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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 #6690 on: January 24, 2021, 09:35:05 PM »
Selling 4 x  35k certs.
2 x2 accounts.
100 each.
Gold Account.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6691 on: January 25, 2021, 12:37:29 PM »
Buying Cat 8 Certificates

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6692 on: January 25, 2021, 02:02:50 PM »
Would anyone be interested in two 60K Ritz certs that are expiring on 01/31/2021? Yup, this is super short notice, let me know.

Two 60K certs - $220 each (Gold account)

Just to be upfront, I just created an account to post this. Been reading DD for a long time, but you will not see any history with my account. Thanks!
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6693 on: January 25, 2021, 02:37:33 PM »
platinum account
2 x 50k certs $225
4 x 35k certs $125
all in one account
expiration ranges from 8/1/21-12/31/21
please PM

2 x 35k certs from a gold account $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6694 on: January 25, 2021, 02:57:12 PM »
Buying Cat 8 Certificates

Read just a few posts prior to yours:

Do they do single free nights for Cat. 8?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6695 on: January 25, 2021, 03:16:17 PM »
Selling 3 50k nights from gold account, $700 for all obo.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6696 on: January 25, 2021, 06:36:52 PM »
Selling nights:
Up to 50k from Gold accounts for $250 each OBO.
up to 35k for $125 OBO.
Some accounts have 2 nights, some have 1 night.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6697 on: January 25, 2021, 07:28:54 PM »
sellling

4* 35k mt cert. from same account @ $450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6698 on: January 25, 2021, 07:53:03 PM »
Selling 5x 50k certificates $250 each
Better price if you take all (same account) Expires 01/2022

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6699 on: January 25, 2021, 09:42:01 PM »
Buying 3X 50K @ $215 OBO status preferred stay is this week.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6700 on: January 26, 2021, 09:17:12 AM »
Selling 2 x 35k certs in Gold Account @ $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6701 on: January 26, 2021, 01:06:51 PM »
Selling 1 x 50k cert in Gold Account @ $225 OBO. Expiration - Aug 31 2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6702 on: January 26, 2021, 10:04:00 PM »
Selling Marriot certs - 2x50k in one account (gold elite) @$240 obo, and titanium elite account 4x35k (@$135 each) + 50k ($250)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Looking for 3x35k for $300 status preferred
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6704 on: January 26, 2021, 10:54:02 PM »
Selling 7 x 50K Marriot certificates from one gold account @ $240 each, $1,600 if you take all. Expires: 08/01/2021
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