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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 #10420 on: December 14, 2022, 08:40:23 PM »
2 50k Platinum
250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10421 on: December 14, 2022, 08:45:44 PM »
Looking to book nights (for 2022) for people at up to 20% off for money bookings or points @0.65 for up to 40k a night, for point bookings max 120k points. Platinum account.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10422 on: December 14, 2022, 09:05:42 PM »
Need 3x 50k  + top off
Dates before 12/31/22

$250 per night + top off
PM asap

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10423 on: December 14, 2022, 10:42:33 PM »
Selling 2 50k nights on titanium account to be used before new years.

$250 each. PM me if Interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10424 on: December 14, 2022, 11:21:38 PM »
I (believe I) had a guestís name added to a cert booking at time of reservation this week (Residence Inn Surfside) and they called me at the hotel saying she was not on the booking and she had to be added through reservations. When I called in they said they didnít see the name and couldnít add her to the booking after the fact, I escalated to a supervisor and she cancelled and rebooked with the guestís name added. However she made a point of asking if I was coming and even asked what time I would be arriving. Iíd guess they are starting to crack down on these, as this is the first time Iíve ever had issues. Guest was made to wait half an hour in the lobby while I waited on hold.. not fun.


OTOH, I made a cash booking with a guest checking in as secondary with no issues this week as well.
I made a reservation with a second guest at Residence Inn Surfside. Do they have a history of not allowing the second guest to check in? Is there a list somewhere on DDF of locations where secondary guests have had this problem?

Call Marriott to book and add the second guest to the reservation when speaking with the agent to book. The name should show up on the email (sometimes not the first one, but the second one they send out later). Shouldn't be an issue checking in as far as I know.
I do not see the second name on the website or on the reservation I made. But after calling to add the second guest, I called back the next day to confirm that there is a second guest and they were able to tell me the second guest's name. Does that mean that I won't have a problem?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10425 on: December 14, 2022, 11:29:33 PM »
I made a reservation with a second guest at Residence Inn Surfside. Do they have a history of not allowing the second guest to check in? Is there a list somewhere on DDF of locations where secondary guests have had this problem?
I do not see the second name on the website or on the reservation I made. But after calling to add the second guest, I called back the next day to confirm that there is a second guest and they were able to tell me the second guest's name. Does that mean that I won't have a problem?

This is becoming more frequent in targeted hotels. Any bookings made via points cannot have second guests added unless you speak to reservation supervisor.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10426 on: December 14, 2022, 11:41:08 PM »
I have 3 50k certs if interested.

All sold
Thanks @Jojo42990.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10427 on: December 15, 2022, 12:07:17 AM »
Selling 3 x 35k certificates for $160 each (can top off up to 5k @ 0.7)
For 2022 bookings only, platinum account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10428 on: December 15, 2022, 10:11:38 AM »
Selling 5x 50k Marriott certificates for $230 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10429 on: December 15, 2022, 10:38:10 AM »
Just a heads-up to the board, AFAIK, all reservations must be completed by the expiration date of the certificate. In other words, you cannot check-in on the expiration date.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10430 on: December 15, 2022, 01:59:55 PM »
I made a reservation with a second guest at Residence Inn Surfside. Do they have a history of not allowing the second guest to check in? Is there a list somewhere on DDF of locations where secondary guests have had this problem?

I've had a lot of trouble adding folks through marriot in miami.

Some hotels will not let you check in without the primary guest being present as is the case for several Miami hotels. Ask the hotel ahead of time to make sure they will allow the 2nd guest to check in without the primary guest being there.

My last customer there got me blacklisted as well!

Based on this and @S209's data point, it seems this is only a prominent issue for Miami hotels who might be cracking down on it. The other guy that was having trouble a few weeks ago was also trying for a Miami hotel.

Nowadays itís YMMV. In my experience the past few months, 90% of properties donít give any issues. Though the nicer properties are more likely to not let, I have had issues with Fairfield inns and the like. Most problematic are properties in south Florida

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10431 on: December 16, 2022, 07:50:20 AM »
Selling 5◊ 50k $230 each. $225 if you take all 5.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10432 on: December 16, 2022, 10:49:08 AM »
Looking to by four 50k certificates + 7k top each of the four nights (get the 5th night free) for a hotel booking in mid-January. Will pay around $250 each + prevailing rate for points on top.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10433 on: December 16, 2022, 10:52:04 AM »
Looking to by four 50k certificates + 7k top each of the four nights (get the 5th night free) for a hotel booking in mid-January. Will pay around $250 each + prevailing rate for points on top.

No free fifth night with certificates.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10434 on: December 16, 2022, 12:11:50 PM »
Selling 2 40k free night cert. Titanium Elite (Lifetime) account. With suite upgrade request.
$200 each obo.
Expires 12/31/2022

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10435 on: December 16, 2022, 08:09:43 PM »
Two 50k free night certificates. (Platinum Status). SNA upgrade available
$230/each. Expires 12/27/22

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10436 on: December 17, 2022, 05:17:05 PM »
Buying 3 x 35k cert + 2k pt for in the same account, paying $375 , booking for next week

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10437 on: December 18, 2022, 06:27:05 AM »
Buying 3 50k Mt certs. Stay in December. Expiring ok. Looking to pay $185  per cert on short expiration

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10438 on: December 18, 2022, 10:29:53 AM »
Looking to buy 2 rooms in Saint Regis surfside for this weekend - 4 nights. $5,000

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10439 on: December 18, 2022, 04:31:14 PM »
Selling 3 x 35k certificates for $160 each (can top off up to 5k @ 0.7)
For 2022 bookings only, platinum account.

Sold.