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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 #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by David61 on July 12, 2020, 11:44:57 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5940 on: August 07, 2020, 04:17:03 PM »
Looking for 4 Marriott 35k Night certs for 450. Platinum and up preferred

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5941 on: August 07, 2020, 05:35:29 PM »
@Nobles1 The nights go after the status of the certificate holder.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5942 on: August 09, 2020, 02:27:48 AM »
Selling 6x certificate valid for any stay worth up to 25,000 points.
Seperate account I give you the access to account.
110 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5943 on: August 09, 2020, 11:33:56 AM »
Looking for cat 1-4 night. Paying $90 pm me

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« Reply #5944 on: August 09, 2020, 11:52:28 AM »
Selling 3x 35k @ $120 each
Selling 1x 50k @ $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5945 on: August 09, 2020, 07:17:00 PM »
Buying 3* 35K from same account $115 each OBO

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« Reply #5946 on: August 09, 2020, 11:50:57 PM »
5 night category 5 cert from a titanium account.
$750 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5947 on: August 10, 2020, 05:50:53 AM »
Buying 2 35K from same account $120 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5948 on: August 10, 2020, 12:20:53 PM »
Selling Marriott cat. 1-4, 7 night package $550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5949 on: August 10, 2020, 12:55:14 PM »
Have 4 35k certs same gold account. Asking $125 each.

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looking for a cat 7 for 5 nights at 1000 OBO.please PM

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Looking for cat 1-4 night. Paying $90 pm me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5952 on: August 10, 2020, 10:34:50 PM »
Selling from a Platinum Elite account:
50k night (expiration: 02/17/2021) - $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5953 on: August 11, 2020, 10:12:10 AM »
Buying 2 x 35k certs

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5954 on: August 11, 2020, 06:38:54 PM »
Hi all,

I am selling (1) Free Night Award Certificate
Prem Plus Biz Anniv. Free Night Award - 35K
Expires: 01/31/2021

Price $125

Thanks!