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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 #4067 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by leeboy on February 26, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4455 on: September 10, 2019, 05:50:21 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificates for $165 from gold account. PM.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4456 on: September 10, 2019, 06:59:00 PM »
selling 2 60k certs, plat account. $250 each. Expire 9/18.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4457 on: September 10, 2019, 07:20:00 PM »
Selling 2 free nights (35k) for $150 each (different accounts)
BUMP
Still available. Price is negotiable
Expires 7/2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4458 on: September 10, 2019, 08:31:10 PM »
Selling one 25K night for $120. Exp Jan 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4459 on: September 10, 2019, 10:00:44 PM »
Selling 1 35k night for $160. Gold elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4460 on: September 10, 2019, 10:47:42 PM »
Selling 6/20 expiry Platinum Elite - 1 night up to 50k  - $265

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4461 on: September 11, 2019, 08:05:51 AM »
My Marriott points are expiring soon, if I book a room on points and cancel it, would it extend the life of my points?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4462 on: September 11, 2019, 09:22:15 AM »
Selling 1 35k night at $150 PM me -
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4463 on: September 11, 2019, 05:54:33 PM »
My Marriott points are expiring soon, if I book a room on points and cancel it, would it extend the life of my points?

I doubt it but worth a shot.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4464 on: September 11, 2019, 07:06:37 PM »
Hey, I am looking for a Marriot 7 days cat 1-4 certification, paying 550 USD. Please PM. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4465 on: September 11, 2019, 11:25:04 PM »
2x 35k nights - 10/22/2019 and 6/2/2020
-$145 OBO
2x 50k nights - 10/22/2019 and 12/24/2019
-$260 OBO

Looking to sell these quickly
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4466 on: September 12, 2019, 12:18:57 AM »
selling 2 60k certs, plat account. $250 each. Expire 9/18.

bump. need to decide by the end of tomorrow if you are interested, can do 1 night also. if no interest by tomorrow night, i will book a couple of nights in town for me and the wife.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4467 on: September 12, 2019, 07:22:33 AM »
Selling 1 35k night at $150 PM me -


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4468 on: September 12, 2019, 02:43:00 PM »
*Sold out of cat4 and cat6
Selling

7night cat5 - $950
7night cat7 - $1700
7night cat8 - $2100

You can stay 7nights at the St regis maldive, NYC etc for $300 a night. Gr8 deal!


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4469 on: September 12, 2019, 02:55:18 PM »
Selling 1 x Cat 1-4 7-night certificate, gold
$550
exp 12/13/19
bump