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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 #6180 on: October 17, 2020, 11:25:29 PM »
Selling 2x 35k (1/31/21 and 3/31/21) for $95 each from Gold Elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6181 on: October 18, 2020, 05:51:51 PM »
Buying a Mariott 35k night stay for tomorrow at $75 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6182 on: October 18, 2020, 07:57:01 PM »
Selling 2 x 35k certificate from gold elite account for $100 each.  Exp: 01/31/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6183 on: October 18, 2020, 08:09:04 PM »
selling

35k night cert @ $115
4* 35k night cert. in same account  @ $460

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6184 on: October 19, 2020, 06:48:15 AM »
3 35-k Certificates on the same Gold Account, 2 Certificate are exp 01/21 and 3rd one is expiring in Sep 2021. I will let these go for 100$ each if bought together.

I also have Cat 1-4 certificate for 7 days. Willing to let this go for 500$.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6185 on: October 19, 2020, 11:13:32 AM »
Offering a free 13 NIGHT stay in any category 1 hotel within USA

Must be 13 nights, completed before 12/1
Hotel of choice must have points availability

PM me if you are interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6186 on: October 19, 2020, 11:25:44 AM »
Subsidizing paid Marriott stays from a Titanium account - $15 per night

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4 of 35K per night Marriott Certs Available
« Reply #6188 on: October 20, 2020, 03:09:04 PM »
Hi there-

All 4 are available from the same Titanium account expiring
1/31/21, 1/31/21, 4/10/21. and 4/23/21.

Asking price is $100 per night. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6189 on: October 20, 2020, 04:23:22 PM »
Looking for Cat8 7night @$1600 OBO. Personal use. Close expiry OK
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6190 on: October 20, 2020, 07:37:23 PM »
2 50k certificates gold elite account
210 for 1
400 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6191 on: October 20, 2020, 08:04:57 PM »
Selling a 50k MT night @200 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6192 on: October 20, 2020, 10:27:09 PM »
1x 35k -> $100
1x 50k -> $200
7 nights 1-4 cat -> $500

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« Reply #6193 on: October 21, 2020, 02:09:53 PM »
Looking for Cat8 7night @$1600 OBO. Personal use. Close expiry OK
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6194 on: October 21, 2020, 11:45:44 PM »
RARE: Three 50k night awards available all from the same Gold account. Use all 3 for a nice stay at a Marriott/Ritz property. $590 total for all three.

ALSO: Two 35k nights from the same Gold account. $190 total for both.