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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 #4380 on: August 25, 2019, 03:42:04 AM »
Selling 3 suite night upgrade awards.  $40
How do you sell these without booking from your account?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4381 on: August 25, 2019, 06:08:15 AM »
How do you sell these without booking from your account?
you donít

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4382 on: August 25, 2019, 05:30:19 PM »
selling - 2 35k certificates same account from a silver account $300 or $160/each.

long expiration

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4383 on: August 25, 2019, 07:58:05 PM »
1 night 35k 2 certs same account from a Gold elite account $300 or $160/each.  Thanks eljay07

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

Just the 50k and 60 left.   $250 and $300 respectively.  Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4384 on: August 25, 2019, 09:22:12 PM »
Selling 4x 35k nights for $160 each

Nights are in 3 different accounts

Acct 1:
Gold status
2 nights expiring 05/02/2020 and 06/02/2020

Acct 2:
1 night expiring 04/01/2020

Acct 3:
1 night expiring 01/03/2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4385 on: August 25, 2019, 10:11:48 PM »
Selling a 35k certificate from a silver account for $150. Long expiration.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4386 on: August 26, 2019, 11:34:48 AM »
Selling 2x 35k certs from the same Gold Elite account. $165 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4387 on: August 26, 2019, 01:43:13 PM »
Selling 2 x 60K certs from Ritz card. Platinum account.

Expiration 8/11/2020

$400 each

Good chance to lock into a reservation before peak pricing kicks in.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4388 on: August 26, 2019, 07:50:27 PM »
Selling

7night cat5 - $1,000
7night cat6 - $1,300
7night cat7 - $1,700
7night cat8 - $1,900

Certificates must be booked at least 30 days out

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4389 on: August 27, 2019, 10:16:22 AM »
Selling 3x 35k nights for $165 each
Selling 1x 50K night for $260

2 35k nights expiring 05/02/2020
1 35k night expiring 01/31/2020
1 50k night expiring 11/16/2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4390 on: August 27, 2019, 10:41:10 AM »
buying ritz cert good for 60k   paying $250, short expiration ok
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4391 on: August 27, 2019, 12:16:12 PM »
2 60k certs, same gold account. $315 each (or 50k miles each).
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4392 on: August 28, 2019, 08:56:26 AM »
35k certificate expiration October 2, gold account.
 selling for $135

Also a 25k certificate with long expiration, gold account. Selling for $120

Also a 35k certificate with long expiration, silver elite. Selling for $145

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4393 on: August 28, 2019, 12:24:45 PM »
Selling 3x 35k nights for $165 each
Selling 1x 50K night for $260

2 35k nights expiring 05/02/2020
1 35k night expiring 01/31/2020
1 50k night expiring 11/16/2019

Sold the 2 35K nights - have 1 left.

Thanks @michael2500 for a super smooth transaction!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4394 on: August 28, 2019, 12:40:09 PM »
Plat account
x2 Marriott 35k Certs - $160
x1 50k Cert - $250