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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 #12260 on: January 01, 2024, 06:56:56 PM »
Selling all from the same Titanium account
5 x 50k $250 each
40k $190
85k $350
Points top ups available
Expires sept 2024 and later
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12261 on: January 01, 2024, 07:20:47 PM »
selling one 35k cert available expiring 1/5/2024  asking  $100
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12262 on: January 01, 2024, 07:29:42 PM »
selling 85k  expiring 2/3/2024 asking $330
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12263 on: January 01, 2024, 07:39:13 PM »
selling 3 x50k in the same gold account expiring 7/2024 asking  $220each  or $210x3 for all.

Selling 5x50k in the silver account expiring 10/2024 asking $220 each or 210x5 for all.

Selling 1x50k in the silver account expiring 1/17/2014 asking $195

Selling a 85k in platinum account 2/4/2014  asking $300
 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12264 on: January 01, 2024, 08:22:54 PM »
Any updates/data points on which hotels are giving problems to second guest trying to check-in without the primary account holder present?

Last discussion I've seen on this from late 2022 suggested issue was mostly Miami. Does that extend to suburbs of Miami? just Miami Beach?

Any recent data points for hotels in/near Miami where transactions were smooth?

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30336.msg2663528#msg2663528
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12265 on: January 01, 2024, 10:31:25 PM »
selling 4* 50k certs expire Sept 2024, $225 each. Please PM if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12266 on: January 01, 2024, 11:31:42 PM »
Selling 2 35K certs separate accounts $120 each
 
Selling 2 85k certs separate accounts $325 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12267 on: January 02, 2024, 12:19:33 AM »
Does second guest work for any of the Costa Rica resorts? (JW Marriott, Westin, W...)
Bump. Anyone with any experience?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12268 on: January 02, 2024, 10:35:20 AM »
Looking for a 35k or 40k cert to use tomorrow night. If it is a 35k cert, I can top of the 5k if need be. Buying at $100 or best offer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12269 on: January 02, 2024, 10:48:42 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 #12270 on: January 02, 2024, 02:16:55 PM »
Selling 1x 85k Cert from Gold Elite account for $320. Expires: 01/19/2024.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12271 on: January 02, 2024, 03:17:56 PM »
buying 5 expiring 85k mt certs @200  stay is jan 10-15 (yes i have been getting them at 200 ) ready to book

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12272 on: January 02, 2024, 04:01:09 PM »
selling 1 85k certificate expiring 1/16 @ $300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12273 on: January 02, 2024, 06:05:25 PM »
Selling 2 35K certs separate accounts $120 each
 
Selling 2 85k certs separate accounts $325 each

Selling 1 35K cert $120
and 2 85k cert separate accounts $325 each remaining.

Smooth transaction with @crownsbroyal

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12274 on: January 02, 2024, 06:09:14 PM »
Selling 1 35K cert $120
and 2 85k cert separate accounts $325 each remaining.

Smooth transaction with @crownsbroyal

Marriott Status?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12275 on: January 02, 2024, 06:18:08 PM »
selling 1 35k $125 - Gold - Expires 3/7/2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12276 on: January 03, 2024, 03:49:02 PM »
Buying 1 35k Certificate for tonight $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12277 on: January 03, 2024, 04:13:23 PM »
buying 2 50k mt nights in same account @$200-$250 depending on status

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12278 on: January 03, 2024, 04:54:24 PM »
Selling a 50k award exp Jan 17/24 $200 obo
Bump. $190. Silver. Points top ups available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12279 on: January 03, 2024, 04:59:10 PM »
Selling 35k cert for 125 with possible top off