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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 #5115 on: January 03, 2020, 10:15:10 PM »
I was hoping someone else would do this. . . .but decided to help out the market.
Attachment (below) is a summary the bid/ask prices since June 1, 2019

According to post 4067, looking for $1500 for Cat 6, 7night cert. Plat account. Can do twice.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5116 on: January 04, 2020, 02:50:29 PM »
Selling:
1 night
Category: up to 50k points
Expiration: 10/2020
Status: Gold  Elite
Price: $255

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5117 on: January 04, 2020, 06:49:48 PM »
Selling two 35k certificates from gold account @ $145 each. PM
Exp: 09/2020 and 11/2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5118 on: January 04, 2020, 07:56:06 PM »
Selling 2 nights cat 1-5 35k from same account. Both for $275. silver
expiration in 6-9 months

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5119 on: January 04, 2020, 08:09:02 PM »
Selling 2x 50k nights from same account
$240 for one, $435 for 2.
Refs. available. PayPal or Zelle.
Expires 15 January 2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5120 on: January 04, 2020, 10:10:36 PM »
Selling

7nights Cat5 - $900
7nights cat6 - $1100
7nights cat7 - $1400
7nights Cat8 - $1800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5121 on: January 05, 2020, 06:47:58 AM »
Selling
$250
1 night up to 50k
ex 11/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5122 on: January 05, 2020, 09:42:05 AM »
Selling 2 up to 35k certs
Both are from Gold account
1 exp 02/12/20
1 exp 08/01/20
@ 150 each
Pm please
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5123 on: January 05, 2020, 01:09:28 PM »
Selling 2x 50k nights from same account
$240 for one, $435 for 2.
Refs. available. PayPal or Zelle.
Expires 15 January 2020
Bump $425 for two.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5124 on: January 05, 2020, 01:11:00 PM »
selling one 35K night, expires 1/31/20 $150 obo
gold account
bump
$120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5125 on: January 05, 2020, 01:38:10 PM »
60k cert $250, plat account exp jan 19 2020.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5126 on: January 05, 2020, 04:34:51 PM »
35K cert for one night available for $110.
Email or PM. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5127 on: January 05, 2020, 08:41:34 PM »
I Have 2 35k Marriot Certificates to sell for $110 Each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5128 on: January 05, 2020, 08:53:47 PM »
@yeshishim When do they expire? 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5129 on: January 05, 2020, 09:56:57 PM »
1 35k certificate gold elite account exp 1/31/2020 120.00
1 50k certificate gold elite account 250.00