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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 #12100 on: December 08, 2023, 06:08:53 PM »
Selling
1x 85k certificate $300 OBO from Platinum Elite account.
Exp - 12/24/2023

Still available
$275 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12101 on: December 08, 2023, 07:50:37 PM »
Buying a 35k 110 or best offer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12102 on: December 08, 2023, 10:50:40 PM »
Buying 5 night 49.5K marriott stay for $250
Stay is for next week

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12103 on: December 09, 2023, 12:20:57 AM »
issues: just now I called the hotel to add the guest, the agent said guest cannot be added using free night. Does the policy change?  if yes. FN can not be sold to others any more

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12104 on: December 10, 2023, 05:56:10 PM »
Selling a 40k cert from a titanium account. $120. Expires 12/31
Also, need 6 more night credits by the end of the year - so if anyone is looking to make a cash booking let me know.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12105 on: December 10, 2023, 11:33:04 PM »
issues: just now I called the hotel to add the guest, the agent said guest cannot be added using free night. Does the policy change?  if yes. FN can not be sold to others any more
huca, itís not against t &c
Did you call 1800 or hotel directly?
USA hotel?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12106 on: December 11, 2023, 06:29:52 AM »
Selling 85k cert @$360
5 x 50k certs on same account @$250 each
Gold account
bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12107 on: December 11, 2023, 09:29:00 AM »
Selling 2 x 35K Cert from Silver account. Expires 1/16/2024 and 2/3/2024.

$120 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12108 on: December 11, 2023, 11:43:04 AM »
Selling one 50k Cert from gold account for $200. Expiring February 2024.

Bump. Still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12109 on: December 11, 2023, 12:38:29 PM »
Selling 85k cert from plat account. Use by end of the year. $325

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12110 on: December 11, 2023, 07:06:32 PM »
Selling 85k cert from plat account. Use by end of the year. $325 OBO
Willing to negotiate price if it will be used by end of the year

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12111 on: December 11, 2023, 11:02:18 PM »
Selling 2 x 35K Cert from Silver account. Expires 1/16/2024 and 2/3/2024.

$120 each.

Only one available now expiring 2/3/2024.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12112 on: December 12, 2023, 07:53:56 AM »
Looking to buy 1 night 53k Marriot, for 55k IHG (40k free night + 15k points). Platinum Elite account.

Simply put, I need 53k Marriot and looking for someone who needs around that many IHG points to trade.

OBO...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12113 on: December 12, 2023, 10:59:12 AM »
Looking for 275K points (4 night stay). If unable to get, then just 76k points. To be used before the end of the year.
Redemption help/advise appreciated.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12114 on: December 12, 2023, 11:05:45 AM »
Selling a 40k cert from a plat account. $115. Expires 12/31

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12115 on: December 12, 2023, 12:30:40 PM »
Selling a Marriott 40k FNC for $200 and several 50k FNCs for $250 each under my Titanium account. All FNCs have long expiry and can be topped off at for additional cost if needed.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12116 on: December 12, 2023, 05:18:20 PM »
Selling 1x 85k certificate- $325
Exp 02/03/24
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12118 on: December 12, 2023, 11:20:13 PM »
Selling
8 x 50k certs, gold elite account
$217 each

3 have expiration 9/19/2024
5 have expiration 11/2/2024

No top up points available (But you can buy them from somebody else)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12119 on: December 13, 2023, 03:22:00 AM »
Selling one 85k expires Dec 2024  platinum account
$400