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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 #10800 on: March 13, 2023, 07:44:24 PM »
Buying 85k at $400

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10801 on: March 13, 2023, 10:40:14 PM »
Any recent DPs on a second guest booking at the Ritzaliya?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10802 on: March 14, 2023, 06:36:05 AM »
Buying 85k at $400

I got one. Dm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10803 on: March 14, 2023, 06:43:57 AM »
Selling two certs, same account: 50k - $200 - Ex. 09/01/2023, 85k - $400 - Ex.  12/05/2023. Platinum elite status.

85k is still available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10804 on: March 14, 2023, 01:55:37 PM »
Need a 37K night, if anyone has a 35K and can to off 2k. $150 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10805 on: March 14, 2023, 03:33:58 PM »
Have 2 40K plus 2 35K in same titanium account

750 for all 4

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10806 on: March 14, 2023, 03:46:14 PM »
Need a 37K night, if anyone has a 35K and can to off 2k. $150 OBO
Closed. TY @sb5917 Great service

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10807 on: March 14, 2023, 04:48:49 PM »
Need a 35k cert for tomorrow night so obv can be expiring soon. $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10809 on: March 14, 2023, 07:11:01 PM »
Looking for 2x or 3x 35k certs paying 420 for 3 or best offer
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10810 on: March 15, 2023, 12:06:20 PM »
Any recent DPs on a second guest booking at the Ritzaliya?
Just had someone go past fri had to call hotel directly to add name no prob was titanium account single room upgrade

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10811 on: March 15, 2023, 12:07:21 PM »
Selling 2 85k certs same account platinum status $450 each expire 11/23

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10812 on: March 15, 2023, 04:21:13 PM »
Selling 5 FNC (up to 50k) all from same Silver account - can top up small amount

expires 7/23

$250 $225/ea or $1,000 for all 5 - also willing to trade for Hilton points

Still available with lower price

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10813 on: March 15, 2023, 06:42:58 PM »
Selling 50k Certificate from a PLATINUM ELITE account. $210

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10814 on: March 15, 2023, 10:18:29 PM »
I'm looking to get 2 rooms in Fairfield inn for between 5-10 nights, nightly rate is about 18,000 points, or about $125.
What's my options, to get a better deal?
Are there certificates sold here for these rates?
Can I buy 18,000 points for less than $120?
Is there a better thread for this question?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10815 on: March 16, 2023, 01:46:07 AM »
I'm looking to get 2 rooms in Fairfield inn for between 5-10 nights, nightly rate is about 18,000 points, or about $125.
What's my options, to get a better deal?
Are there certificates sold here for these rates?
Can I buy 18,000 points for less than $120?
Is there a better thread for this question?
Thanks in advance.

Most likely no, lowest certificates are for up to 35k stays (per night) and are sold for $130-150 per night, and points normally cost 0.07-0.075 cents per point, so if I were to sell you points at the forum price, I'd charge you $135 for 18,000 points.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10816 on: March 16, 2023, 12:55:44 PM »
I'm looking to get 2 rooms in Fairfield inn for between 5-10 nights, nightly rate is about 18,000 points, or about $125.
What's my options, to get a better deal?
Are there certificates sold here for these rates?
Can I buy 18,000 points for less than $120?
Is there a better thread for this question?
Thanks in advance.


some people may have the 25k certs left so you could buy those certs for that price.  but its gonna be a pain getting so many single certs and putting single reservations together

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10817 on: March 16, 2023, 05:30:17 PM »
Looking for 2x or 3x 35k certs paying 420 for 3 or best offer

Bought 2 from @yeshishim thank you very much,excellent communication very fast process. Still looking for one 35k cert. pm please thanks

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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10818 on: March 17, 2023, 06:50:42 AM »
Selling 50K certificate from Plat Elite.  Exp Sept 1st 2023. $250 obo.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10819 on: March 17, 2023, 09:42:28 AM »
Not sure if this is the appropriate thread, but I'm selling a MMP discount form for $500 monthly. Brings hotels even like St. Regis Maldives down to $100 a night depending on availability of course.