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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 #11740 on: September 25, 2023, 08:00:50 PM »
Looking to buy 50k cert. need a 5k top off.
please dm
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11741 on: September 27, 2023, 12:33:08 PM »
Need 35k cert plus 2k top up. Paying $135. PM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11742 on: September 27, 2023, 01:07:56 PM »
50K Expires: 10/19/2023 - $250 obo

35K Expires: 01/04/2024 - $150 obo

gold account, top-ups avail
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11743 on: September 27, 2023, 04:34:54 PM »
if i have a 35k expiring in a month or so but i cancel my marriott business card before it expires, does that take away the top up right i had under the card? is top up tied to maintaining card as of the date of the stay, or is based on the award provided at the start of the year when i paid my annual fee?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11744 on: September 27, 2023, 05:06:55 PM »
if i have a 35k expiring in a month or so but i cancel my marriott business card before it expires, does that take away the top up right i had under the card? is top up tied to maintaining card as of the date of the stay, or is based on the award provided at the start of the year when i paid my annual fee?
the card has nothing to do with the top up ability

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11745 on: September 27, 2023, 05:19:27 PM »
Selling 2 35k certs. Expiration 11/1 and 11/5.
$125 each.
Still avail?
Top up available?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11746 on: September 27, 2023, 10:17:21 PM »
Selling 35k cert from platinum account for $140
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11747 on: September 27, 2023, 11:04:12 PM »
4x 50K certs from same Gold account $250 each OBO
2x 85K certs from Gold account $450 each OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11748 on: September 27, 2023, 11:09:10 PM »
Selling1 35k certificate $130 gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11749 on: September 28, 2023, 12:42:06 AM »
Is it just me or have the properties gotten more annoying about the second guest checking in recently? Twice in the last week I had the property hem and haw and once I needed to email a picture of my license.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11750 on: September 28, 2023, 01:16:15 AM »
Is it just me or have the properties gotten more annoying about the second guest checking in recently? Twice in the last week I had the property hem and haw and once I needed to email a picture of my license.
where?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11751 on: September 28, 2023, 03:54:54 AM »
Selling
5 x 50k certs, gold elite account
$245 each
Expiration 9/19/2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11752 on: September 28, 2023, 10:32:00 AM »
Selling up to 5 50k certificates from a gold account for $230 each.

3 remaining. Can top off at .7.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11754 on: September 28, 2023, 05:02:08 PM »
Selling 2 35k certs. Expiration 11/1 and 11/5.
$125 each.

1 cert is still available. Expiration 11/1.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11755 on: September 28, 2023, 09:51:59 PM »
Selling1 35k certificate $130 gold account
Update $120
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11756 on: September 28, 2023, 10:12:20 PM »
selling 35K CERT for $95 expiring 10/12

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11757 on: September 29, 2023, 07:49:52 AM »
Selling 5x50k Certs. Gold Account. Expire 9/21/24.
Can top up.
$250 per cert.
Obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11758 on: September 29, 2023, 02:38:16 PM »
Have 2 x 85k certs expiring Dec 2023 and Feb 2024. Looking for $370 each with SNA OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11759 on: September 29, 2023, 03:23:48 PM »
Have 2 35k certificates available. Titanium account.
expired by 10/31/23
will throw in upgrade suite night certificate if upgrade is available
$130 each. looking for quick sale. price is firm.
each 1k top for $10