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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 #5430 on: February 10, 2020, 03:00:39 PM »
Selling 1 Cert. 35k. $150 OBO. Exp 05/20.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5431 on: February 10, 2020, 05:50:32 PM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5432 on: February 11, 2020, 01:59:52 AM »
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

iím interested in certificate for 5 nights category 5 i can offer $600

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5433 on: February 11, 2020, 09:47:03 AM »
Selling 3 Marriott certificate up to 35k, expires 7/25/20, 10/25/20, 11/14/20 all same gold elite account, $150 each $440 for all.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5434 on: February 11, 2020, 12:09:57 PM »
selling 3x35k certs from gold account. $135 each.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5435 on: February 11, 2020, 12:37:00 PM »
What should I tell the hotel in order to allow a "guest" to use my cert?  I already called once and was informed that they aren't transferable so would appreciate your insight since I made a rookie mistake.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5436 on: February 11, 2020, 12:37:12 PM »
Selling 35k from gold acct. $135

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5437 on: February 11, 2020, 12:37:38 PM »
Selling Marriott Certs 7nights
Category 5 - $950
Category 6 - $1200
Category 7 - $1450
Category 8 - $1800

Accounts have silver or gold status.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5438 on: February 11, 2020, 12:52:36 PM »


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.
When I was booking a cert for my parents, I added them as additional guests (1+2), and it showed up with an additional fee right away. You can probably call the hotel and ask, they should tell you if there is a fee or not.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5439 on: February 11, 2020, 12:53:19 PM »
Selling Marriott stays

The St. Regis Deer Valley      3/7 - 3/14   $2,850
The St. Regis Deer Valley      3/7 - 3/14   $2,850
         
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5440 on: February 11, 2020, 12:55:43 PM »
selling one 35K night, expires 2/1/21 $150 obo
gold account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5441 on: February 11, 2020, 01:10:50 PM »
What should I tell the hotel in order to allow a "guest" to use my cert?  I already called once and was informed that they aren't transferable so would appreciate your insight since I made a rookie mistake.
You are not transferring anything, you are booking it for yourself and adding a 2nd guest who will also be able to check in.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5442 on: February 11, 2020, 01:30:35 PM »
Selling three one free night cert 35k from gold elite account exp 9/4, 11/8, 11/23 $130 each or $360 for all 3.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5443 on: February 11, 2020, 02:45:38 PM »
Selling 2 35k nights,
1 expires 3/4/20 and
1 1/2/21
Silver Elite, different accounts
$140each obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5444 on: February 11, 2020, 03:50:32 PM »
selling 2 35k certs exp 8/15/2020 and 11/3/2020. 130 each gold elite

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