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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 #12460 on: January 28, 2024, 12:43:07 AM »
Selling 1x85k( 2/3/2024) platinum asking $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12461 on: January 28, 2024, 10:22:36 AM »
Selling 85k cert @ $280 obo
Expires: 06/08/2024
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12462 on: January 28, 2024, 12:05:01 PM »
Buying 4x50k certificates

Will pay $800 from gold/plat or $900 from titanium

short expiry okay

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12463 on: January 28, 2024, 12:50:08 PM »
Selling 2 35k certs expiring 6/7/24
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$100 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12464 on: January 28, 2024, 02:05:17 PM »
Is it possible to book this stay with free nights?



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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12465 on: January 28, 2024, 02:09:42 PM »
Looking for 2x 85k certs @ $200 ea OBO
Or we can make a package deal.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12466 on: January 28, 2024, 02:09:52 PM »
Is it possible to book this stay with free nights?


85k + 20000top off?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12467 on: January 28, 2024, 02:20:58 PM »
Buying 2 mt 35k nights or 25k $100 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12468 on: January 28, 2024, 04:02:51 PM »
Is it possible to book this stay with free nights?



No, the maximum you can add to a FNC is 15k points so all nights would need to be at or under 100k points to be able to do so with an 85k FNC.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12469 on: January 28, 2024, 04:27:35 PM »
Selling 1 85k exp 2/3/2024 platinum
$220

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12470 on: January 28, 2024, 07:47:35 PM »
Selling 2 35k certs expiring 6/7/24
gold elite acount
$100 each
Sold. Thank You @ttn for a smooth transaction.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12471 on: January 28, 2024, 08:08:31 PM »
Buying 2 35k mt certificates plus 16k top up @$360 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12472 on: January 28, 2024, 09:08:08 PM »
Sell 35k cert at $130 from platinum account expiring end Feb with top-up point at 0.8 cpp.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12473 on: January 28, 2024, 11:51:24 PM »
Selling 85k cert short expire 2/3, $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12474 on: January 29, 2024, 10:30:16 AM »
Buying 4 x 35k for trip this week. offering $110 for each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12475 on: January 29, 2024, 01:25:02 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificate expires 2/3/2024 $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12476 on: January 29, 2024, 03:03:25 PM »
Buying 3 35k certs, status doesnt matter. End of May exp minimum

Paying $360

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12477 on: January 29, 2024, 04:10:28 PM »
Selling 1 85K certs $300

Selling 1 35K certs $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12478 on: January 29, 2024, 04:43:08 PM »
Selling 1 35K certificate expiring 3/7/24 - $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12479 on: January 29, 2024, 05:05:03 PM »
Selling 85k cert @ $270 obo
Expires: 06/08/2024
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