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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 #5415 on: February 08, 2020, 06:13:16 PM »
It's possible depending on the max capacity of the room. If it allows 4, you can bring 4 (but you will also pay additional fees for those 2 extra people). If it doesn't allow 4, you can do a cert+cash upgrade to the next size room


Thanks for the reply.
I tried to book a 6 nights stay at a hotel with 3 guests but the total mount is the the same as 2,3,or 4 guests in a room that can accomodate 4 occupants. The charge summary only lists the rates for the dates, taxes and goverme t fees,and the total cost. It does not list any extra person charge. I also tried to book with rewards and the same thing, no extra person charge, just the total points. My question is does this mean the hotel doesnt charge extra occupancy fee or they will charge at checkout?  Reay dont want any suprises. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5416 on: February 08, 2020, 08:13:53 PM »
5 night category 5 from a titanium account.
Expires 8/2020
$750 OBO

1 category 1-5 free night from a gold account.
Expires 12/18/20
$150 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5417 on: February 08, 2020, 08:58:32 PM »
Selling 1 category 1-5 Free night certificate from Titanium Elite account. Expires June 2, 2020
Selling 1 category 1-5 Free night certificate from Titanium Elite account. Expires January 8, 2021

$155 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5418 on: February 09, 2020, 01:12:31 AM »
Selling one free night cert 35k exp 6/3 $140. Currently gold but probably will be downgraded at the end of the month
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5419 on: February 09, 2020, 10:09:18 AM »
selling:1 35k cert expo 6/03/20  $150 gold account. plz pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5420 on: February 09, 2020, 12:04:48 PM »
2x 35k night from platinum elite account 1 for $160, 2 for $305
1x 50k night same account at $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5421 on: February 09, 2020, 01:28:31 PM »
Selling 2 x 60k FN cert from Platinum Elite account. Expires 3/11. $305 each.
Also 2 x 60k FN cert from Platinum Elite P2 account. Expires 4/15. $305 each. PM! TY :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5422 on: February 09, 2020, 02:43:03 PM »
Buying one Cat 1-4 7-night certificate, Nov expiry $570

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5423 on: February 09, 2020, 04:07:03 PM »
Selling 1 Marriot Free award night up to 35k. Exp 2/25/20
@110 or BO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5424 on: February 10, 2020, 09:33:11 AM »
selling 2 35k certs from gold account for 140 each or 270 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5425 on: February 10, 2020, 12:27:50 PM »
Has anyone had issue making a booking in someone else name?
I have a free night and want to make it in someone else's name, but they told me thats not possible. I am sure there is a way around it.

Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5426 on: February 10, 2020, 01:34:58 PM »
Has anyone had issue making a booking in someone else name?
I have a free night and want to make it in someone else's name, but they told me thats not possible. I am sure there is a way around it.

Thanks!
did you bother reading the wiki?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5427 on: February 10, 2020, 02:08:23 PM »
Yes I did- I was still having a issue.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5428 on: February 10, 2020, 02:12:45 PM »
Selling from same account
60k FN cert from Platinum Elite account- 300
50k FN cert from Platinum Elite account-275

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5429 on: February 10, 2020, 02:19:15 PM »
Has anyone had issue making a booking in someone else name?
I have a free night and want to make it in someone else's name, but they told me thats not possible. I am sure there is a way around it.

Thanks!
Book it in your name. then call marriot (or hotel directly) to add the buyer as an additional guest.