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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 #4067 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by leeboy on February 26, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5385 on: February 05, 2020, 11:55:35 AM »
Who's credit card number goes on the reservation when selling a certificate? Buyer or seller?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5386 on: February 05, 2020, 12:12:43 PM »
Who's credit card number goes on the reservation when selling a certificate? Buyer or seller?
doesn't make a differance it's used to hold not pay for incedentals. But is risk if buyer cancels that cc on file pays a fee

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5387 on: February 05, 2020, 12:39:02 PM »
Who's credit card number goes on the reservation when selling a certificate? Buyer or seller?
use a fake one or an empty gift card

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5388 on: February 05, 2020, 12:49:51 PM »
Selling 1 Marriot Free award night up to 35k. Exp 2/25/20
@125 or BO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5389 on: February 05, 2020, 02:30:07 PM »
selling 50k cert, expires 6/2/20 for $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5390 on: February 05, 2020, 02:32:28 PM »
use a fake one or an empty gift card
who cares, if the person who checks must give c.c. upon check in?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5391 on: February 05, 2020, 02:41:19 PM »
who cares, if the person who checks must give c.c. upon check in?
lets say the buyer cancels past the cancellation policy? The hotel can charge the hold to the CC used for booking as well.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5392 on: February 05, 2020, 04:00:40 PM »
50k night expiring Feb 8 now $195. Please buy it! :D
Gone now! Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5393 on: February 05, 2020, 04:54:03 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 * sold to @leonz1985
7 nights category 5  exp 07/17/2020  - $900

all from the same gold account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5394 on: February 05, 2020, 05:22:44 PM »
Selling
1 free night (35k) for $125.
Expires 5/20
Gold Status

Bump...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5395 on: February 05, 2020, 09:54:57 PM »
Titanium until Feb 2021
Selling 7 Night Cat 5 for $1200
or willing to exchange with Cat 4 7 Night for $600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5396 on: February 06, 2020, 02:46:52 AM »
Selling 2 x 60k FN cert from Platinum Elite account. Expires 3/11.  $315 each.
Also have P2 selling 2 x 60k FN cert from Platinum Elite account. Expires 4/15.  $315 each.  Please PM! :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5397 on: February 06, 2020, 04:04:57 AM »
Buying 7 night 1-4 $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5398 on: February 06, 2020, 06:11:07 AM »
Selling 7 night cat 1-4, Silver account.
Exp. 8/12 2020
$550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5399 on: February 06, 2020, 10:47:37 AM »
selling one 35K night, expires 2/1/21 $150 obo
gold account