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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 #10520 on: January 08, 2023, 07:41:33 AM »
Is this still accurate? (from the wiki)

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.

No, that was only for the 5 and 7 night certs which are now extinct.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10521 on: January 08, 2023, 10:38:39 AM »
Ritz bal harbour any issues  w 2nd guest check in? Anyone pls?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10522 on: January 08, 2023, 11:14:12 AM »
3 x 50k certificate remaining, gold elite - $235

top up available @.75

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10523 on: January 09, 2023, 06:21:24 AM »
Buying 2 35k nights

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10524 on: January 09, 2023, 07:44:50 AM »
Selling one 50K Marriott cert from Titanium account for $240. Top off up to 15K extra points for .75
Will accept Zelle and Venmo
Expires 01/29/2023

Bump

Now selling for $210

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10525 on: January 09, 2023, 11:03:10 AM »
Anyone have recent experience using certificate with second guest at st Regis bal harbor
Ritz bal harbour any issues  w 2nd guest check in? Anyone pls?
was recently there, I just checked in myself while the DW hung around in the lobby

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10526 on: January 09, 2023, 11:04:20 AM »
was recently there, I just checked in myself while the DW hung around in the lobby
though it did take a few tries to get my name on the reservation

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10527 on: January 09, 2023, 09:04:39 PM »
Looking for 2 85k certificate  top up needed. $450 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10528 on: January 10, 2023, 12:59:57 AM »
Looking for 1 or 2 35k certificates to use this weekend.  Also need ~10k total points to top off but can transfer them from my account to yours.

Ideally looking for SNA as well but it not required. Looking to pay $130 for each certificate, $150 with SNA.  Let me know, thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10529 on: January 10, 2023, 01:28:23 PM »
Buying (1) 35k certificate for $130. For tonight

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10530 on: January 10, 2023, 10:35:53 PM »
Selling 1 35k
Dec 05.23 exp
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10531 on: January 11, 2023, 10:08:48 PM »
Hi, I'm looking to book 3 rooms for 6 nights at a Marriott hotel in LA that is 30K per night.   What is the best way to execute this?  Should I be buying cert from same person?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10532 on: January 12, 2023, 02:14:04 PM »
Selling 1 Marriott 50k gold elite cert March 3 expire -210
Selling 1 Marriott 50k gold elite cert June 06 expire -220
Both for $410

Selling Marriott 85k cert for $425 October expiration
Can top off for extra.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10533 on: January 12, 2023, 02:28:16 PM »
Selling 3 x 50k certificate w/ Gold Elite
2 exp 3-18-23 - $210
1 exp 7-26-23 - $230

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10534 on: January 12, 2023, 03:41:41 PM »
50K/35K/40K nights available in two separate Titanium/platinum account.

1 X 25K Night $120

Many 35K Night $145

1 X 40K Night $175

2 X 50K Night at $240

50k and 35k available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10535 on: January 13, 2023, 09:52:42 AM »
SELLING

1 Free Night Award Certificate (85k)
Expires: 05/12/2023
Account: Platinum Elite

$450.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10536 on: January 15, 2023, 08:22:51 PM »
Hi, I'm looking to book 3 rooms for 6 nights at a Marriott hotel in LA that is 30K per night.   What is the best way to execute this?  Should I be buying cert from same person?

Thanks!
Selling 1 Marriott 50k gold elite cert March 3 expire -210
Selling 1 Marriott 50k gold elite cert June 06 expire -220
Both for $410

Selling Marriott 85k cert for $425 October expiration
Can top off for extra.
Selling 1 Marriott 50k gold elite cert March 3 expire -210
Selling 1 Marriott 50k gold elite cert June 06 expire -220
Both for $410

Selling Marriott 85k cert for $425 October expiration
Can top off for extra.


Hi, Anyone selling a 85k certificate for $400?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10537 on: January 16, 2023, 03:54:10 PM »
looking for a 50K cert for an early April stay. Plat status or higher. Looking to pay $225. Also need 9K top off looking to pay .725 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10538 on: January 17, 2023, 03:14:35 PM »
Looking for 2 35k certificates with top off of 5k points. $175 per certificate or best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10539 on: January 17, 2023, 07:18:52 PM »
Possible to extend cert expiring, or calling Marriott is talking to the wall?
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