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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 #6195 on: October 22, 2020, 08:35:19 AM »
Selling:
7 Night Voucher
Category 5
$600 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6196 on: October 23, 2020, 12:15:21 AM »
Selling Free nights up to 50k points for $200 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6197 on: October 23, 2020, 06:09:33 AM »
Selling 2 x 35k certificate from Gold Elite account for $100 each.  Exp: March 27,2021 and May 01,2021

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50k Marriott nights for $195, 35K for $95
« Reply #6198 on: October 23, 2020, 09:58:59 AM »
Four 50k nights available for $195 each

Three 35k nights available for $95 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6199 on: October 23, 2020, 10:21:17 AM »
Selling 35k certificate from gold elite account for $95. PM. Exp: 01/31/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6200 on: October 23, 2020, 10:32:33 AM »
Selling the following from a gold account:

1) 7 Night cat 1-4, expiring 1/31/21 - $500 OBO
2) Free night up to 35k, expiring 1/31/21 - $100 OBO
3) Free night up to 35k, expiring 3/31/21 - $100 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6201 on: October 23, 2020, 01:35:20 PM »
2 50k certificates gold elite account
200 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6202 on: October 24, 2020, 12:24:34 AM »
Selling 4x 50K nights (exp 1/31/2021). Titanium Account

$200 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6203 on: October 24, 2020, 01:09:14 PM »
1 Marriott 50k free night cert gold elite status. Exp 1 Sep 2021. Want $130 OBO. Also have $250 Marriott eGC for $200. Reply before PMing.

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Selling Marriott certificates at below market rate to buy new iPhone
« Reply #6204 on: October 24, 2020, 07:49:23 PM »
Until midnight on Monday, October 26, I'll sell and book my Gold account certificates at these significantly discounted prices to generate funds to rationalize buying a new iPhone.

Four 50k nights available for $175 each

Three 35k nights available for $75 each

Please send me a PM or email if interested.

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Re: Selling Marriott certificates at below market rate to buy new iPhone
« Reply #6205 on: October 24, 2020, 08:37:15 PM »
Until midnight on Monday, October 26, I'll sell and book my Gold account certificates at these significantly discounted prices to generate funds to rationalize buying a new iPhone.

Four 50k nights available for $175 each

Three 35k nights available for $75 each

Please send me a PM or email if interested.

I got a query about expiration dates. All the certificates expire sometime in 2021. Among the 50k certificates, two expire at the end of January, one at the end of March and the last in mid-May. Among the 35k certificates, two expire at the end of January and the other expires at the end of June.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6206 on: October 25, 2020, 11:18:59 AM »
Selling 2 x 35k certificate from gold elite account for $100 each.  Exp: 01/31/2021
Bump. Open for offers.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6207 on: October 25, 2020, 05:02:47 PM »
1 Marriott 50k free night cert gold elite status. Exp 1 Sep 2021. Want $130 OBO. Also have $250 Marriott eGC for $200. Reply before PMing.
interested in eGC

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6208 on: October 25, 2020, 05:49:47 PM »
interested in eGC
Still have it. Will have another $600 soon. PM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6209 on: October 25, 2020, 08:00:26 PM »
Not selling any more Marriott nights for now. Planning to request certificate extensions as expiration dates approach next year. Stay safe!