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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 #12220 on: December 28, 2023, 10:13:10 AM »
Selling 2 * 85k certs
325 and 375, expiring early and late January
bump, 300, 350

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12221 on: December 28, 2023, 11:19:13 AM »
Looking to sell a marriott cert up to 35K points, expires Jan 10th. Asking $60.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12222 on: December 28, 2023, 03:14:39 PM »
Selling a Marriott 40k FNC for $200 and several 50k FNCs for $250 each under my Titanium account. All FNCs have long expiry and can be topped off at for additional cost if needed.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12223 on: December 28, 2023, 04:57:33 PM »
Selling 1x85k certificate, from Platinum account, expiry 2/3/24, for $350.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12224 on: December 28, 2023, 09:03:58 PM »
Selling 3 X 35K certs from the same account - $140 each and 1 X 85K certs - $325


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12225 on: December 28, 2023, 10:35:51 PM »
85k, titanium account, expires on 03/07/24. $340. Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12226 on: December 28, 2023, 11:41:19 PM »
looking for 3 85k cert

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12227 on: December 29, 2023, 12:29:53 AM »
Selling 85k night expires Jan 10 $350 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12228 on: December 29, 2023, 12:55:33 AM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12229 on: December 29, 2023, 03:31:25 AM »
selling one 35k cert available expiring 1/5/2024  asking  $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12230 on: December 29, 2023, 11:01:17 AM »
looking for 2 85k night booking next week

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12231 on: December 29, 2023, 12:44:17 PM »
Have 1 35k cert available expiring 1/4 $110
$100 can top off as well

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12232 on: December 29, 2023, 03:08:42 PM »
$100 can top off as well
Smooth transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12233 on: December 30, 2023, 12:31:00 AM »
Selling 5x 50k Certificates from a Silver Elite Account with expiration date of 10/11/2024
$210 each can top off points

DM if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12234 on: December 30, 2023, 01:29:24 AM »
Give away - use by 12/31- Marriott Bonvoy

Get a one-time $100 statement credit by using your enrolled eligible Card to spend a minimum of $250 USD in one or more purchases on room rate and room charges at participating Marriott Bonvoy® properties in the U.S. and U.S. territories, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico from 10/3/2023 to 12/31/2023. See terms.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12235 on: December 30, 2023, 02:11:16 AM »
Selling 35k cert @$135
5 x 50k certs on same account @$240 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12236 on: December 30, 2023, 09:14:50 AM »
Sell one 35k cert at $110 expiring Jan/4/2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12237 on: December 30, 2023, 06:52:20 PM »
Can someone please post step by step instructions how to book ST Regis NYC using a free night certificate + top off that is going to be sold?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12238 on: December 30, 2023, 10:07:09 PM »
buying (2) 1/4/23 for 75$ each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12239 on: December 30, 2023, 10:11:25 PM »
Buying 1 cert 35k with 2k top up for 100 usd. Stay is tomorrow