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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 #5535 on: February 23, 2020, 08:18:33 AM »
Selling 3- 35K nights same account

Platinum elite account

First night expires in September

$475 for all 3 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5536 on: February 23, 2020, 09:35:08 AM »
Selling 4 35K certificates from same Gold account.

$135 each or $500 for all.
Still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5537 on: February 23, 2020, 09:49:41 AM »
Looking for one 35k night at $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5538 on: February 23, 2020, 12:28:14 PM »
You are not transferring anything, you are booking it for yourself and adding a 2nd guest who will also be able to check in.

I guess the question he is having is: lets say he shows up with his partner.  Only he is on the res and the certificate holder is on the res.  Will they let his partner join him? Or do they have to upgrade rooms?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5539 on: February 23, 2020, 03:42:24 PM »
For Sale!
Gold Elite
Free Night (up to 50,000 points)
Exp. 8/5/2020
$250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5540 on: February 23, 2020, 10:56:35 PM »
5 night category 5 from a titanium account.
Expires 8/2020
$700 OBO

1 category 1-5 free night from a gold account.
Expires 12/18/20
$140 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5541 on: February 23, 2020, 11:45:00 PM »
5night Cat 5 expiring August 2020. $800 OBO, can provide references from a previous cert sale here back in June 2019.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5543 on: February 24, 2020, 02:32:55 AM »
Selling:
1 free night
Category: up to 50k points
Status: Gold Elite
Expiration: 11/2020
Price: $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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If I want to say in a cat 6 that is pricing at 170k (offpeak) for 5 nights can I use a 5 night cat 5 cert?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5545 on: February 24, 2020, 08:51:09 AM »
If I want to say in a cat 6 that is pricing at 170k (offpeak) for 5 nights can I use a 5 night cat 5 cert?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5546 on: February 24, 2020, 09:12:07 AM »
7 night Cat 4 $620 expires Jan 2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5547 on: February 24, 2020, 01:47:26 PM »
Looking for two - 5 night cat 5 nights

Looking to buy two certificates for March, I need a cat 1-4 for 5 nights but if someone has a 7night that could also work. Will pay $500 each for 5 night and $575 each for 7 night.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5548 on: February 24, 2020, 03:53:49 PM »
selling one 35K night, expires 2/1/21 $150 obo
gold account
bump $135

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5549 on: February 24, 2020, 08:36:49 PM »
Does one need to stay at the hotel before the cert expires or can you make a reservation for a later date?