Topic Wiki

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 »

Author Topic: Marriott Certs Sale  (Read 742442 times)

Offline Thingywingy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 4590
  • Total likes: 26
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1380 on: November 02, 2017, 01:25:07 AM »
Selling 1 night Cat 1-5 for $100 or best offer. PM me.
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

Offline Abet rich

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 2040
  • Total likes: 26
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hertz PC, National EE
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1381 on: November 02, 2017, 02:21:57 AM »
Anybody with 2 nights, same account?
Contact me at abereich19@gmail.com for all help and info.

Offline newdaybegin@gmail.com

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 108
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1382 on: November 02, 2017, 10:52:13 AM »
Anybody with 2 nights, same account?

Yes I have 2 night on the same account for personal and business anniversary night, how much do you offer?

Offline FlyingBoat

  • Dansdeals Bronze Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 43
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1383 on: November 03, 2017, 02:13:44 AM »
Selling 2 Cat 1-5 Cert. Separate accounts. $100 each. exp 5/12/18 and 6/1/18. Silver account.

Offline naroowal

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Apr 2015
  • Posts: 65
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: IAD,DCA, Wash DC
1 cat 1-5 cert expires Apr 2018
« Reply #1384 on: November 03, 2017, 07:43:18 AM »
From gold account.  Looking for $100 or 15k marriott rewards points.


Offline orange

  • Dansdeals Bronze Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 32
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1385 on: November 05, 2017, 10:25:08 AM »
Looking for 2 category 8 7-night certificates in $800-850 range.

Offline sagarv

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 20
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1386 on: November 06, 2017, 02:18:21 AM »
Selling 1 cat 1-5 night @ $80 obo.

Offline ppal32

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 69
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: USA
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1387 on: November 06, 2017, 12:10:07 PM »
Looking for an Cat 5 night for the night of tomorrow (Nov 7). Pls PM ASAP if you have one with short expiration.

Offline dirah

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 1272
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1388 on: November 06, 2017, 05:19:05 PM »
Selling from Gold Account:
  • 7 night cert (cat 1-5) - $275.
  • 1 Anniversary Night cert (cat 1-5) - $90.
PM if interested

Offline flyer31

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 157
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: lax
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1389 on: November 08, 2017, 02:27:47 PM »
Selling Marriott anniversary cert. cat 1-5
$100 OBO.

Offline ttn

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2016
  • Posts: 605
  • Total likes: 29
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: lakewood
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1390 on: November 08, 2017, 03:32:03 PM »
Selling 7 night certificate Cat. 1-5  from Gold account $265

Offline hexchess

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2017
  • Posts: 2
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: USA
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1391 on: November 08, 2017, 09:52:39 PM »
buying 5 night cat 1-5 cert.  PM please

Offline dfarzan

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 104
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: los angeles
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1392 on: November 09, 2017, 09:57:06 AM »
Buying 5 night and 7 night Marriott vouchers pm me

Offline ttn

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2016
  • Posts: 605
  • Total likes: 29
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: lakewood
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1393 on: November 09, 2017, 01:38:24 PM »
Selling 7 night certificate Cat. 1-5  from Gold account $265
Ment to write 275

Offline nocknock

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 445
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1394 on: November 09, 2017, 04:02:07 PM »
selling Cat 6 @ 500
Cat 7 @ 765

Offline newdaybegin@gmail.com

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 108
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1395 on: November 09, 2017, 04:14:23 PM »
selling 2 marriott anniversary cert. cat 1-5  $95 OBO 1 expired 4/2018 and the other expired 10/2018 both from Gold account!

Bump

Offline davidch

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 257
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: ny
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1396 on: November 09, 2017, 08:12:19 PM »
Looking to buy three cat 8 nights
Please message me if you have

Offline ttn

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2016
  • Posts: 605
  • Total likes: 29
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: lakewood
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1397 on: November 09, 2017, 09:24:17 PM »

Offline hexchess

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2017
  • Posts: 2
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: USA
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1398 on: November 09, 2017, 10:10:50 PM »
Interested.  PM please

Offline emak

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 1384
  • Total likes: 12
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #1399 on: November 11, 2017, 06:33:29 PM »
Buying a 7 night cat. 7 voucher, PM please