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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 #4940 on: December 09, 2019, 11:47:23 PM »
7 Night Cat 5 Titanium Account $1100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4941 on: December 10, 2019, 01:31:27 AM »
Single 35 K certificate from Gold Elite account  for 125$ , expiry - 1/31/2020.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4942 on: December 10, 2019, 12:39:00 PM »
Yes, this person also contacted me about this and wanted to book in China I believe.

No. First, shemaya770 didn't sell the certification to me. I bought certification from leaf and ariz. We all have smooth transactions.
Second, Marriott is a global company, and the certification can be used all over the world. There is nothing different if the certification is used in North America or Asia or somewhere else.  There is nothing risky at all.
Third, your post gives an improper hint that the book in China isn't safe, or the person contacted you isn't safe. These wrong hints are misleading.

It's an open forum, people have the right to talk. In the same time, please, don't put your own feeling over reality and mislead other one.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4943 on: December 10, 2019, 01:37:06 PM »
No. First, shemaya770 didn't sell the certification to me. I bought certification from leaf and ariz. We all have smooth transactions.
Second, Marriott is a global company, and the certification can be used all over the world. There is nothing different if the certification is used in North America or Asia or somewhere else.  There is nothing risky at all.
Third, your post gives an improper hint that the book in China isn't safe, or the person contacted you isn't safe. These wrong hints are misleading.

It's an open forum, people have the right to talk. In the same time, please, don't put your own feeling over reality and mislead other one.

Lol, I didn't mention any names, and I wasn't accusing you or anyone else of anything. Relax.

But I think it's pretty well known that the riskiest place to check in as a second guest in Asia. I've bought and sold many of these, and the only location in which I've had issues is Asia. So yes, booking in China is not "safe", in the sense that you have a much higher chance of running into issues than in the USA, so it doesn't really make sense to use the certificates there if you can sell them for domestic use.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4944 on: December 10, 2019, 01:38:07 PM »
Selling 2 35k nights, Gold Elite, same account $150 each.
Bump OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4945 on: December 10, 2019, 02:35:07 PM »
Lol, I didn't mention any names, and I wasn't accusing you or anyone else of anything. Relax.

But I think it's pretty well known that the riskiest place to check in as a second guest in Asia. I've bought and sold many of these, and the only location in which I've had issues is Asia. So yes, booking in China is not "safe", in the sense that you have a much higher chance of running into issues than in the USA, so it doesn't really make sense to use the certificates there if you can sell them for domestic use.

Oops, did I roll my eyes out loud? You don't mention names, but you are misleading. Of cause you can relax, you are not buying a certification. You don't care your language will lead people won't sale to Asia anymore. However, there shouldn't be discrimination about the regions. By the way, you mentioned you sold many certifications, wow that's a lot! Be careful, when people sell a lot, the certification is not "safe", they have a higher chance comes from hacked accounts. People who booked this type of certification may not be allowed to check-in or even kicked out after check-in. So warm reminder, it doesn't make sense to buy certifications from a "frequent seller" if you can buy them from the real certification holder. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4946 on: December 10, 2019, 02:44:05 PM »
Oops, did I roll my eyes out loud? You don't mention names, but you are misleading. Of cause you can relax, you are not buying a certification. You don't care your language will lead people won't sale to Asia anymore. However, there shouldn't be discrimination about the regions. By the way, you mentioned you sold many certifications, wow that's a lot! Be careful, when people sell a lot, the certification is not "safe", they have a higher chance comes from hacked accounts. People who booked this type of certification may not be allowed to check-in or even kicked out after check-in. So warm reminder, it doesn't make sense to buy certifications from a "frequent seller" if you can buy them from the real certification holder.

K, thanks Yang.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4947 on: December 10, 2019, 08:10:42 PM »
Selling 4x marriott 35k night certificates from 1 account. $600 for all. Gold elite. expires in 6-9 months

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4948 on: December 10, 2019, 09:38:39 PM »
Selling 2x marriott 35k night certificates from 1 account. $140 each
Selling 1x marriott 50k night certificate from same account, $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4949 on: December 10, 2019, 10:24:50 PM »
Marriott Amex consumer FNA up to 35k points Expires: 01/03/2020

$100 OBO. Please PM if interested.

