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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 #12740 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!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12741 on: March 06, 2024, 09:05:45 PM »
Closed. Smooth transaction with ERK!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12742 on: March 06, 2024, 09:07:53 PM »
Selling 2 35K in separate accounts  $120 each

and  2 85K in separate accounts $325 each

1  35k and the 2 85K separate accounts remaining

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12743 on: March 07, 2024, 12:57:00 AM »
Buying a 35k FNC + 2k topup (total 37k) for 4/8 stay (in a month from today)
$120 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12744 on: March 07, 2024, 01:15:32 AM »
Looking for 2 85k cert asap 350$ per cert same account only please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12745 on: March 07, 2024, 02:44:51 AM »
Selling 8x 85K FNCs for $3,500, all from the same Titanium account, exp Nov 2024. Not selling individual nights. Buy all at once only.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12746 on: March 07, 2024, 04:14:42 AM »
Selling 8x 85K FNCs for $3,500, all from the same Titanium account, exp Nov 2024. Not selling individual nights. Buy all at once only.
Hey do you even get 8 85k certs on the same account ??

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12747 on: March 07, 2024, 04:18:30 AM »
WTB 2x 85k certís $280ea OBO
need titanium account or above
For use next week

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12748 on: March 07, 2024, 06:22:27 AM »
Selling
Gold acct -
35k MT Cert - $130
85k MT Cert - $360

Plat acct -
35k MT cert -$140

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12749 on: March 07, 2024, 08:17:21 AM »
Buying (2) 85k cert, same account, 375 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12750 on: March 07, 2024, 09:12:25 AM »
Buying 50k +8k top off for $275 obo
Stay next week so short expiration ok

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12751 on: March 07, 2024, 11:36:33 AM »
Selling
 2x85k with long expiration  in the same platinum account asking 420 each .
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 gold account 11/2/2024  asking 220 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12752 on: March 07, 2024, 01:28:34 PM »
Selling:
All from same Titanium account
Long expiration
If you need an additional night, please lmk and Ill see what I can do

85K x3 $425 each
40K x1 $185
35K x2 $150 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12753 on: March 07, 2024, 01:55:39 PM »
Selling

85k Cert Gold Account $315, top up avail @.7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12754 on: March 07, 2024, 02:02:50 PM »
Hey do you even get 8 85k certs on the same account ??
From credit cards

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12755 on: March 08, 2024, 12:51:29 AM »
Need 1x 85k from Plat or higher, Titanium/ambassador preferred @$350 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12756 on: March 08, 2024, 11:01:13 AM »
Need 85k cert with 7K top off. ASAP booking pls
Per forum rules, post a price.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12757 on: March 08, 2024, 12:11:12 PM »
1 35k certificate gold account for sale
long expiry
asking $135

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12758 on: March 08, 2024, 03:48:30 PM »
Selling:
All from same Titanium account
Long expiration
If you need an additional night, please lmk and Ill see what I can do

85K x3 $425 each 85K one remaining at $425
40K x1 $185
35K x2 $150 each

85K one remaining @ $425
40K x1 $185
35K x2 $150 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12759 on: March 08, 2024, 04:04:03 PM »
WTB 2x 85k certís $280ea OBO
need titanium account or above
For use next week

Now offering $350 ea