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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 #12380 on: January 17, 2024, 01:59:00 PM »
selling 1x85 k  2/3/24 expiration asking $280

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12381 on: January 17, 2024, 05:54:26 PM »
selling 1 35k $110 - Gold - Expires 2/27/24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12382 on: January 17, 2024, 06:46:19 PM »
Selling from titanium account.

85k.  $350.  Dec'24
40k.  $200.  Dec'25.

no top off or SNA.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12383 on: January 17, 2024, 09:06:43 PM »
Selling 1 35K cert at $130 with top off 0.8cpp
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12384 on: January 17, 2024, 09:38:25 PM »
Buying 2 35k nights for stay this week @ $100 each or $120 if in the same account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12385 on: January 17, 2024, 09:45:00 PM »
selling 35k  2/1/24 expire asking $105

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12386 on: January 18, 2024, 12:57:35 AM »
Looking for 3 x 35k in the same account. Expiration need to after end of March. PM your price.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12387 on: January 18, 2024, 10:50:32 AM »
selling 85k cert @ $295
expires 7/2024
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12388 on: January 18, 2024, 10:52:53 AM »
Looking for 3 x 35k in the same account. Expiration need to after end of March. PM your price.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12389 on: January 18, 2024, 10:56:46 AM »
Selling 1 Marriot 35K @ $125
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12390 on: January 18, 2024, 11:35:37 AM »
85K certificates sold.  Thanks @MGrossman for the smooth transaction.

35K certificate still available

1 x 35K certificate available for $125.  Exp. 3/7/2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12391 on: January 18, 2024, 01:30:18 PM »
1 35K award expires 05/6/2024. Gold account $125.

Many previous sales

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12392 on: January 18, 2024, 02:13:24 PM »
Looking for 3 35ks in account. Paying $125 each obo. Stay is in January so can be expiring

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12393 on: January 18, 2024, 03:05:08 PM »
Selling 4x 50k cert from same Gold Elite account for $225 Each (Exp 10/20/2024)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12394 on: January 18, 2024, 03:05:26 PM »
Selling 2x 85k cert from same Gold Elite account for $750 (Exp 11/21/24  and 12/18/24)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12395 on: January 18, 2024, 03:43:45 PM »
Selling 1 85K from Plat account for $350 (Expires 2/4)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12396 on: January 18, 2024, 06:10:56 PM »
selling two Marriott 85 k certs from same titanium account. dec 2024 exp....400 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12397 on: January 18, 2024, 07:15:43 PM »
Looking to buy a 85k certificate for use next week checkin: 1/27. Any status is ok. Willing to pay $280, require top off for 5k points, whatever the going rate for point is fine.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12398 on: January 18, 2024, 08:26:21 PM »
Buying expiring 85k FNC $280 stay next week.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12399 on: January 18, 2024, 11:36:05 PM »
Selling 1 85K expiring 2/3 @290