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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 #12080 on: December 05, 2023, 04:05:21 PM »
no longer for sale..

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12081 on: December 05, 2023, 04:51:18 PM »
Selling 35k cert, expires 1/4/24 $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12082 on: December 05, 2023, 05:11:50 PM »
Selling 35K night for $125 (expires 3/7/24) - Can top up if needed

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12083 on: December 05, 2023, 05:54:05 PM »
Selling from gold elite acct

5 x 50K Expires: 8/17/2024 - $250 obo
All 5 for $1150
top up available

2x 50K nights remaining. Asking $230 each
1x 35K night. Asking $130
(Top-up available)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12084 on: December 05, 2023, 08:11:35 PM »
selling 5 35k nights from gold account 230 each. topup available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12085 on: December 05, 2023, 08:35:09 PM »
Selling 40k cert titanium expires 12/31/23 for $140 obo,  top up available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12086 on: December 05, 2023, 10:27:42 PM »
Selling 2x 85k certs exp dec 18 and feb 2024. 325 ea OBO open to any offer and can throw in SNA

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12087 on: December 05, 2023, 11:42:22 PM »
Selling 35k FNA for $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12088 on: December 06, 2023, 12:35:58 PM »
Selling 35k cert, expiring 1/4/24, for $110.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12089 on: December 06, 2023, 12:39:12 PM »
selling 5* 50k certs expire Sept 2024, $225 each. Please PM if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12090 on: December 06, 2023, 01:36:19 PM »
Buying 35k FNC for $100, stay this Friday.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12091 on: December 06, 2023, 05:35:32 PM »
Selling 2x 85k certs exp dec 18 and feb 2024. 325 ea OBO open to any offer and can throw in SNA

$300 obo for Dec 18 cert

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12092 on: December 06, 2023, 11:30:06 PM »
selling 5 35k nights from gold account 230 each. topup available
Meant to write 5 50k night certificates and expiry is in august

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12093 on: December 07, 2023, 08:22:17 AM »
selling 5* 50k certs expire Sept 2024, $225 each. Please PM if interested.
4 *50K certs available now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12094 on: December 07, 2023, 03:40:08 PM »
$300 obo for Dec 18 cert

$275 for dec 18 85k cert with SNA

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12095 on: December 08, 2023, 07:41:14 AM »
Selling 85k cert @$360
5 x 50k certs on same account @$250 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12098 on: December 08, 2023, 06:08:53 PM »
Selling
1x 85k certificate $300 OBO from Platinum Elite account.
Exp - 12/24/2023

Still available
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12099 on: December 08, 2023, 07:50:37 PM »
Buying a 35k 110 or best offer.