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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 #4080 on: July 22, 2019, 02:15:28 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

The value per point on these is interesting (see below, using values I assume are somewhere near market levels, and assuming 5th night free).
It seems to be about 0.5 cents per point, with higher values per point for certs equating to higher # of points.
I guess the hassle explains part of this. i.e. its a lot easier to book on your own and easier to reverse and cancel too. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4081 on: July 22, 2019, 08:38:55 PM »
Buying cat 4 $100. Can expire soon

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4082 on: July 22, 2019, 08:56:33 PM »
Selling 7 night Category 1-5 from Gold account for $925
Expires: 09/16/2019
Preference given to people that want a USA / Canada hotel

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4083 on: July 23, 2019, 04:00:26 AM »
Buying 3 nights cat 4 @ 125/nt

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4084 on: July 23, 2019, 02:05:14 PM »
Selling 7 night Category 1-5 from Gold account for $925
Expires: 09/16/2019
Preference given to people that want a USA / Canada hotel
New category 5?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4085 on: July 23, 2019, 03:17:01 PM »
whats the standard? does the buyer have to pay before the seller makes the booking?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4086 on: July 23, 2019, 03:25:28 PM »
whats the standard? does the buyer have to pay before the seller makes the booking?
I usually make the booking first and then get paid after once buyer confirms everything is ok. (Since I can cancel easily if not paid)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4087 on: July 23, 2019, 03:29:32 PM »
I usually make the booking first and then get paid after once buyer confirms everything is ok. (Since I can cancel easily if not paid)
grt. thnx. i usually get paid before- but my buyer this time wanted the confirmation first

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4088 on: July 23, 2019, 03:33:29 PM »
Buying one 35k night certificate from an Ambassador account.  Stay is in mid-November.  Offering $175.  PM me.  Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4089 on: July 23, 2019, 03:56:18 PM »
selling 2 Cat 1-5 (35k) nights  Gold Elite
$160 Each
Bump now $140
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4090 on: July 23, 2019, 04:06:12 PM »
is there any way to make a non account holder the primary on the reservation with these anniversary certificates or on the old ritz 6k certificates?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4091 on: July 23, 2019, 04:34:17 PM »
Selling one 60k cert $310

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4092 on: July 23, 2019, 04:42:37 PM »
Selling one 35k night for$160.00
Pm me if interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4093 on: July 23, 2019, 06:32:07 PM »
Subsidizing paid stays at $25 per night.  Will be booked under a platinum account. Will send $$$ when stay posts to account. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4094 on: July 23, 2019, 11:13:07 PM »
Selling marriot free night (up to 35k points) $160 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4095 on: July 24, 2019, 10:34:35 AM »
Buying one 35k night certificate from an Ambassador account.  Stay is in mid-November.  Offering $175.  PM me.  Thanks!

Ambassador is still preferred, but Titanium would also work.  Offering $175 for 35k night certificate.  PM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4096 on: July 24, 2019, 10:56:24 AM »
selling two 60k nights (8/15) for $300 each OBO (or transfer 50k to my account). one of the nights is currently attached to the St. Regis NYC (now 85k) for 8/15-8/16

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4097 on: July 24, 2019, 01:09:45 PM »
Selling 2 nights, category 1-5.
$160 each
$310 for both.
PM to book.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4098 on: July 24, 2019, 01:46:13 PM »
Ambassador is still preferred, but Titanium would also work.  Offering $175 for 35k night certificate.  PM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4099 on: July 24, 2019, 01:49:13 PM »
Selling 2x 35k certs from the same Gold Elite account. $170 each OBO