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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 #12200 on: December 25, 2023, 04:01:17 PM »
Looking for 3 or 4  85k certificates same account. Feb time. Paying 375 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12201 on: December 25, 2023, 11:32:24 PM »
selling 85k  expiring 2/3/2024 asking $330

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12202 on: December 25, 2023, 11:33:02 PM »
Selling 35k award Gold Account exp Jan 04/24 $110 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12203 on: December 26, 2023, 12:30:16 AM »
selling 3 x50k in the same gold account expiring 7/2024 asking  $220each  or $210x3 for all.

Selling 5x50k in the silver account expiring 10/2024 asking $220 each or 210x5 for all.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12204 on: December 26, 2023, 12:39:35 AM »
Looking for 3 50k certificates in same account any status 46k a night so can be 35k as well with a top up offering 600 total

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12205 on: December 26, 2023, 10:23:16 AM »
Selling 1 -35k,50k, and 85k, expiration in 09/24, price $140,$300,$400 respectively obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12206 on: December 26, 2023, 06:52:32 PM »
Selling a 50k award exp Jan 17/24 $200 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12207 on: December 26, 2023, 09:02:41 PM »
Still available - selling 5 50k certs from same account expiring 8/4/2024. Asking $230, less for all 5. ~20k points avail for top-up at 0.7ea

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12208 on: December 26, 2023, 10:51:43 PM »
Are certificates able to be used for a stay about 3 weeks away?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12209 on: December 27, 2023, 08:58:47 AM »
Looking to buy $3k GC for $2.5k (from 20% off offer) OBO. PM Me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12210 on: December 27, 2023, 11:42:27 AM »
Buying 85k certificate + 13k top off for $ 340
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12211 on: December 27, 2023, 12:16:18 PM »
Offering $25 subsidy for 1 night Marriott stay before 12/31/23.

As an alternative to a subsidy, I can offer to request to use SNA (1 might max).

Titanium account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12212 on: December 27, 2023, 03:55:53 PM »
Need a 50k with a sna for tonight and a10k top up offering 300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12213 on: December 27, 2023, 04:31:20 PM »
Buying 35k cert
Need some top off as well
Short expiry okay

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12214 on: December 27, 2023, 04:58:12 PM »
Selling 35k cert for $135, top off is available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12215 on: December 27, 2023, 05:09:31 PM »
Buying 2x 35k paying $250 both

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12216 on: December 27, 2023, 08:55:21 PM »
looking to buy multiple 35k certificates. need some top off as well. pm with best offer

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12217 on: December 27, 2023, 10:40:55 PM »
Have 1 35k cert available expiring 1/4 $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12218 on: December 28, 2023, 09:09:52 AM »
Selling 1 x 35K Cert from Silver account $130
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12219 on: December 28, 2023, 09:52:02 AM »
4x 85k, Titanium account, SNA available, 400/each