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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 #6840 on: February 18, 2021, 02:30:31 AM »
Don't think that ever existed.
The ritz card gave them.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6841 on: February 18, 2021, 02:40:37 AM »
The ritz card gave them.
Well sort of that was when the ritz card gave nights to categories not actual points but that since has changed when they merged everything into one system.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6842 on: February 18, 2021, 03:03:58 AM »
Well sort of that was when the ritz card gave nights to categories not actual points but that since has changed when they merged everything into one system.
Great, but I know people who have managed to get them extended...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6843 on: February 18, 2021, 11:56:27 AM »
Selling 5N Cat 6 for $1200 exp Aug 1, 2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6844 on: February 20, 2021, 12:03:11 PM »
Selling
1x 35k Cert exp. 8/1/21 from Silver account  - $100
1x 35k Cert exp. 12/2/21 from Silver account  - $105
2x 35k Certs exp. 8/1/21 from Gold account - $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6845 on: February 20, 2021, 01:12:04 PM »
40k cert titanium account $200
7 night cat 5 $1100 titanium account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6846 on: February 22, 2021, 04:29:44 PM »
Selling Account #1 Gold Elite
        EXP 8/1/2021 35K $115   
   EXP 8/1/2021 35K $115   
   EXP 12/2/2021 50K $200   


Selling Account #2 Gold Elite
      EXP 11/2/2021 50K $200   

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« Reply #6847 on: February 22, 2021, 07:05:00 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6848 on: February 22, 2021, 11:04:01 PM »
Looking to buy 2 35ks and 2 40ks for 350 OBO

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« Reply #6849 on: February 22, 2021, 11:21:15 PM »
Selling 2x 35k at $125 obo 08/01/21

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6850 on: February 22, 2021, 11:23:58 PM »
Selling 7 night cat 5, $900

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6851 on: February 24, 2021, 12:03:55 AM »
Selling 1 50k Marriott Cert for $200. Gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6852 on: February 24, 2021, 06:19:08 PM »
My friend paid for 2 rooms at now sold out St Regis Bal Harbor 7 night pesach dates (March 31- April 7), and can't make it. He paid full price for them and is now trying to get rid of it @ $5,000 per room pm me if interested.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6853 on: February 24, 2021, 08:50:50 PM »

Price?
being that the post is from a forum moderator who is going to force him to keep the rules ;D

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6854 on: February 25, 2021, 11:25:26 AM »
60k certs are a thing of the past? Peak pricing is killing me on these.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6855 on: February 25, 2021, 02:11:29 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 #6856 on: February 25, 2021, 08:50:47 PM »
Looking for 3x50k night certificates to use for next week March 3-6th for $600. I would use my own points for the last night...not sure if I can keep the same room that way...

Never done this here before so let me know! Thanks!
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« Reply #6857 on: February 26, 2021, 08:30:53 AM »
being that the post is from a forum moderator who is going to force him to keep the rules ;D

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6858 on: February 27, 2021, 10:47:01 AM »
2 x 35k cert exp 8/1/21 (same titanium account)
$140 each / $270 both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6859 on: February 28, 2021, 12:43:49 AM »
Selling 4 marriot 35K certificates

$400 for 4
$315 for 3
$215 for 2

Please donít waste me to buy 1 night