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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 #12660 on: February 27, 2024, 04:51:06 PM »
Buying 2x 85k certs for use tomorrow 2/28-3/1.  $550 total OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12661 on: February 27, 2024, 07:14:50 PM »
Buying 85k cert for this thursday night with top off. $250 obo. I can transfer the top off to your account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12662 on: February 27, 2024, 08:48:20 PM »
Buying 1 85K cert - short expiry OK

$250 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12663 on: February 28, 2024, 12:16:07 AM »
Selling 1 85K certs for $310 and 1 35K certs for $140

Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12664 on: February 28, 2024, 07:41:29 AM »
Buying 2 85K certificates from same account. $650 OBO.
Now $700. Cost is 70K/night.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12665 on: February 28, 2024, 07:57:03 AM »
Buying one 85k for stay this week
Offering $200

Also seeking one night 50k
Short expiry okay

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12666 on: February 28, 2024, 08:10:46 AM »
sell
4 x50k in the same gold account expiring 7/2024 asking  $210each

5x50k in the silver account expiring 10/2024 asking $220 each

 2x50k in the platinum account 11/2/2024  asking 250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12667 on: February 28, 2024, 09:51:48 AM »
Selling from titanium account.
40k.  $200.  Dec'25.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12668 on: February 28, 2024, 11:32:25 AM »
When using a cert do I need to call Marriott to make the booking or make the booking and call Marriott or call the hotel to add a second guest?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12669 on: February 28, 2024, 02:05:03 PM »
Selling 4 x 35k cert $150 from gold account
2 expire on 9/20 and other 2 expire on 12/20

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12670 on: February 28, 2024, 03:08:53 PM »
Looking for a 35k or 25k certificate for a stay this week.

Paying $110.

Thank you.

Do you still need?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12671 on: February 28, 2024, 03:09:51 PM »
Selling Marriot 35K Certificate - expiring 3/7/24 - asking $115

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12672 on: February 28, 2024, 05:43:21 PM »
Selling 35k cert expiring 4/7/24
$120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12673 on: February 28, 2024, 07:17:37 PM »
Selling 35K certificate from Platinum account for 100$. Expiry March 4, 2024.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12674 on: February 28, 2024, 07:19:09 PM »
Any issue with certificates at the Ritz Maui?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12675 on: February 28, 2024, 09:52:08 PM »
Now $700. Cost is 70K/night.
Closed.
Thank you @letav_aved

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12676 on: February 28, 2024, 10:49:49 PM »
Selling 85k cert, platinum - march 7 expiration date - $275

Sold. Thanks @chimmer for a seamless transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12677 on: February 29, 2024, 01:05:15 AM »
Selling 2x85k with long expiration  in the same.platinum account asking 420 each .

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12678 on: February 29, 2024, 02:38:47 AM »
Selling two 85 k certs in titanium account December expiration. For 415 each or 800 if. You take both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12679 on: February 29, 2024, 06:11:32 AM »
Buying free Marriot nights many of em