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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 #5250 on: January 19, 2020, 08:44:57 PM »
Looking to buy 4 nights at Cat 5 (Please note: 40k points per night).
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass
Willing to pay $700.
2/1-2/5
PM me if you are interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5251 on: January 19, 2020, 08:56:04 PM »
Looking to buy 4 nights at Cat 5 (Please note: 40k points per night).
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass
Willing to pay $700.
2/1-2/5
PM me if you are interested.

35k free nights donít work for 40k properties

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5252 on: January 19, 2020, 08:56:39 PM »
Selling 2x 35k cat 1-5 from 1 account
2x 35k cat 1-5 from second account
2 for $270 or all 4 for $520

1x cat 1-4 25k gold account for $110

1x 50k from gold account $235 SOLD

OBO

50k is sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5253 on: January 19, 2020, 08:59:56 PM »
Selling 7 Night Category 5 night at $900 obo. PM me
From Titanium account (Till 02/28/2020)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5254 on: January 20, 2020, 09:11:09 AM »
Selling a 35k cert ($150)and a 50k cert ($235) from gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5255 on: January 20, 2020, 10:01:37 AM »
Selling 2x 35k cat 1-5 from 1 account
2x 35k cat 1-5 from second account
2 for $270 or all 4 for $520

1x cat 1-4 25k gold account for $110

1x 50k from gold account $235 SOLD

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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5256 on: January 20, 2020, 10:53:48 AM »
Selling 7 night cat 5 $875 expires 7/2020, gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5257 on: January 20, 2020, 11:33:05 AM »
Looking for one 35k cert. Date of stay is 2/24. 
Looking to pay $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5258 on: January 20, 2020, 11:53:15 AM »
35K cert for one night available for $110.
Email or PM. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5259 on: January 20, 2020, 01:48:16 PM »
Selling free nights
up to 35k for $150 each
Up to 50k for $250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5260 on: January 20, 2020, 08:16:17 PM »
1x cat 1-4 25k silver account for $100
Ex 4/4/20

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5261 on: January 20, 2020, 09:16:35 PM »
1 night, Cat 1-5 -up to 35k, Silver Elite, exp: 05/02/2020.
$125.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5262 on: January 20, 2020, 11:50:35 PM »
WHen using a Marriott Certificate, what fees and taxes are covered by the certificate?   Thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5263 on: January 21, 2020, 03:07:19 AM »
WHen using a Marriott Certificate, what fees and taxes are covered by the certificate?   Thank you
everything except the resort fee

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5264 on: January 21, 2020, 07:19:16 AM »
Selling 2x 35k cat 1-5 from 1 account
2x 35k cat 1-5 from second account
2 for $270 or all 4 for $520

1x cat 1-4 25k gold account for $110 SOLD

1x 50k from gold account $235 SOLD

OBO

25k and 50k SOLD
Still left:
2x 35k cat 1-5 from 1 account
2x 35k cat 1-5 from second account
2 for $270 or all 4 for $520