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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 #6285 on: November 21, 2020, 08:43:51 PM »
Looking for a 7 night category 8 cert. Ask $1650
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6286 on: November 22, 2020, 06:18:01 AM »
looking for Marriott 50k night at 150 OBO. pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6287 on: November 22, 2020, 06:34:33 AM »
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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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6288 on: November 22, 2020, 06:55:42 AM »
buying 2 50k certs. $150 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6289 on: November 22, 2020, 12:06:13 PM »
@mazi your inbox is full, canít pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6290 on: November 22, 2020, 10:12:19 PM »
question for the board.

I purchased cat 6, 7 night cert from  a well known, reputable seller here that I have bought several certs from in the past.

We had to cancel the summer trip to London due to covid and we booked a reservation for California  for Thanksgiving week.

Covid heated up exponentially, California shutting down, travel advisories posted so we decide to cancel.

I notified the seller via email on the afternoon of the 14th for the reservation that was due to begin on 21 that we needed to cancel. I offered to pay a fee for the time required to cancel and recover the cert and book again after certs extended and vaccines distributed.

Hotel said cancellation notice is 48 hours, Marriott corporate said cancellation policy is 72 hours max unless hotel had posted policy otherwise.

Although I offered to pay fee for the second cancellation the seller rep advised on Monday, 5 days before the stay was to begin, that they needed at least 7 days notice and that the cert would be lost. Seller indicated that Marriott was making it difficult to cancel and that they were having problems with individual hotels getting certs properly credited back to issuing accounts

I was not afforded the opportunity to try and cancel the reservation and recover the cert myself and feel like I have been wronged.

Thoughts?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6291 on: November 22, 2020, 11:45:19 PM »
looking to buy 2 35k nights from a platinum account for use next week
price?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6292 on: November 22, 2020, 11:47:52 PM »
Selling 1 50k certificate. Feb 2021 expiration. $175
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6293 on: November 23, 2020, 01:45:47 AM »
looking to buy 2 35k nights from a platinum account for use next week
price?
$190 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6294 on: November 23, 2020, 02:00:57 AM »
@mazi your inbox is full, canít pm
i can only get 1 PM at a time please respond either by email or on this thread

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6295 on: November 23, 2020, 02:48:06 AM »
As long as your name is on all reservations they should do it for you at check-in at the hotel.

Thanks for the info. If the accounts statuses are different, like my account is gold while the seller is titanium, then which status will be honored? Can I get titanium benefits across all reservations?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6296 on: November 23, 2020, 05:23:38 AM »
Thanks for the info. If the accounts statuses are different, like my account is gold while the seller is titanium, then which status will be honored? Can I get titanium benefits across all reservations?
They only look at the seller's status, since the cert is linked to his account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6297 on: November 23, 2020, 05:27:29 AM »
Selling 2*35K Cert $180 for both OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6298 on: November 23, 2020, 08:10:46 AM »
i can only get 1 PM at a time please respond either by email or on this thread
Let me know if youíre still interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6299 on: November 23, 2020, 08:20:03 AM »
Let me know if youíre still interested
im trying to get it from a platinum or higher account if i cant find ill have to go with gold