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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 #12040 on: November 27, 2023, 01:26:31 PM »
Looking for 30k certificate for tonight. $110 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12041 on: November 27, 2023, 02:03:33 PM »
Selling 85k cert $425 (top up available)
Expires Nov '24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12042 on: November 27, 2023, 06:40:24 PM »
selling a 85k cert expire on 12/5/2023 asking $270
$250 bump

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12043 on: November 28, 2023, 01:03:15 AM »
Looking for one 35k and one 50k free night cert with small top off.

Preferably from same account. Stay is in Jan

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12044 on: November 28, 2023, 07:43:17 AM »
Selling 85k cert @$375
5 x 50k certs on same account @$250 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12045 on: November 28, 2023, 09:54:35 AM »
Selling 35k free night, $120, top off up to 15k available, expires 12/5/23
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12046 on: November 28, 2023, 11:28:13 AM »
Selling 35k cert, expires 12/5/23 $115

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12047 on: November 28, 2023, 11:48:29 AM »
Selling 35k cert, expiring 12/5/2023 $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12048 on: November 28, 2023, 02:26:20 PM »
85k cert expiring 1/4/24 platinum account 275 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12049 on: November 28, 2023, 06:31:29 PM »
Selling (1) 40k Cert Expiring 12/31/23, platinum account. $120

Also subsidizing paid stays for 2023 (2+ nights) on my Platinum Marriott account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12050 on: November 28, 2023, 07:59:48 PM »
Hi
Can you help...
I am interested in a flexible cash booking rate
2 nights 14th feb St Regis
if they don't apply the SNA I will cancel
Use my own creditcard
Needs to be platinum or better account?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12051 on: November 28, 2023, 11:50:44 PM »
Looking for MMP form please, ideally something longterm.

Also, subsidizing paid stays for 2023 on my Titanium Marriott account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12052 on: November 29, 2023, 03:56:19 PM »
Selling 85K certificate from a Platinum account, expiration 1/6/24.  $300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12053 on: November 29, 2023, 09:43:39 PM »
Selling 35k cert expires 12/4/23 for $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12054 on: November 30, 2023, 02:15:14 AM »
Looking for 50k Cert, no top off. Short expiry works

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12055 on: November 30, 2023, 03:19:08 PM »
Selling 85K certificate from a Platinum account, expiration 12/04/23 for $300 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12056 on: November 30, 2023, 03:25:08 PM »
Selling 5x 50k Certificates from a Silver Elite Account with expiration date of 8/4/2024.

Asking 230 each. Please pm. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12057 on: November 30, 2023, 05:59:34 PM »
Selling
1x 85k certificate $300 OBO from Platinum Elite account.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12058 on: November 30, 2023, 06:03:01 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 #12059 on: November 30, 2023, 07:17:09 PM »
selling a 85k cert expire on 12/5/2023 asking $250