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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 #2720 on: December 07, 2018, 07:59:26 AM »
Selling 1 free night up to 25K points for $140 obo.
$130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2721 on: December 07, 2018, 02:29:34 PM »
Selling 1 free night up to 35K points for $160
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2722 on: December 07, 2018, 06:12:08 PM »
Selling cat 1-4 for 7 nights. $450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2723 on: December 08, 2018, 06:09:19 PM »
Buying cat 4 single nights. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2724 on: December 09, 2018, 10:08:36 AM »
Hi I have 2 1-4 7 nights certs that I want to sell (2 separate accts, 1 is gold elite), can someone please explain me the process of selling them?
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« Reply #2725 on: December 09, 2018, 10:46:20 AM »
Hi I have 2 1-4 7 nights certs that I want to sell (2 separate accts, 1 is gold elite), can someone please explain me the process of selling them?
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You post a price and agree with your buyer on terms typically paid via PayPal or Venmo. Then seller calls up Marriott and typically books the reservation in the name of the buyer directly (worst case the buyer is listed a second guest which gives them the ability to check into the room). Best advice is to get recommendations on the buyer (and seller) as each has something to lose if not trust worthy.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2726 on: December 09, 2018, 04:20:06 PM »
Looking to buy a cat 1-4 cert in next few hours.  Only buying if seller can get my name as primary on reservation so i can collect nights.  PM offers. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2727 on: December 09, 2018, 04:53:16 PM »
Selling 1 Amex FNA up to 35k points for $170

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2728 on: December 10, 2018, 03:40:31 AM »
Buying
5night cat6 @1200,
7night cat6 @1350,

I don't need status.
PayPal preferred

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2729 on: December 10, 2018, 09:07:47 AM »
Willing to pay $30 per stay if you book under my Marriott platinum account.

*Correction willing to pay $30 per night if you book under my Marriott platinum account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2730 on: December 10, 2018, 04:18:14 PM »
buying 5-night Cat 5 cert....offering $700 open to negotiation

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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You post a price and agree with your buyer on terms typically paid via PayPal or Venmo. Then seller calls up Marriott and typically books the reservation in the name of the buyer directly (worst case the buyer is listed a second guest which gives them the ability to check into the room). Best advice is to get recommendations on the buyer (and seller) as each has something to lose if not trust worthy.
Thanks a lot! and sorry for the late reply.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2732 on: December 11, 2018, 04:14:02 AM »
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*Correction willing to pay $30 per night if you book under my Marriott platinum account.

@michael2500 I'm confused. If I do this, will I get platinum benefits on my stay? and in turn you get the nights credited to your account? Is that why you're willing to pay?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2733 on: December 11, 2018, 04:41:57 AM »
@michael2500 I'm confused. If I do this, will I get platinum benefits on my stay? and in turn you get the nights credited to your account? Is that why you're willing to pay?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2734 on: December 11, 2018, 09:26:36 AM »
1x MRCC SBO Premier VISA 1 Free Night up to 25,000 Points Expires Apr-2019

$90

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« Reply #2735 on: December 11, 2018, 09:48:38 AM »
@michael2500 I'm confused. If I do this, will I get platinum benefits on my stay? and in turn you get the nights credited to your account? Is that why you're willing to pay?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2736 on: December 11, 2018, 10:25:27 AM »
Looking for cat 5 paying 160

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2737 on: December 11, 2018, 10:33:30 AM »
Selling one free night up to 35k points booking. Platinum Premier Account. $150
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Selling one free night up to 35k points booking. Platinum Premier Account. $150
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2739 on: December 11, 2018, 11:51:35 AM »
All,
Should be able to book most if not all SPG properties with certs.

Advance booking working as well.

Not sure if you can do advance booking and apply a cert later on, if any one has DP please update

Some hotels are adding destinations fees... including St Regis Maldives.
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