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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 #3705 on: May 31, 2019, 04:58:35 PM »
Selling
7night cat5 - $1,050 OBO
5night cat4 - $375 OBO
5 night cat6 - $950 OBO

Can the 5-night category 4 be "bought up" to a category 5 (35k per night)?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3706 on: May 31, 2019, 11:48:56 PM »
Can book nights (with Platinum perks) from my Platinum account with a $30 discount, in order to requalify Platinum status for next year. And if you're coming to Oahu, I'll even give you a lift to the hotel from the airport for free :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3707 on: June 01, 2019, 04:55:52 PM »
buying 25k marriott one day cert for 110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3708 on: June 01, 2019, 06:07:36 PM »
Not cert just a $150 Marriott GC and I have 45k  in Marriott points

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3709 on: June 02, 2019, 06:56:34 AM »
Looking for a cat5 7-night certificate to be used in Europe.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3710 on: June 02, 2019, 11:06:57 AM »
Selling 1 35k certificates @ bo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3711 on: June 02, 2019, 01:58:29 PM »
Selling
7night cat5 - $1,050 OBO
5night cat4 - $375 OBO
5 night cat6 - $950 OBO
Any status

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3712 on: June 02, 2019, 04:41:27 PM »
Selling
1 MT free night up to 50K exp (12/19) $280 obo
and 1 MT free night up to 35k exp (5/20) $170 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3713 on: June 02, 2019, 08:52:08 PM »
looking to buy 7 night cat 4 @500 no status needed
Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown, 14-21 OCT

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3714 on: June 02, 2019, 10:21:11 PM »
Selling 2 35k certificates:
Gold account $170
Silver account $165
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3715 on: June 03, 2019, 01:18:22 PM »
2x 35k MT Nights in same Plat Elite account
$165 each or $300 for the pair.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3716 on: June 03, 2019, 02:09:54 PM »
Selling 1 marriott anniversary night, up to 35k @$170.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3717 on: June 03, 2019, 02:31:33 PM »
Selling 1 night, category 1-4 certificate (up to 25k) from GOLD account, $125 (expires 5/8/2020)

Selling 1 night, category 1-5 certificate (up to 35k) from GOLD account, $150 (expires 6/2/2020)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3718 on: June 03, 2019, 04:14:08 PM »
Selling 2 up to 35k pts nights, 1 up to 40k pts night and 1 up to 50k pts night. Titanium account.

35k and 40k - $225

50k - $300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3719 on: June 03, 2019, 07:40:41 PM »
selling 1 50k night for $275 obo Gold account 9/19/19 expiration