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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6300 on: November 23, 2020, 10:01:21 AM »
Selling 3 Nights x 35k certificates

All 3 35K free nights are available from the same Gold Elite account expiring,
1/31/21, 3/31/21, 8/27/21

Asking price is $280 for all 3 or $100 per night.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6301 on: November 23, 2020, 01:23:07 PM »
Selling from gold account:
50k night exp 1/31 $200
35k night exp 3/06 $110
25k night exp 1/31 $100
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6302 on: November 23, 2020, 01:55:46 PM »
Need 2x 60K cert, can pay $225 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6303 on: November 23, 2020, 02:00:01 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

Is the Cat 8 cert still available? What is the cert owner's Bonvoy status?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6304 on: November 23, 2020, 02:11:47 PM »
Selling from the same Platinum account
50k nights x2  $190 each
35k night x1   100   
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6305 on: November 23, 2020, 06:32:08 PM »
selling a 35K night for $100
50K night for $185

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6306 on: November 23, 2020, 06:44:56 PM »
Any one have experience with added guest checking in to The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun?
Does this property cause problems?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6307 on: November 23, 2020, 10:22:28 PM »
Looking to buy 25k certificate for $75

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6308 on: November 24, 2020, 09:13:08 AM »
Looking to buy 25k night. $80 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6309 on: November 24, 2020, 10:06:33 AM »
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 #6310 on: November 24, 2020, 02:09:11 PM »
Looking to buy 25k night for $85

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6311 on: November 24, 2020, 02:29:05 PM »
Selling from the same Platinum account
50k nights x2  $190 each
35k night x1   100   
obo
2 50k sold to @Moshe Los Angeles.
Nice transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6312 on: November 25, 2020, 04:51:51 PM »
selling a 35K night for $100
50K night for $185

Is your 50k night still available?

Thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6313 on: November 25, 2020, 04:56:25 PM »
Selling 4x 50K nights (exp 1/31/2021). Titanium Account

$200 each

Hi,

Still available?

Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6314 on: November 25, 2020, 04:58:02 PM »
Selling
1 x 35K @ $125
1 x 50K @ $199
Multiple 7 night Cat 1-4, 5, 6 @ $500, $900, $1100

(ETA pricing)
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