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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 #5020 on: December 21, 2019, 12:03:47 AM »
7 night cat 5, can it be use for 40k night?

thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5021 on: December 21, 2019, 02:10:23 PM »
Selling 7 nights certificates category 5 - $1000 Expires Apr-2020
Coming from a Titanium account

Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5022 on: December 21, 2019, 09:44:27 PM »
Buy 7 night cat1-4 in January 2020, need 3 certifications in the same time.  Pay for 600 bucks. Email me, thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5023 on: December 22, 2019, 07:16:16 AM »
Selling a 7 night certificate in a category 6. Expires 2/4/2020 so must compete all 7 days by the 4th. Looking for 2,000 OBO.

Something came up last minute and canít use it.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5024 on: December 22, 2019, 11:04:05 AM »
1 35k certificate gold elite account exp 1/31/2020 125.00
1 50k certificate gold elite account 250.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5025 on: December 22, 2019, 11:44:52 AM »
Selling a 7 night certificate in a category 6. Expires 2/4/2020 so must compete all 7 days by the 4th. Looking for 2,000 OBO.

Something came up last minute and canít use it.



these are not worth more than $1400 my friend

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5026 on: December 22, 2019, 12:15:25 PM »


these are not worth more than $1400 my friend

And by $1,400 you mean $1,100.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5027 on: December 22, 2019, 02:57:05 PM »
Have any Titanium members been able to use the Travel Certificate of a Gold member and still get the Titanium benefits?

The wiki indicates the Titanium member would be added as a second guest, but Iím wondering if the order can be swapped to get the breakfast and lounge access

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5028 on: December 22, 2019, 08:00:26 PM »
Selling 2x 35k night certificates
Gold Account Benefits
Expires: 06/02/2020 and 08/01/2020
$250 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5029 on: December 23, 2019, 10:59:57 AM »
Buying Cat 7 (60k) x 4 nights looking to pay $300 per  ..  stay is Mid Feb

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5030 on: December 23, 2019, 11:15:42 AM »
Selling CAT5 7-night cert @ $750 (Gold Elite)
Good till April
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5031 on: December 23, 2019, 11:32:20 AM »
Selling 1 x 35k cert exp 1/3/20 Platinum Elite account $130
Bump selling for $120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5032 on: December 23, 2019, 01:17:11 PM »
Selling 7-night Cat 1-4 Certificates for $650. 2 are available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5033 on: December 23, 2019, 01:56:28 PM »
Selling 7-night Cat 1-4 Certificates for $650. 2 are available.

Iíll take for $600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5034 on: December 23, 2019, 08:07:00 PM »
Selling 2 nights cat 1-5 35k from same account. Both for $280. silver
expiration in 6-9 months

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5035 on: December 23, 2019, 08:43:40 PM »
Selling 2x 50k nights from same account
$245 for one, $460 for 2.
Refs. available. PayPal or Zelle.
Expires 15 January 2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5036 on: December 24, 2019, 02:47:44 AM »
Selling a 7 night certificate in a category 6. Expires 2/4/2020 so must compete all 7 days by the 4th. Looking for 2,000 OBO.

Something came up last minute and canít use it.
I'd take it but price is waaay too high... 
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5037 on: December 24, 2019, 09:54:56 AM »
Anyone subsidizing stays booked thru thier account for  dec 2019 stays ?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5038 on: December 24, 2019, 12:14:10 PM »
I have one category 6 (40k) from an ambassador elite account. Looking for $160

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5039 on: December 24, 2019, 01:31:34 PM »
2 rooms or nights in Cat 1-5 to be used by Jan 1.  Selling at 125 ea or $240 for both.