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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 don’t 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 aren’t 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 #5730 on: June 22, 2020, 08:27:12 PM »
If you book with a cert and then cancel, is the cert automatically refunded/returned to the account?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5731 on: June 22, 2020, 09:10:32 PM »
If you book with a cert and then cancel, is the cert automatically refunded/returned to the account?
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« Reply #5732 on: June 22, 2020, 09:11:48 PM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5733 on: June 22, 2020, 11:51:22 PM »
Selling 1- 25K Marriot at $95
Expires in April 2021


Selling 4- 35K nights $125 each
all in the same account

Gold account
PP or QP

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5734 on: June 23, 2020, 02:27:00 AM »
Selling 2x 35K night certificates. Gold Elite Status. $150 each OBO. Please PM me

Also selling $250 Marriott GC’s at 90% OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5735 on: June 23, 2020, 10:27:45 AM »
1 50k certificate gold elite account  250.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5736 on: June 23, 2020, 02:27:37 PM »
selling 3 35k nights from gold elite account ,$130 each $375 for all
2nd account 1 35k night gold elite account ,$130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5737 on: June 23, 2020, 02:28:34 PM »
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If I want to combine certs from two accounts (relatives) to book one stay, is it better to call the toll free # and book over the phone, or to book two separate reservations online and then call the hotel and ask to combine them (so it's the same room)?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5739 on: June 23, 2020, 08:44:05 PM »
If I want to combine certs from two accounts (relatives) to book one stay, is it better to call the toll free # and book over the phone, or to book two separate reservations online and then call the hotel and ask to combine them (so it's the same room)?
just book separate res. And by check in tell them.... shouldn’t be a issue

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5740 on: June 23, 2020, 10:47:23 PM »
Buying 60k night.
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just book separate res. And by check in tell them.... shouldn’t be a issue
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5742 on: June 23, 2020, 11:30:48 PM »
Anyone subsidizing Marriott cash stays?  Needs to be platinum or better.  Booking 17 nights will probably need an additional 21 after that.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5743 on: June 23, 2020, 11:40:59 PM »
anyone know of a Marriott ambassador that still has a platinum gift available? id like to see if a deal can be made

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5744 on: June 24, 2020, 01:11:04 PM »
Free night 35k - exp 1/31/21  $150