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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 don’t 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 aren’t 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 #7120 on: May 17, 2021, 07:55:49 PM »
Selling one 50K Marriot certificate from gold account @ $225. Expires: Jan 2022

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7121 on: May 19, 2021, 02:33:53 PM »
2 35k nights Platinum
125 each
240 for both

Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7122 on: May 20, 2021, 12:07:53 AM »
Selling 2 - 35K Certificate from silver elite account for $110 each
Expires 1/22

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7123 on: May 20, 2021, 08:55:18 AM »
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 #7124 on: May 20, 2021, 03:53:41 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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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7125 on: May 21, 2021, 04:14:57 AM »
Selling Marriott - Gold Account

(1) 50K Night - Exp 8/1 - $220
(1) 7 nights category 1-4 - Exp 8/1  - $600

PM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7126 on: May 21, 2021, 08:03:16 AM »
For sale: 7-night Category 5 certificate. Expires: 01/03/2022 - $800

Please PM

sold to @brian.bouph - smooth transaction!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7127 on: May 21, 2021, 02:00:21 PM »
Selling 50K cert @ $220. Gold account. Expires: 08/01/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7128 on: May 21, 2021, 02:58:54 PM »
Buying 25k night paying $75

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7129 on: May 22, 2021, 06:20:01 PM »
selling one night 50k exp 12/31/21
$225

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7130 on: May 22, 2021, 06:51:13 PM »
Selling Cat 6, 7 night cert from Gold account @ $1400, Exp: Jan 2,2022

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7131 on: May 23, 2021, 04:21:39 PM »
Selling 7 nights category 1-4    Expires 1-3-22   $800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7132 on: May 23, 2021, 07:01:56 PM »
Selling 7 nights category 1-4    Expires 1-3-22   $800


Lol. You mean $400?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7133 on: May 24, 2021, 01:23:40 PM »
6x 50k Gold Account (on one account) Exp Jan. 03, 2022. $220/ea or $1,200 for all 6 (approx 9% discount). If you buy 2 it's a 1.75% discount, 3 it's a 3.5% discount, 4 it's a 5.25% discount, 5 it's a 7% discount, and 6 it's $1,200.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7134 on: May 24, 2021, 08:08:12 PM »
Looking to buy 3 35k certificates. $110 each OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7135 on: May 24, 2021, 11:32:53 PM »
Does anyone have Cat 8 for sale ?
Needed 2-7 nights
willing to pay 300 night or best you can do
Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7136 on: May 24, 2021, 11:34:58 PM »
5-night Cat 1-4: $550, exp 1/2/2022, Silver account (NOTE - THIS IS A 5-NIGHT, NOT 7-NIGHT)
7-night Cat 6: $1,450, exp 1/2/2022, Silver account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7137 on: May 24, 2021, 11:47:13 PM »
Looking to buy 3 35k certificates. $110 each OBO.
Needs to be from same account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7138 on: May 25, 2021, 04:35:10 AM »
Looking to buy 3 35k certificates. $110 each OBO.
Thanks for all the responses. Looks like we’re good for now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7139 on: May 26, 2021, 08:05:33 AM »
2 35k nights Platinum
125 each
240 for both