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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 #4067 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3780 on: June 11, 2019, 06:44:35 PM »
Selling Marriott cert. up to 35k silver elite.
$175 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3781 on: June 12, 2019, 04:57:24 AM »
Looking for a 7 night category 3 to be applied to an existing point advance reservation I have for July.


Also looking for a 5 night cert to be used at cosmopolitan in vegas

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3782 on: June 12, 2019, 07:39:47 AM »
Selling 2x 35k certs from the same Gold Elite account. $185 each OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3783 on: June 12, 2019, 10:55:02 AM »
What's going rate for 25k cert?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3784 on: June 12, 2019, 12:27:12 PM »
buy Marriott single night
cat 1-4[25k] and cat5[35k]


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3785 on: June 12, 2019, 12:45:55 PM »
3 different accounts:
One night Cat. 1-5 from Gold $170 OBO
One night Cat. 1-5 from Gold $170 OBO
One night Cat. 1-5 from Platinum $185 OBO
all expire 5/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3786 on: June 12, 2019, 02:55:57 PM »
buying 3X Cat 5 35K Nights $400

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3787 on: June 12, 2019, 03:25:28 PM »
selling
1*cat 1-6 (50k) night from gold elite account at 250
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3788 on: June 12, 2019, 03:53:35 PM »
Selling a category 5 cert (35k) for $175
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3789 on: June 12, 2019, 07:16:40 PM »
selling cat 4 (up to 25K) from titanium elite acct $100 exp 6/23

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3790 on: June 12, 2019, 09:08:43 PM »
Looking to buy 3x 7 night certs category 4 (total of 21 nights) to be used June 27-July 18. Status level does not matter.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3791 on: June 13, 2019, 12:05:22 AM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-4
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3792 on: June 13, 2019, 12:10:25 AM »
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Gold elite account at $170
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Silver elite account at $165
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3793 on: June 13, 2019, 10:20:16 AM »
+1 to metsguy. Very pleasant transaction, appreciate you being willing to work with me even with my lack of post history.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3794 on: June 13, 2019, 10:45:25 AM »
+1 to metsguy. Very pleasant transaction, appreciate you being willing to work with me even with my lack of post history.

+1 Pleasure working with you as well.