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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4320 on: August 17, 2019, 09:23:02 PM »
I was sure they put like a pending charge to verify the cc, guess I was wrong.
No pending charge when booking.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4321 on: August 18, 2019, 01:51:26 AM »
Selling 2 35k nights from same account $310 for both OBO silver account

Still selling

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4322 on: August 18, 2019, 06:56:17 AM »
Selling 2x 35k certs from the same Gold Elite account. $170 each OBO

Sold!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4323 on: August 18, 2019, 10:10:53 AM »
Selling 2x 35k certs from the same Gold Elite account. $170 each OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4324 on: August 18, 2019, 10:25:10 AM »
Selling Cat 1-4 7 nights, gold status $550 exp 11/29/19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4325 on: August 18, 2019, 12:58:45 PM »
Sellng
2 Marriott 35k certificates from gold account - $310 for both.
1 Marriott $35 k certificates from silver account $150.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4326 on: August 18, 2019, 01:07:42 PM »
Selling 1 x Cat 1-4 7-night certificate, gold
$550
exp 12/13/19

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4327 on: August 18, 2019, 01:09:18 PM »
Selling 1 x 25k 1-night, gold
$125
Exp 1/5/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4328 on: August 18, 2019, 06:12:11 PM »
Buying Category 5, 7 night certificate
$800 OBO
Stay January 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4329 on: August 18, 2019, 06:39:11 PM »
Selling:

1 night up to 50k points (cat. 6)
 
Platinum Elite account (free upgrades including suites! -upon availability-  4 pm late checkout, )

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4330 on: August 18, 2019, 10:25:47 PM »
Selling the following

2 X 5 Nights Category 5 Package $850 each

1 X 5 Nights Category 6 Package $1300

Expiration mid 2020

Platinum status

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4331 on: August 19, 2019, 10:29:19 AM »
One night from platinum elite account available. Up to 50k/night. $250. Please PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4332 on: August 19, 2019, 12:34:34 PM »
One 40k point certificate expires Dec 31 (received from titanium status) - From Titanium Elite account - $160 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4333 on: August 19, 2019, 02:27:50 PM »
Selling:
1x 7-night Cat 1-4 Exp 08/2020 (Gold account) $600
2x 1-night (35K) Exp 07/2020 (silver accounts, can be combined/gold) $170
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4334 on: August 20, 2019, 12:21:45 AM »
Buying Cat 1-4, one night cert.  paying $100.  Near term expiration ok.