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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 #12720 on: March 04, 2024, 05:14:33 PM »
Looking to buy 2x35k certs for a reservation this weekend. Need 8k topup (I can transfer 8k to your account). $130/cert OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12721 on: March 04, 2024, 05:57:01 PM »
With an 85k cert you can only top off up to 100k night?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12722 on: March 04, 2024, 06:10:23 PM »
With an 85k cert you can only top off up to 100k night?

Thatís correct.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12723 on: March 04, 2024, 06:44:36 PM »
Selling 35k Cert for $100
Exp 3/7/24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12724 on: March 04, 2024, 07:36:22 PM »

Selling 1 85K certs for $310 and 1 35K certs for $140

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12725 on: March 04, 2024, 11:07:07 PM »
Selling
Gold acct -
35k MT Cert - $130
85k MT Cert - $380

Plat acct -
35k MT cert -$140

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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12726 on: March 05, 2024, 12:11:39 AM »
Looking for 2 85k certs for this month on the same account. $350 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12727 on: March 05, 2024, 01:27:35 AM »
Selling one 35k for $130
Gold account
Expires 12/2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12728 on: March 05, 2024, 08:22:07 AM »
I need a 35k Marriott Cert for 9th March, require Platinum or above will pay $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12729 on: March 05, 2024, 08:43:19 AM »
Anyone have certs with 2/1/25 exp? Looking for a 50k for $225 OBO. TIA.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12730 on: March 05, 2024, 09:19:48 AM »
Selling a 25k certificate from a platinum account, asking $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12731 on: March 05, 2024, 11:05:32 AM »
Selling a 35K certificate expiring 2/20/25 for $140

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12732 on: March 05, 2024, 11:50:35 AM »
Buying a 35k cert for personal use on 3/9. Paying $120 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12733 on: March 05, 2024, 02:06:18 PM »
Buying (4) 50k MT certs + top off

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12734 on: March 06, 2024, 11:22:18 AM »
selling 85 k cert
exp jul, 24
$350

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12735 on: March 06, 2024, 12:25:14 PM »
Selling 5x 50k FNC, Gold acct, $230 each, exp 1/25

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12736 on: March 06, 2024, 01:34:27 PM »
Buying 85k expiring cert 225 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12737 on: March 06, 2024, 04:08:02 PM »
anyone have a 50k certificate available?


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12738 on: March 06, 2024, 04:15:45 PM »


Super smooth transaction with @dealsrus
Glad was able to help thank you
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12739 on: March 06, 2024, 08:59:51 PM »
Buying a 35k cert for personal use on 3/9. Paying $120 OBO.
Closed. Smooth transaction with ERK!