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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 #13380 on: June 19, 2024, 01:44:33 AM »
Selling 5x 50k - $225 each or $1000 for all. Silver.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13381 on: June 19, 2024, 02:08:59 AM »
sell

5x50k in silver account  expire on 7/25/2024 asking $190 each.

4x50k in platinum account 11/22/24  asking $250 each

2x85k in platinum 3/10/25 and 6/2/2025 asking $420 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13382 on: June 19, 2024, 05:30:41 AM »
Hi! First buyer here, please bear with my dumb questions:
I would like to buy 3 nights 35K for using during Independence Day. Do they have to be from the same account? How does the transaction work? Thank you! 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13383 on: June 19, 2024, 08:45:06 AM »
Selling 2x35k cert from same gold account @300
Selling 3x$1000 Marriott giftcards@88%

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13384 on: June 19, 2024, 09:45:42 AM »
For Sale

1 85K cert Gold  $290 expires 7/6/24

1 35K cert Gold  $125 expires 7/6/24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13385 on: June 19, 2024, 05:20:37 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.
Thanks.
pricing down - 215obo each night- 2 certs are available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13386 on: June 19, 2024, 05:23:26 PM »
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.”

I booked an award over the phone just now with an additional guest and confirmed that the second guest would be added to the reservation before completing the booking. Was not told that they would need to wait or anything, just that they should have their ID and the confirmation number.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13387 on: June 19, 2024, 05:32:34 PM »
Selling 5 50K nights, silver account, expires 7/12/24
Top up available.
Asking 200 obo, discount on multiple.
2 sold, 3 50k certs still available - 200, discount on multiple.
Top up available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13388 on: June 19, 2024, 05:46:19 PM »
Buying 85k cert short exp $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13389 on: June 19, 2024, 08:16:06 PM »
Selling: 1 x 35k from Gold account. exp. 9/1/2024 $140
5 x 50k exp. 5/25 - $240 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13390 on: June 19, 2024, 08:42:37 PM »
selling
another 4x50k in silver expire in 11/2024 asking $200 each. $190 each for 2 or more.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13391 on: June 20, 2024, 08:04:03 AM »
real pleasure to work with @jugaadkabaap . anytime!!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13392 on: June 20, 2024, 08:04:56 AM »
@Joeymc was super easy to work with the sale! thank you!!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13393 on: June 20, 2024, 09:02:06 AM »
For Sale

1 85K cert Gold  $290 expires 7/6/24

1 35K cert Gold  $125 expires 7/6/24

85k sold. The 35k still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13394 on: June 20, 2024, 10:34:12 AM »
Selling 35K Cert Expiration 7/20 - $110
Sold to @moshe_J
Good communication and Transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13395 on: June 20, 2024, 10:56:51 AM »
@Joeymc was super easy to work with the sale! thank you!!
likewise. Very clear instructions and communication, payment was sent to me as soon as additional guest was added to reservation.
120 characters? Hmm, I wonder what I could write with 64 characters. Boy, it's gonna be hard to use up 15 characters. W-

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13396 on: June 20, 2024, 11:51:17 AM »
Selling 2 50K certs expiring July 12th 2024 from Gold Account for $200 each

Still available for $200 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13397 on: June 20, 2024, 03:50:41 PM »
Looking to buy for early in July
3-5 50K for $160 obo
and 1x35K for $110 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13398 on: June 20, 2024, 05:11:32 PM »
looking to buy 85k marriott  $350 . can also be  expiring.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13399 on: June 20, 2024, 06:52:07 PM »
Selling 35k cert from gold account for $125. 2 available
Sometimes it doesn't pay to save money.