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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
« Last edited by leeboy on February 26, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4830 on: November 26, 2019, 03:17:33 AM »
4- One night cat 5 (up to 35K) certs: $165 each OBO
1- Five night cat 4: $550 OBO
1- Five night cat 5: $800 OBO
All expire 8/20/20
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Book and stay before 12/31/2019 and get 5 fee suite awards to first 5 nights purchased.


Do you have any category 7 I can use in Honolulu this week?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4831 on: November 26, 2019, 03:36:00 AM »
@Bubalina not a good idea to post your number on a public forum

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4832 on: November 26, 2019, 01:44:30 PM »
is it still possible to extend the 25K or 35K nights past original expiration date by calling?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4833 on: November 26, 2019, 02:39:31 PM »
Selling 1 x 25k cert exp 1/5/20. gold account. $100.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4834 on: November 26, 2019, 05:26:59 PM »
Looking to buy a 35K cert - $120 obo.
stay this weekend so close expiration would work. status - not a factor.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4835 on: November 26, 2019, 09:57:19 PM »
Selling 2 free nights (35k) for $140 each (different accounts)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4836 on: November 27, 2019, 08:21:14 AM »
Selling 35k and 50k certs from Gold Elite account.

1x 35k Exp 2/15... $140
1x 35k Exp 7/02... $140
1x 50k Exp 2/15... $250
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4837 on: November 27, 2019, 10:38:23 AM »
Buying 50K cert, stay is next week for $225.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4838 on: November 27, 2019, 11:31:36 AM »
Selling a cat 1-4  7 night cert. Platinum acc.  $650. Pref use 2019

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4839 on: November 27, 2019, 03:34:26 PM »
Selling 35k certificates from gold account.
1 for $150
2 for $290
PM.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4840 on: November 27, 2019, 03:35:45 PM »
Buying cat 8 5 night voucher paying $1k obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4841 on: November 27, 2019, 10:40:21 PM »
Selling 2x 50k Marriott free night certs, gold account. Expires Feb and October next year, $500 for both.

Email me at suitcase @ soaringrabbit.com if youíre interested!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4842 on: November 28, 2019, 01:33:43 AM »
Selling a 35k certificates from a gold account. $145.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4843 on: November 28, 2019, 06:24:48 AM »
Selling:

7-nights certificate categories 1-4, exp. 2/10/20 - $600 silver status
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4844 on: November 28, 2019, 07:22:47 AM »
Smooth set of 2 transactions with tov hashem....thank you !