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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 #4875 on: December 03, 2019, 02:55:26 PM »
Selling two 35k certificates from gold account @ $150 each, or $285 for both. PM
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4876 on: December 03, 2019, 06:35:34 PM »
Selling 4x 50k nights from same account
$250 for one, $490 for 2, or $950 all 4.  Refs. available. PayPal or Zelle.
Expires mid January 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4877 on: December 03, 2019, 09:35:32 PM »
Selling a cat 1-4, 7 night cert. Platinum acc.  Must use at least partially in 2019. $600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4878 on: December 03, 2019, 09:46:58 PM »
Selling 2 * 35k nights from same platinum account, status expire 2/28/2020.
Looking for $170 for each, or $330 for both.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4879 on: December 04, 2019, 02:42:46 AM »
BUYING

Two 7-night CAT 6 certs - asking $1000/each OBO - for use end of December 2019 (12/24-12/31). 

TIA!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4880 on: December 04, 2019, 09:55:23 AM »
35k night expires 6/02/2020 Gold elite, $130
25k night expires 3/13/2020 Gold elite, $105

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4881 on: December 04, 2019, 10:45:17 AM »
Selling a 7-night Cat 1-4 cert, expires 7/1/20, gold status. $650
Also selling one 35K night, expires 3/8/20, gold status. $130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4882 on: December 04, 2019, 11:46:42 AM »
Selling Certificates

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 #4883 on: December 04, 2019, 01:44:26 PM »
Still selling some certificates Marriott

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

Prices are firm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4884 on: December 04, 2019, 03:17:18 PM »
Selling 1x50K MT Cert @ 250.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4885 on: December 04, 2019, 03:27:17 PM »
 selling one 35K night, expires 1/30/20, gold status. $130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4886 on: December 04, 2019, 07:17:36 PM »
Selling 2x 50k Marriott free night certs, gold account. Expires Feb and October next year, $500 for both.
Still available! Send me a PM if youíre interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4887 on: December 04, 2019, 07:30:03 PM »
Buying 5 night cat 8 cert for use before end of year paying $1200 obo

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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4888 on: December 04, 2019, 09:01:42 PM »
Selling 1 50k cert. expires 1/23/20. $240.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4889 on: December 04, 2019, 10:41:34 PM »
5 night category 5 certificate for sale.
Expires 8/2020
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$750 OBO
$700 if stay is before 12/31/19