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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6150 on: October 06, 2020, 10:11:05 PM »
Cat6, 7-Night Cert @ $1050 Exp: 3/3/21 Gold Account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6151 on: October 06, 2020, 10:42:54 PM »
Subsidizing 2 nights - $20 per night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6152 on: October 06, 2020, 10:45:03 PM »
Wow. The market is already going down the tubes. Not sure if itís worth renewing my Marriott cards anymore.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6153 on: October 06, 2020, 10:59:13 PM »
Wow. The market is already going down the tubes. Not sure if itís worth renewing my Marriott cards anymore.
Why would you make long-term decisions DTC?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6154 on: October 06, 2020, 11:04:43 PM »
Why would you make long-term decisions DTC?
Had to look that up ;)

Fair. I meant itís going down because of the new Marriott offer, but maybe youíre right. Wonít matter for quite a few months now so weíll see.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6155 on: October 07, 2020, 01:13:30 PM »
2 50k certificates gold elite account
225 for 1
430 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6156 on: October 08, 2020, 02:11:47 PM »
Selling 35k certificate from gold elite account for $120. PM. Exp: 01/31/2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6157 on: October 08, 2020, 08:24:01 PM »
Selling 7 fna 35k, for $120 each gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6158 on: October 08, 2020, 09:18:54 PM »
50k night (expiration: 02/17/2021) - $230 Platinum Elite Account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6159 on: October 09, 2020, 10:08:15 AM »
Subsidizing stays booked through my gold elite account -$25 per night


got 1/2

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6160 on: October 09, 2020, 12:45:19 PM »
Selling 2 x 35k night certs @ $130 each from same Gold account


also subsidizing paid nights @ $75 , night must be over $250
i have a bunch of these avalible

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6161 on: October 09, 2020, 04:48:47 PM »
Selling 1 x 35k night certs from Gold Account @ $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6162 on: October 10, 2020, 08:47:36 PM »
I'm offering a free 7-night stay at any category 1 Marriott within the USA.

- Must book stay by Thursday 10/15

- Must complete stay by 11/30

- Must be 7-consecutive nights

- No brand-new DDF members

To find category 1 hotels, visit https://www.marriott.com/hotel-search.mi and "Filter" to category 1. Make sure there is points availability for your desired 7 consecutive nights.



If you live near a Cat 1 and are interested, feel free to PM me. Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6163 on: October 11, 2020, 10:21:37 AM »
Selling 50k night, expires 10/16. Titanium status. $200

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6164 on: October 11, 2020, 06:20:16 PM »
60k night, $250 plat. Must stay this week.