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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 #4725 on: November 03, 2019, 08:58:11 PM »
Selling 3 -35k nights from Plat account, $160 each

1 available - will include suite night upgrade as well

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4726 on: November 03, 2019, 10:50:02 PM »
Selling 7 night category 1-4 - PM me $750
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4727 on: November 04, 2019, 04:26:37 AM »
When using a 7 night cert where do the elite night stays get credited? Cert holders account or can it be the guests account?


Going on a 2 week trip at the end of the month , need 8 nights to hit titanium but also donít have sufficient points to purchase a cert from my account. 🥴


Do I buy the cert in cash from someone on here, save the money and give up the elite night credits potentially costing me titanium status for next year?

What would you experts recommend ?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4728 on: November 04, 2019, 07:48:28 AM »
Elite nights go to cert holder not person staying even if res was made in your name.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4729 on: November 04, 2019, 10:23:24 AM »
Free Night Award up to 35,000 points Expires: 12/02/2019 for $110
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4730 on: November 04, 2019, 12:10:16 PM »
Free Night Award up to 35,000 from gold account $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4731 on: November 04, 2019, 01:50:07 PM »
When using a 7 night cert where do the elite night stays get credited? Cert holders account or can it be the guests account?


Going on a 2 week trip at the end of the month , need 8 nights to hit titanium but also donít have sufficient points to purchase a cert from my account. 🥴


Do I buy the cert in cash from someone on here, save the money and give up the elite night credits potentially costing me titanium status for next year?

What would you experts recommend ?

if you value the status, buy the points you need would be my advice, but far from an expert

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4732 on: November 04, 2019, 05:58:19 PM »
When using a 7 night cert where do the elite night stays get credited? Cert holders account or can it be the guests account?


Going on a 2 week trip at the end of the month , need 8 nights to hit titanium but also donít have sufficient points to purchase a cert from my account. 🥴


Do I buy the cert in cash from someone on here, save the money and give up the elite night credits potentially costing me titanium status for next year?

What would you experts recommend ?

The stays are credited to the account holder, so you would NOT get the credit staying under someone else's account.

I would not recommend purchasing points directly from Marriott in order to have enough to purchase the certificates from your account unless you just need a minimal amount because those points are too expensive. You might look into purchasing points from a broker, but even then, I believe that you are limited to 100k per year.

Another easier option would be to simply subsidize someone to book a stay under your account, and reach your goal that way. 8 nights in the next 2 months shouldn't be too difficult, especially considering that Thanksgiving and the holiday season are coming up.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4733 on: November 04, 2019, 09:29:25 PM »
2 35k certificates from gold account
1 expires 1/3/2020 115.00
1 expires 1/31/2020 125.00

Both for 230.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4734 on: November 04, 2019, 10:30:43 PM »
Selling 2 free nights (35k) for $140 each (different accounts)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4735 on: November 05, 2019, 02:09:15 AM »
Selling 7 night category 1-4 - PM me $750
August 2020 Expiration

Hi, How many do you have? What's the lowest you can accept for multiple purchase if you have?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4736 on: November 05, 2019, 09:56:24 AM »
Selling up to 3 free night 35k in same account. Platinum status for $150
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4737 on: November 05, 2019, 11:38:13 AM »
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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4738 on: November 05, 2019, 03:45:52 PM »
Selling Marriott certs below. Prices are Firm
Most are in gold accounts

7nights certificates category 5 - $900
7nights certificates category6 - $1,100
7nights certificates category7 - $1,400
7nights certificates category8 - $1,600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4739 on: November 06, 2019, 09:45:59 AM »
Selling:
35k cert. Titanium Elite $165  exp.6/02/20
35k cert. Titanium Elite $165 exp.4/24/20
50k cert. Titanium Elite $270  exp. 6/02/20
In same account

35k cert. Gold Elite $150 exp. 11/29/19
35k cert. Gold Elite $150 exp. 2/26/20
50k cert. Gold Elite $250 exp. 1/31/20
In same account

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