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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 don’t 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 aren’t 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 #11980 on: November 11, 2023, 04:05:27 AM »
Selling 1x 85k FNC, exp 12/12/23, titanium. $325. Will add a Free Suite Upgrade Award if rooms are available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11981 on: November 11, 2023, 11:41:16 AM »
Selling
10 x 50k certs, gold elite account
$220 each

5 have expiration 9/19/2024
5 have expiration 11/2/2024

No top up points available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11982 on: November 12, 2023, 07:39:09 AM »
Buying (2) 85k Cert in same account , short expire ok
Also buying (2) 50k same account +top off
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11983 on: November 12, 2023, 09:43:25 AM »
Selling 3 x 50k nights $250 each (top off available.007) expires July 2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11984 on: November 12, 2023, 12:14:55 PM »
Buying 35k for this week—$125.
I have a 35k certificate

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11985 on: November 12, 2023, 11:03:34 PM »
Selling 1 50K certificate from Gold account expires 12/01/23 for $190 OBO please PM if interested Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11986 on: November 13, 2023, 01:30:06 PM »
Seeking 2 85k certs from same account $400 each
Bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11987 on: November 13, 2023, 01:50:47 PM »
Selling 2x 85k FNC, exp 5/24 and 11/24, platinum elite. $400 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11988 on: November 13, 2023, 01:57:04 PM »
Selling 5 50k certs from same account expiring 8/4/2024. Asking $240, less for all 5. 20k points avail for top-up at 0.7ea

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11989 on: November 13, 2023, 03:21:08 PM »
Looking to buy a 50k cert on 11/24 for $175 and then combine it with 12k points (which I can theoretically provide) for a total of 62k points which is what I need for the reservation.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11990 on: November 14, 2023, 12:02:11 AM »
Selling 35k cert. expiring 12/5. Platinum account. $135. Can top off

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11991 on: November 14, 2023, 08:04:33 AM »
Selling 1x 85k FNC, exp 05/12/23, platinum. $325. Will add a Free Suite Upgrade Award if rooms are available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11992 on: November 14, 2023, 02:05:41 PM »
Looking for 1x 85k cert for a booking in 2 days. Plz pm me asap. Willing to pay 325$

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11993 on: November 14, 2023, 03:32:17 PM »
selling 5* 50k certs expire Sept 2024, $220 each. Please PM if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11994 on: November 14, 2023, 07:55:36 PM »
Selling 35k cert. expiring 12/5. Platinum account. $135. Can top off
Sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11995 on: November 14, 2023, 09:12:27 PM »
1 X 85K $330 and 1 X 35K platinum certs $130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11996 on: November 14, 2023, 10:14:08 PM »
Selling 35k certificate expiring next month. Gold Elite ccount. $130. Please post or PM me. Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11997 on: November 15, 2023, 12:26:52 PM »
Selling
1 85k for $350
135k for $140
Please pm
85k Sold
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11998 on: November 15, 2023, 01:12:42 PM »
Selling 35k certificate expiring 6/1/24. $130.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #11999 on: November 15, 2023, 04:48:21 PM »
Platinum Elite Status
1x 85k night (Exp Dec 5, 2023) - $300

Top off available if needed (.70cpp). Also have three SNA available. Also if looking for points have 415k on P1 and 180k on P2 account if looking to buy points or make a points booking (.70cpp)
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