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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 #13120 on: May 17, 2024, 04:42:30 AM »
I need a 35k marriott cert with 11k top up for tomorrow (18th May). Will pay $160

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13121 on: May 17, 2024, 01:57:32 PM »
I'm looking for a 35k cert to stay in WA on June 15/16, $100. If you have more certs, please PM me as I'll need them on a regular basis (1-2 times/month). Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13122 on: May 17, 2024, 03:06:30 PM »
I need a 35k marriott cert with 11k top up for tomorrow (18th May). Will pay $160

No longer need one  :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13123 on: May 17, 2024, 06:06:48 PM »
I'm looking for a 35k cert to stay in WA on June 15/16, $100. If you have more certs, please PM me as I'll need them on a regular basis (1-2 times/month). Thank you.

I'll offer more if you're Plat or Titanium

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13124 on: May 17, 2024, 09:35:09 PM »
Selling 85K cert with short expiry (5/22), $275 obo.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13125 on: May 18, 2024, 07:30:07 AM »
I had an amazing experience booking with him at one of the hardest places to book 2nd guests. I can say he is professional fast and knows what he is doing. Extremely reliable!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13126 on: May 18, 2024, 07:30:58 AM »
Platinum Account

2x 50K FNA Expires 06/08/24 & 06/20/24 - 255 each
1x 40K FNA Expires 12/31/24 - 210$
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 #13127 on: May 18, 2024, 02:51:48 PM »
Buying 35k + 2k top off for stay tonight, $80 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13128 on: May 18, 2024, 07:42:06 PM »
5 50k certs, gold account, expires 7/4/24 - $210

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13129 on: May 19, 2024, 12:02:04 AM »
Buying 2x 35k FNA + 6k top off for $150 each. (41k points total) for Oct 13-14 booking.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13130 on: May 19, 2024, 12:35:33 AM »
Selling:
1 85k Cert Titanium account Expo 6/8/24 - $375 obo
1 40k Cert Titanium account Expo 12/31/24 - $175
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13131 on: May 19, 2024, 12:10:47 PM »
Selling marriott 35k cert gold acct x 6/7/24 for $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13132 on: May 19, 2024, 12:22:08 PM »
Selling marriott 35k cert gold acct x 6/6/24 for $90 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13133 on: May 19, 2024, 12:33:52 PM »
Looking for 2 85K certificates from same acct for $700 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13134 on: May 19, 2024, 06:35:53 PM »
For sale:

1 50k cert, gold account, expires 6/8/24 - $200

Can top off for additional .7 pp

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13135 on: May 19, 2024, 08:56:23 PM »
Selling 35k Certificate expiring 06/09 for $125 - Gold account.
Can top off 7k points at .7 per point
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13136 on: May 19, 2024, 09:22:50 PM »
buying (1) 50K + 10K top off for $250, stay next week

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13137 on: May 19, 2024, 10:00:05 PM »
What is the process to combine reservations when only the second guest name is the same? I have an 85k certificate I want to use and would buy a second from someone here for a second night. So the first night would be myself as the primary guest but the second night, I would only be a second guest. Would I be able to combine those reservations easily?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13138 on: May 20, 2024, 12:53:50 AM »
What is the process to combine reservations when only the second guest name is the same? I have an 85k certificate I want to use and would buy a second from someone here for a second night. So the first night would be myself as the primary guest but the second night, I would only be a second guest. Would I be able to combine those reservations easily?
Most likely won't happen. You'll have to talk to the front desk during check-in, and it's very YMMV

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13139 on: May 20, 2024, 01:33:03 AM »
Selling 3x Marriott 50k @200 each Plat account expires June 7th.