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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 #4067 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by leeboy on February 26, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2865 on: January 06, 2019, 07:11:04 PM »
Selling 5 nights at the Mystique July 19-24 - $2500
Selling 5 nights at Domes of Elounda July 24-29 - $2000

Looking to buy a Cat 7, 7 nights for $2000.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2866 on: January 06, 2019, 09:23:31 PM »
selling new Marriott category 5 , 7 Night certificate from  Platinum Premiere account for 1100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2867 on: January 06, 2019, 10:45:28 PM »
Selling two category 1-4 7 night certs for $500 each obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2868 on: January 06, 2019, 11:36:46 PM »
Buying cat 1-4 5 nights $330

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2869 on: January 07, 2019, 07:59:57 AM »
Selling cat 5, 5 night cert
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2870 on: January 07, 2019, 09:41:12 AM »
Buying 5 Cat 1-4 5 or 7 night certs @$430 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2871 on: January 07, 2019, 10:43:46 AM »
selling new Marriott category 5 , 7 Night certificate from  Platinum Premiere account for 1100

Super fast and easy transaction with @blur1717!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2872 on: January 07, 2019, 10:47:30 AM »
Last request (I think)!

Hoping to book 2 consecutive category 5 nights (same res, same hotel) in June. $150/night.

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« Reply #2873 on: January 07, 2019, 10:57:07 AM »
Super fast and easy transaction with @blur1717!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2874 on: January 07, 2019, 11:30:42 AM »
Still looking for 3 Category 5 nights at $450, preferring same account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2875 on: January 07, 2019, 02:42:19 PM »
Selling new cat6 7nights at $1600 from gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2876 on: January 07, 2019, 06:48:18 PM »
Question:  why does it matter what kind of account the certs are booked from... I can't add my own Plat # to the reservation once its made?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2877 on: January 07, 2019, 07:12:56 PM »
Question:  why does it matter what kind of account the certs are booked from... I can't add my own Plat # to the reservation once its made?

Historically (and oddly), the certificateís AH status was linked to the reservation - even when the booking was allowed to be made under a 3rd party name. I think part of the problem is that the certificate is linked to the AHís MR# ó so they canít swap it for a different MR#.

You can reach out to the property in advance (or at check-in) to ask if can Honor your status/benefits, and while it usually works, it is a ymmv. And now they are not allowing 3rd party bookings, so I guess the buyer will have to be added as an additional guest, which can get tricky Inítl.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2878 on: January 07, 2019, 07:16:48 PM »
looking for a cat 6 cert for January for a good price under $1000 pm me with offers 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2879 on: January 07, 2019, 07:45:51 PM »
looking for a cat 6 cert for January for a good price under $1000 pm me with offers

I don't think you will get any PMs at such a good price