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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 #6720 on: January 27, 2021, 08:39:13 PM »
Would you wait until after they checkout, so the hotel doesn't give them Tzoros. Or it's unlikely and sooner is better than later?

I did the swap on the spot and have no clue if it would even work after checkout when the stay is over and done with. Call Marriott and ask them. If they tell you it has to be before just say they have to make sure the additional name sticks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6721 on: January 28, 2021, 12:34:33 AM »
Residence Inn Surfside
i recently had a small issue with them adding someone to check in for me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6722 on: January 28, 2021, 11:22:07 AM »
i recently had a small issue with them adding someone to check in for me

What was the issue and how was it resolved?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6723 on: January 28, 2021, 12:48:00 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)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6724 on: January 28, 2021, 01:38:17 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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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6725 on: January 28, 2021, 02:33:50 PM »
I did the swap on the spot and have no clue if it would even work after checkout when the stay is over and done with. Call Marriott and ask them. If they tell you it has to be before just say they have to make sure the additional name sticks.
Thanks a ton! I ended up emailing customer.care@marriott-service.com and they swapped it for me!
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6726 on: January 28, 2021, 03:50:19 PM »
Thanks a ton! I ended up emailing customer.care@marriott-service.com and they swapped it for me!

Excellent! Glad to hear.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6727 on: January 28, 2021, 10:33:44 PM »
Can someone help me here. I tried using a cert to book for a friend. And called to add his name to the res. They said that it's impossible on a cert booking but they can cancel and rebook with points and they can add his name. So, I did that. Is there a way to switch it back to a cert. after he checks in. I would really rather use the Cert. than the actual 35k points.
The most simple way would be to call main marriott number to do the booking for you. They can make the reservation for you with your cert. You would tell them to add a second guest name to the reservation and then you would see their name already in the email confirmation. This way it has nothing to do with the hotel and would work even in surfside.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6728 on: January 29, 2021, 10:29:18 AM »
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
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2 x 35k certs from a gold account $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6729 on: January 29, 2021, 12:06:13 PM »
The most simple way would be to call main marriott number to do the booking for you. They can make the reservation for you with your cert. You would tell them to add a second guest name to the reservation and then you would see their name already in the email confirmation. This way it has nothing to do with the hotel and would work even in surfside.
Only on points reservations. Certificates can't be gifted.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6730 on: January 30, 2021, 08:37:16 PM »
Only on points reservations. Certificates can't be gifted.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6731 on: January 31, 2021, 02:22:25 AM »
Buying 4 night certificates in a single account, or 120,000 points (i.e. for a 5-night stay 30K, 30K, 30k, 30k, 5th free)
Late Aug 2021 expiration required
$400 or best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6732 on: January 31, 2021, 10:14:01 AM »
2 50k certificates platinum account
$250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6733 on: January 31, 2021, 07:47:39 PM »
selling 2 beds suite
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7nights Feb 4th - 11
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6734 on: February 01, 2021, 02:01:59 PM »
*FREE*
SNA for paid bookings of 2-5 nights
Ritz Club Level Upgrades for paid nights up to 1 week each

Please contact Marriott for pricing and availability at the hotel you choose and then let me know the details of your trip. Platinum Elite Account.
Thank you