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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 #5790 on: July 03, 2020, 12:37:13 AM »
for sale up to 35k night   gold account    asking 125  expires 1/2/21

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5791 on: July 03, 2020, 11:38:33 AM »
1 50k certificate gold elite account  250.00
BUMP

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5792 on: July 03, 2020, 08:58:07 PM »
Looking to buy Cat 6 50k Cert. 220 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5793 on: July 03, 2020, 11:03:09 PM »
40k cert titanium account.  $200
Will have second cert same account in a few weeks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5794 on: July 06, 2020, 03:05:49 PM »
Selling from a gold elite account:
35k night (expiration: 02/17/2021) - $135
35k night (expiration: 07/02/2021) - $135
50k night (expiration: 02/17/2021) - $260

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5795 on: July 06, 2020, 07:13:16 PM »
With regards to Platinum + vouchers/certificates I am concerned about the member + 1 guest policy for free breakfasts and lounge access, usually I go with my partner but as the 'member' isn't there it won't be possible for both of us to have access to the lounge or have breakfast due to this policy? 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5796 on: July 06, 2020, 09:19:07 PM »
With regards to Platinum + vouchers/certificates I am concerned about the member + 1 guest policy for free breakfasts and lounge access, usually I go with my partner but as the 'member' isn't there it won't be possible for both of us to have access to the lounge or have breakfast due to this policy?
Yep, that's the risk you take when you purchase certs here.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5797 on: July 07, 2020, 02:25:47 PM »
With regards to Platinum + vouchers/certificates I am concerned about the member + 1 guest policy for free breakfasts and lounge access, usually I go with my partner but as the 'member' isn't there it won't be possible for both of us to have access to the lounge or have breakfast due to this policy?

I have never had an issue but it certainly is a YMMV situation.
Also all my experiences were US only.  May be different overseas.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5798 on: July 07, 2020, 03:34:26 PM »
1 35k certificate. Silver Elite. Expires: 07/07/2021
$130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5799 on: July 07, 2020, 08:31:37 PM »
I have 2-50k free nights for sale from the same gold account.  One expires 1/31/2021 and the other on 2/28/2021.  I have another 50k night from a different gold account that expires 1/31/2021.  Asking $240 for each.  Can provide plenty of references from DD.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5800 on: July 08, 2020, 12:58:08 PM »
Selling from Gold Elite account
35k night x4 (exp 1/31/2021)
$450 for all 4 certs.
Please PM if interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5801 on: July 08, 2020, 01:38:14 PM »
For Sale-
 2 Marriott 35k certs separate accounts both gold elite. Expirations 2/12/21 and 5/1/21 $125 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5802 on: July 10, 2020, 05:16:17 PM »
Selling:

5-night Cat 1-4: $550, exp 1/31/2020, Silver account (NOTE - THIS IS A 5-NIGHT, NOT 7-NIGHT)
7-night Cat 6: $1,150, exp 1/31/2020, Silver account


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5803 on: July 11, 2020, 05:25:08 PM »
Hi, I'm looking to hit platinum (currently gold) and will subsidize paid stays at $10 per night OBO. Multiple night stays are worth more to me so I would be willing to pay more. Please DM

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5804 on: July 12, 2020, 11:42:48 PM »
I was hoping someone else would do this. . . .but decided to help out the market.
Attachment (below) is a summary the bid/ask prices since June 1, 2019

For a second year (2020) . . . . Attached is a summary of the bid/ask prices on Marriot Cert over the last ~6-weeks. (since June 1, 2020). (See rows 1-18 of attachment)

Also shown a comparison of prices this year vs prior year (see rows 24-40). (Prices have come down 0%-40%).
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