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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 #7320 on: July 05, 2021, 09:10:18 PM »
Selling 3 50k night certificates 230 each or 675 for all 3

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7321 on: July 05, 2021, 10:49:08 PM »
Selling 35k FNA $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7322 on: July 05, 2021, 11:40:54 PM »
Want to buy 2 x 30K night certificates / points. Will pay $250 total

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« Reply #7323 on: July 06, 2021, 03:06:12 AM »
Looking for a free night certs > points swap. I have 2 35k certs and would like to swap them for 70k points.

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« Reply #7324 on: July 06, 2021, 05:26:49 AM »
Looking for 2 fna 25k same account if possible

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« Reply #7325 on: July 06, 2021, 10:12:23 AM »
Looking for 2 Category 8 rooms. It's specifically for the Ritz Boston from July 9 and checking out on July 11. Let me know if any one has anything! Don't know what these usually go for, but looking to pay $300 OBO per night.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7326 on: July 06, 2021, 03:41:38 PM »
Selling 2 50k night certs. $240 each Gold Account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7327 on: July 06, 2021, 06:41:33 PM »
Looking to buy a 7-night or 5-night 60k cert for $1500 or best offer. Canít expire before end of January.
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Looking for 3 - 50K certs. Will pay $600

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Selling 2 35k nights from same account $110 each or $200 for both Gold account.

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« Reply #7330 on: July 06, 2021, 10:39:25 PM »
selling 2 cert 35k same silver account 100 each

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selling 3  35k certificates same gold account 125 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7332 on: July 07, 2021, 03:45:07 PM »
Looking to buy 3 nights at a category 6? please pm if you have any available: First night is 50k and the other 2 nights is 60k

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7333 on: July 07, 2021, 05:21:27 PM »
Looking for another category 1-4 7-night at $500 OBO. Please PM me if you have one. Thanks a bunch in advance.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7334 on: July 08, 2021, 02:21:33 AM »
Selling 5 Certs 35k each.
I have lots of experience selling and booking nights.
$135 for one
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« Reply #7335 on: July 08, 2021, 09:03:30 AM »
Still looking for 500

Looking for 550

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Selling 5 Certs 35k each.
I have lots of experience selling and booking nights.
$135 for one
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$120 if you take all five
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7339 on: July 08, 2021, 05:04:55 PM »
Looking for 2 Certificates for 7 nights in a category 7 hotel. For August - first time buying one so unsure how this works! Please PM if you have any available!
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