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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 #13040 on: May 07, 2024, 12:28:51 PM »
need to quote price per rules
Buying 2 85k nights @ $330/each OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13041 on: May 07, 2024, 02:50:48 PM »
Selling 1 85k FNC @300 with June 05 expiration

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13042 on: May 07, 2024, 05:56:40 PM »
Buying 4 category 5 certificates for a stay starting tonight. Paying. $800 total.
categories are no longer, you mean a 35k cert?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13043 on: May 07, 2024, 07:07:14 PM »
Now selling 2 35K certs - $125 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13044 on: May 07, 2024, 09:15:22 PM »
Hello all,

Selling 3 50k cert from a platinum account for 225 each or pm an offer. Expires May 14th, 2024.

Thanks,
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13045 on: May 07, 2024, 09:30:59 PM »
Selling1 35k Cert Expires 6/7 $125 obo Gold Account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13046 on: May 07, 2024, 09:32:31 PM »
Looking to buy 8 nights with 85k fnc - willing to pay around 380 or best offer
Also need 40k to top or I can send to account
Needs to expire at least mid July 2024


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13047 on: May 07, 2024, 10:08:58 PM »
I need 4x 35K certs for a 4 night back to back reservation.  Willing to pay $500 for the set.  Must be valid until 6/4.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13048 on: May 08, 2024, 10:03:03 AM »
Selling 1 35k cert expiring 6/7/24 for $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13049 on: May 08, 2024, 11:33:08 PM »
Booking needs 129k points for this month
Buying 4 35k certs @100 each obo
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2 50K @200 + 1 35k @100 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13050 on: May 09, 2024, 04:15:46 AM »
buying 4 50K certs for $800 or best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13051 on: May 09, 2024, 04:39:40 AM »
Buying 2x 50K certs, any expiry is fine. $150 each OBO. DM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13052 on: May 09, 2024, 08:29:43 AM »
Platinum Account

3x 50K FNA Expires 06/08/24 & 06/20/24 - 255 each
1x 85K FNA Expires 07/05/24 - 400$

Points can be purchased to top up any of the above at 0.75cpp

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13053 on: May 09, 2024, 10:06:03 AM »
Selling 2x 35K Certs from Gold Elite - $125 for each or both for $220

Expires 6/7 & 11/4

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13054 on: May 09, 2024, 08:15:19 PM »
Selling:

1x 85k cert,
Platinum account
Expires April 3, 2025
$325

1x 35k cert

No status
Expires July 5, 2024
$110

Both can be topped up.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13055 on: May 09, 2024, 08:54:51 PM »
Selling 3x Marriott 50K@210  Can top up at 0.7 Plat account Expire June 7th

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13056 on: May 09, 2024, 10:02:53 PM »
Buying Marriot 2 x 85k cert for $275/ea OBO (for May)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13057 on: May 09, 2024, 10:39:40 PM »
Selling from Gold Elite account

1 x 35K Cert EXP 6/07/24 $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13058 on: May 09, 2024, 11:11:11 PM »
Buying a 85K cert paying $325

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13059 on: May 10, 2024, 08:05:29 AM »
Selling 3 50k cert from a platinum account for 200 each or pm an offer. Certs Expire May 14th, 2024.