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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 #4650 on: October 21, 2019, 09:36:46 AM »
You should probably call in and ask to get clarification

Can i use this to stay the night of 11/2 (checkout 11/3)?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4651 on: October 21, 2019, 09:51:10 PM »
7 nights category 1-4 from Gold account, expiring March 2020.  600, OBO. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4652 on: October 22, 2019, 02:04:52 AM »
buying marriott 40 k certificate   paying 150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4653 on: October 22, 2019, 04:10:18 PM »
Purchased a cat 8 cert from leeboy

I did too.  Great transaction/deal

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4654 on: October 22, 2019, 06:15:17 PM »
What is your status with Marriott? Also, do they have to be booked by the exp or used?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4655 on: October 22, 2019, 07:44:21 PM »
Anyone have experience using these certificates as a second guest in the Atlantis? If so, any issues?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4656 on: October 22, 2019, 08:34:53 PM »
selling Marriott fna 35k expires 11/02/19 $150 gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4657 on: October 22, 2019, 09:53:55 PM »
Anyone have experience using these certificates as a second guest in the Atlantis? If so, any issues?

And if the reservation clearly states that $75/day Will be assessed on the third guest inwards, is there anyway to avoid that if a couple is staying (but officially itís the AH + the couple)?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4658 on: October 22, 2019, 09:55:24 PM »
Selling one night up to 25k points. Expires 11/02/2019. Price $110 OBO.
$90

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4659 on: October 23, 2019, 08:44:16 AM »
Selling 60k night - Gold account - $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4660 on: October 23, 2019, 09:42:43 AM »
Selling 3 35k certificates from two accounts.
expires 11/2/19 (gold account), 3/4/20 (gold account), 7/9/20 (silver account)
$375
Will sell any amount, but one expiring 11/2/19 must be included.

bought a night from DDFer. Thank you for the quick and easy transaction.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4661 on: October 23, 2019, 12:32:47 PM »
1 night up to 35k points from Gold account.. Price is down to $150
Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4662 on: October 23, 2019, 12:34:56 PM »
Selling up to 3 Cat 1-5 certs, Gold account, for $145/ea
Bump - 2 certificates still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4663 on: October 23, 2019, 02:09:42 PM »
1 35k night @$135.  silver acct.  venmo only.  thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4664 on: October 23, 2019, 06:58:07 PM »
selling Marriott fna 35k expires 11/02/19 $150 gold account
can add a second one with later expiration if needed, LMK BO as well