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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 #5295 on: January 23, 2020, 01:01:05 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 #5296 on: January 23, 2020, 01:06:45 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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5297 on: January 23, 2020, 01:15:34 PM »
Selling 7NT cat 1-4
$650 OBO

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Re: 7 nights Cat 1-4 for sale expiring 5/12/2020
« Reply #5298 on: January 23, 2020, 01:55:10 PM »
Titanium status
7 nights Cat 1-4 for sale exp 5/12/2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5299 on: January 23, 2020, 03:41:11 PM »
Selling 35k certificate silver for $125 Exp 05/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5300 on: January 23, 2020, 07:14:56 PM »
1 x free night [35k] gold status for $150 obo expires  6/03/20 plz pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5301 on: January 23, 2020, 08:26:24 PM »
Selling 2 Certs 35K each. 125$ for each.

Also, have 7 nights 1-4 Certs, will let it go for 600$ or OBO. Gold Elite.

Please PM me. Thanks.

Are the two 35K certs from the same account? And what status?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5302 on: January 23, 2020, 08:51:23 PM »
Need two 50K nights from the same account willing to spend $500 total.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5303 on: January 23, 2020, 11:01:51 PM »
Selling 35k certificate from gold for $150 or best offer.  Exp 06/2020.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5304 on: January 24, 2020, 10:58:29 AM »
Selling 7 Night Category 5 at $900 obo.
From Titanium account (Status good till 02/28/2020)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5305 on: January 24, 2020, 11:45:07 AM »
Buying 2x 35k certificates from same account.  The higher the status, the better.  Offering $230.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5306 on: January 24, 2020, 03:59:26 PM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-4 certificate, $500, expires 4/22/20


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5307 on: January 25, 2020, 07:02:06 PM »
How much are you asking?
Sorry all sold out. thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5308 on: January 25, 2020, 08:40:56 PM »
Selling:
35k cert exp 05/02/2020  - $125
35k cert exp 07/11/2020  - $130
35k cert exp 11/15/2020  - $150
7 nights category 1-4  exp 07/17/2020  $600
7 nights category 5  exp 07/17/2020  - $900

all from the same gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5309 on: January 25, 2020, 08:49:55 PM »
Selling
2x 35k Cat 1 - 5 from same account. Asking 125 each.