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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 #6660 on: January 14, 2021, 10:01:30 PM »
Looking for 5 cat 1-5 35k nights. Ideally same account but if can merge the booking from 2 accounts that could work.

475 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6661 on: January 15, 2021, 01:52:33 AM »
Buying 3x 35K nights (Platinum or Titanium accounts). $300 total

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6662 on: January 17, 2021, 12:33:05 PM »
Selling Ritz bal harbour checking in today for 7 nights - $2,500

Upgraded Ocean Access room

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6663 on: January 17, 2021, 02:22:50 PM »
Looking for 3-4 night at category 8 ritz Bal Harbour.
Looking to pay around $400 a night.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6664 on: January 17, 2021, 09:49:12 PM »
selling 50k cert gold account 200$ exp. 8/1

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6665 on: January 17, 2021, 10:55:17 PM »
platinum account
2 x 50k certs $225 OBO
4 x 35k certs $125 OBO
all in one account
expiration ranges from 8/1/21-12/31/21
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6666 on: January 18, 2021, 08:36:52 AM »
Looking for 3-4 night at category 8 ritz Bal Harbour.
Looking to pay around $400 a night.
Is there such a thing as cat 8 certificate for anything other than 7 days?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6667 on: January 18, 2021, 04:39:27 PM »
Looking for
4 nights @50k

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6669 on: January 18, 2021, 11:26:09 PM »
Selling 2x 35k nights for 100 Each.
Basic Account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6671 on: January 19, 2021, 08:00:09 PM »
Great transaction with yeshishim.  Bought 2 nights and he was very quick in booking the nights.  Just got back.  Thank you. 


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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6672 on: January 19, 2021, 10:13:20 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 #6673 on: January 20, 2021, 10:00:42 AM »
selling Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour      

1/22 - 1/29 - $2600
Ocean view

02/04/ - 02/11 - $7000
2 bed suite

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6674 on: January 20, 2021, 10:12:48 AM »
selling 1*50k FN at 210 from gold elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6675 on: January 20, 2021, 12:25:55 PM »
3 x 35k nights $125 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6676 on: January 21, 2021, 09:16:33 AM »
Selling 3 nights up to 50k platinum account $275 obo each
5 nights silver account $250 obo each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6677 on: January 21, 2021, 01:52:13 PM »
Selling 35k night for 110 OBO
25k night for 100 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6678 on: January 21, 2021, 10:50:27 PM »
Buying 4 night stay (currently nights are showing at 150,000 points - 35K, 35K, 40K, 40K) $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6679 on: January 21, 2021, 11:27:18 PM »
Selling three 35K for $110 each Gold account