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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 #3160 on: February 19, 2019, 11:26:50 PM »
Selling 7 Night Cat 1-4 Platinum Account for $750 or OBO. Includes Breakfast + Suite Upgrade + Late Checkout

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3161 on: February 20, 2019, 12:15:58 AM »
any update on how these certificates are being treated with the new Bonvoy system?

Would like to buy a 7 night certificate for an upcoming trip to Argentina, but I'm nervous about buying one of these and then having issues checking in.

Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3162 on: February 20, 2019, 09:44:31 AM »
Buying 1 50k night cert. @$250 Pls pm me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3163 on: February 20, 2019, 10:38:58 AM »
Selling 7 Night Cat 6 Silver Account for $1900
exp 8/2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3164 on: February 20, 2019, 06:36:37 PM »
Looking to buy 2 single nights cat 5 from single account $350

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3165 on: February 20, 2019, 07:08:20 PM »
Selling:
1 night up to 35k points (cat. 5)
gold account
$165

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3166 on: February 20, 2019, 07:43:42 PM »
selling two 7 night cat 1-4 certs for $470 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3167 on: February 20, 2019, 09:36:01 PM »
Selling 7 Night Cat 1-4 Platinum Account for $750 or OBO. Includes Breakfast + Suite Upgrade + Late Checkout
i would pay $450 when does it expire?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3168 on: February 20, 2019, 10:08:17 PM »
Selling category 1-4 7 night certificate $450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3169 on: February 21, 2019, 02:21:32 AM »
Looking for 2 nights at 35K in 1 Platinum account. Paying $360 in total.
For July 10-11.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3170 on: February 21, 2019, 02:34:36 AM »
i would pay $450 when does it expire?

Feb 2020. $450 too low.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3171 on: February 21, 2019, 03:36:39 AM »
buying 2 cat 4 cert(25k) @ $100, no status need.

thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3172 on: February 21, 2019, 04:00:36 AM »
Looking for 2 nights at 35K in 1 Platinum account. Paying $360 in total.
Also 1 night at 25K, Platinum account, paying $125.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3173 on: February 21, 2019, 11:58:01 AM »
Looking to buy 2 cat 4 certificates from plat for $110 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3174 on: February 21, 2019, 01:21:32 PM »
Feb 2020. $450 too low.
good! I dont understand all this lowballing going on here

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3175 on: February 21, 2019, 01:28:59 PM »
1 Amex Free Night (up to 35K) available from a Platinum Account.
$180 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3176 on: February 21, 2019, 01:33:30 PM »
good! I dont understand all this lowballing going on here

It's not lowballing if anything its slightly too high.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3177 on: February 21, 2019, 01:38:28 PM »
good! I dont understand all this lowballing going on here
lowballing? These certs have been selling for $425-450, consistently. Unless the guy meant cat 1-5, $750 is ridiculous.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3178 on: February 21, 2019, 01:39:12 PM »
lowballing? These certs have been selling for $425-450, consistently. Unless the guy meant cat 1-5, $750 is ridiculous.
i personally sold 1-4 for $600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3179 on: February 21, 2019, 01:40:42 PM »
lowballing? These certs have been selling for $425-450, consistently. Unless the guy meant cat 1-5, $750 is ridiculous.
If it comes with a guaranteed suite upgrade itís worth more than 450. But thatís really hotel specific, as many cat 1-4 hotels wither donít have suites, or suites arenít that exciting.