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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 #4700 on: October 29, 2019, 02:01:47 PM »
Selling 7 night Cat 5 cert- $950 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4701 on: October 30, 2019, 12:55:42 AM »
Subsidizing 5 nights @$20. Plat account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4702 on: October 30, 2019, 01:04:56 AM »
Selling a 35k Marriott cert $140

Bump. Expires Nov 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4703 on: October 30, 2019, 06:53:50 AM »
Selling Marriot 35k certificate for $100.00. Must use by 11/2/19. Spg gold.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4704 on: October 30, 2019, 02:13:55 PM »
Selling Marriot 35k certificate for $95. Must use BOOK by 11/2/19. no cancels, silver acct.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4705 on: October 30, 2019, 10:19:24 PM »
[Buy] 35K cert for $75-$125 depending on status for Nov 4 stay.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4706 on: October 30, 2019, 10:48:54 PM »
Selling Marriot 35k certificate for $100.00. Must use by 11/2/19. Spg gold.

Price lowered to $75.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4707 on: October 31, 2019, 12:56:20 AM »
do the certificates have to be used by the expiration  or booked by the expiration ? i had success with Marriot getting them to extend my  Ritz Carlton certificate tier 1-4  certificates a couple of times over the past few  year  I wonder if the anniversary certificates can be extended

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4708 on: October 31, 2019, 11:18:39 AM »
Selling Marriot 35k certificate for $95. Must use BOOK by 11/2/19. no cancels, silver acct.

no longer available.  and it is actually a hard USE by date, not book by unfortunately.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4709 on: October 31, 2019, 11:23:25 AM »
no longer available.  and it is actually a hard USE by date, not book by unfortunately.
So check in by 11/2 or check out by 11/2?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4710 on: October 31, 2019, 11:52:31 AM »
Selling 4 x 35K marriot certificate (3 in one account 1 in another account) $100 each. Make me an offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4711 on: October 31, 2019, 03:17:31 PM »
Selling 4 x 35K marriot certificate (3 in one account 1 in another account) $100 each. Make me an offer

Smooth transaction with @jackmetallica:)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4712 on: October 31, 2019, 11:09:50 PM »
BUYING- 35k certs that expire soon! $75
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4713 on: November 01, 2019, 09:54:59 AM »
Selling 4 x 35K marriot certificate (3 in one account 1 in another account) $100 each. Make me an offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4714 on: November 01, 2019, 10:06:44 AM »
All Sold.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4715 on: November 01, 2019, 11:43:50 AM »
Free Night Award up to 35,000 points expire 07/12/2020 for 165 pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4716 on: November 01, 2019, 02:48:00 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificates for $160 from a gold account. Exp 09/2020. Thanks.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4717 on: November 02, 2019, 11:03:46 PM »
Selling 35k night for $165. Have two available. Gold Elite account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4718 on: November 02, 2019, 11:42:13 PM »
Selling 3 -35k nights from Plat account, $160 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4719 on: November 03, 2019, 12:42:47 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificate for $155 from gold account. PM
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