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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 #4060 on: July 18, 2019, 10:17:41 AM »
selling 5nights cat4 *2 for $400 each
Selling 7nights cat5 $1,050
Selling 7nights cat6 - $1,500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4061 on: July 18, 2019, 11:04:40 AM »
selling two 60k nights from platinum account for $300 each OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4062 on: July 18, 2019, 04:07:13 PM »
Selling 1 free cat 1-4 Gold elite $125
2 free cat 1-5 on same account silver elite $155 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4063 on: July 18, 2019, 10:16:11 PM »

selling 1 cat 5 (35k annual cert) for $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4064 on: July 19, 2019, 10:24:55 AM »
Selling
Cat 1-5 (35k) Gold Elite $170 exp. 6/20/20
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4065 on: July 19, 2019, 04:11:57 PM »
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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4066 on: July 20, 2019, 11:31:28 PM »
Buying mt  cat 1-4 one night at $115 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4067 on: July 21, 2019, 02:33:06 AM »
I was hoping someone else would do this. . . .but decided to help out the market.
Attachment (below) is a summary the bid/ask prices since June 1, 2019


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4068 on: July 21, 2019, 02:39:52 AM »
Looking to buy
5-day cat 4 up to $400 or
7-day cat 4 up to $500 or
5-day cat 4 up to $700

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4069 on: July 21, 2019, 02:46:36 AM »
Looking to buy
5-day cat 4 up to $400 or
7-day cat 4 up to $500 or
5-day cat 4 up to $700

what's difference between 1 and 3 aside from the price?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4070 on: July 21, 2019, 12:52:55 PM »
selling 5nights cat4 *2 for $400 each
Selling 7nights cat5 $1,050
Selling 7nights cat6 - $1,500

7 Night Cat 6 still available?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4071 on: July 21, 2019, 01:46:34 PM »
Looking to buy
5-day cat 4 up to $400 or
7-day cat 4 up to $500 or
5-day cat 5 up to $700

Typo. Thanks for pointing that out. The last one is for Category 5.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4072 on: July 21, 2019, 03:00:05 PM »
Selling one night expiring 9/3/19. Gold account. Cat 1-4. $115

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4073 on: July 21, 2019, 05:29:19 PM »
I was hoping someone else would do this. . . .but decided to help out the market.
Attachment (below) is a summary the bid/ask prices since June 1, 2019

Thank you!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4074 on: July 21, 2019, 07:01:18 PM »
who is selling 5 night category 6 for 900 .  I will buy unlimited.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4075 on: July 21, 2019, 07:35:19 PM »
who is selling 5 night category 6 for 900 .  I will buy unlimited.

$900 is a deal but itís not ridiculously cheap. These certificates certainly arenít worth much over $1k.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4076 on: July 21, 2019, 09:17:47 PM »
i have buyers waiting buying unlimited at $1,000

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4077 on: July 21, 2019, 09:50:54 PM »
selling 2 Cat 1-5 (35k) nights  Gold Elite
$160 Each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4078 on: July 21, 2019, 11:15:35 PM »
  Still available:
    3 different accounts:
   One night Cat. 1-5 from Gold $165 OBO
   One night Cat. 1-5 from Gold $165 OBO
   One night Cat. 1-5 from Platinum $180 OBO
    all expire 5/2020

Just one Gold night left!
Now available for $160!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4079 on: July 21, 2019, 11:30:27 PM »
Selling 1 night Cat. 1-5 from Gold exp 12/2019 $160 OBO
Now $150
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