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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 #6640 on: January 11, 2021, 02:46:35 PM »
Can certs be used for suites?

Are 7 day cat 6 certs restricted to cat 6 hotels or only limited in # of points per night? Meaning should a cat 7 drop in price, would one be able to use a cat 6 cert?
1- Not officially but there are some reorts in this thread of upgraded rooms being booked and the hotel charging the upgrade fee so I guess YMMV
2- goes by category

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6641 on: January 11, 2021, 02:51:11 PM »
1- Not officially but there are some reorts in this thread of upgraded rooms being booked and the hotel charging the upgrade fee so I guess YMMV
To use the certs you need to have basic redemptions available. In some hotels, basic redemptions include suites.

Often one can book 'redemption plus cash upgrade' where you pay the upgrade fee directly at the hotel. At SR MLE for exemple you can upgrade to an OWV for $75 a night.

And yes you're right sometimes you book a basic redemption and when you go into the Marriott system you see that it was adjusted to 'basic plus cash'. It happened to me but I didn't mind since it was a good value for money

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6642 on: January 11, 2021, 03:45:40 PM »
Selling Marriott 50k cert valid thru 2DEC2021. $200. Diamond account.

Edit: Gold Elite account.
$180

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6643 on: January 11, 2021, 05:43:03 PM »
Looking for 3 60k cert.
Paying $275 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6644 on: January 11, 2021, 07:01:38 PM »
Looking for 3 60k cert.
Paying $275 obo
Do 60k certs exist?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6645 on: January 11, 2021, 08:18:08 PM »
Selling Cancelled rooms below at $2,300 each



The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba      01/16 - 01/23

Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour      01/17 - 01/24
Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour      01/22 - 01/29

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Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour      01/28/2021 - 02/04/2021
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6646 on: January 11, 2021, 10:09:33 PM »
**Free**
Ritz Carlton Club level upgrade for paid nights. PM me if you want and I can make the reservation for you on my account. Platinum Elite status.  In my past experience, the price is inflated slightly above the regular room, but is significantly lower than booking a club level room.

CANNOT USE WITH SNA CERTIFICATES

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6647 on: January 11, 2021, 10:15:39 PM »
Like a few others - I had an issue with a 7-day certificate with LeeBoy but want to point out that he was quick to resolve within 24 hours of the stay being canceled. Unfortunately, it all happened one week before my arrival, but LeeBoy and I got on the phone to figure it out quickly. He worked hard to make sure I could still stay at the same property for a great value. I was able to check-in with no issues. Booking with these certificates is a risk, and this is one of the times where it went wrong, but with some extra work, I still had a great stay.

The only 2 posts you've made (3 months apart), are to praise leeboy. Smells fishy.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6648 on: January 12, 2021, 07:06:06 AM »
Selling Cat 1 - 4 7 night cert exp 31/8 $650 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6649 on: January 12, 2021, 11:33:41 AM »
The only 2 posts you've made (3 months apart), are to praise leeboy. Smells fishy.

I really only use Dan's Deals for the Telegram alerts and these two transactions I did with him - which again, the second one went south but was resolved. Happy to verify my identity via PM and can send the screenshots of the two transactions we did.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6650 on: January 12, 2021, 01:39:17 PM »
2 50k certificates platinum account
$225 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6651 on: January 12, 2021, 01:57:10 PM »
Hi,

Selling 3x 35k Marriott certificates in one account. $115 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6652 on: January 12, 2021, 09:59:30 PM »
Looking for 4 50k certs.paying $225 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6653 on: January 12, 2021, 11:20:38 PM »
Do 60k certs exist?
according to previous posts, Yes.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6654 on: January 12, 2021, 11:40:48 PM »
Selling nights:
Up to 50k from Gold accounts for $250 each OBO.
up to 35k for $125 OBO.
Some accounts have 2 nights, some have 1 night.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6655 on: January 13, 2021, 09:00:10 AM »
Selling 40k nights from titanium for $200.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6656 on: January 13, 2021, 06:40:12 PM »

Selling 4- 35K nights
$100 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6657 on: January 14, 2021, 10:42:53 AM »
Hi,

Selling 3x 35k Marriott certificates in one account. $115 each.


Price reduced to $100 each night. Certificates are from a Gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6658 on: January 14, 2021, 01:01:16 PM »
I really only use Dan's Deals for the Telegram alerts and these two transactions I did with him - which again, the second one went south but was resolved. Happy to verify my identity via PM and can send the screenshots of the two transactions we did.

I can vouch for Simba - this is legit.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6659 on: January 14, 2021, 01:56:54 PM »
buying cat 6 7 night $1350