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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 #7100 on: May 05, 2021, 03:26:10 PM »
Selling 50K cert @ $230 Expires: 05/03/2022
and 35K cert @$115 Exp: 08/01/2021
from one gold account.
Please email or pm me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7101 on: May 06, 2021, 03:12:16 PM »
I used two free night certificates to book two nights at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort for 6/12/2021-6/14/2021.  Standard two queen room.  Estimated resort fees and taxes are $73.58. We had a change of plans and will not be able to utilize them.  Before I cancel I wanted to offer the reservation up for $350.  PLMK if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7102 on: May 06, 2021, 05:15:13 PM »
For sale:

7 nights category 1-4.  Exp 08/01/2021 - Gold Elite Account - $500
Please PM me. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7103 on: May 08, 2021, 02:05:42 PM »
I have 5x50k FNAs expiring 1/3/22 in silver account. I have a plan to stay at a hotel that is 35k per night.
Is anyone interested in swapping 5x50k for 5x35k+$500? (from one account)

Also open to selling the 5x50K, going rate seems to be $225 per
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7104 on: May 08, 2021, 10:37:41 PM »
2 35k nights Platinum
125 each
240 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7105 on: May 09, 2021, 08:31:25 PM »
Selling 4x 35K nights
expirations 1/3/22, 1/3/22, 5/3/22, and 2/1/22
@ $125 each or $240 for sets of 2


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7106 on: May 09, 2021, 09:39:39 PM »
Selling 50K cert @ $225. Gold account. Expires: 08/01/2021
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7107 on: May 10, 2021, 01:06:40 PM »
Selling Account Gold Elite
        EXP 1/3/2022 35K $115   
        EXP 1/3/2022 35K $115
        EXP 3/4/2022 35K $115

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7108 on: May 10, 2021, 01:13:31 PM »
5-night Cat 1-4: $425, exp 8/21/2021, Silver account (NOTE - THIS IS A 5-NIGHT, NOT 7-NIGHT)
7-night Cat 6: $1,450, exp 8/21/2021, Silver account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7109 on: May 10, 2021, 02:05:28 PM »
For sale: 7-night Category 5 certificate. Expires: 01/03/2022 - $800

Please PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7110 on: May 10, 2021, 08:58:48 PM »
I have 4-50K free nights from two gold elite accounts (3 from the same account + 1 from another).  They expire January 2022.  $190 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7111 on: May 11, 2021, 12:46:02 PM »
Selling a 35K Certificate from silver elite account for $110
Expires 5/2022
PM me. Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7112 on: May 11, 2021, 05:43:53 PM »
Selling Marriott 7 Night Award - Cat 1-4
Expires 1/3/22
Gold Account
$600 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7113 on: May 11, 2021, 10:36:33 PM »
For sale: 7-night Category 5 certificate. Expires: 01/03/2022 - $800

Please PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7114 on: May 11, 2021, 10:38:22 PM »
Selling 3 x 7 night Cat6 certs $1,500 each. $1,400 if you take all three.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7115 on: May 12, 2021, 07:56:56 AM »
status?

Available. Please PM if interested  ;)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7116 on: May 12, 2021, 09:21:33 PM »
Looking for a 7-night Cat 1-4 cert for $500 OBO. If anyone has any, please PM me. Thanks a bunch in advance! Stay is for May 16-23. Also looking to buy 3-4 more 7-night certs for different dates if you have multiple of them.

Also looking for 7-night cert up to Cat 5 for $750 OBO. The stay is for Sun, May 23, 2021 ― Sun, May 30, 2021.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7117 on: May 12, 2021, 09:56:58 PM »
For sale:

7 nights category 1-4.  Exp 01/03/2022 - Gold Elite Account - $500
Please PM me. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7118 on: May 13, 2021, 11:05:22 AM »
For Sale!
Gold Elite
Free Night (up to 50,000 points)
Exp. 8/4/2021
$200

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7119 on: May 15, 2021, 06:40:05 PM »
I have 4-50K free nights from two gold elite accounts (3 from the same account + 1 from another).  They expire January 2022.  $190 each.

Sold one to @ooom416354

Still have the 3 from the same account.
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