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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 #3260 on: March 02, 2019, 10:13:34 PM »
I have one (Ritz) 50k night for sale. Platinum Elite Account. $250. Expires 12/11/2019.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3261 on: March 02, 2019, 11:03:15 PM »
is this the cert you are selling both of cat 6?
If so i am interested in both Please
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3262 on: March 02, 2019, 11:56:34 PM »
Selling St. Regis Bal Harbour reservation April 4-7th, Platinum Elite account, $1350 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3263 on: March 03, 2019, 01:38:20 PM »
Selling

5 single certificates up to 50k points each (seperate accounts) Platinum Elite Status - $275 each

A few Single certificates up to 35k points each (separate accounts) Gold Status - $170 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3264 on: March 03, 2019, 07:02:11 PM »
Buying cat 1-4 $450. Pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3265 on: March 04, 2019, 03:27:16 AM »
buying 2x cat4 7night
no status @ 425
platinum @ 450

have confirm date, ready to book
payment via PayPal.



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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3266 on: March 04, 2019, 04:52:35 AM »
Selling 5 night Cat 7 at any bookable hotel for $1,900. Please PM me if interested. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3267 on: March 04, 2019, 10:16:10 AM »
Selling 2 X 5 night Cat 6 at any bookable hotel for $1,500.

Selling 2 X 5 night Cat 5 at any bookable hotel for $ 900.

Selling 1 X 5 night Cat 4 at any bookable hotel for $ 550.

Also have a few 1 night 35 K certificate available and 1 X 25 K certificate

Please PM me if interested.


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3268 on: March 04, 2019, 12:30:38 PM »
Selling 5 night Cat 7 at any bookable hotel for $1,900. Please PM me if interested. Thanks!
$1700.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3269 on: March 04, 2019, 12:40:57 PM »
Paying $475 for a cat 1-4 seven night. Status doesn't matter. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3270 on: March 04, 2019, 01:15:31 PM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-4 cert $475 (gold account) exp 11/19
Selling 1 night cat 1-4 cert $110 (gold account) exp 11/19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3271 on: March 04, 2019, 03:44:28 PM »
Selling 7 night Category-5  Gold account $1,100.
Expiration is 8/15/2019
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3272 on: March 04, 2019, 04:00:26 PM »
buying 2x cat4 7night
no status @ 425
platinum @ 450

have confirm date, ready to book
payment via PayPal.

Got one from @jlanceho
Need one more 7 night cat 4
Got confirm date

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3273 on: March 04, 2019, 05:02:17 PM »
Looking for cat 5  35k per night

2 night stay

PM please


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3274 on: March 04, 2019, 05:17:06 PM »
Starwood anniversary just passed.  Is this the right forum for selling?  And I'm sorry that im clueless. Can someone point out to me where i can read up about how to go about getting and selling the cert without needing to look thru a 30+ page thread
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3275 on: March 04, 2019, 05:53:10 PM »
buying 2 night cat 7- 60k points
$330 per night.
PLease PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3276 on: March 04, 2019, 06:17:47 PM »
Selling 7 night Cat 1-4 -- $450, gold account. expires in a year
sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3277 on: March 04, 2019, 07:33:03 PM »
Buying 1 cat 4 cert. need for tonight

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3278 on: March 04, 2019, 07:35:16 PM »
Have one 7 night Cat 1-4 (old cat 1-5, unconverted)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3279 on: March 04, 2019, 07:50:33 PM »
Looking for one more  7 night 1-4 certificate - paying $475, you book it for me , I can PayPal or Venmo tonight - send me your cell number for faster communication