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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 don’t 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 aren’t 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 #13360 on: June 17, 2024, 08:56:58 PM »
Selling 1 35k certificate for $110, exp July 17 2024.
Still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13361 on: June 17, 2024, 10:11:39 PM »
Buy 2x35K (with top off) or 2x50K from same account (platinum or above).

Plat- 2x 35K- $250
Plat- 2x 50K- $325 or BEST OFFER

Titanium- 2X 35K- $325
Titanium- 2X 50K- 400 or BEST OFFER

Expiry end of this month works

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13362 on: June 17, 2024, 10:12:11 PM »
Having trouble getting 2nd guest added so they can check in first - any recommendations?

what trouble?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13363 on: June 17, 2024, 10:19:52 PM »
Buying 85k certificates all offers welcome , not writing price bc depends on status expiry amount of them etc

You must still post a price according to forum rules with various prices you are willing to buy for various expiry dates.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13364 on: June 17, 2024, 10:21:42 PM »
For Sale

1 85K cert Gold  $325

2 35k certs Gold separate accounts $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13365 on: June 17, 2024, 10:23:36 PM »
what trouble?

They said they can add the 2nd person's name, but they won't be able to check in first...

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13366 on: June 17, 2024, 10:58:39 PM »

1 85K cert Gold  $350

October expiration

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13367 on: June 17, 2024, 11:02:29 PM »
Looking to buy 1x or 2x 50k cert - will pay $200 per cert for platinum account or $180 per cert for gold/silver. Stay on Jul 10-12. Please DM.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13368 on: June 18, 2024, 02:47:43 AM »
Looking to buy 1x or 2x 50k cert - will pay $200 per cert for platinum account or $180 per cert for gold/silver. Stay on Jul 10-12. Please DM.

Purchased from @nucheiner. Smooth transaction.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13369 on: June 18, 2024, 10:57:04 AM »
Looking for 2 85k certs same account if possible .
can be short expiration paying $325 obo pm offers

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13370 on: June 18, 2024, 03:21:00 PM »
Suspended a user for repeated failure to list an asking price. Reminder that repeat suspensions for this will turn into a ban.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13371 on: June 18, 2024, 04:08:33 PM »
1 85K cert gold account $325

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13372 on: June 18, 2024, 04:12:24 PM »
Suspended a user for repeated failure to list an asking price. Reminder that repeat suspensions for this will turn into a ban.


Great. You should do this a little more actively. Lots of new people posting with no prices

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13373 on: June 18, 2024, 04:23:24 PM »
They said they can add the 2nd person's name, but they won't be able to check in first...

Bump - any suggestions to make sure guest can check in first?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13374 on: June 18, 2024, 04:55:28 PM »
Selling 2x85k in the platinum account  with long expiration date. one expires in 3/2025 and the other expires in 6/2025. Asking $410 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13375 on: June 18, 2024, 05:24:33 PM »
Purchased from @nucheiner. Smooth transaction.
One left. 50k - Gold account - $200

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13376 on: June 18, 2024, 05:43:00 PM »
Bump - any suggestions to make sure guest can check in first?

Ran into the same issue today. Couldn’t add second guest was told “guest needs to wait for you to arrive in order to check in.”

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13377 on: June 18, 2024, 05:46:02 PM »
Having trouble getting 2nd guest added so they can check in first - any recommendations?
HUCA? Took me a second phone call to the Marriott call center. First rep claimed it couldn't be done with an award stay. I then called the property who seemed pretty lenient with the whole thing. But didn't want to risk it as it would ultimately be up to the receptionist at check-in. Called back the Marriott call center and the rep added it and received an email confirmation with the additional guest listed.

My guess is that they are trying to crack down but it can still be done by a less informed or nicer agent.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13378 on: June 18, 2024, 05:47:44 PM »
Suspended a user for repeated failure to list an asking price. Reminder that repeat suspensions for this will turn into a ban.
There seem to be lots of new users buying and selling. Proceed with caution.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13379 on: June 18, 2024, 10:25:40 PM »