If anyone is needing elite nights before end of year.  Let me know.  I have a cat 1 in non peak near me.  20k Marriott points for 5 elite nights.      Probably worth it for those close to requalifying.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4966 on: December 12, 2019, 12:04:04 PM »
i have Titanium elite.  I'll comp you $20 a night if you book your stay on my account so i can get the night credit.  In return, you will get all the benefits like free breakfast and room upgrade.  I'll personally reach out to each reservation's GM to ask for upgrade ahead of time to increase your chance.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4967 on: December 12, 2019, 01:56:49 PM »
Selling 2x 50k nights from same account
$245 for one, $470 for 2.
Refs. available. PayPal or Zelle.
Expires 15 January 2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4968 on: December 12, 2019, 02:54:18 PM »
Selling:
1 night
Category: up to 35k points
Expiration: 3/2020
Status: Gold Elite
Price: $130
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4970 on: December 12, 2019, 05:37:18 PM »
Selling two 35k certificates from gold account @ $150 each, or $285 for both. PM
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4971 on: December 12, 2019, 05:55:12 PM »
35k night expires 6/02/2020 Gold elite, $125
25k night expires 3/13/2020 Gold elite, $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4972 on: December 13, 2019, 12:02:17 AM »
Selling 1 x 25k cert exp 1/5/20. gold account. $100.
Sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4973 on: December 13, 2019, 11:11:38 AM »
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 #4974 on: December 13, 2019, 02:48:29 PM »
Nm
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4975 on: December 13, 2019, 06:16:57 PM »
Selling 1 50k cert. expires 1/23/20. reduced to $220, priced to move.

$210 now

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4976 on: December 13, 2019, 07:20:45 PM »
I am interested. Can you PM Me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4978 on: December 14, 2019, 07:47:19 PM »
5 night category 5 certificate for sale.
Expires 8/2020
Titanium Account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4979 on: December 14, 2019, 07:50:52 PM »
selling one 35K night, expires 1/31/20 $150 obo
gold account
$130 obo