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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 #3450 on: April 06, 2019, 05:43:42 AM »
Price now $165. PM please

Have one left. 35k cert.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3451 on: April 06, 2019, 10:23:39 PM »
1 nightly certificate up to 25k, expires 4/19, asking $110, from Platinum elite account
Bump, $90

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3452 on: April 07, 2019, 12:32:40 AM »
7 night still available, CAT6, Platinum account, $1,800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3453 on: April 07, 2019, 03:31:29 AM »
7 night still available, CAT6, Platinum account, $1,800

Donít you realize youíre selling MT here for .6? Youíre just gonna sit with this up to expiring date. Iíve bought 5 of these on these forums in the $1,200-$1,500 range.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3454 on: April 07, 2019, 04:45:46 AM »
Donít you realize youíre selling MT here for .6? Youíre just gonna sit with this up to expiring date. Iíve bought 5 of these on these forums in the $1,200-$1,500 range.
I do realize it. I'm not in a rush to sell, plus I'll just use it if it doesn't sell. win-win for me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3455 on: April 07, 2019, 12:09:26 PM »
R u allowed to trade points ?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3456 on: April 07, 2019, 06:20:08 PM »
R u allowed to trade points ?
I think that would fall under buying and selling a you can't do that on this forum

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« Reply #3457 on: April 07, 2019, 08:42:25 PM »
R u allowed to trade points ?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3458 on: April 07, 2019, 08:56:16 PM »
Selling 1x 7 night cat 1-4 @475 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3459 on: April 08, 2019, 07:16:38 AM »
Looking for two, 7 night 1-4 cat cert, for stay at July two rooms at same time.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3460 on: April 08, 2019, 09:10:30 AM »
looking for one ASAP, $500, you book for me, paypal.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3461 on: April 08, 2019, 11:00:30 AM »
I have one

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3462 on: April 08, 2019, 11:12:00 AM »
I have a 7 night category 5 certificate but I would like to stay at a catergory 8 hotel.  Anyone have a Category 8 certificate to sell or trade+cash?  Does anyone know if it's possible to upgrade these?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3463 on: April 08, 2019, 11:24:25 AM »
Donít you realize youíre selling MT here for .6? Youíre just gonna sit with this up to expiring date. Iíve bought 5 of these on these forums in the $1,200-$1,500 range.

And I sold mine here nicely above your "range" so...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3464 on: April 08, 2019, 11:48:23 AM »
And I sold mine here nicely above your "range" so...
+1 he tried to lowball me too