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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 #5955 on: August 13, 2020, 11:48:49 AM »
Looking for cat 7 for 5 days 1000 OBO. Please pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5956 on: August 13, 2020, 05:16:56 PM »
Selling 2 x 35k night certs @ $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5957 on: August 13, 2020, 06:34:40 PM »
selling 4x Cat 1-5 35k certificates. Gold account

$120 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5958 on: August 13, 2020, 07:50:43 PM »
Selling 3 35k cert (2 different accounts) 125/each OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5959 on: August 14, 2020, 08:16:32 AM »
Selling Marriott Certs

7nights cat5 - $900
7Nights Cat6 - $1100
7Nights Cat7 - $1400
7nights Cat8 - $2100


Resrvations must be booked at least 30 days in advance

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5960 on: August 14, 2020, 09:35:59 AM »
Looking for 4 Marriott 35k Night certs for 450. Higher status preferred (Obviously).

Closed.

Now Looking for 3 35K certs for 350.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5961 on: August 14, 2020, 05:32:22 PM »
Selling 4 35k free night awards, all in same gold account, $135 each, $520 if you take all.
bump, now 130 each, or 515 for all.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5962 on: August 14, 2020, 07:38:27 PM »
Selling 2 x 35k night certs @ $130 each from same Gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5963 on: August 15, 2020, 12:24:40 AM »
Selling Marriott Certs

7nights cat5 - $900
7Nights Cat6 - $1100
7Nights Cat7 - $1400
7nights Cat8 - $2100


Resrvations must be booked at least 30 days in advance

Is this now a requirement for all 7 night cert bookings? or is it just a restriction to how you are booking / your specific certs?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5964 on: August 15, 2020, 05:44:46 AM »
Is this now a requirement for all 7 night cert bookings? or is it just a restriction to how you are booking / your specific certs?

I personally bought from another seller and didnt have this 30 day restriction. I wonder the same thing

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5965 on: August 15, 2020, 06:24:24 AM »
I personally bought from another seller and didnt have this 30 day restriction. I wonder the same thing

Basically, Marriott IT cant attach cert without you having enough points to cover stay, and then they apply cert and refund the points.
If itís booked 30 days out they can book it on points advanced, then apply cert.
If within 30 days and the account doesnít have the points you end up calling 10 times and they still might screw it up.

Iíve been able to do it within 30 days but not without multiple long calls and you may have issues checking in.  That is my guess as to why he is only taking reservations 30 days out.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5966 on: August 15, 2020, 04:28:47 PM »
Basically, Marriott IT cant attach cert without you having enough points to cover stay, and then they apply cert and refund the points.
If itís booked 30 days out they can book it on points advanced, then apply cert.
If within 30 days and the account doesnít have the points you end up calling 10 times and they still might screw it up.

Iíve been able to do it within 30 days but not without multiple long calls and you may have issues checking in.  That is my guess as to why he is only taking reservations 30 days out.

Thank you for the explanation, makes sense now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5967 on: August 15, 2020, 09:51:35 PM »
Buying 2 25k night certs @90 each
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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5968 on: August 16, 2020, 01:35:02 AM »
Buying 6 35k certificates. Two rooms, three nights each. $100 each. Please PM me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #5969 on: August 16, 2020, 02:02:22 AM »
Buying 6 35k certificates. Two rooms, three nights each. $115 each. Please PM me