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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

12. Certs cannot be combined - e.g. you can't combine two 35k certificates to book a 60k room.

13. The "free fifth night" only applies to points bookings, not certificates.

See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by David61 on November 16, 2022, 12:09:46 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12060 on: November 30, 2023, 05:59:34 PM »
Selling
1x 85k certificate $300 OBO from Platinum Elite account.
Exp - 12/24/2023

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12061 on: November 30, 2023, 06:03:01 PM »
Selling 5 50k certs from same account expiring 8/4/2024. Asking $240, less for all 5. ~20k points avail for top-up at 0.7ea

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12062 on: November 30, 2023, 07:17:09 PM »
selling a 85k cert expire on 12/5/2023 asking $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12063 on: December 01, 2023, 12:16:12 AM »
Selling a 40k cert from titanium acct for $150 obo,  12/31/23

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12064 on: December 01, 2023, 01:14:48 PM »
Buying  (2) for 12/4, need 2k top off paying $100 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12065 on: December 02, 2023, 02:10:27 AM »
selling a 85k cert expire on 12/5/2023 asking $200. Please PM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12066 on: December 02, 2023, 06:37:32 AM »
Selling 85k cert @$375
5 x 50k certs on same account @$250 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12067 on: December 02, 2023, 10:12:34 PM »
Selling 35k free night expiring 12/5/23 for $100... can top up for more if needed

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12068 on: December 03, 2023, 09:34:13 AM »
Buying 2 85k certificates with sna applied offering 750

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12069 on: December 03, 2023, 11:18:28 AM »
Selling 35k cert, expires 12/5/23 $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12070 on: December 03, 2023, 12:33:54 PM »
Buying 5 night stay 44k points total for $200.
Staying this week.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12071 on: December 03, 2023, 01:10:25 PM »
Selling 1 x 40k Cert Plat Account $120 Expires 12/31/23

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12072 on: December 03, 2023, 11:40:33 PM »
Selling 5x 50k Certificates from a Silver Elite Account with expiration date of 10/11/2024
$225 each can top off points

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12073 on: Yesterday at 12:31:04 AM »
Selling 1 85K certs for $395 expires Jan 24th, 2024

$250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12074 on: Yesterday at 09:26:03 AM »
Selling
8 x 50k certs, gold elite account
$219 each

3 have expiration 9/19/2024
5 have expiration 11/2/2024

No top up points available (But you can buy them from somebody else)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12075 on: Yesterday at 10:47:55 AM »
Selling 35k cert, expires 12/5/23 - best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12076 on: Yesterday at 10:49:59 AM »
Looking for 50K cert with SNA. Only interested if SNA applies. Expiry after 2/2024 ok. Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12077 on: Yesterday at 11:35:23 PM »
Selling 35k free night expiring Feb 2024 for $110. Have 2 others expiring in July.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12078 on: Today at 12:34:03 AM »
Selling 35k cert, expires 1/4/24 $100