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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 #3940 on: July 03, 2019, 02:19:55 AM »
Looking for cat either 5-6-7
Five might
Short expiring ok

price?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3941 on: July 03, 2019, 11:01:03 AM »
Looking for cat either 5-6-7
Five might
Short expiring ok
look 2 posts up from yours...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3942 on: July 03, 2019, 11:04:25 AM »
Selling 1 category 5 cert (35k) expiring 1/3/20 for $150 from Gold Elite account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3943 on: July 03, 2019, 11:09:32 AM »
Selling 7 nights cat 1-5 for $1,300

Expires 8/14

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3944 on: July 03, 2019, 11:40:15 AM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-4  $550  Exp 7/2020
 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3945 on: July 03, 2019, 01:30:23 PM »
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Gold elite account at $165
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Silver elite account at $160
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3946 on: July 03, 2019, 02:27:38 PM »
Selling Regular packages
5night cat4 - $700
5night cat5 - $980
5nights cat6 -$1,400
5nights cat8 - $2,380

Travel Packages
7nights cat4 - $600
7nights cat5 - $1,000
7nights cat6 - $1500

Some gold and titanium accounts
Prices are firm

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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3947 on: July 03, 2019, 03:00:32 PM »
Buying 2 50k/60k marriot certificate in 1 account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3948 on: July 03, 2019, 05:04:36 PM »
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Gold elite account at $160
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Gold elite account at $160

All from same Gold elite account. Can offer discount if someone interested in both.

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« Reply #3949 on: July 03, 2019, 06:01:35 PM »
Buying 2 50k/60k marriot certificate in 1 account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3950 on: July 03, 2019, 06:16:42 PM »
Buying 1 night certificate cat. 4. @$80

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Edit
2 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Gold elite account at $160 each
1 cat 1-5 (35k) night from Silver elite account at $155
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3953 on: July 04, 2019, 09:34:11 AM »
Selling 5 night Category 5 - $850
Selling 5 Night Category 6 - $1250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3954 on: July 04, 2019, 01:09:54 PM »
Selling 35k From Gold Account $150

Available. Please PM if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3955 on: July 04, 2019, 01:22:25 PM »
Selling 1 35k night for $160 OBO (silver status)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3956 on: July 04, 2019, 02:53:27 PM »
can a 35K point certificate be used to book 2 x 17.5 K nights

Need Cat 3 17.5k x 2 nights.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3957 on: July 04, 2019, 02:58:51 PM »
No

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3958 on: July 04, 2019, 03:04:37 PM »
Looking for a suite upgrade. 30 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3959 on: July 04, 2019, 06:10:32 PM »
Need two rooms for tonight at a category 4. Seperate accounts are fine. $300 total.

Thanks!