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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 #11260 on: June 21, 2023, 09:20:09 PM »
buying 3 85k certificates @ $400 each

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Buying a 50k certificate for  early July  200 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11262 on: June 22, 2023, 12:01:27 AM »
Selling 2 50k certs for $250 each, expiration 7/31

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11263 on: June 22, 2023, 09:18:56 AM »
Selling 2 35k awards. 125 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11264 on: June 22, 2023, 02:49:14 PM »
Selling 50K , 3x, 1x & 1x @ $250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11265 on: June 22, 2023, 03:07:10 PM »
Selling 5x 50k Certificates expiring 07/20 for $225 each - Gold Elite account

Buy all 5 for $1000

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1 sold 4 available, if buying all 4 will sell each for $210
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11266 on: June 22, 2023, 03:41:47 PM »
Selling 2 35k awards. 125 each

Iíll take these

Anyone have a third 35k award please PM I will take that as well. July 7 , 8, 9

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11267 on: June 23, 2023, 10:19:01 AM »
Selling 2 50k certs for $200 each. Expire 7/30/23. I do not have points available to top off

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1 sold 4 available, if buying all 4 will sell each for $210
Thank you @Yrustaringatme for the smooth transaction.

All sold
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11269 on: June 23, 2023, 12:09:05 PM »
Selling 85k certificate $475 Exp May 2024.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11270 on: June 23, 2023, 03:45:36 PM »
1 x 50k certificates exp. Oct. 2023 - $225 each
1 x 35k certificate exp. exp. June, 2024 - $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11271 on: June 23, 2023, 10:53:02 PM »
Selling 85k certificate $400 Exp 2024
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11272 on: June 24, 2023, 04:39:05 AM »
Selling 85k certificate $450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Selling 85k expires Oct 2023 - $400
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11274 on: June 24, 2023, 04:25:38 PM »
1 night 25k (can book up to 40k) exp 6/28/23. LT Platinum account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11275 on: June 24, 2023, 10:13:48 PM »
Looking for 50k @$225. To use July 2.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11276 on: June 25, 2023, 02:27:58 AM »
Looking for 50k with 7k top off, for July short exp is okay. $240 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11277 on: June 25, 2023, 07:05:01 PM »
Selling from gold elite acct

5 x 50K Expires: 9/14/2023 - $250 obo
All 5 for $1150
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11278 on: June 25, 2023, 08:52:57 PM »
Buying 1 50k cert/award. Stay is tomorrow. Paying $225.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11279 on: June 26, 2023, 01:50:55 AM »
Looking for 2 x 35k awards. Paying $125 obo. Travel this week.