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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 #12160 on: December 20, 2023, 01:59:32 PM »
Buying 40k cert for Dec 23-24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12161 on: December 20, 2023, 05:37:55 PM »
Selling 1x 85k certificate $290 obo from Platinum Elite account.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12163 on: December 20, 2023, 06:19:00 PM »
Bump. Asking $300 OBO if used by end of the year
Sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12164 on: December 20, 2023, 11:28:38 PM »
Selling 5x 50k Certificates from a Silver Elite Account with expiration date of 10/11/2024
$215 each can top off points

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12165 on: December 20, 2023, 11:47:43 PM »
Buying 1 85k cert $300 obo with 15k top off immediate stay

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12166 on: December 21, 2023, 01:21:40 AM »
Selling
8 x 50k certs
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3 have expiration 9/19/2024
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12167 on: December 21, 2023, 01:50:17 AM »
Selling 1x 85k certificate- $325
Exp 02/03/24
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12168 on: December 21, 2023, 09:08:25 AM »
Selling a 40k cert 12/31/23 expire from my titanium account $140 obo
Selling a 25k cert 4/27/24 expire from my titanium account $100 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12169 on: December 21, 2023, 09:32:10 AM »
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 #12170 on: December 21, 2023, 11:43:57 AM »
buying one 35k and one 40K with 1k top up on the same account for dec 25-26
buying three 35K - 50K for dec 27 -30

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12171 on: December 21, 2023, 12:10:19 PM »
buying one 35k and one 40K with 1k top up on the same account for dec 25-26
buying three 35K - 50K for dec 27 -30

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12172 on: December 21, 2023, 01:27:56 PM »
selling 1 35k. $120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12173 on: December 21, 2023, 04:34:50 PM »
Selling 85k cert @$350
5 x 50k certs on same account @$240 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12174 on: December 21, 2023, 05:06:18 PM »
Selling 1 x 35K Cert from Silver account $130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12175 on: December 21, 2023, 05:20:56 PM »
selling 3x 50k fnc gold acct $200

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12176 on: December 21, 2023, 06:39:57 PM »
Selling 1x 40K certificate, Plat Account Exp 12/31/23
ASKING FOR 125$

I also have 1◊35K expiring on Jan 4, 2024
ASKING FOR 100$.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12177 on: December 21, 2023, 06:58:40 PM »
Paying $160 obo for a 50k stay , can be either a 50k cert or 35/40k cert + top off stay is Dec 31 so short expiration ok

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12178 on: December 21, 2023, 07:08:01 PM »
Selling 3 x 35k free night certs.
First one expires Feb 2024 for $110. Two others expire in July/August.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12179 on: December 21, 2023, 08:01:27 PM »
Looking to buy 2 85k nights + 30k top off