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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 #4020 on: July 11, 2019, 07:11:56 PM »
Selling one 35k night for $165.
PM me if interested.
Selling for $160 now.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4021 on: July 11, 2019, 10:47:38 PM »
Hello All,

New to this game. I have a few questions.
What is going rate to SELL a 7 night category 1-4?
If I sell, what is the usual procedure? I get money (how?), I book the room on behalf of the buyer?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4022 on: July 11, 2019, 11:07:56 PM »
Selling 2 X cat 1-5 (35k) night
Gold account
$165 each or both for $310
PM me
Expires 12/2/2019 and 7/11/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4023 on: July 11, 2019, 11:28:45 PM »
Looking for a 5-night category 7 (60k per night 240K total) $1500. Elite status preferred.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4024 on: July 12, 2019, 12:52:52 PM »
Selling 2 X cat 1-5 (35k) night
Gold account
$165 each or both for $320
PM me
Expires 10/02/2019 and 07/11/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4025 on: July 12, 2019, 03:22:14 PM »
Hello All,

New to this game. I have a few questions.
What is going rate to SELL a 7 night category 1-4?
If I sell, what is the usual procedure? I get money (how?), I book the room on behalf of the buyer?

check your pm's

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4026 on: July 12, 2019, 04:25:34 PM »
Buying 35k Platinum cert 1 night at $150 OBO. Pls pm with price.

You can make the res
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4027 on: July 13, 2019, 10:13:11 PM »
Selling 2 35k cert from 1 gold account $165 for 1 or $315 for both
Have another 1 35 cert from gold account selling at $160

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4028 on: July 13, 2019, 11:46:56 PM »
Selling one cat 4 night and one cat 5 night from two separate gold accounts.

$130 for the cat 4 night and $150 for the cat 5
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4029 on: July 14, 2019, 11:21:12 AM »
Selling 1 night Cat. 1-5 from Gold exp 12/2019 $160 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4030 on: July 14, 2019, 08:18:27 PM »
Looking for one 35K night from platinum account. Short expiration is okay. Willing to pay $160. Thank you very much.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4031 on: July 14, 2019, 08:20:45 PM »
Selling 7 night 1-5 from titanium $1200. 
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4032 on: July 14, 2019, 08:56:59 PM »
7 night 1-5 from titanium $1200.

Buying or selling?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4033 on: July 14, 2019, 09:00:22 PM »
Buying or selling?
Dude if you cannot tell by the price he posted, if heís buying or selling, you are on the wrong board. Anyone posting 300-350 above where things are selling for, is obviously selling.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4034 on: July 14, 2019, 09:38:06 PM »
Dude if you cannot tell by the price he posted, if heís buying or selling, you are on the wrong board. Anyone posting 300-350 above where things are selling for, is obviously selling.

Im not looking to buy or sell. dont care about the price. just trying to help people out who may not know...