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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 #5205 on: January 14, 2020, 10:00:33 AM »
Selling 35K certificate. expires May 2020. $120
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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selling one 35K night, expires 1/31/20 $115
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5207 on: January 14, 2020, 01:32:17 PM »
Buying 3 cat 5 short expiry fine. Need for this weekend.

Paying 120 each. status does not matter.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5208 on: January 14, 2020, 02:15:20 PM »
Selling 3 nights, Cat 1-5 (35k) , Silver Elite, separate accounts, exp: 05/02/2020,
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5209 on: January 14, 2020, 02:23:37 PM »
Selling: free night (35k) for $130 OBO. Expires 7/20
free night (25k) for $120 OBO. Expires 12/20
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5210 on: January 14, 2020, 02:37:08 PM »
Looking for 1 night  Category 7 (60k points per night) willing to pay 250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5211 on: January 14, 2020, 03:46:58 PM »
1 35k certificate gold elite account exp 1/31/2020 115.00
1 50k certificate gold elite account 250.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5212 on: January 14, 2020, 04:29:40 PM »
Selling 2 50k nights from the same account, $500 for both or $260 for one,  Expires 08/20.  PM me if intersted
Sold to @DrDanny thanks for a smooth transaction.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Selling

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Buying 3 cat 5 short expiry fine. Need for this weekend.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5215 on: January 14, 2020, 10:57:48 PM »
Selling two 35k certificates from gold account @ $135. PM
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5216 on: January 15, 2020, 12:46:15 AM »
Buying 1 night 35k/Cat 5, willing to pay ~$100, okay if it expires in the next few days.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5217 on: January 15, 2020, 02:06:00 AM »
Selling:
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Category: up to 50k points
Expiration: 10/2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5218 on: January 15, 2020, 02:12:55 AM »
Selling one 35k cert. Expires: 04/28/2020 $130 obo

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selling one 35K night, expires 1/31/20 $115
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