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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 #13420 on: June 24, 2024, 02:15:15 PM »
Selling 1x 35K award exp 7/5 from gold account for $100 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13421 on: June 24, 2024, 03:19:18 PM »
Selling 2 50K certs expiring July 12th 2024 from Gold Account for $200 each

Lowering this to $185 each night, 50K cert exp July 12th.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13422 on: June 24, 2024, 03:56:57 PM »
Selling 85k cert $400 (top up available)
Expires Nov '24
still avaliable

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13423 on: June 25, 2024, 04:17:41 AM »
Selling 2 x 35K awards (can top-up to a 45k property). Exp 7/7. Gold account. $100 OBO. TIA!  :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13424 on: June 25, 2024, 06:04:19 AM »
Selling 5 50K certificates. Silver status. June 2025 expiration. $275 each or $1250 for all 5.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13425 on: June 25, 2024, 03:02:25 PM »
Selling 2 x 35K awards (can top-up to a 45k property). Exp 7/7. Gold account. $100 OBO. TIA!  :)
Sorry, I should fix this..
2 certs on 2 different Gold accounts.*

So I feel confident booking separate stays, but not a 2-night stay. PM! TIA

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13426 on: June 25, 2024, 05:35:50 PM »
A general question, I booked a hotel with FN cert and called Marriott customer service to add an additional guest. They said since I am booking the hotel with FN, even after I added the additional guest, it is still has to be me to check in at the hotel. Should I call hotel front desk to add the secondary guest instead? How does the process go nowadays? Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13427 on: June 25, 2024, 06:16:53 PM »
Call the front desk to check whether they let you check in  ahead of time as the second guest. It is the front desk not the customer service who make this decision.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13428 on: June 25, 2024, 08:00:30 PM »
Selling 2 35K free nights from same account - $125 each. Silver Elite
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13429 on: June 25, 2024, 08:19:51 PM »
For Sale -

85K cert Gold account $325

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13430 on: June 25, 2024, 08:23:49 PM »
selling 2 Marriott certs [50k Points each], expiry 30-sep-2024.
top up available.
both under the same gold status account
220 each, will discount the price if interested to buy both certs in 1go.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13431 on: June 25, 2024, 11:14:49 PM »
Selling one 35k certificate, expires 7/5. Asking $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13432 on: June 26, 2024, 12:15:43 AM »
Selling 85k cert from with expiration July 17th.

Asking $375.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13433 on: June 26, 2024, 02:50:55 AM »
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).

1) Not booking first timers

2) You should know your own availability and how 2nd guest policy works.

3) Won't book international or properties that have been denying 2nd guest check-ins (Miami mostly)

4) If booking in Hawaii, I can potentially get you a better cash stay (know your exact dates)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13434 on: June 26, 2024, 09:36:36 AM »
looking for 2 35K cert (2K topoff) short exp good. 100$ each obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13435 on: June 26, 2024, 04:54:42 PM »
Selling 3 x 50k fna same account (gold)
250 OBO exp aug 11

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13436 on: June 26, 2024, 10:34:47 PM »
Lowering this to $185 each night, 50K cert exp July 12th.

Now 180 each or 2 for 350

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13437 on: June 26, 2024, 11:25:57 PM »
Buying (1) 35k MT cert, 7/1 stay, $100 booked

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13438 on: June 27, 2024, 12:17:14 AM »
2x50k  expiring on 7/14/2024 in gold account asking $170 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13439 on: June 27, 2024, 12:32:00 AM »
Buying 1x 35k FNC expiring stay today.