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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 #13160 on: May 22, 2024, 02:04:02 AM »
Selling 4x 50k Certificates @210 each OBO Silver Elite Status Expiring June 22nd
Can top off for additional .7 pp
We have free nights and live in Israel and cant use them before they expire.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13161 on: May 22, 2024, 09:19:31 AM »
Selling 35k Marriot Gold status $110 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13162 on: May 22, 2024, 09:39:49 AM »
selling 4x50k (gold) expiring in August 2024 asking $200 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13163 on: May 22, 2024, 10:05:07 AM »
Selling one certificate (current status: Gold) expiring June 7 for $100 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13164 on: May 22, 2024, 01:03:04 PM »
Most likely won't happen. You'll have to talk to the front desk during check-in, and it's very YMMV
Any update on this? Had any issue combining the reservations?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13165 on: May 22, 2024, 01:06:28 PM »
Any update on this? Had any issue combining the reservations?
Decided against the hassle. I ended up booking a cheaper hotel using 50k certs from the same account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13166 on: May 22, 2024, 02:35:17 PM »
Need a 35k certficate + 2k topup for a 37k hotel booked for 15th june 2024, will offer $130. Platinum or above.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13167 on: May 22, 2024, 03:56:41 PM »
Selling 1x 35K Marriott Cert for $100 (Silver Account).

Expiration date: 6/20/2024.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13168 on: May 22, 2024, 11:44:56 PM »
Selling two 35k certs expire June 7 - platinum elite $100 each obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13169 on: May 23, 2024, 12:53:32 AM »
Selling 4x 50k Certificates @200 each OBO
Expiring June 22nd

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Can top off for additional .7 pp

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13170 on: May 23, 2024, 03:50:09 AM »
selling multiple 50k (top off available), 195$ each, very long expiration until 2025 May. price is negotiable if you need more than one

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13171 on: May 23, 2024, 12:02:26 PM »
Selling:
2 35k certificates (separate accounts) expires 7/5/24 for $125/each OBO
1 25k certificate expires 12/19/24 for $110 OBO

All sold.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13172 on: May 23, 2024, 01:44:01 PM »
Selling 35k for $125
Expires 12/2024
Can top off at 0.7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13173 on: May 23, 2024, 08:42:29 PM »
Buying 1 35k 3k top off. 110 and .7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13174 on: May 23, 2024, 11:12:21 PM »
Buying 1 35k 3k top off. 110 and .7
Anyone?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13175 on: May 24, 2024, 09:25:20 AM »
Selling marriott 35k cert gold acct x 6/7/24 for $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13176 on: May 24, 2024, 11:51:01 AM »
Buying 50K cert platinum or higher paying $215 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13177 on: May 24, 2024, 12:39:59 PM »
1 85K cert gold account $350

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13178 on: May 24, 2024, 01:11:24 PM »
Buying short expiration 35k night. To use saturday night. Paying $90 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13179 on: May 24, 2024, 01:20:00 PM »
Selling 1x 85K (Titanium). $375, expires 9/1/2024. Can top off at 0.75 cpp and add a N/SUA for $50 (if clears)