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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 #6760 on: February 04, 2021, 12:30:20 AM »
Selling 4 x  35k certs.
2 x2 accounts.
100 each.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6761 on: February 04, 2021, 08:23:08 AM »
2 50k certificates platinum
$240 each
450 for both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6762 on: February 04, 2021, 05:27:59 PM »
Great transaction with @yelped , thanks!

Please post back here to let us know that the check in worked out. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6763 on: February 04, 2021, 09:37:21 PM »
selling
cat5 7night 925
cat1-4 7 night 540 (up to 3 in same account)
cat1-4 7 night in ambassador account 620
40k night in ambassador account 220

please PM me if 7-night certs are still available. I've tried PMing you. Thx.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6764 on: February 04, 2021, 10:15:15 PM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6765 on: February 05, 2021, 12:28:25 AM »
For Sale

1- 7 night certificate category 5 Platinum Elite Account
Expires August 2021
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6766 on: February 05, 2021, 12:53:41 AM »
Selling 1 35k cert expiring 8/1/21 from Gold account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6767 on: February 05, 2021, 09:40:44 AM »
Selling 4 x  35k certs.
2 x2 accounts.
100 each.
Gold Account.

@Yonazonn  Thanx for smooth transaction
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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2 50k certificates platinum
$240 each
450 for both
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6769 on: February 05, 2021, 10:25:40 AM »
selling Marriott 4 nights spg cert. up to 35k points. gold account

Asking $105 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6770 on: February 05, 2021, 03:20:05 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.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6771 on: February 06, 2021, 12:51:59 PM »
2 40k certs from titanium $200 each
1-5 7 night from titanium 1100 with 7 suite certs

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6772 on: February 06, 2021, 11:07:31 PM »
Cat 1-4 7 night certs 500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6773 on: February 06, 2021, 11:43:49 PM »
I'm looking to sell 2 certs to someone to use at Residence Inn Surfside. Can anyone tell me the best way to do it? It looks like booking with points, waiting for check in and then emailing to change to cert has worked. When you do it this way is the reservation in the buyers name or they're still a guest?
Does calling Marriott corporate to make the reservation and adding the name at the beginning work for a cert? any potential issues with that? trying to figure out the safest way to do this

Also has anyone actually been denied check in? what did you do?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6774 on: February 07, 2021, 03:13:12 AM »
Sell TWO 35k certs @$120 platinum account, expire Aug, 2021

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6776 on: February 07, 2021, 11:53:14 AM »
Cat 1-4 7 night certs 500

Expiration date?

Looking to purchase Cat 1-4, 7 night cert for $500, with expiration of 8/31 or later. please PM me.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6777 on: February 07, 2021, 01:34:06 PM »
I'm looking to sell 2 certs to someone to use at Residence Inn Surfside. Can anyone tell me the best way to do it? It looks like booking with points, waiting for check in and then emailing to change to cert has worked. When you do it this way is the reservation in the buyers name or they're still a guest?
Does calling Marriott corporate to make the reservation and adding the name at the beginning work for a cert? any potential issues with that? trying to figure out the safest way to do this

Also has anyone actually been denied check in? what did you do?
Call Marriott to book and add the second guest to the reservation when speaking with the agent to book. The name should show up on the email (sometimes not the first one, but the second one they send out later). Shouldn't be an issue checking in as far as I know.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6778 on: February 07, 2021, 01:49:42 PM »
Call Marriott to book and add the second guest to the reservation when speaking with the agent to book. The name should show up on the email (sometimes not the first one, but the second one they send out later). Shouldn't be an issue checking in as far as I know.
Thank you!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #6779 on: February 07, 2021, 03:43:58 PM »
1*35k night available. $125.