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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 #6615 on: January 05, 2021, 09:38:59 AM »
50k cert gold account for 200$
When does it expire?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6616 on: January 05, 2021, 11:25:22 AM »
expires 8/1/21

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6617 on: January 05, 2021, 02:39:32 PM »
Anyone selling Marriott travel credit or discounted GC? Or is there a separate thread for that?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6618 on: January 05, 2021, 03:53:28 PM »
Selling 3 x 35k night certs @ $130 each OBO from same Platinum Elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6619 on: January 05, 2021, 06:20:01 PM »
Anyone selling Marriott travel credit or discounted GC? Or is there a separate thread for that?

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=97537.195

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6620 on: January 05, 2021, 09:18:25 PM »
Selling 35K marriot nights minimum order is 2 nights up to 5
$100 a night. All in the same account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6621 on: January 06, 2021, 10:15:53 AM »
Looking for a 3 night category 7-8 certificate.

Paying $850 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6622 on: January 06, 2021, 02:43:13 PM »
selling one silver cert for 100 exp 08/21

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6623 on: January 06, 2021, 03:15:46 PM »
Selling
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Jan 24 - 1/31/2021
$1550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6624 on: January 06, 2021, 05:24:09 PM »
selling one free 35k night- expires 1/31/21 from silver account
$85- firm.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6625 on: January 07, 2021, 12:34:10 AM »
Selling 3- 35K nights
$100 each
Must buy all 3. Same account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6626 on: January 07, 2021, 09:00:10 AM »
So read through the last 10 pages or so of this thread, and trying to understand what is the latest on the 7 night certificates.

What are the restrictions? how far in advance of the stay start date can one make changes or cancel? or is it never?
granted that i wouldn't expect changes to be the norm, and the time and inconvenience for the seller needs to be agreed ahead of time. but lets be real, this is COVID time, and those can't be avoided in current environment.

Also, I'm sorry, but the notion that someone here is buying certs, but not actual stay is ludicrious.   


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6627 on: January 07, 2021, 12:13:59 PM »
Have cat6 7nights cert for $1350

Expiration date?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6628 on: January 07, 2021, 06:52:08 PM »
Expiration date?
It is Aug 1st 2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6629 on: January 07, 2021, 09:07:45 PM »
Looking for a 3 night category 8 for $850 or best offer. It also can be a five night category eight for $1,300 or best offer. Please PM I will respond ASAP