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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 #5595 on: March 02, 2020, 12:22:03 AM »
For sale (2 different certs):

- 7 nights category 1-4.  Exp 08/13/2020 - Gold Account - $595.
- 7 nights category 1-4.  Exp 08/13/2020 - No status acct - $555.

Please PM me.  Act fast to get this booked before the big Marriott Devaluation on 3/4/20!!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5596 on: March 02, 2020, 06:38:08 AM »
 7 nights category 1-4.  Exp 09/2020 - Gold Elite Account
$625 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5597 on: March 02, 2020, 11:20:06 AM »
Thanks troner100 for a smooth transaction!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5598 on: March 02, 2020, 11:28:16 AM »
For sale

Two 60K nights. Expiration 8/11/20. $315 each or $600 together. Payment via Zelle.


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5599 on: March 02, 2020, 12:07:38 PM »
Thanks troner100 for a smooth transaction!
Same here! Was a pleasure dealing with you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5600 on: March 02, 2020, 12:12:33 PM »
Updated Expiry:

Selling from Gold:
Category 6 five night certificate $1000. Expires March 2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5601 on: March 02, 2020, 01:05:30 PM »
1x 7 night Cat 6 for sale. 1,500.

ETA: exp 8/2020

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5602 on: March 02, 2020, 02:38:33 PM »
Selling Marriott Certs 7nights. Price of certs will go down after the category change. Send me decent offers
Category 5 - $900
Category 6 - $1100
Category 7 - $1400
Category 8 - $1800

Accounts have silver or gold status.

Any reason why these wouldn't work for a 2-person trip in the maldives?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5603 on: March 02, 2020, 05:34:22 PM »
selling one 35K night, expires 2/1/21 $150 obo
gold account
bump $130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5604 on: March 02, 2020, 06:23:17 PM »
Selling 1 night 25k for $110 gold account
Bump $90

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5605 on: March 02, 2020, 06:48:27 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 #5606 on: March 02, 2020, 06:54:09 PM »
Selling 1 up to 35k cert. gold account expires 04/04/20 $135
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5607 on: March 03, 2020, 01:34:58 AM »
For Sale

1- 7 night certificate category 1-5 Gold account
Expires March 2021 $924

1-7 night certificate category 1-4 Platinum account
Expires November 2020 $625

Please pm if interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5608 on: March 03, 2020, 10:42:46 AM »
Selling from Gold:
Category 6 five night certificate $1000. Expires March 2021

BUMP in case you want to reserve RC Herzliya or others before cat changes.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5609 on: March 03, 2020, 12:13:09 PM »
Selling:
1 free night
Category: up to 50k points
Status: Gold Elite
Expiration: 11/2020
Price: $245