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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 #11920 on: November 01, 2023, 10:13:09 PM »
Expiration 11/5/23.

Outch... only 4 days left. You've got a backup plan? hope you get to use it and plead for another extension.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11921 on: November 01, 2023, 11:05:48 PM »
looking to buy (2) 85K certs ASAP, $330 each

Or points and one Cert, I can transfer in.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11922 on: November 02, 2023, 11:16:48 AM »
Seeking 2 85k certs from same account $400 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11923 on: November 02, 2023, 01:32:36 PM »
asking $100
Excuse the ignorance, does this need to be booked before 11/5 or stay needs to be before 11/5.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11924 on: November 02, 2023, 01:37:50 PM »
Selling 1 -35k,50k, and 85k, expiration in 09/24, price $140,$300,$400 respectively

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11925 on: November 02, 2023, 01:41:54 PM »
Excuse the ignorance, does this need to be booked before 11/5 or stay needs to be before 11/5.
have to stay before or on11/5

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11926 on: November 02, 2023, 02:53:04 PM »
selling

1x 35k certificates gold elite - $130.

1 x 85k certificates gold elite - $390

top up available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11927 on: November 02, 2023, 04:04:34 PM »
Selling one 85k FNC for $350. Long expiration. Gold Elite. Top up available at 0.7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11928 on: November 02, 2023, 05:40:23 PM »
Looking for 1 or 2 x 25k or 35k for Nov 6. Offering $100 per night OBO.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11929 on: November 02, 2023, 06:26:46 PM »
selling 5* 50k certs expire Sept 2024, $225 each. Please PM if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11930 on: November 02, 2023, 06:45:57 PM »
Selling 85K Titanium cert. $400, 11/2024 expiry.

$100 extra if you want SNA requested.

Top up available.

Lowball offers can duck off.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11931 on: November 02, 2023, 07:16:58 PM »
Sale one 85k expire 11/6/2023 (titanium benefit ) asking $280

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11932 on: November 02, 2023, 10:52:46 PM »
Selling 1x 85K cert from Titanium account. $300.

Expiration 11/5/23.

Top up available for 85k+ redemptions @ 0.7cpp. (No suite night awards available)

Great transaction with @mtxj

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11933 on: November 02, 2023, 11:07:29 PM »
50K cert from Gold account. Expires 11/3/2023

$175 OBO

This was sold to @Nobles1 . Fast payment, quick transaction. No issues at all.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11934 on: November 03, 2023, 02:27:26 AM »
selling 5 50k certs in the same account expiring July 2024..asking for $220 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11935 on: November 03, 2023, 09:38:13 AM »
Selling one 85k cert. short expiry

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11936 on: November 03, 2023, 02:38:16 PM »
Have one Marriott certificate for 35,000 expires in 2 nights on Nov 5, 2023.
Offering it for $75 or best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11937 on: November 03, 2023, 03:40:10 PM »
Have one Marriott certificate for 35,000 expires in 2 nights on Nov 5, 2023.
Offering it for $75 or best offer
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11938 on: November 03, 2023, 08:48:26 PM »
Have one Marriott certificate for 35,000 expires in 2 nights on Nov 5, 2023.
Offering it for $75 or best offer

Worked with Michael. Easy transaction!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11939 on: November 03, 2023, 09:35:54 PM »
selling one or two 85k cert for $325 OBO. top up 0.7cpm