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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 #6700 on: January 26, 2021, 09:17:12 AM »
Selling 2 x 35k certs in Gold Account @ $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6701 on: January 26, 2021, 01:06:51 PM »
Selling 1 x 50k cert in Gold Account @ $225 OBO. Expiration - Aug 31 2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6702 on: January 26, 2021, 10:04:00 PM »
Selling Marriot certs - 2x50k in one account (gold elite) @$240 obo, and titanium elite account 4x35k (@$135 each) + 50k ($250)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6703 on: January 26, 2021, 10:20:11 PM »
Looking for 3x35k for $300 status preferred
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6704 on: January 26, 2021, 10:54:02 PM »
Selling 7 x 50K Marriot certificates from one gold account @ $240 each, $1,600 if you take all. Expires: 08/01/2021
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6705 on: January 26, 2021, 11:46:28 PM »
Selling 6 x 50k nights @ $230 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6706 on: January 27, 2021, 12:37:37 PM »
buying 1 50k $220 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6707 on: January 27, 2021, 12:44:54 PM »
looking to stay at st regis bh what do I need?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6708 on: January 27, 2021, 04:17:11 PM »
selling 1*50k FN at 200 from gold elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6709 on: January 27, 2021, 04:28:49 PM »
looking to stay at st regis bh what do I need?

Just a credit card.  Or points plus a credit card.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6710 on: January 27, 2021, 05:20:59 PM »
Selling $300 Marriott gift card for $260

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6712 on: January 27, 2021, 06:56:57 PM »
Can someone help me here. I tried using a cert to book for a friend. And called to add his name to the res. They said that it's impossible on a cert booking but they can cancel and rebook with points and they can add his name. So, I did that. Is there a way to switch it back to a cert. after he checks in. I would really rather use the Cert. than the actual 35k points.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6713 on: January 27, 2021, 07:02:50 PM »
Can someone help me here. I tried using a cert to book for a friend. And called to add his name to the res. They said that it's impossible on a cert booking but they can cancel and rebook with points and they can add his name. So, I did that. Is there a way to switch it back to a cert. after he checks in. I would really rather use the Cert. than the actual 35k points.
did you call hotel or corporate? if hotel then tell them you are coming in on a later flight and you want to add her name so she can check in w/o you

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« Reply #6714 on: January 27, 2021, 07:09:15 PM »
did you call hotel or corporate? if hotel then tell them you are coming in on a later flight and you want to add her name so she can check in w/o you
I called the hotel, but they said it's impossible. Anyway, it's too late for that. I already cancelled and rebooked with points. I was wondering if there was a way to switch the current res to a cert.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6715 on: January 27, 2021, 07:12:55 PM »
Can someone help me here. I tried using a cert to book for a friend. And called to add his name to the res. They said that it's impossible on a cert booking but they can cancel and rebook with points and they can add his name. So, I did that. Is there a way to switch it back to a cert. after he checks in. I would really rather use the Cert. than the actual 35k points.

You need to call hotel directly to do that as previous poster mentioned.

Regarding switching to certificate, I was once unable to use a cert that was in my account for a booking even though I should have been able to. I called marriott and they said I should book with points and they will then swap it for the cert. I did that and they then applied my certificate and put my points back. So from this experience it seems that its doable but I don't know why you had to go through the hassle just for the name addition.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6716 on: January 27, 2021, 07:14:25 PM »
I called the hotel, but they said it's impossible.

Really? May I ask which hotel? I've never had this issue. I just call or email and say xxxx is checking in and that's the end of it.

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« Reply #6717 on: January 27, 2021, 07:24:57 PM »
Really? May I ask which hotel? I've never had this issue. I just call or email and say xxxx is checking in and that's the end of it.
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« Reply #6718 on: January 27, 2021, 08:32:11 PM »
Residence Inn Surfside

Ah, ok. That answers a lot. They're one of those rare difficult ones. I would report to Marriott corporate because its totally irrational of them.

Let us know if you were able to swap out your points booking for the cert. Good luck.

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« Reply #6719 on: January 27, 2021, 08:36:01 PM »
Ah, ok. That answers a lot. They're one of those rare difficult ones. I would report to Marriott corporate because its totally irrational of them.

Let us know if you were able to swap out your points booking for the cert. Good luck.
Would you wait until after they checkout, so the hotel doesn't give them Tzoros. Or it's unlikely and sooner is better than later?
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