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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5550 on: February 24, 2020, 10:10:38 PM »
Does one need to stay at the hotel before the cert expires or can you make a reservation for a later date?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5551 on: February 25, 2020, 01:40:33 PM »
Selling 1 35K Night Cert

$140 OBO

Expires 12/18/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5552 on: February 25, 2020, 05:39:06 PM »
Has anyone else had negative experience with @leeboy ?


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« Reply #5553 on: February 25, 2020, 05:47:57 PM »
Has anyone else had negative experience with @leeboy ?
if youíre going to say something bad about someone you should say the full story

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« Reply #5554 on: February 25, 2020, 05:59:45 PM »
if youíre going to say something bad about someone you should say the full story



You can PM me for specific details if you have transacted with him or if it is relevant to you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5555 on: February 25, 2020, 06:07:43 PM »


You can PM me for specific details if you have transacted with him or if it is relevant to you.
Its not relevant to me but I dont think its good to throw shade on a longstanding member without telling he story. If there is an issue it should be in Public so he can defend himself. It seems like he does a lot of business here.....

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5556 on: February 25, 2020, 06:18:28 PM »
Its not relevant to me but I dont think its good to throw shade on a longstanding member without telling he story. If there is an issue it should be in Public so he can defend himself. It seems like he does a lot of business here.....


I myself went back and forth on the decision to post, I have done thousands of transactions and never once felt it necessary to post against a long standing member, but I will do whatís best for all.
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« Reply #5557 on: February 25, 2020, 06:37:12 PM »

I myself went back and forth on the decision to post, I have done thousands of transactions and never once felt it necessary to post against a long standing member, but I will do whatís best for all.
Its not best for all if we dont know what happened...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5558 on: February 25, 2020, 06:37:52 PM »
@letav_aved thank you for allowing me to re explain our policy for others to see. I am all abt transparency. I am really sorry to post this here, are you sure you want to bring this here?

@letav_aved  contacted me last night to cancel a stay due to corna virus. We typically charge $75 to make changes, I offered to waive the fee and rebook him anywhere before the cert expires 11/27/2021.

@letav wanted a refund that second. 
Thiis isn't our first run in with @letav_aved
He booked in past, didnt pay and then requested to cancel. Which makes me wonder if he is cancelling for the reason he stated. He uses multiple aliases and was extremely aggressive when asking him why he wouldn't communicate and purchase directly. We work very hard to build a level of trust and offer good service to people that actually book with us.
As much id love just to book and cancel for free most people can understand we arent a massive company. Have we refunded people? Sure. Threatening me for not responding within an hour doesnt really help either.

Again, I am really sorry to have to post this here but  with his aggressive & threatening behavior I am sure that this behavior isn't unique just to us @letav_aved ?
I am happy to share screen shots of our communication to anyone who requests it.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5559 on: February 25, 2020, 06:43:16 PM »
Ive been here for a long looong time and I am also sure countless people can say the good experience they had with us.

This kind of behavior doesn't belong in an otherwise very friendly and nice group of people
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5560 on: February 25, 2020, 06:54:22 PM »
If you have my email PLEASE don't PM me :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5561 on: February 25, 2020, 10:31:24 PM »
Looking for a cat 6 7 night for early March.  Offering 1100.
US hotel status doesnít matter

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« Reply #5562 on: February 25, 2020, 11:33:15 PM »
Selling a cat 4,   7 night cert. $500

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« Reply #5563 on: February 26, 2020, 12:24:27 AM »
Looking for a 5 night cat 6 cert, need 2 of them for travel in 2-3 weeks. Looking to pay $850 each or PM me and make an offer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5564 on: February 26, 2020, 01:45:02 AM »
@letav_aved thank you for allowing me to re explain our policy for others to see. I am all abt transparency. I am really sorry to post this here, are you sure you want to bring this here?

@letav_aved  contacted me last night to cancel a stay due to corna virus. We typically charge $75 to make changes, I offered to waive the fee and rebook him anywhere before the cert expires 11/27/2021.

@letav wanted a refund that second. 
Thiis isn't our first run in with @letav_aved
He booked in past, didnt pay and then requested to cancel. Which makes me wonder if he is cancelling for the reason he stated. He uses multiple aliases and was extremely aggressive when asking him why he wouldn't communicate and purchase directly. We work very hard to build a level of trust and offer good service to people that actually book with us.
As much id love just to book and cancel for free most people can understand we arent a massive company. Have we refunded people? Sure. Threatening me for not responding within an hour doesnt really help either.

Again, I am really sorry to have to post this here but  with his aggressive & threatening behavior I am sure that this behavior isn't unique just to us @letav_aved ?
I am happy to share screen shots of our communication to anyone who requests it.

I, and I'm sure many others, can vouch for @leeboy . The transaction I had with him was phenomenal from start to finish.

The transaction I had with @letav_aved was awful from nearly the beginning to the DRAGGED OUT end of the deal. I would never deal with him/her again.

It's pretty easy to decide who is more trustworthy in this case...