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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 #7680 on: September 14, 2021, 08:13:46 PM »
Looking to buy 3 Marriott category 5 (35K) certificates

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7681 on: September 14, 2021, 10:26:17 PM »
Selling 7-night cat 4 certificate for $650, expires Jan 2022, gold account. PM if interested, thanks.

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« Reply #7682 on: September 15, 2021, 03:17:58 PM »
Looking to buy 3 Marriott category 5 (35K) certificates
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7684 on: September 16, 2021, 12:21:10 AM »
Selling 1 35k Marriott Cert for 120$.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7685 on: September 16, 2021, 01:36:44 PM »
Looking to buy at 4x 35K at $120 OBO. Platinum or Titanium and I could do $140 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7686 on: September 17, 2021, 09:10:31 PM »
Selling 7-night certificates, category 1-4. Exp 1/3/2022. Silver account. I have 2 available. $450 each, or take both for $850.

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« Reply #7687 on: September 18, 2021, 02:48:14 PM »
buying 6x 35k 120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7688 on: September 18, 2021, 04:49:43 PM »
Selling 8*50k for $250 each. Plat acc.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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« Reply #7690 on: September 19, 2021, 12:31:16 PM »
Looking for 3* Cat 6 or 7 certs.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Selling 3 50k certs expiring 1/2/22 from same account. $220 each OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7692 on: September 20, 2021, 12:07:11 AM »
selling a 7 night Category 5 Certificate (expires 1/3/22)  $800
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7693 on: September 20, 2021, 11:07:17 PM »
Still looking 4-6 cert of 35k for 120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7694 on: September 21, 2021, 10:22:36 AM »
Looking for 40/50k cert to use this weekend $200.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7695 on: September 21, 2021, 06:33:14 PM »
If anyone has Cat 8 certs or a week, Titanium, please PM me. I am LTT and need to stay in the city for a bit, and the better props all have points that go way above the 50K certs I see here. I have a Cat 4 7 day cert I can also trade. Or, can do a swap for points. (I hope this post is okay. I'm not an expert at this :-)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7696 on: September 22, 2021, 10:27:02 PM »
I have platinum elite statues if anyone want to book a hotel stay through my account please PM.
Suite upgrade (If available)
Early/late check out (If available)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7697 on: September 23, 2021, 01:02:40 AM »
Selling 1, 35K cert - $120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7698 on: September 23, 2021, 11:04:23 AM »
Would like to purchase 2 x 50K certificates. Willing to pay up to $225/night if Platinum or higher.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7699 on: September 23, 2021, 06:35:47 PM »
7-night Cat 6: $2,000, exp 1/2/2022, Titanium account