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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 #12120 on: December 13, 2023, 08:17:31 PM »
Selling one 35K certificate, expires 1/4/2024.  Asking $100.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12121 on: December 13, 2023, 08:26:19 PM »
selling 4* 50k certs expire Sept 2024, $225 each. Please PM if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12122 on: December 13, 2023, 09:34:46 PM »
Buying 2 85k certs for this weekend offering 550

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12123 on: December 14, 2023, 12:53:31 PM »
Selling one 35K certificate, expires 1/4/2024.  Asking $100.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12124 on: December 14, 2023, 12:57:50 PM »
Selling 1x 40K certificate, Plat Account - $110
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12125 on: December 14, 2023, 02:45:44 PM »
Willing to negotiate price if it will be used by end of the year
Bump. Asking $300 OBO if used by end of the year

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12126 on: December 14, 2023, 03:22:13 PM »
Still available - selling 5 50k certs from same account expiring 8/4/2024. Asking $230, less for all 5. ~20k points avail for top-up at 0.7ea
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12127 on: December 14, 2023, 04:12:06 PM »
selling 3 certificates 225 each or best offer expires 3/30/24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12128 on: December 15, 2023, 02:40:46 PM »
Selling one 50k Cert - Gold account $200. Expires Feb 2024


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12129 on: December 15, 2023, 09:39:08 PM »
Selling 85k cert @$360, Gold account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12130 on: December 16, 2023, 10:48:02 AM »
85k, titanium account, expires on 03/07/24. $350. Would prefer if it's used in 2024. Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12131 on: December 16, 2023, 08:41:15 PM »
Selling 1x 85K certificate- $350
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12132 on: December 16, 2023, 09:15:42 PM »
Selling 35k certificate gold account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12133 on: December 17, 2023, 11:24:34 AM »
Anyone with recent experiences/information about 2nd guest under cert at Ritz/St Regis bal harbor?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12134 on: December 17, 2023, 12:41:04 PM »
Buying 85K FNA for this week $300 ty
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Buying 85K FNA for this week $300 ty
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12136 on: December 17, 2023, 05:44:39 PM »
Anyone with recent experiences/information about 2nd guest under cert at Ritz/St Regis bal harbor?

Yes, I successfully did a 2nd guest reservation at the Ritz Carlton Bal Harbor a few months ago.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12137 on: December 17, 2023, 06:21:12 PM »
Selling 35k free night expiring Feb 2024 for $110. Have 2 others expiring in July.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12138 on: December 17, 2023, 06:23:14 PM »
Looking for 85k cert stay this week $285 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12139 on: December 17, 2023, 07:45:35 PM »
Anyone with recent experiences/information about 2nd guest under cert at Ritz/St Regis bal harbor?
Does anyone have experience with St Regis?