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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 #10760 on: March 03, 2023, 03:47:12 PM »
If anyone has 2x35K FNA in one account and can get it done before shabbos please PM ty
If you have my email PLEASE don't PM me :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10761 on: March 05, 2023, 01:30:51 PM »
Selling 1x 85k cert Gold account for $450. Can sell with extra 15k points(100k) for $550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10762 on: March 05, 2023, 01:44:06 PM »
Anyone have 3 85ks in one account?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10763 on: March 05, 2023, 07:21:56 PM »
WTB

Need to book ONE 35k cert in Miami THIS WEEK. Know hotel, date etc. Want to make this quick, tell me all info you need. Don't care about expiration date. Ready to book as soon as I see first message.

130 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10764 on: March 05, 2023, 07:34:58 PM »
Anyone have 3 85ks in one account?

I've got 2x 85k and a 50k:
50k Exp 04/01/23 $200
85k Exp 11/05/23 $500
85k Exp 01/13/24 $500
Platinum account and can top off with points.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10765 on: March 05, 2023, 11:19:55 PM »
Buying 2 50k Certificates with small top off needed.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10766 on: March 06, 2023, 01:43:25 AM »
Buying a 35k night with sna for 175 if doesn't go through 135

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10767 on: March 06, 2023, 06:05:18 AM »
Buying 2 50k Certificates with small top off needed.

I have 4, $250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10768 on: March 06, 2023, 10:39:15 AM »
I haven't heard back from the person I was going to buy a cert from and I'd really like to knock this out before I get on the plane.

Need one 35k cert for a miami hotel 3/10-11 . I know the hotel, or if I can book a different one paying for about 5k additional points I'd like that.

ASAP, it's related to a donation to Israel.

$135 for the cert + value of any points needed if willing to get me a better hotel (looking at a 40-42k one.)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10769 on: March 06, 2023, 12:48:38 PM »
Selling 2x 35K cents exp 6/2/2023

$135 ea

1x gold 1x silver

Thanks for quick sake @SpartanDoc

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10770 on: March 06, 2023, 02:42:59 PM »
I'm booking stays under my Titanium account (free breakfast, 4pm checkout, and potential for suite upgrade). The rate will be 0.7-0.8cpp depending on how large the points reservation is (fewer points is cheaper). The sweet spot is booking 4 nights so you can get the 5th night free.

I'm also offering subsidizes of $25 per night (potentially more) depending on the specific nature of your stay.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10771 on: March 06, 2023, 04:29:45 PM »
Looking for 1 35k cert@ 130. Please pm. Thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10772 on: March 07, 2023, 08:41:21 PM »
I read several pages in the thread but havenít seen a preference - some listings show the buyer books while others have the seller book - what is typically preferred or the pros/cons?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10773 on: March 07, 2023, 11:13:59 PM »
I read several pages in the thread but havenít seen a preference - some listings show the buyer books while others have the seller book - what is typically preferred or the pros/cons?

seller books is the right and safer protocol. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10774 on: March 08, 2023, 10:24:25 AM »
Hi.... looking for 2 85K certs for booking in the next 5 days.
Status is not important as I'm a Titanium myself.  Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10775 on: March 08, 2023, 04:21:12 PM »
Selling 1 50k cert for $225 OBO.
Platinum account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10776 on: March 08, 2023, 08:26:38 PM »
2 X 50k Exp 03/18/23 $180

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10777 on: March 08, 2023, 08:57:21 PM »
Hi.... looking for 2 85K certs for booking in the next 5 days.
Status is not important as I'm a Titanium myself.  Thanks.

Your status is irrelevant for a FNC booking as it has to be done as 2nd guest.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10778 on: March 08, 2023, 10:33:47 PM »
Selling (4) same account 50k ,$250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10779 on: March 08, 2023, 11:57:50 PM »
Sellig 35k certificate for $140 from platinum account

Sold
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