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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.

See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by Euclid on October 13, 2021, 09:31:32 AM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9920 on: August 03, 2022, 07:34:35 PM »

Selling 50k night, gold account. Expires 8/13/22. $195

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9921 on: August 03, 2022, 08:17:03 PM »
Looking for 4 40k cert. $400
Short expiration ok.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9922 on: August 03, 2022, 11:04:31 PM »
Looking for 35k+5k top off asap $175 plz pm asap!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9923 on: August 04, 2022, 02:07:34 AM »
Selling 5x 50k gold account expire late 2023 $245
Selling 1x 85k gold expire 2023 $ 425
Can top with points

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9924 on: August 04, 2022, 05:18:01 AM »
Looking for 4x 35k plus 5k top off for next week
Paying $175 each night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9925 on: August 04, 2022, 10:49:55 AM »
Looking for 35K cert plus 2K top up for $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9926 on: August 04, 2022, 02:04:34 PM »
Looking to buy 2 35k certs to be used in Aug. $125 each, can be from different accounts.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9927 on: August 04, 2022, 02:48:18 PM »
1 50k Platinum
250

1 35k Platinum
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9928 on: August 04, 2022, 02:57:24 PM »
Looking for 35k+5k top off asap $175 plz pm asap!
closed smooth transaction with @bortunkm
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9929 on: August 05, 2022, 10:26:48 AM »
Looking for three nights from the same account with a 9K points top off for $450. Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9930 on: August 05, 2022, 10:35:19 AM »
Looking for 4 nights 35k with 5k top up. 140 usd or obo platinum or higher account preferred

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9931 on: August 05, 2022, 10:59:14 AM »
Selling 3x 50k certificates
$250 each OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9932 on: August 05, 2022, 11:39:12 AM »
Looking to buy a 35k for tonightó$130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9933 on: August 05, 2022, 06:42:56 PM »
Upgrade suite certificates are sold.
Only 2 35k certificates available now for $135/each.
Apologize if I didnít respond to any prior offers.
35k certificates are sold.
Apologize if I didnít respond to your offer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9934 on: August 07, 2022, 12:44:06 PM »
Selling

1x 50k cert Gold account exp December 2022, $220
1x 50k cert Gold account exp May 2023, $220

Both from same account, can be combined

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9935 on: August 07, 2022, 12:45:11 PM »
Selling 1x35K free night for $135

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9936 on: August 07, 2022, 01:19:43 PM »
Selling 1x 50K night feee night
platinum account
free suite night upgrade pending hotel approval
$260 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9937 on: August 07, 2022, 01:21:48 PM »
Looking to buy 2 35k certs for August 17-19 stay.
$250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9938 on: August 07, 2022, 03:25:33 PM »
buying 8 35k certs for august stay, maybe requiring 4 X 5k top offs. paying $1000. ready to book

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #9939 on: August 07, 2022, 04:57:32 PM »
Selling 1x35K free night for $135
Sold