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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 #2910 on: January 11, 2019, 12:14:30 AM »
Looking to buy two 1 night cat 1-4 marriot certificates preferably in the same account @ $85 obo
Paying $100 per a night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2911 on: January 11, 2019, 07:43:03 AM »
Selling a 7 night stay (7/27-8/3) at Domes of Elounda. Room/Suite
Accommodates 4.  Paid Rates are over 750 EUR/night for the dates. I can take $2600 for the 7 nights.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2912 on: January 11, 2019, 11:15:23 AM »
I sold someone on this forum a cert. He is probably a broker. His guy was a no show and I am now being charged a no show penalty by the property. Do you guys agree the buyer should reimburse me for charges?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2913 on: January 11, 2019, 11:19:08 AM »
I sold someone on this forum a cert. He is probably a broker. His guy was a no show and I am now being charged a no show penalty by the property. Do you guys agree the buyer should reimburse me for charges?
Don't you get back the cert if you pay the fee?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2914 on: January 11, 2019, 11:57:24 AM »
I sold someone on this forum a cert. He is probably a broker. His guy was a no show and I am now being charged a no show penalty by the property. Do you guys agree the buyer should reimburse me for charges?
absolutely

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2915 on: January 11, 2019, 03:25:39 PM »
I sold someone on this forum a cert. He is probably a broker. His guy was a no show and I am now being charged a no show penalty by the property. Do you guys agree the buyer should reimburse me for charges?

Yes. Did you get certificate back and if so, did buyer get a refund or did you lose cert and get charged a no show penalty?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2916 on: January 11, 2019, 03:28:53 PM »
Since you listed a price.. if I wanted to sell a category five certificate what is it worth?

The price, as always, is what someone is willing to pay for it. I've seen prices from $130 - $180 requested, not sure what market is right now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2917 on: January 11, 2019, 03:36:52 PM »
I sold someone on this forum a cert. He is probably a broker. His guy was a no show and I am now being charged a no show penalty by the property. Do you guys agree the buyer should reimburse me for charges?
100%
If he doesn't pay for it, please post his name so we know who stay away from.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2918 on: January 12, 2019, 06:26:30 PM »
This is my first post so hope Iím posting this correctly....

Traveling to Israel in July and would like to book two nights at the Renaissance Tel Aviv which is a 35,000 Marriott points per night redemption (70,000 points in total). Anyone willing to sell/use their points for this booking at a fair price please let me know.

Please advise.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2919 on: January 12, 2019, 08:00:29 PM »
Looking to purchase  1-4 7 night for $430 for April

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2920 on: January 12, 2019, 11:38:54 PM »
Looking to purchase 2 or 3 nights at a cat 6.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2921 on: January 13, 2019, 01:44:23 AM »
I sold someone on this forum a cert. He is probably a broker. His guy was a no show and I am now being charged a no show penalty by the property. Do you guys agree the buyer should reimburse me for charges?

Why did he use ur credit card to hold the room ?
U should of made the broker use his own cc so u would not be charged at all
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2922 on: January 13, 2019, 02:02:57 AM »
Why did he use ur credit card to hold the room ?
U should of made the broker use his own cc so u would not be charged at all
Right, this advice was literally given a page ago
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2923 on: January 13, 2019, 07:00:54 AM »
looking to trade a cat 6 for a cat 7 (new catgory 8) pm me if avail

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2924 on: January 13, 2019, 09:10:14 AM »
Right, this advice was literally given a page ago
I'm assuming this was booked at least a few weeks, if not months, prior to that.