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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 #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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6680 on: January 23, 2021, 05:06:09 PM »
Looking for 3x 50k certs for $750

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6681 on: January 23, 2021, 07:59:05 PM »
What type of certificate would I need to stay at ST Regis Bal Harbour for 2 nights?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6682 on: January 23, 2021, 09:34:06 PM »
Selling three 35K for $110 each Gold account


Sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6683 on: January 24, 2021, 01:47:57 AM »
Selling 7 35k nights gold account, $110 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6684 on: January 24, 2021, 05:27:06 PM »
Looking for a 3 night category 8 for $850 or best offer. It also can be a four night category eight for $1,100 or best offer. Please PM I will respond ASAP

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6685 on: January 24, 2021, 05:47:00 PM »
Looking for a 3 night category 8 for $850 or best offer. It also can be a four night category eight for $1,100 or best offer. Please PM I will respond ASAP

As far as I'm aware there aren't 3 or 4 night category 8 certs. There are 5 night ones which are not very common and more common are 7 night certs. For 3 or 4 nights its a regular points booking. Someone CMIIW please.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6686 on: January 24, 2021, 07:38:52 PM »
So is it possible to buy the 85k Points required?

New to Marriot Bonvoy trading ;)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6687 on: January 24, 2021, 07:40:51 PM »
So is it possible to buy the 85k Points required?

New to Marriot Bonvoy trading ;)

This forum doesn't allow points selling/buying but there are brokers and groups where you can. Over here you can buy or sell free night certificates.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6688 on: January 24, 2021, 07:44:59 PM »
Thanks,

Do they do single free nights for Cat. 8?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6689 on: January 24, 2021, 09:33:42 PM »
Thanks,

Do they do single free nights for Cat. 8?
No
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