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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 #4365 on: August 22, 2019, 11:25:51 PM »
bump

1 night 35k 2 certs same account - Platinum Elite $300 (or 160 ea)
. sold for $463 of value
1 night 60k - Plat Elite $320
1 night 50k - Plat Elite $280

also, please allow 24 hours for booking.  Thanks. venmo only.

1 night 35k 2 certs same account from a Gold elite account $300 or $160/each.

Long expirations on these so please don't ask for a lower price.  Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4366 on: August 22, 2019, 11:59:36 PM »
Selling 2x 35k cert from same Platinum account $315 for both Sold!
1x 60k cert gold account $270
1x 35k cert silver account $130 Sold!
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4367 on: August 23, 2019, 12:48:30 AM »


the reason you are buying these certificates is to save $. There is no such a thing as saving $ without risk.

I beg to differ.
People sign up for credit cards to get the sign up bonuses and get free travel.
Saving money - no risk.

Dans Deals exist mainly to guide us all to save money - and usually without risk.
When some wants to buy a Marriott cert on DDF, they are expecting a continuation of the main site - saving money without risk.

Of course when people go crazy in the game there is risk involved.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4368 on: August 23, 2019, 12:53:12 AM »
When some wants to buy a Marriott cert on DDF, they are expecting a continuation of the main site - saving money without risk.
Then they are making a big mistake and ripe to get scammed.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4369 on: August 23, 2019, 06:06:54 AM »

I beg to differ.
People sign up for credit cards to get the sign up bonuses and get free travel.
Saving money - no risk.

Dans Deals exist mainly to guide us all to save money - and usually without risk.
When some wants to buy a Marriott cert on DDF, they are expecting a continuation of the main site - saving money without risk.

Of course when people go crazy in the game there is risk involved.
you should probably read the disclaimers before you start assuming.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4370 on: August 23, 2019, 08:49:41 AM »
 There is obviously a risk involved- especially for the buyer as he's sending money to someone he may not know.
IMO the best way to minimized the risk as a buyer is by buying from someone who has sold before and getting references about his previous transactions or by getting good references from well known/trusted DDFers , And this 👇of course.
pay the paypal fee for protection. if seller cheats you paypal will make it right. been there, done that. Filed case with paypal and they refunded my money

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4371 on: August 23, 2019, 12:50:43 PM »
Selling 7 night Category 1-5 from Gold account for $800
Expires: 09/16/2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4372 on: August 23, 2019, 01:13:00 PM »
Buying two 1 night certs for 8/29 checkin. $250 total OBO.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4373 on: August 23, 2019, 01:19:59 PM »
Buying two 1 night certs for 8/29 checkin. $250 total OBO.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4374 on: August 23, 2019, 03:58:13 PM »
Selling 7-night Category 1-4 Certificate from Silver account, asking $600

Expires: 04/20/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4375 on: August 23, 2019, 05:31:21 PM »
Buying two 1 night certs for 8/29 checkin. $250 total OBO.
Whoops. Cat 1-5.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4376 on: August 24, 2019, 03:36:00 PM »
Sellng
2 Marriott 35k certificates from gold account - $310 for both.
1 Marriott $35 k certificates from silver account $150. OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4377 on: August 24, 2019, 06:09:04 PM »
Selling 3 suite night upgrade awards.  $40

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4378 on: August 25, 2019, 12:03:58 AM »
Selling

7night cat5 - $1,100
7night cat6 - $1,400
7night cat7 - $1,800
7night cat8 - $2,200

Certificates must be booked at least 30 days out

Cat6 sold out

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4379 on: August 25, 2019, 01:24:45 AM »
Looking for 35k cert ó short expiration preferred. I can pay $130/each!