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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 #10780 on: March 09, 2023, 07:23:34 AM »
Selling 1x 85k cert Gold account for $500

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10781 on: March 09, 2023, 09:12:28 AM »
Need a 50k cert with 6k top off for TONIGHT.  paying $200.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10782 on: March 09, 2023, 09:37:56 AM »
Selling two 50 k Marriott certs from platinum account for 250 each  long expiration

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10783 on: March 09, 2023, 10:52:05 AM »
Buying 2 nights for next week - 35k Certs needed.

Prefer same account. Paying $280 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10784 on: March 10, 2023, 10:13:09 AM »
SELLING from PLATINUM ELITE ACCOUNT

1 50K CERT -$250
1 85K CERT- $450
WILLING TO TOP UP WITH POINTS IF NEEDED

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10785 on: March 10, 2023, 11:10:10 AM »
Selling 1x 85k cert from platinum account for $550 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10786 on: March 10, 2023, 12:36:46 PM »
Selling 3x 85K FNCs, no topping off, US properties only. $400 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10787 on: March 10, 2023, 04:21:48 PM »
Looking for a 35K certificate for a stay this Sunday night. $120 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10788 on: March 10, 2023, 05:04:06 PM »
Selling 5 FNC (up to 50k) all from same silver account - can top up small amount

expires 7/23

$250/ea obo - also willing to trade for Hilton points

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10789 on: March 11, 2023, 08:37:10 PM »
Trying to book my trip for 5/11-5/13.
Total points that will be needed for the trip is 79,000 points.
$300 for 2 nights obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10790 on: March 12, 2023, 09:03:59 AM »
Looking for 1 X 35,000 night.
Stay is next week
Prefer Plat status
Paying $130 OBO. Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10791 on: March 12, 2023, 12:20:31 PM »
Selling (4) 50k certs , platinum account , same account $250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10792 on: March 12, 2023, 04:07:23 PM »
Selling (4) 50k certs , platinum account , same account $250 each
could you top them off

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10793 on: March 12, 2023, 07:28:31 PM »
Sellig 35k certificate for $140 from platinum account
Sold
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10794 on: March 13, 2023, 05:01:24 AM »
Looking for 35k $135, not fussed on status

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10795 on: March 13, 2023, 11:35:55 AM »
Looking for 1 X 35,000 night.
Stay is next week
Prefer Plat status
Paying $130 OBO. Please PM.
Anyone with Plat?
will pay $140 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10796 on: March 13, 2023, 02:57:14 PM »
selling 85k night (can be topped) from AMBASSADOR account for 525$

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10797 on: March 13, 2023, 02:57:40 PM »
buying MT 35k night for 115$ status not needed

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10798 on: March 13, 2023, 04:12:49 PM »
Buying 2 35k certs for $300 OBO
Needs to expire after 5/13

Total points needed: 82k
I have points that I can top them up - or if itís easier to pay for top up points that works too.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10799 on: March 13, 2023, 05:25:33 PM »
Selling 50k Certificate from a PLATINUM ELITE account. $225