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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 #12180 on: December 21, 2023, 11:37:29 PM »
Selling 1x 85k Cert for $350. Expires: 01/19/2024.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12181 on: December 21, 2023, 11:42:45 PM »
Looking to buy 2 50 k nights this week stay prefer platinum or titanium offering 450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12182 on: December 22, 2023, 07:47:56 AM »
Hi. Looking for 2 nights in Saint Regis Bal Harbour this week Dec 24-26th. Itís showing up as 226k points total. $1,500 OBO Thanks

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12183 on: December 22, 2023, 11:11:00 AM »
Buying 1 85K Certificate

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12184 on: December 22, 2023, 12:29:28 PM »
buying 1 35k mt cert

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12185 on: December 22, 2023, 01:11:09 PM »
Selling One night Reservation for Westin LAX for check in December 25th and Check out December 26th.
Asking $90 or OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12186 on: December 22, 2023, 02:36:12 PM »
Selling 1x 85k Cert for $350. Expires: 01/19/2024.
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Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12187 on: December 22, 2023, 02:49:05 PM »
Two 85K cert from 2 accounts. Expiry in April and Oct 2024. Platinum Elite.
Sold to @jellis

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12188 on: December 22, 2023, 03:18:43 PM »
buying three  25K with 6K top up or 35k mt certificates for reservations from Dec 27 -30

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12189 on: December 23, 2023, 06:21:51 AM »
Selling 85k cert @$350
5 x 50k certs on same account @$240 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12190 on: December 23, 2023, 05:42:44 PM »
Selling 2 Marriott nights 35 k each for $135 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12191 on: December 23, 2023, 06:16:49 PM »
8x 85K (expire NOV2024), all for $3,500. Can throw in 8x SNAs for another $500 (if they don't clear, I'll refund). Premium price because all in 1 Titanium account. Not selling singles

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12192 on: December 23, 2023, 06:54:31 PM »
Still looking for 3 Marriott nights one account end of year is good.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12193 on: December 23, 2023, 09:39:20 PM »
Still looking for 3 Marriott nights one account end of year is good.

How much you offerinf?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12194 on: December 23, 2023, 11:43:49 PM »
Selling 3 x 35k free night certs.
First one expires Feb 2024 for $110. Two others expire in July/August.

sold to @rsm1444

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12195 on: December 24, 2023, 12:17:31 AM »
Need 2 50k nights for stay Tom 215 each night

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12196 on: December 24, 2023, 03:47:22 AM »
Selling 2 * 85k certs
325 and 375, expiring early and late January

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12197 on: December 24, 2023, 03:29:44 PM »
Selling 35k award Gold Account exp Jan 04/24 $110 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12198 on: December 24, 2023, 08:41:35 PM »
Selling 1 35K Marriott @ $130
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