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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 #4785 on: November 17, 2019, 03:53:31 PM »
Selling 2 35k night from same account, silver $280 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4786 on: November 17, 2019, 07:16:44 PM »
selling 1 35k night expires 11/17/2020 Silver elite, $145

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4787 on: November 17, 2019, 08:32:28 PM »
Selling 3 nights, Cat 1-5 (35k) , Silver Elite, separate accounts, exp: 05/02/2020, $145 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4788 on: November 18, 2019, 11:32:41 AM »
35k night expires 6/02/2020 Gold elite, $145
25k night expires 3/13/2020 Gold elite, $105

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4789 on: November 18, 2019, 08:03:51 PM »
I got (1) 7 night cat 1-4 certificate.  Platinum acc.  $650 . $625 if stay before end of 2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4790 on: November 18, 2019, 10:03:21 PM »
7 night 1-4 for sale for 625.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4791 on: November 18, 2019, 11:00:16 PM »
Selling 1 night 35K Cert, Gold elite account, expires 4/4/20 150.00

BUMP.

Now selling for 140.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4792 on: November 19, 2019, 12:00:03 AM »
Selling 1 night 35k certificate gold account for 150  expires 01/31/20
bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4793 on: November 19, 2019, 09:55:02 AM »

selling 50K Marriot night @ $260 , Gold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4794 on: November 19, 2019, 10:21:35 AM »
Selling 7 night category 1-4 - PM me $650
August 2020 Expiration

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4795 on: November 19, 2019, 10:38:40 AM »
1-50k night, gold account, exp 10/2020.  $240.  Plenty of references on DD.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4796 on: November 19, 2019, 11:11:06 AM »
Buying one cat 5 night voucher for $100. Can expire very close I donít care.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4797 on: November 19, 2019, 12:56:05 PM »
Still selling Marriott certs below expires in 11 - 12 months.
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 #4798 on: November 19, 2019, 12:56:40 PM »
Also selling 7night cat4 for $650

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4799 on: November 19, 2019, 06:21:05 PM »
Selling 35k night $150 Exp. 1/31/20