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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 #7340 on: July 08, 2021, 06:47:02 PM »
3 50k nights. $250 ea
2 35k nights. $140 ea
5 suite upgrades (one included per certificate if they have availability) Plat acct.  Nights expire 1/2022 or later
All is from the same acct.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7341 on: July 09, 2021, 02:37:57 AM »
Looking for a 7 night Cat.6 certificate. Please let me know if you have one available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7342 on: July 09, 2021, 06:26:33 AM »
3 35k certificates for sale $600 for all 3
2 expiring March 1, 2022
1 expiring Feb 2, 2022.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7343 on: July 11, 2021, 01:44:59 AM »
Looking for 4 cat 5 (40k points) nights.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7344 on: July 11, 2021, 03:34:43 AM »
Looking for 4 cat 5 (40k points) nights.
price?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7345 on: July 11, 2021, 05:32:21 AM »
2 50k at $200 each
1 35k at $100
Gold account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7346 on: July 11, 2021, 09:25:30 AM »
2 50k at $200 each
1 35k at $100
Gold account
Expires in January

35k bought by me , thank you for smooth transaction.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7347 on: July 11, 2021, 10:33:26 AM »
Buying 4x 40k night certificates $200 per night. Booking for tonight

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7348 on: July 11, 2021, 01:24:22 PM »
Buying 2 35k certificates for august from one account and 1 35k certificate for a separate reservation in October. Offering $100 per certificate.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7349 on: July 11, 2021, 03:56:54 PM »
Selling 2 35k nights from same account $110 each or $200 for both Gold account.

1 50K night $220 Gold account

! 50k night remaining $220 Gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7350 on: July 12, 2021, 09:55:03 AM »
Looking to book 3 nights @ Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Monterey Park from 9/2 to 9/5

I think the points to book only cost 25k each night -- I was wondering if anyone in Platinum or Titanium level has cert that can book for me and maybe also get me an upgrade for the suite?

What is the market rate for 75k points, I think it's a CAT 4 hotel.  Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7351 on: July 12, 2021, 02:47:11 PM »
Looking to buy 2 cat 1-4 certificates
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« Reply #7352 on: July 12, 2021, 02:50:38 PM »
Looking to buy 2 cat 1-4 certificates
need 6 total now
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7353 on: July 13, 2021, 12:29:27 AM »
Does Tulum Mexico give u an issue to use someone else single night certificate?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7354 on: July 13, 2021, 07:41:19 AM »
Looking to buy 2 cat 1-4 certificates

Price?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7355 on: July 13, 2021, 09:10:08 AM »
Selling 3 35k cert (2 from same account) for $120 each OBO
25k cert for $105 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7356 on: July 13, 2021, 09:42:14 AM »
Looking to buy 2 cat 1-4 certificates
1 night or 7?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7357 on: July 13, 2021, 10:36:59 AM »
I'm looking for two 50K nights from the same account, Platinum status preferred. Willing to pay $475 for both or OBO. Thank you!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7358 on: July 13, 2021, 10:40:51 AM »
Buying 1x 50k Marriott cert.
Buying 2x 35k Marriott cert. in one account prefer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7359 on: July 13, 2021, 11:08:10 AM »
Selling 6 35k awards (3 each from 2 accounts) for $115 each.
Selling 3 25k awards from 1 account for $100 each