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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 #4067 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by leeboy on February 26, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5655 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

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5656 on: March 12, 2020, 07:23:05 PM »
Selling 4 35K certificates from same Gold account.

$135 each or $500 for all.
Now available again thanks to Covid19.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5657 on: March 12, 2020, 08:09:48 PM »
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Selling 1 up to 35k cert. gold account expires 04/04/20 $135

 Now only $125
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5658 on: March 13, 2020, 01:14:45 AM »
Selling Marriott Certs 7nights. No Status

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

Can you do the category 7 for $1250? Looking for a stay in the next week. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5659 on: March 13, 2020, 12:03:23 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5660 on: March 13, 2020, 04:27:24 PM »
Selling:
1 free night
Category: up to 50k points
Status: Gold Elite
Expiration: 11/2020
Price: $245

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5661 on: March 14, 2020, 10:58:18 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 #5662 on: March 14, 2020, 11:20:15 PM »
BUMP: $240 if you buy both.

Just want to thank @cnn001 for working with me on having to cancel my cert stays due to my cruise getting canceled.  Great, upstanding seller and would love to do business again!  Thank you!!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5663 on: March 15, 2020, 11:58:47 AM »
Selling Marriott Certs 7nights. No Status

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

I have a few cat5 with short expiration may 30 and will sell at $800

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5664 on: March 16, 2020, 04:21:29 PM »
Loads of cancellations due to corona virus. If you are still willing to travel Selling reservations for $1k each OBO


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5665 on: March 18, 2020, 08:46:39 AM »
email from marriott
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I am pleased to share that all Marriott Bonvoy Members, except for those who reside in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan, who have Free Night Awards as part of a credit card benefit and have an expiration date of March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, will be extended through January 31, 2021. Please note that the revised expiration date reflected on your account by the end of April 2020.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5666 on: March 18, 2020, 01:58:58 PM »
smooth transaction with @sniks
Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5667 on: March 22, 2020, 03:55:46 AM »
email from marriott
i have 2
Expires: 12/18/2020
Expires: 06/02/2020

do i have to email them to extend them?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5668 on: March 22, 2020, 09:19:31 AM »
i have 2
Expires: 12/18/2020
Expires: 06/02/2020

do i have to email them to extend them?
The wording sounds like it's automatic. anyway you can check your account May 1 since yours wouldn't expire before then  regardless.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5669 on: March 26, 2020, 12:51:29 AM »
PSA: call Marriott and ask to extend your free night certificate, just did it and they extended it for 1 year from today, no problem, B'H!