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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 #6105 on: September 22, 2020, 07:04:48 PM »
Platinum account (suite upon availability)
1 x 35k cert for $175

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6106 on: September 22, 2020, 10:58:41 PM »
40K Cert from Titanium $200 ea (2 available)
7 night Cat 1-5 1100 from titanium account
7 night 1-4 550 silver account (2 available)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6107 on: September 23, 2020, 12:30:07 AM »
Selling 2x 35k gold $240

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6108 on: September 23, 2020, 12:30:40 AM »
Subsidizing paid nights @ $20

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6109 on: September 23, 2020, 09:28:12 AM »
Selling 7 fna 35k gold (two different accounts) $120 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6110 on: September 23, 2020, 11:23:23 AM »
selling:
3 35k gold acct $120 each OBO
1 50k gold acct $250 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6111 on: September 24, 2020, 02:33:22 AM »
Cat 1-4 certificate for 7 days for sell 500 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6112 on: September 24, 2020, 03:32:23 PM »
Selling a 25k free night cert from a titanium account: $150. expires 4/27/21

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6113 on: September 24, 2020, 04:10:02 PM »
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Selling a 25k free night cert from a titanium account: $150. expires 4/27/21

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6114 on: September 24, 2020, 07:24:58 PM »
Selling from Gold Account:
50k Expiring 31 Jan 2021 $220
35k Expiring 10 Jan 2021 $110
35k Expiring 31 Jan 2021 $110
35k Expiring 31 Jan 2021 $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6115 on: September 24, 2020, 11:42:03 PM »
Selling One 35K certificate. $100
Expires 5/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6116 on: September 25, 2020, 04:40:38 PM »
Selling Marriott free night certificates

(1) Marriott 7 night certificate ,category 1 - 4, $600 OBO,  Platinum Elite, Expiring 01/31/2021

(1) Marriott 35K  free night certificate , $120,  Platinum Elite, Expiring 01/31/2021

(1) Marriott 35K  free night certificate , $110,  Silver Elite, Expiring 01/31/2021

(1) Marriott 35K  free night certificate , $110,  Silver Elite, Expiring 05/11/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6117 on: September 27, 2020, 12:46:00 AM »
Since you sound so smart enlighten the rest of us where the 25k nights come from.
25K certs come from the old Marriott card. Some of these certs were extended and still valid. I happen to have one.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6118 on: September 27, 2020, 12:49:48 AM »
Titanium account

1 25K night - $110
2 35K nights - $130 each

They all expire in January 2021 but I'm selling for stays in 2020 only.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6119 on: September 27, 2020, 03:43:18 PM »
Do peak and off peak rates change? All of a sudden the hotel I'm looking at is peak 40k a night for the entire month of October. Any ideas? The hotel is empty.