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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 #13000 on: May 02, 2024, 11:29:31 AM »
if buying points to top off cert, what is normal price for 15k?
i'm not looking to buy. i just cant find thread with avg current pricing
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13001 on: May 02, 2024, 12:27:30 PM »
selling 35k cert gold account $125
top off @.7
expire 7/6/24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13002 on: May 02, 2024, 12:38:10 PM »
Selling 35k Mt night @$125 expires 5/30

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13003 on: May 02, 2024, 02:42:03 PM »
have one 35k night expiring 5/6
$100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13004 on: May 02, 2024, 03:57:56 PM »
Selling one 85k free night, asking $340.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13005 on: May 02, 2024, 04:50:39 PM »
Buying 2x marriott 85k free nights @325 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13006 on: May 02, 2024, 07:52:35 PM »
Selling 35k Mt night @$115 expires 6/6

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13007 on: May 02, 2024, 09:44:53 PM »
Selling 35k cert $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13008 on: May 03, 2024, 01:41:23 AM »
Buying 35k x 6 certs = 210k @100 each to book for total 200k point stay in May, status does not matter

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13009 on: May 03, 2024, 12:59:36 PM »
1 35k Cert Gold Elite account Expo 5/4/24 - $120

Updating this since the expiration is actually 5/6/24 - $90

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13010 on: May 03, 2024, 02:29:30 PM »
buying a 50k cert platinum or higher 6 k top up  paying $275

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13011 on: May 03, 2024, 05:03:01 PM »
Buying 35k FNC stay next week no status needed

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13012 on: May 03, 2024, 05:04:24 PM »
If anyone has a 35k expiring 5/6 for cheap DM me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13013 on: May 03, 2024, 06:03:52 PM »
Looking for 3 x 50k, 200$ each or best deal, need expires after may 21th

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« Reply #13014 on: May 03, 2024, 09:10:39 PM »
If anyone has a 35k expiring 5/6 for cheap DM me

quote your price

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13015 on: May 04, 2024, 08:01:51 AM »
1x85k from platinum account EXPIRES MAY 6 2024

$300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13016 on: May 04, 2024, 10:00:45 PM »
Buying 6 certificates in total 4 can either be a 50k or a 35k plus 15k top up and 2 need 50k and 6k top up offering 1400 total can also just buy the certificates I have the points

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13017 on: May 04, 2024, 10:02:53 PM »
How is the 2nd guest situation with Marriot in Asia? Do they press for primary guest to be present? Asking for stay in Bhutan.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13018 on: May 05, 2024, 02:05:16 AM »
Looking for a 35k certificate for June 3 for $100.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13019 on: May 05, 2024, 02:31:18 AM »
Recently had 2nd guest denied check-in @ St Regis Bal Harbour