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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 #10820 on: March 17, 2023, 02:40:07 PM »
Have 2 40K plus 2 35K in same titanium account

750 for all 4

Looking for 2 40K certs.  $400.  Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10821 on: March 17, 2023, 04:15:53 PM »
Still Looking for 35k cert. 120 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10822 on: March 17, 2023, 07:32:16 PM »
I've got 2x 85k and a 50k:
50k Exp 04/01/23 $200
85k Exp 11/05/23 $500
85k Exp 01/13/24 $500

Platinum account and can top off with points.

Smooth transaction with @Moshe Los Angeles

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10823 on: March 18, 2023, 12:19:45 AM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10824 on: March 18, 2023, 02:30:39 AM »
Buying 2 40K certs for $400 OBO
Needs to expire after 5/13

Total points needed: 82k
I have points that I can top them up - or if itís easier to pay for top up points that works too.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10825 on: March 18, 2023, 03:31:11 AM »
Titanium Elite Status
1x 85k night (Exp Dec 5, 2023) - $475
1x 50k night (Exp Dec 9, 2023) - $250
1x 40k night (Exp Dec 31, 2024) - $200
Top off available for .75cpp.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10826 on: March 18, 2023, 11:18:46 AM »
Looking for 35K certificate tomorrow night 3/19 $120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10827 on: March 18, 2023, 07:17:55 PM »
Need 1 50k cert for this coming Tuesday.
Platinum status and up.
Paying $210 OBO

If anyone has a 35k cert and can top off another 11k that works as well.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10828 on: March 19, 2023, 08:41:36 AM »
Need 1 50k cert for this coming Tuesday.
Platinum status and up.
Paying $210 OBO

If anyone has a 35k cert and can top off another 11k that works as well.
Bumping my offer to:
$235 OBO for a 50k cert from Platinum account
Can expire in two days.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10829 on: March 19, 2023, 11:40:22 PM »
Hi selling a Marriott MMP form valid for 2 months registered with your name on it for $600.

This allows you to receive up to a 90% discount at any Marriott hotel worldwide. Search the Marriott website with promo code "MMP" to see discounted rates you can get, places like Maldives have super deep discounts.

Check this link for details on how the program works: https://travelseason.com/hotels/marriotts-explore-employee-rate/

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10830 on: March 20, 2023, 03:53:29 PM »
Selling one 35k Cert from Gold account $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10831 on: March 20, 2023, 04:38:20 PM »
Hi selling a Marriott MMP form valid for 2 months registered with your name on it for $600.

This allows you to receive up to a 90% discount at any Marriott hotel worldwide. Search the Marriott website with promo code "MMP" to see discounted rates you can get, places like Maldives have super deep discounts.

Check this link for details on how the program works: https://travelseason.com/hotels/marriotts-explore-employee-rate/

PSA - I would never use something like this. This is 100% dishonest. MMP means you are an employee. This seller should be kicked off the forums. @jj1000 @Dan

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10832 on: March 20, 2023, 04:39:43 PM »
PSA - I would never use something like this. This is 100% dishonest. MMP means you are an employee. This seller should be kicked off the forums. @jj1000 @Dan

Is any less dishonest than adding a ďcousinĒ to your reservation that you yourself never check into?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10833 on: March 20, 2023, 05:03:36 PM »
PSA - I would never use something like this. This is 100% dishonest. MMP means you are an employee. This seller should be kicked off the forums. @jj1000 @Dan

This is not true, MMP is not just an employee rate.

What's different than selling your certificates/topping up points and having a 2nd person check-in under your name? T&C of the Bonvoy program would consider that grounds for account termination.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10834 on: March 20, 2023, 11:39:21 PM »
Selling 2 35k certificates for 150$ each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10835 on: March 21, 2023, 02:36:58 PM »
Buying 2 85k plus 15k top up paying $850 total.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10836 on: March 21, 2023, 04:42:55 PM »
SELLING from PLATINUM ELITE ACCOUNT

1 50K CERT -$250
1 85K CERT- $475
WILLING TO TOP UP WITH POINTS IF NEEDED

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10837 on: March 21, 2023, 06:38:58 PM »
Buying 2 40K certificates or 1 85K; 2 night stay requiring 80K points. $400.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10838 on: March 21, 2023, 08:05:26 PM »
buying 2 35k certs for $250 obo for tonight

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #10839 on: March 21, 2023, 08:26:06 PM »
Buying 2 40K certificates or 1 85K; 2 night stay requiring 80K points. $400.

You can't use an 85k FNC for a 2 night stay. Despite how many points a FNC is worth, it can only be utilized for 1 night.