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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 #5640 on: March 09, 2020, 06:54:31 PM »
For Sale

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

1-7 night certificate category 1-4 Platinum account
Expires November 2020 $625 
Please pm if interested

OBO  for consideration

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5641 on: March 09, 2020, 08:26:07 PM »
Looking for a 7 night category 6 certificate for $900 or a 7 night category 7 for $1100.

Stay would be in 2-3 weeks from now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5642 on: March 09, 2020, 10:26:09 PM »
Price reduced again. 

7-night Cat 1-6: $1,075 $1,025 exp 5/13/2020, Silver account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5643 on: March 09, 2020, 11:23:25 PM »
price dropped:
Selling 2 x 60k FN cert with Platinum Elite status, expires 4/15. $295 each. PM! TY :)
(sold the other 2x)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5644 on: March 10, 2020, 01:29:41 AM »
selling
1x 35k cert : $130 exp: 06/02/2020
1x 50k cert : $230 exp: 12/06/2020
7 nights 1-4 cat : $600 exp:   07/12/2020
Currently Plat but probably will change to Gold soon

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5645 on: March 10, 2020, 09:57:20 PM »
For sale:

7 nights category 1-4.  Exp 06/23/2020 - Gold Account - $600.$550 now
Please PM me. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5646 on: March 11, 2020, 10:29:04 AM »
Selling Marriott Certs 7nights. No Status

Category 5 - $900
Category 6 - $1100
Category 7 - $1400
Category 8 - $1800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5647 on: March 11, 2020, 11:08:18 AM »
selling one 35K night, expires 2/1/21 $150 obo
gold account
bump $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5648 on: March 11, 2020, 12:12:22 PM »
For Sale
4 of 1-4 7 night certs 550/each OBO
Can purchase separately or all 4
Gold Acct.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5649 on: March 11, 2020, 01:24:25 PM »
Selling 35K 1 night certificate. Expires 5/2/2020. Silver Elite Status.
Cost $110. PM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5650 on: March 11, 2020, 04:05:52 PM »
Selling cheap!
The Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour  03/17/20 - 03/24/20 - $1000

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour,  03/19/20 - 03/26/20 - $1000

or can be used for cat8 cert booking short expiration

Pm me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5651 on: March 12, 2020, 02:07:04 PM »
Anyone have a 7 night certificate for a cat 4 that you can book starting tomorrow night? I realize that there is a point advance issue, but thought I'd check. Willing to pay $600
PM me.

Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5652 on: March 12, 2020, 03:30:57 PM »
Anyone have a 7 night certificate for a cat 4 that you can book starting tomorrow night? I realize that there is a point advance issue, but thought I'd check. Willing to pay $600
PM me.

Thanks
I have one, whats the problem with points advance?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5653 on: March 12, 2020, 03:47:23 PM »
Hi! I'm looking for a:

7 night cat 1-6: $950
7 night cat 1-7: $1250

Booking for a stay starting in the next week. Please PM me!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5654 on: March 12, 2020, 04:19:17 PM »
I have one, whats the problem with points advance?

I was talking about the 30 days required for the reservation made or else using a points advance as it was referenced in the wiki.

I pmíd you