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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 #5505 on: February 18, 2020, 01:58:23 PM »
Is it possible to use certs from different accounts on the same reservation?
no

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5506 on: February 18, 2020, 02:10:03 PM »
I have 2 35k certs for sale 135$ or 2 for 265$
From a Gold Elite account
Grab rates now b4 you get #bonvoyed and rates go up in March

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5507 on: February 18, 2020, 05:50:49 PM »
Selling:
35k cert exp 05/02/2020  - $125
35k cert exp 07/11/2020  - $130
35k cert exp 11/15/2020  - $140
7 nights category 1-4  exp 07/17/2020  $600
7 nights category 5  exp 07/17/2020  - $900

all from the same gold account

BUMP OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5508 on: February 18, 2020, 09:40:50 PM »
Selling 7 night category 5 $850 obo exp 07/20
Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5509 on: February 19, 2020, 10:39:33 AM »
7 nights category 1-4  exp 07/30/2020 - Gold Account $550

Can provide Vouch and will have moderator involved for sale if necessary.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5510 on: February 19, 2020, 11:22:51 AM »
Selling: free night (35k) for $125 OBO. Expires 7/20
              free night (25k) for $110 OBO. Expires 12/20 SOLD
Thanks @momo for smooth transaction

Still have 35k certificate for sale

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5511 on: February 19, 2020, 01:39:49 PM »
Thanks @momo for smooth transaction

Still have 35k certificate for sale
Same. Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5512 on: February 19, 2020, 02:08:03 PM »
Selling 1 night 25k for $110 gold account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5513 on: February 19, 2020, 03:37:00 PM »
Selling 1x 50k certificate gold elite account $245.00

expiring 05/03/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5514 on: February 19, 2020, 03:46:26 PM »
Selling Marriott Certs 7nights
Category 5 - $950
Category 6 - $1200
Category 7 - $1450
Category 8 - $1800

Accounts have silver or gold status.
Prices are firm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5515 on: February 19, 2020, 04:02:06 PM »
Selling Marriott Certs 7nights
Category 5 - $950
Category 6 - $1200
Category 7 - $1450
Category 8 - $1800

Accounts have silver or gold status.
Prices are firm

Great seller. Very responsive!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5516 on: February 19, 2020, 06:25:55 PM »
Looking for 1 night (cat 3) or 20k
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5517 on: February 19, 2020, 09:19:22 PM »
Selling:
7 Night Voucher
Category 5
$700 OBO

Expires February 2021.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5518 on: February 19, 2020, 09:49:14 PM »
Have 7nights cert for Cat 6 from Gold account, expires on 3/8/20... for $1200 (firm, in process of getting renewed for another year)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5519 on: February 20, 2020, 07:08:46 AM »
Are these certificates the same as free annual nights ? Meaning. The free annual nights will book up to a 35k night.
Are these the same or they can book at higher cost rooms as well ?