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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 #10740 on: February 26, 2023, 08:30:27 PM »
Looking to buy 2 x Marriott 50k @ $225 Each OBO.

Ideally, high level status preferred.
Hotel costs 59k points per night and I would supplement the 20k.

The key for me is that while the trip is next month, I would like to have 6+ months before expiration in case the trip gets cancelled and I want to use at a later date.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10741 on: February 27, 2023, 07:31:05 AM »
Selling (2) 50k in one account and (4) in another . $225  each for the two, $250 for the four


Still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10742 on: February 27, 2023, 08:47:49 PM »
Looking for cash booking ASAP from a platinum + account adding me as 2nd guest.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10743 on: February 27, 2023, 10:51:46 PM »
LF one 35k Cert for 3/3 (Friday) for 130 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10744 on: February 27, 2023, 11:22:28 PM »
Looking for cash booking ASAP from a platinum + account adding me as 2nd guest.

Done, thanks for the smooth transaction @carddr

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10745 on: February 28, 2023, 01:18:48 AM »
Selling 1x 85k cert platinum account for $450. Can sell with extra 15k points(100k) for $525
1 ◊50K cert platinum account $250 can add points for fee

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10746 on: February 28, 2023, 09:24:29 AM »
Selling a 35k Cert for $140 from a Gold account. Expires June 2, 2023

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10747 on: February 28, 2023, 10:40:44 AM »
Looking to purchase 2/3 85k fnc. Possible need top of as well. Please pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10748 on: February 28, 2023, 12:38:59 PM »
I need as many 35k nights as possible ASAP  as I have a 5 night stay. (related to team Israel.) I also need a bit of top up, of  about 5k per night, depending on night.

This is for a booking ending in mid-march for soon expiring certs.
125 OBO for cert + the top up separately

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10749 on: February 28, 2023, 12:55:15 PM »
Selling 50k  cert  exp March 16th  $240 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10750 on: March 01, 2023, 03:58:15 AM »
Selling two certs, same account: 50k - $200 - Ex. 09/01/2023, 85k - $400 - Ex.  12/05/2023. Platinum elite status.

50k sold. Thanks @jellis

85k is still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10751 on: March 01, 2023, 09:47:48 AM »
Selling from lifetime Titanium account

40k cert - $185

35k cert - $155
85k cert - $500



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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10752 on: March 01, 2023, 11:42:24 AM »

Still available

Trade done.  Smooth transaction.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10753 on: March 01, 2023, 01:56:33 PM »
I have the following certificates (Titanium):

50k - expires on 03/06 ($200)
40k - expires on 12/31 ($175)
35k - expires on 09/01 ($140)

Thank you.

Smooth transaction and great communication with @Rpenndragon. Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10754 on: March 01, 2023, 06:17:13 PM »
Sellig 35k certificate for $140 from platinum account
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10755 on: March 01, 2023, 08:37:42 PM »
Smooth transaction and great communication with @Rpenndragon. Thank you.

Super easy to work with and super responsive. Sent money first and he went ahead and made the booking :) @gesrapk

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10756 on: March 02, 2023, 12:12:38 PM »
Selling a 35k Certificate for $140, from a Gold account. Expires June 2, 2023

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10757 on: March 03, 2023, 12:59:25 AM »
Selling 1 50k Night from Platinum Elite Account for $250 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10758 on: March 03, 2023, 03:00:42 PM »
Looking for 3 40k certs or points cert combination paying 200 a night OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10759 on: March 03, 2023, 03:42:42 PM »
Selling 2x 35K cents exp 6/2/2023

$135 ea

1x gold 1x silver