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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 #13300 on: June 07, 2024, 01:17:45 AM »
Buying 50K certificate stay 6/13 Platinum or above for $200

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13301 on: June 07, 2024, 07:17:04 AM »
Buying 3 35k plus top off same account $120 each plus .7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13302 on: June 07, 2024, 11:45:31 AM »
Buying 35K cert platinum or above $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13303 on: June 07, 2024, 12:20:40 PM »
Fast and easy working with @Meir6130. Thanks again!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13304 on: June 07, 2024, 04:41:12 PM »
Still have 2 35k certificates expiring tonight.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13305 on: June 07, 2024, 04:46:57 PM »
Selling 35k cert.
Gold account
Expires 06/07/24
$100 obo
PM me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13306 on: June 08, 2024, 01:52:44 PM »
Still have 2 35k certificates expiring tonight.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13307 on: June 08, 2024, 03:08:38 PM »
Looking for 50k night with some top off.
Short expiry works.
$200 plus the top off OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13308 on: June 08, 2024, 04:12:03 PM »
Selling 2*85k certs. $700 Gold account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13309 on: June 09, 2024, 02:30:48 AM »
Fast sale 3x50k expire 6/11 asking $170 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13310 on: June 09, 2024, 08:24:31 AM »
Buying 35k Mt night booking for tonight.  $100 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13311 on: June 09, 2024, 12:47:47 PM »
Buying 1x expiring 50k FNC + 3k stay tonight

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13312 on: June 09, 2024, 12:51:25 PM »
Buying 1x expiring 50k FNC + 3k stay tonight

What are you paying?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13313 on: June 09, 2024, 12:57:31 PM »
What are you paying?
$170 + .7 for top off OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13314 on: June 09, 2024, 05:15:32 PM »
Buying 35K/ 40K or 50K certs from Titanium or Ambassador account. Need 2 certs (can be mix and match such as 1 35K and 1 40K).

35K- $150
40K- $175
50K- $225

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13315 on: June 09, 2024, 08:19:47 PM »
2 50k nights exp 8/11 $220 each obo. top up available. prefer to sell both together.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13316 on: June 09, 2024, 11:30:10 PM »
selling 2 Marriott certs [50k Points], expiry 30-sep-2024.
top up available.
Gold Status account.
250obo, will discount the price if interested to buy both certs in 1go.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13317 on: June 10, 2024, 12:47:58 AM »
Selling 5 x50k  with expiration date in 12/24(silver)  asking 220 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13318 on: June 10, 2024, 01:05:02 AM »
Selling 2 35k  certs - $120 each - Gold Elite.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13319 on: June 10, 2024, 09:39:06 AM »
Looking for 3 50k certs with 57k top off. Short expiry ok. Paying 900 obo