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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 #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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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« 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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6860 on: February 28, 2021, 02:10:47 PM »
Selling a 50K Marriot certificate from a gold account @ $225. Expires: 08/01/2021
Still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6861 on: March 01, 2021, 01:00:29 PM »
Buying cat 7, 7 night for $1700

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6862 on: March 02, 2021, 09:04:18 AM »
Selling 7-night category 5 certificate (Platinum Elite Account)
Expires August 1, 2021
$850
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6863 on: March 02, 2021, 12:44:00 PM »
For Sale

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

$750

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6864 on: March 03, 2021, 08:10:37 AM »
Looking to trade one (1) 7 nights category 1-4 Titanium account expiring on 08/01/2021 for as many 35 or 50 Titanium account certificates as anyone is willing to trade. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6865 on: March 03, 2021, 07:56:07 PM »
Selling a 50K Marriot certificate from a gold account @ $225. Expires: 08/01/2021
Thanks @yaakovely for going above and beyond on our transaction. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6866 on: March 03, 2021, 07:59:16 PM »
Thanks @yaakovely for going above and beyond on our transaction.
Thank you. Still have 1x 50K cert left @ $225. Gold account. Expires: 08/01/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6867 on: March 04, 2021, 02:45:29 PM »
Need one 35k certificate for tomorrow night.  100 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6868 on: March 04, 2021, 04:43:27 PM »
Looking for a one night Marriott 50 k cert from Platinum or above account. Stay is in April. Looking to pay $175 OBO.

Looking for 2 X one night Marriott 35 k cert from Gold or above account. Stay is in April. Looking to pay $100 each OBO .


Pls PM your offer if interested.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6869 on: March 06, 2021, 06:16:47 PM »
Have 1 * 50k certificate from platinum account expires 8/1/2021, looking for $210
Have 1 * 50k certificates from gold account expires 8/1/2021, looking for $190