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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 #6255 on: November 11, 2020, 12:46:24 AM »
Looking to buy 4 One night Certs for a category 8 to use 11/19-11/23 at SRBH. Willing to pay $275 per night

they do not exist

And if they did they would most likely cost more than $275@.

In either case, your closest bet to paying that price per night would be to get a 7 night Cat 8 certificate such as this one for $2200 (= ~$314/night):

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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6256 on: November 11, 2020, 08:41:00 AM »
Selling:

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

All from Gold Elite accounts
2 sold, 2 more left (same Gold Elite account)

2  35k certificate for $95 each OBO
Exp: 01/31/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6257 on: November 11, 2020, 06:14:25 PM »

2 50k certificates gold elite account
$200 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6258 on: November 12, 2020, 02:53:49 PM »
Looking to buy a Cat 7 7-nights cert from Platinum account, willing to pay $1400.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6259 on: November 12, 2020, 11:57:13 PM »
Looking to buy a Cat 7 7-nights cert from Platinum account, willing to pay $1400.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6260 on: November 14, 2020, 02:56:33 AM »
Selling 2x 7 nights cat 1-4 $475 each OBO

Have good references from past transactions.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6261 on: November 14, 2020, 08:10:01 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 #6262 on: November 15, 2020, 06:57:48 AM »
Selling 2 nights from gold account exp 01/31/2021  $110 each.
Also subsidizing 1 paid night @ $100 must be over $250.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6263 on: November 15, 2020, 09:26:40 AM »
Selling 2 nights - exp 01/31/2021 @$110 each - gold elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6264 on: November 15, 2020, 02:34:45 PM »
selling 4 35k nights
silver elite account
100$ each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6265 on: November 15, 2020, 02:56:00 PM »
Selling 3 x 35k night certs @ $130 each OBO from same Gold account


also subsidizing paid nights @ $75 , night must be over $250
i have a bunch of these avalible

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6266 on: November 15, 2020, 10:30:45 PM »
Selling 1 50k certificate. Feb 2021 expiration. $175

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6267 on: November 16, 2020, 03:52:13 AM »
Selling:
3x 35K Marriott Gold Acct  $100 Exp. Jan/June/Sept 2021  $285 for all three
2x 35K Marriott Silver Acct $85  Exp. Jan/July   2021
1x 50K Marriott Gold Acct $265  Exp. June 2021

Also paying $30 for paid stays on my gold Acct

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6268 on: November 16, 2020, 11:09:29 PM »
Selling from gold account:
50k night exp 1/31 $200
35k night exp 3/06 $110
25k night exp 1/31 $100
OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6269 on: November 17, 2020, 12:59:21 AM »
Selling from gold accounts (separate accounts):

50k night exp 11/11/2021  -  $225
50k night exp 06/12/2021  -  $225