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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 #10560 on: January 23, 2023, 07:18:05 PM »
SELLING

1 Free Night Award Certificate (85k)
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$450.00

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10561 on: January 23, 2023, 11:20:57 PM »
Buying: 3 35k certs with top off of 13k (total) $125 obo (per night plus points charge)  plz pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10562 on: January 24, 2023, 12:13:36 AM »
1x 35k cert expiring Feb 1 '23 @ BO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10563 on: January 24, 2023, 05:04:48 AM »
Looking to buy a 50K cert plus 10.8k top up for $225. Pm me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10564 on: January 24, 2023, 05:50:34 AM »
looking to purchase a 57k night pls pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10565 on: January 24, 2023, 08:49:37 AM »
looking to purchase a 57k night pls pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10566 on: January 24, 2023, 10:58:08 AM »
Selling 5 x 50k nights

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10567 on: January 24, 2023, 11:53:39 AM »
Selling 1 35k certificate for $125. Expires 4/5/23

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10568 on: January 24, 2023, 12:11:24 PM »
Looking to buy 3 x 35k certs for next week. $350 OBO for all 3.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10569 on: January 24, 2023, 04:24:36 PM »
Looking to buy 2 50k with top up at 220 a night obo .0075 for points , pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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looking to purchase 1 Free Night Award Certificate (85k). Please pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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1x 35k cert expiring Feb 1 '23 @ BO
Sold.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Sold.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10573 on: January 25, 2023, 12:25:18 AM »
Buying 2 35k from same account 4k top up per night needed paying 300$ total stay next week

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10574 on: January 25, 2023, 08:57:28 AM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10575 on: January 25, 2023, 12:15:46 PM »
50K for 200 Platinum acct  Can top off if needed @.75
Expires 2/1
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10576 on: January 25, 2023, 12:43:57 PM »
Looking to buy a 50K cert plus 10.8k top up for $225. Pm me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10577 on: January 25, 2023, 06:37:52 PM »
Anyone have 25k certificates available?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10578 on: January 27, 2023, 12:27:57 PM »
Looking for 3 40k certs for a booking that will be 3 consecutive nights.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10579 on: January 27, 2023, 12:49:14 PM »
Looking for 3 50k certs plus 10k top up for $750. Titanium preferred same account