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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 #6820 on: February 15, 2021, 01:30:43 PM »
Selling 1 Gold Elite 35K night certificate for $115 expires August 2021
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6821 on: February 15, 2021, 08:51:46 PM »
For Sale

7-night category 5 certificate (Silver Elite Account)
Expires August 1, 2021

$800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6822 on: February 15, 2021, 09:27:17 PM »
*FREE*
SNA for paid bookings of 2-5 nights

Ritz Club Level Upgrades for paid nights up to 1 week each

Please contact Marriott for pricing and availability at the hotel you choose and then let me know the details of your trip. Platinum Elite Account.
Thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6823 on: February 15, 2021, 09:34:59 PM »
Selling 2 35k nights. Same account. @$115 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6824 on: February 15, 2021, 11:49:49 PM »
selling 35k night platinum elite $125

selling 2 35k night $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6825 on: February 16, 2021, 11:59:14 AM »
Everything that used to 35k point went up to 40k points
Might be major devaluation for these certificates
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6826 on: February 16, 2021, 11:59:39 AM »
Everything that used to 35k point went up to 40k points
Might be major devaluation for these certificates
#FAKENEWS Literally on my first search I saw a 35K category 5 hotel

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6827 on: February 16, 2021, 12:25:33 PM »
I saw that
They peeked the whole south Florida

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« Reply #6828 on: February 16, 2021, 12:29:25 PM »
I saw that
They peeked the whole south Florida
My search was in south Florida

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6829 on: February 16, 2021, 12:41:38 PM »
Have 2 40k certs in titanium account $200ea

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6830 on: February 16, 2021, 01:37:18 PM »
Selling a 50K Marriot certificate from a gold account @ $225. Expires: 08/01/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6831 on: February 16, 2021, 01:39:59 PM »
Does anyone know what this is good for and what the going rate is for one of these certs? "CLUB LEVEL UPGRADE UP TO 7 NIGHTS"
I have 33 of these in my account and they expire 08/01/2021.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6832 on: February 16, 2021, 02:37:38 PM »
Does anyone know what this is good for and what the going rate is for one of these certs? "CLUB LEVEL UPGRADE UP TO 7 NIGHTS"
I have 33 of these in my account and they expire 08/01/2021.
They only work on paid stays, which no one really does with Ritz so even for free there are no takers

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6833 on: February 16, 2021, 05:08:20 PM »
They only work on paid stays, which no one really does with Ritz so even for free there are no takers

paid full price stays*

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6834 on: February 16, 2021, 05:09:39 PM »
2 50k certificates Platinum
$230 each
435 for both

2 35k nights Platinum
120 each
230 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6835 on: February 16, 2021, 06:24:51 PM »
Are 60k certificates still around?  I need a stay at year-end for 2 nights - I would be willing to pay $600 (300 per night) OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6836 on: February 16, 2021, 07:04:05 PM »
Does anyone know what this is good for and what the going rate is for one of these certs? "CLUB LEVEL UPGRADE UP TO 7 NIGHTS"
I have 33 of these in my account and they expire 08/01/2021.
Thanks. So basically they are useless..

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6837 on: February 16, 2021, 10:51:22 PM »
I saw that
They peaked the whole south Florida
You can make a fair argument it is peak season there

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6838 on: February 17, 2021, 10:26:27 PM »
Are 60k certificates still around?  I need a stay at year-end for 2 nights - I would be willing to pay $600 (300 per night) OBO

Don't think that ever existed.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6839 on: February 18, 2021, 12:30:11 AM »
Don't think that ever existed.
Sure did.