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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 #6225 on: November 01, 2020, 01:57:07 PM »
2 x 1-4 7 night certs 550/each OBO
Can purchase separately or both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6226 on: November 01, 2020, 03:49:43 PM »
Selling:

4 x 35k certificate for $95 each OBO
Exp: 01/31/2021

All from Gold Elite accounts

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6227 on: November 01, 2020, 10:43:38 PM »
How's everyone handling the fees?
Sold a cert and the Reservation has a $177 resort fee. Marriott requires a credit card. I don't really want to be hit with the fee. How are yall handling this?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6228 on: November 01, 2020, 10:56:44 PM »
How's everyone handling the fees?
Sold a cert and the Reservation has a $177 resort fee. Marriott requires a credit card. I don't really want to be hit with the fee. How are yall handling this?
buyer calls resort and adds their CC to the reservation if they will not give you their cc info. as seller, it is possible use cancelled CC to make reservation as hotel doesn't run card for any charges. just my experience, others may ahve alternative answers

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6229 on: November 01, 2020, 11:31:31 PM »
Anybody want to trade their category 8 nights for multiple 50K nights?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6230 on: November 02, 2020, 10:46:26 AM »
2 50k certificates gold elite account
200 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6231 on: November 02, 2020, 10:48:23 AM »
Anybody want to trade their category 8 nights for multiple 50K nights?

I didn't know there were any single night cat 8 certs available.
havent seen any for sale here that i recall.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6232 on: November 02, 2020, 12:37:51 PM »
Selling:

5-night Cat 1-4: $450, exp 1/31/2020, Silver account (NOTE - THIS IS A 5-NIGHT, NOT 7-NIGHT)
7-night Cat 6: $1,050, exp 1/31/2020, Silver account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6233 on: November 02, 2020, 02:57:02 PM »
Iím looking to buy a 35k certificate from a platinum account or higher for $95 pm me.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6234 on: November 03, 2020, 05:00:23 PM »
50k night (expiration: 02/17/2021) - $230 Platinum Elite Account

Smooth transaction buying this cert. Very responsive and easy to communicate with.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6235 on: November 05, 2020, 10:53:56 PM »
Selling St regis maldives *
 5 rooms
 Overwater bungalow
12/7 - 12/14
$2475 per room

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6236 on: November 07, 2020, 12:35:38 AM »
7 nights 1-4 cat -> $500

Gold account
exp 1/31/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6237 on: November 07, 2020, 07:18:04 PM »
Selling 1 50k Cert. Expires 6/12/2021 - Gold Elite
$200 Venmo/Zelle - Several trades and references from  r/churningmarketplace
bump. It is still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6238 on: November 07, 2020, 08:32:24 PM »
Cat6, 7-Night Cert @ $1050 Exp: 3/3/21 Gold Account
Still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6239 on: November 08, 2020, 03:11:55 PM »
selling marriott 7night certs and Chanukah reservations...

7night cat5 - $900
7night cat6 - $1100
7night cat7 - $1400
7night cat8 - $2200
last couple days to book chanukah 30 days in advance