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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 #11500 on: August 08, 2023, 08:17:39 PM »
Looking for a 50k cert to book for tonight. $200. Please DM if you are able to book in next couple of hours. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11501 on: August 08, 2023, 08:48:16 PM »
Selling 1 50K certificate expires 12/31 for $250 OBO please PM if interested Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11502 on: August 08, 2023, 10:07:03 PM »
Selling from Platinum Elite account - 85k certificate @400

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11503 on: August 08, 2023, 11:14:11 PM »
looking for 1 50k cert 200 obo and one 35k cert with 6k top up for 150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11504 on: August 09, 2023, 09:11:46 AM »
Selling 5* 50k certs for 240 a night. Gold elite

1 left @240

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11505 on: August 09, 2023, 11:15:59 AM »
selling 5 x 50k certs on same account, exp 9/14/23, gold elite - $230 each
can top-up. marriott allows up to 15k top-up per night, so max is 65k/ni with this cert.

please PM only if you're looking for 2, 3, 4, or 5 nights. thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11506 on: August 09, 2023, 11:39:16 AM »
Selling 1 85k cert. for $350
Exp June 2024
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11507 on: August 09, 2023, 11:54:13 AM »
2x 50k left with top up available from this gold account.

Also 3 x 50k available from silver account. $240/certificate

2 x 50k certificates from silver available for $400 total.

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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11508 on: August 09, 2023, 01:35:28 PM »
selling 5 x 50k certs on same account, exp 9/14/23, gold elite
Best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11509 on: August 09, 2023, 01:40:46 PM »
Selling 3 x 50k certs platinum account
Expires July 5 2024  $300 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11510 on: August 09, 2023, 05:37:08 PM »
Selling 2 x 50k certs $190 Each!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11511 on: August 09, 2023, 08:22:26 PM »
Buying 35k cert
For use Aug 10
please pm me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11512 on: August 09, 2023, 08:30:54 PM »
Selling 3 x 35K certs from same account (Gold).
For domestic use only
$130 each

Expirations: 11/5/23, 11/3/23, 9/1/23
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11513 on: August 09, 2023, 08:44:20 PM »
Selling 1x 25k certificate from a Silver account. Looking for $95 OBO
Sold!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11514 on: August 09, 2023, 10:34:35 PM »
Question for the group - when utilizing certificates, itís essentially YMMV for international trips, whereas itís more safe being checked in as a guest in the U.S, correct??

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11515 on: August 10, 2023, 05:04:46 AM »
Selling 1 85K certs for $395 expires Jan 24th, 2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11516 on: August 10, 2023, 08:58:42 AM »
Buying 2 35k cert same account any status short expiration offering 240 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11517 on: August 10, 2023, 11:03:45 AM »
Buying 2 35k cert same account any status short expiration offering 250
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11518 on: August 10, 2023, 03:52:40 PM »
Buying 1 35k Marriot cert  any status short expiration is good

$125 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11519 on: August 10, 2023, 04:08:35 PM »
Buying 35k cert
For use Aug 10
please pm me
smooth transaction @ari3