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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 #6740 on: February 02, 2021, 03:35:17 PM »
Selling 1 35K Cert for $130
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6741 on: February 02, 2021, 06:54:57 PM »
Buying 4 night certificates in a single account, or 120,000 points (i.e. for a 5-night stay 30K, 30K, 30k, 30k, 5th free)
Late Aug 2021 expiration required
$400 or best offer

there is no 5th night free if using certs

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6742 on: February 02, 2021, 06:55:39 PM »
looking to stay at st regis bh what do I need?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6743 on: February 02, 2021, 06:57:28 PM »
selling
cat5 7night 925
cat1-4 7 night 540 (up to 3 in same account)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6744 on: February 02, 2021, 08:35:33 PM »
Selling 7 x 50K Marriot certificates from one gold account @ $230 each, $1,500 if you take all. Expires: 08/01/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6745 on: February 02, 2021, 08:36:54 PM »
Selling 2*35k nights from one account. $125 each or $230 for both.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6746 on: February 02, 2021, 10:24:37 PM »
40k certs from titanium

2 from same account $400 for both.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6747 on: February 02, 2021, 11:48:27 PM »
The most simple way would be to call main marriott number to do the booking for you. They can make the reservation for you with your cert. You would tell them to add a second guest name to the reservation and then you would see their name already in the email confirmation. This way it has nothing to do with the hotel and would work even in surfside.
Is there any reason to believe this would not work at the Residence Inn Surfside (as it does at every other hotel)? @iluv2travel
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6748 on: February 03, 2021, 01:03:37 PM »
Thank you for the smooth recent cert transactions with @simplicity @flyer31 @easygoing77 

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« Reply #6749 on: February 03, 2021, 02:48:45 PM »
Is there any reason to believe this would not work at the Residence Inn Surfside (as it does at every other hotel)? @iluv2travel
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6750 on: February 03, 2021, 02:52:50 PM »
Is there any reason to believe this would not work at the Residence Inn Surfside (as it does at every other hotel)? @iluv2travel

Sorry did not see this. It should work, but don't hold me to it if it doesn't :). They're the only hotel I've come across that makes issues, not just with this but everything. I book hotels for employees and colleagues traveling all the time using my certs and points and have never had an issue with either one.

Perhaps @yungermanchik can tell us what ultimately happened with his reservation booked for someone else.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6751 on: February 03, 2021, 07:11:32 PM »
Sorry did not see this. It should work, but don't hold me to it if it doesn't :). They're the only hotel I've come across that makes issues, not just with this but everything. I book hotels for employees and colleagues traveling all the time using my certs and points and have never had an issue with either one.

Perhaps @yungermanchik can tell us what ultimately happened with his reservation booked for someone else.
I ended up booking on the phone using points, as per the hotel's phone rep, and adding my friend onto the res. on the phone. After he checked in, I emailed Marriott that for some reason I couldn't book with my cert. and could they please swap it. In the morning, they emailed me back that they did. I checked my account and sure enough, the points were back and the cert was used.

Could there have been a better/easier way to do it? Very likely! But in the moment this made sense and it worked out.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6752 on: February 03, 2021, 08:02:08 PM »
I ended up booking on the phone using points, as per the hotel's phone rep, and adding my friend onto the res. on the phone. After he checked in, I emailed Marriott that for some reason I couldn't book with my cert. and could they please swap it. In the morning, they emailed me back that they did. I checked my account and sure enough, the points were back and the cert was used.

Could there have been a better/easier way to do it? Very likely! But in the moment this made sense and it worked out.

That was smart to wait until after check in, as you had already done it with the points so better to be safe and make sure the guy checking in can get the room keys. Could potentially be a workaround for using a certificate for someone else at this property if the hotel refuses to honor additional guest check in.

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« Reply #6753 on: February 03, 2021, 08:10:27 PM »
Sorry did not see this. It should work, but don't hold me to it if it doesn't :). They're the only hotel I've come across that makes issues, not just with this but everything. I book hotels for employees and colleagues traveling all the time using my certs and points and have never had an issue with either one.

Perhaps @yungermanchik can tell us what ultimately happened with his reservation booked for someone else.
I ended up booking on the phone using points, as per the hotel's phone rep, and adding my friend onto the res. on the phone. After he checked in, I emailed Marriott that for some reason I couldn't book with my cert. and could they please swap it. In the morning, they emailed me back that they did. I checked my account and sure enough, the points were back and the cert was used.

Could there have been a better/easier way to do it? Very likely! But in the moment this made sense and it worked out.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6754 on: February 03, 2021, 10:32:26 PM »
Selling 7 35k nights gold account, $110 each
4 sold, 3 available.

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« Reply #6755 on: February 03, 2021, 10:52:50 PM »
Selling 2*35k nights from one account. $125 each or $230 for both.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6756 on: February 03, 2021, 11:00:04 PM »
Selling three 35k nights from one (gold) account. $125 each or $350 for all three.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6757 on: February 03, 2021, 11:06:20 PM »
selling

2* 35k cert $220
4* 35k cert $450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6758 on: February 03, 2021, 11:24:11 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 #6759 on: February 03, 2021, 11:47:40 PM »
Great transaction with @yelped , thanks!
Selling 2*35k nights from one account. $125 each or $230 for both.
Same here @S209! Thank you! It was a pleasure doing business with you!