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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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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7420 on: July 20, 2021, 09:03:53 PM »
Selling 3 Marriott 35k certificates, gold account. $110 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7421 on: July 21, 2021, 10:53:08 AM »
Selling 2 35k nights from gold account ,$120 obo
Sold 1 to @Yo123
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7422 on: July 21, 2021, 02:10:19 PM »
Are these 35k cert only limited to CAT4 hotels? Can they be used in CAT5 hotels ? Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7423 on: July 21, 2021, 02:13:15 PM »
Selling 3 Marriott 35k certificates, gold account. $110 each
2 sold.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7424 on: July 21, 2021, 02:13:25 PM »
Are these 35k cert only limited to CAT4 hotels? Can they be used in CAT5 hotels ? Thanks
no, yes

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7425 on: July 21, 2021, 02:35:21 PM »
Looking to buy 2 60k certs.
Alternatively I can trade 4 35k certs for 2 60k certs.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7426 on: July 21, 2021, 03:10:40 PM »
selling 2 - 35k certs - $120/each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7427 on: July 22, 2021, 12:22:09 AM »
Buying 3 35k at $120 and 2 40k ( 50k) for $225

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7428 on: July 22, 2021, 02:29:00 AM »
2 sold.
thank you, smooth transaction @meme

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7429 on: July 22, 2021, 08:56:05 AM »
selling 2 - 35k certs - $120/each
Sold - thanks - letav_aved for a smooth transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7430 on: July 22, 2021, 10:21:12 PM »
Selling up to 8  35k certs. 2 per account.  120 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7431 on: Yesterday at 09:22:47 AM »
Buying x2 25k certificates.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7432 on: Yesterday at 03:43:34 PM »
Buying 2 35k certificates from platinum or higher account.  Prefer to buy from one person. Offering $130 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7433 on: Yesterday at 04:17:53 PM »
Selling all under Titanium Account.
All under same account. Prices as below or OBO

35k Cert (2 qty) $180 per night
40k Cert (2 qty) $230 per night
50k Cert (2 qty) $280 per night

Suite Night Certs will be added to the above bookings..
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7434 on: Yesterday at 04:20:38 PM »
Per night or for both

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« Reply #7435 on: Yesterday at 06:19:07 PM »
Per night or for both

Per night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #7436 on: Today at 04:55:24 AM »
Seller wants to get stay credits and not get red flagged. T&C say you must be there/checking in to use a stay booked on your account. If, at check-in you say that the account holder isn't there so please use a different marriott #, they could decide to not honor the booking and cancel both of yours and the person the made the bookings accounts. Status lost and point lost.

Please direct me to where it says that. I was not able to find it. It also makes no sense because the seller is not supposed to benefit from spend the buyer makes at the property which can be significant! Especially now when many programs offer 3X.
It is also not true when it comes to Hilton. You can and should change the # to yours and Hilton allows it. If Hilton did not make you primary, you can do it at the hotel or even after you have completed your stay with no issues (I have done it).