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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 #10700 on: February 17, 2023, 12:46:18 PM »
*Selling 35k cert. $140.*
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10701 on: February 17, 2023, 12:51:31 PM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10702 on: February 17, 2023, 12:57:35 PM »
looking to buy 1 35k cert platinum or higher $130 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10703 on: February 17, 2023, 02:30:22 PM »
Looking to stay tomorrow night at Westin Sarasota which is 48,000 points, so I assume I need a 50k certificate. Purchasing for $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10704 on: February 17, 2023, 02:34:47 PM »
@sikhangel  I have a 50k cert from platinum account for $250. Sent you pm.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10705 on: February 18, 2023, 12:24:42 PM »
[SELLING] 50k cert, Platinum status, $250. Can top off with points if needed.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10706 on: February 18, 2023, 02:14:50 PM »
buying 2-3 35k cert $125 obo short expiry okay

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10707 on: February 19, 2023, 12:43:07 AM »
looking to buy 1 35k cert platinum or higher $130 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10708 on: February 19, 2023, 12:48:27 AM »
Looking for 35k cert plus 7k top off
Paying 170 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10709 on: February 19, 2023, 07:00:34 AM »
Selling
(4) 50k certs same account $280 each
(2) 50k certs same account- $250 each
You book, you can transfer  into top off

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10710 on: February 19, 2023, 10:25:17 AM »
Buying 1 35K for tonight. $120 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10711 on: February 19, 2023, 04:17:10 PM »
buying 2-3 35k cert $125 obo short expiry okay

bump now looking for 1-2 paying 125 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10712 on: February 19, 2023, 04:20:42 PM »
Buying 35k marriot for tonight, from platinum or higher paying $140 thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10713 on: February 19, 2023, 10:02:15 PM »
Looking for 4 35k certificates for mid-March stay.  Paying $150 for each obo.  Platinum or higher preferred.  Let me know, thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10714 on: February 20, 2023, 12:06:06 PM »
Looking to purchase 2 35K certs plus 9K top off for $350 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10715 on: February 20, 2023, 03:24:28 PM »
[Selling] 5 x 50K certs for 250 each - Titanium account (Expires: 07/20/2023) I am happy to top off at a point rate of 0.45 cents/pt

Sold smooth transaction with @Allune
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10716 on: February 20, 2023, 03:47:54 PM »
Everything Ankster wrote, and that unless you really cherry-pick, when you use a cert you're almost guaranteed to lose some value. You'll likely use a 35k cert on any reservation costing more than, say, 30k points.
Not these days, when people are topping off certs.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10717 on: February 20, 2023, 04:11:32 PM »
Sold smooth transaction with @Allune

Thank you. Same here! Smooth transaction with @raccah

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« Reply #10718 on: February 20, 2023, 05:33:41 PM »
Looking to purchase 2 35K certs plus 9K top off for $350 OBO
Purchased from @modechai thanks!
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10719 on: February 21, 2023, 09:24:02 AM »
Looking to stay two nights this weekend. 71,000 points per night. Ideally looking to book 2 nights from the same account. (Can also trade Hyatt points for the stay as well..)