Anyone interested?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4950 on: December 10, 2019, 11:31:35 PM »
Selling 2x 50k nights from same account
$245 for one, $470 for 2.
Refs. available. PayPal or Zelle.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4951 on: December 11, 2019, 12:56:26 AM »
I booked a reservation for someone with 7 night certificate, this morning my account was audited (it implies it's for my safety)because I put a second name on the reservation, as well as an m8. What should I do to resolve this? Is it not allowed to book for someone else?


What is an M8?

Also although adding someone as the second guest generally works however the reservation is still in your name and last name which can sometimes make for an awkward guest experience during their stay constantly being called a different name etc. There is also the option of using the Cert as a gift for someone else which clearly states this is okay on their website. You call and say youíd like to gift the certificate to someone and book a stay for them using the Cert. Then itís completely on their name.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4952 on: December 11, 2019, 01:17:40 AM »
I booked a reservation for someone with 7 night certificate, this morning my account was audited (it implies it's for my safety)because I put a second name on the reservation, as well as an m8. What should I do to resolve this? Is it not allowed to book for someone else?
I was able to resolve the issue when I called in.
Calling always helps for Marriott and HUCA.  They seem to Audit for weird reasons.
I I might have got lucky. I called and asked why it was an issue? They said that I booked a certificate in someone else name. I explained that my friend needs his name on the room as I am not coming on the first day of the reservation. I didn't need to lie and say that I wasn't coming.
I believe the mixed up my booking and that is why I had an issue in the first place.
Nothing lucky, what did you do wrong?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4953 on: December 11, 2019, 09:48:20 AM »
Calling always helps for Marriott and HUCA.  They seem to Audit for weird reasons. Nothing lucky, what did you do wrong?
It seems like when I made the reservation, the lady misunderstood me. As I needed to add an M8,(In Asia apparently this is needed for the second guest to check into the hotel.) she must have put the hotel in the other persons name and left mine off which triggered the audit. However when I called up to clarify, they claimed that my name was the only one on the reservation.  They fixed the issue, added the second guest and removed the hold on my account.
The reason I thought I was lucky is why I asked my question in the first place, I wasnít sure if I had done something wrong.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4954 on: December 11, 2019, 11:54:44 AM »
Selling 1 50k cert. expires 1/23/20. reduced to $220, priced to move.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4955 on: December 11, 2019, 12:06:01 PM »
It seems like when I made the reservation, the lady misunderstood me. As I needed to add an M8,(In Asia apparently this is needed for the second guest to check into the hotel.) she must have put the hotel in the other persons name and left mine off which triggered the audit. However when I called up to clarify, they claimed that my name was the only one on the reservation.  They fixed the issue, added the second guest and removed the hold on my account.
The reason I thought I was lucky is why I asked my question in the first place, I wasnít sure if I had done something wrong.

It gets a bit complicated, how they do it.

It boils down to the fact that Marriott is messed up #bonvoyed, and adding a second guest doesn't always work thru reservation center. Usually you shall call hotel directly.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4956 on: December 11, 2019, 12:26:41 PM »
Looking to buy a Marriott certificate to cover a USA 20,000 point stay for December 19. If anyone has a short expiration certificate for sale@ $50, I would appreciate it. No status needed. Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4957 on: December 11, 2019, 01:12:31 PM »
Marriott Amex consumer FNA up to 35k points Expires: 01/03/2020

$100 OBO. Please PM if interested.

Anyone interested?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4958 on: December 11, 2019, 01:45:32 PM »
selling one 35K night, expires 1/31/20 $150 obo
gold account
bump $135 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #4959 on: December 11, 2019, 02:22:36 PM »
Selling cert Up to 35k.
Exp. 11/14/2020
135$ or better offer