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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 #3525 on: April 23, 2019, 08:55:15 AM »
Buying multiple Marriott 7 night cat 1-4 certs. Prefer 5 - 10 in one account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3526 on: April 23, 2019, 09:01:06 AM »
Selling a 35K Cert from a Titanium account for $200 OBO. Can add a suite upgrade for $25 as well provided that it clears. Prefer US hotels

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3527 on: April 23, 2019, 09:03:35 AM »
Looking for a certificate for Cat 1 to Cat 4 ...  Travel Dates: 5/24 - 5/28  NYC - Hotel still available.

7 Night Stays Prefer but can also buy separate nights - Please PM Me. I'm willing to pay $450 Thanks!

By the way - how many points are Category 4 hotels?


Still looking for 7 night certificates for cat 1-4 ; looking for buy for $450.

Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3528 on: April 23, 2019, 01:33:07 PM »
Selling 1 night, category 1-4 certificate (up to 25k) from GOLD account, $100 (expires 5/8/2019)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3529 on: April 23, 2019, 02:19:52 PM »
paying $500 , 1-4 7 night certificate, pm me - you book, Paypal only.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3530 on: April 24, 2019, 07:20:36 AM »
Still looking for two more

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3531 on: April 24, 2019, 08:56:24 PM »
Selling a 35K Cert from a Titanium account for $200 OBO. Can add a suite upgrade for $25 as well provided that it clears. Prefer US hotels

Sorry but does this mean it can be used for any hotel up to 35k points a night?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3532 on: April 24, 2019, 09:07:09 PM »
Sorry but does this mean it can be used for any hotel up to 35k points a night?
yes it does

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3533 on: April 25, 2019, 12:57:38 AM »
Looking for one 7 night cert for a cat 1-4. Paying 500.  PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3534 on: April 25, 2019, 02:01:51 AM »
paying $600 for Cat 5 - 5 nights (slim pickins I know) - you book
paying best offer Cat 6 - 5 nights. 


I'm sure I can find someone who can "vouch" for me when the time comes given that my account is new.  (I was told by someone in one of my other buying groups that this is the place to look for these). 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3535 on: April 25, 2019, 02:19:24 PM »
Still looking for 7 night certificates for cat 1-4 ; looking for buy for $500.

Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3536 on: April 25, 2019, 04:10:04 PM »
Selling the following from titanium Elite

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 $ 500.

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

Please PM me if interested.

1 X 5 night Cat 4
1 X 5 nights Cat 5
1 X 5 nights Cat 6 left. 

Expiration March 2020 from Titanium Elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3537 on: April 25, 2019, 05:19:40 PM »
Looking for 2 nights stay in cat 5 end of july. Please PM with offers.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3538 on: April 25, 2019, 06:34:40 PM »
Need 1 or 2  certs cat4 come from the same account. PM me if you have. @510 each. OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3539 on: April 26, 2019, 12:17:48 PM »
Selling:
One night category 1-4 from Platinum/Titanium Account - $120 OBO Expires on 05-06-2019