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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5220 on: January 15, 2020, 11:25:57 AM »

1 week certificate at Cat 4 or less for $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5221 on: January 15, 2020, 12:10:08 PM »
1 35k certificate gold elite account exp 1/31/2020 115.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5222 on: January 15, 2020, 07:39:18 PM »
selling one 35K night, expires 1/31/20 $150 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5223 on: January 15, 2020, 07:56:06 PM »
115$ OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5224 on: January 15, 2020, 09:00:48 PM »
Selling 2x 35k cat 1-5 from 1 account
2x 35k cat 1-5 from second account
2 for $260 or all 4 for $510

1x cat 1-4 25k gold account for $110

1x 50k from gold account $235

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« Reply #5225 on: January 16, 2020, 05:21:25 PM »
Can I use at cat 1-5 cert on a cat 5 property showing peak pricing (40k)?
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« Reply #5226 on: January 16, 2020, 06:08:14 PM »
Can I use at cat 1-5 cert on a cat 5 property showing peak pricing (40k)?
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« Reply #5227 on: January 16, 2020, 06:47:47 PM »
1 35K night, Gold account, expires 8/14/20

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5229 on: January 17, 2020, 12:02:38 AM »
Selling free nights
up to 35k for $150 each
Up to 50k for $250 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5230 on: January 17, 2020, 12:15:57 AM »
selling free night 35k silver account @ $140

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5231 on: January 17, 2020, 10:01:08 AM »
Selling
St Regis
20-27 - $2,500
21-28  - $2,500
22-29  - $2,500
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21-22  - $450 a night

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7 nights Cat 1-4 for sale expiring 5/12/2020
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Titanium status
7 nights Cat 1-4 for sale exp 5/12/2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5233 on: January 17, 2020, 10:45:13 PM »
Looking for two Plat or Titanium a/c 35k certificates cat 5. Need for next week. Willing to pay 270.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5234 on: January 18, 2020, 07:11:17 PM »
Selling 35k certificate from gold elite account for $135. PM. Exp: 06/2020