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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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4680 on: October 26, 2019, 07:56:15 PM »
Selling:
Cat 1-5 (35k) Titanium Elite $175 exp.6/02/20
Cat 1-5 (35k) Titanium Elite $175 exp.4/24/20
Cat 1-5 (35k) Titanium Elite $175 exp.1/25/20
In same account
 
Cat 1-5 (35k) Gold Elite $160 exp. 11/29/19
Cat 1-5 (35k) Gold Elite $160 exp. 2/26/20
In same account

Please PM Thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4681 on: October 27, 2019, 09:47:19 AM »
2 35k certificate both platinum elite
12/02/19
06/02/2020
$165 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4682 on: October 27, 2019, 11:06:17 AM »
Is it safe to assume that when using one of these transferred certs, the original owner gets the credits for the "elite nights" for the purposes of status?  I'd assume so if the reservation is made in the owner's name with the buyer listed as an "additional guest".

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4683 on: October 27, 2019, 02:18:48 PM »
Selling 7 night category 1-4 - PM me $650
« Last Edit: October 27, 2019, 03:16:36 PM by sky121 »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4684 on: October 27, 2019, 03:16:15 PM »
Selling 7 night category 1-4 - PM me

Per ddf rules - you need to list a price.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4685 on: October 27, 2019, 06:14:02 PM »
selling 3 35k certificates from same gold elite account @$160 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4686 on: October 28, 2019, 08:46:33 AM »
Selling one night up to 35k for $150 from platinum account
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4687 on: October 28, 2019, 02:23:43 PM »
buying cat 2 booking for 1x night for Nov 30th, paying $120.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4688 on: October 28, 2019, 02:26:24 PM »
Selling one 35K certificate from Gold Elite account for $120 or best offer. Short expiry. Expires 11/02/2019.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4689 on: October 28, 2019, 02:57:42 PM »
Selling 1 night 35k certificate gold account for 150  expires 01/31/20
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4690 on: October 28, 2019, 03:32:08 PM »
Selling 2x 50k nights. Same account. Gold. $500 for both.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4691 on: October 28, 2019, 03:34:42 PM »
Still selling a bunch of certs

7nights certificates category 5 - $900

7nights certificates category7 - $1,400
7nights certificates category8 - $1,600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4692 on: October 28, 2019, 04:14:11 PM »
Still selling a bunch of certs

7nights certificates category 5 - $900

7nights certificates category7 - $1,400
7nights certificates category8 - $1,600

can I use the category 8 hotel at any marriott category 8 (i.e. st regis maldives)?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4693 on: October 28, 2019, 05:11:18 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificate for $155 from gold account. PM
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4694 on: October 28, 2019, 05:11:50 PM »
Selling one 35K certificate from Gold Elite account for $120 or best offer. Short expiry. Expires 11/02/2019.
Sold