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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 #6120 on: September 27, 2020, 03:52:14 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.

Yes they change from peak to regular to off peak. 
I have 40k certs for 200 though.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6121 on: September 27, 2020, 04:14:14 PM »
Yes they change from peak to regular to off peak. 
I have 40k certs for 200 though.
$200 is a bit much sorry. Regular cash price is about $200. Thanks for the info though I'll keep checking and hopefully they go back to 35k.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6122 on: September 27, 2020, 07:59:27 PM »
Since, there appears to be a surplus of free nights out there (and I can't leave NZ with the current travel restrictions) I've dropped the prices for my certs. 

Selling from Gold Account:

50k Expiring 31 Jan 2021 $150
35k Expiring 10 Jan 2021 $90
35k Expiring 31 Jan 2021 $90
35k Expiring 31 Jan 2021 $90

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6123 on: September 29, 2020, 02:40:48 AM »
subsidizing bookings $250 & higher from my account @$65  (I'm using the amex offer Spend $250 or more, get $75 back)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6124 on: September 29, 2020, 11:10:37 AM »
Selling One 35K certificate. $100
Expires 5/2021
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6125 on: September 29, 2020, 01:11:29 PM »
Selling one 60k cert. Plat account. $300
Expires mid Oct.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6126 on: September 29, 2020, 01:38:48 PM »
Selling 7 night, category 5 certificate.  $800, Gold elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6127 on: September 30, 2020, 08:54:23 AM »
selling 1 35k night for 95 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6128 on: September 30, 2020, 07:43:57 PM »
Selling Marriott 7night certificates

category 1 - 4 - $600
Category 5 - $900
Category 6 - $1100
category 7 - $1400
category 8 - $1950

I have some that are expiring soon that I can sell for cheap

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6129 on: October 01, 2020, 08:54:47 AM »
1 50k for $200
1 35k for $100
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6130 on: October 01, 2020, 12:39:12 PM »
selling 1 50k cert.
$250.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6131 on: October 01, 2020, 01:02:52 PM »
Selling 2 35K nights.  Expire 1/31 and 2/28
190$ for both from same account.
Can also sell one if you need for 95$

Also have third from same account with later expiration that I can give if someone needs three

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6132 on: October 01, 2020, 01:44:20 PM »
Selling 1 night 40k certificate for $120.  Expires 12/31/21

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6133 on: October 01, 2020, 01:47:56 PM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6134 on: October 01, 2020, 06:53:00 PM »
2 50k certificates gold elite account
230 for 1
440 for both!