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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 #7005 on: April 14, 2021, 02:22:37 PM »
Selling 2 X 35k cert @ $110 each, gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7006 on: April 14, 2021, 02:27:25 PM »
Selling 1 X 35k cert @ $100, silver account exp 8/1 21

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7007 on: April 15, 2021, 10:27:32 AM »
Looking for a 5 night category 8. $1550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7008 on: April 15, 2021, 12:37:48 PM »
Selling Marriott - Gold Account
50K Night - Exp 8/1 - $200

25k Night - Exp 8/1 - $75
25k Night - Exp 8/10- $75

35k Night - Exp 8/1 - $100
35k Night - Exp 10/2 - $100

All are in ONE account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7009 on: April 15, 2021, 04:00:36 PM »
Selling 3 35k certs from 2 different silver accounts expires 8/1/2021


$100 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7010 on: April 15, 2021, 04:55:46 PM »
Selling Marriott - Gold Account
50K Night - Exp 8/1 - $200

25k Night - Exp 8/1 - $75
25k Night - Exp 8/10- $75

35k Night - Exp 8/1 - $100
35k Night - Exp 10/2 - $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7011 on: April 16, 2021, 04:25:47 PM »
Looking for 7 night -  50k certs for travel before 6/1 (Preferably from the same account)  $1,250 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7012 on: April 17, 2021, 08:05:59 PM »
selling 3x 35k certificates (all in the same account) silver elite

2x expires 8/1 and 1x expires 12/2

$95 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7013 on: April 17, 2021, 08:12:20 PM »
I have 3-50k free nights available from the same gold elite account (exp 8/1,8/1,3/1/2022).  $650 for all 3 (prefer to sell them together).

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7014 on: April 18, 2021, 07:16:16 AM »
Selling 3 35k certs from 2 different silver accounts expires 8/1/2021


$100 each
$270 if you buy all 3

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7015 on: April 18, 2021, 07:55:34 AM »
Hi, since I just listed them I prefer to wait a couple of days and see if I can get the $650.  When and where are you looking to stay?

Thanks, 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7016 on: April 18, 2021, 10:43:36 AM »
Yes, sorry about that.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7017 on: April 18, 2021, 01:46:37 PM »
I just read the wiki.  Is it still true that those old 7-night vouchers can only be booked 30 days or more in advance?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7018 on: April 18, 2021, 02:46:36 PM »
Selling a 50k night for $225. Expires on 8/1. Gold account (should have been plat, in process of reviewing)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7019 on: April 18, 2021, 06:33:29 PM »
selling 3x 35k certificates (all in the same account) silver elite

2x expires 8/1 and 1x expires 12/2

$95 each

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