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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 #12240 on: December 30, 2023, 10:11:25 PM »
Buying 1 cert 35k with 2k top up for 100 usd. Stay is tomorrow

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12241 on: December 30, 2023, 10:48:29 PM »
selling 85k  expiring 2/3/2024 asking $330

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12242 on: December 30, 2023, 10:48:57 PM »
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 #12243 on: December 31, 2023, 02:33:38 AM »
Buying 1 cert 35k with 2k top up for 100 usd. Stay is tomorrow

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12244 on: December 31, 2023, 08:35:21 AM »
selling 1 35k $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12246 on: December 31, 2023, 03:30:13 PM »
Looking to buy 446K PTS BOOKED OR TRANSFER
5 Night stay at St Regis Bal Harbor Florida
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12247 on: December 31, 2023, 04:49:39 PM »
Buying (4)50k MT certs  210-225 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Buying (4)50k MT certs
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12249 on: December 31, 2023, 11:30:06 PM »
Does second guest work for any of the Costa Rica resorts? (JW Marriott, Westin, W...)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12250 on: January 01, 2024, 12:30:52 AM »
Selling 1 night up to 35k Expiring Jan 4 '24 for $100 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12251 on: January 01, 2024, 01:23:47 AM »
Selling 35k cert @$135
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12252 on: January 01, 2024, 08:57:32 AM »
Selling 1 x 35K Cert from Silver account $130

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12253 on: January 01, 2024, 09:01:05 AM »
50k expiring 1/17/2014 ,silver, asking $200

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12254 on: January 01, 2024, 09:37:54 AM »
Selling one 35k from Gold account for $130, expires March 8
Top-up available for 0.7cpp

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12255 on: January 01, 2024, 12:17:28 PM »
selling 1 35k $125


This is a gold account. Expires 3/7/24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12256 on: January 01, 2024, 04:02:55 PM »
Looking to buy 446K PTS BOOKED OR TRANSFER
5 Night stay at St Regis Bal Harbor Florida
Mid February

PM ME

DM'd. Got an AE account lined up that I am planning on booking a similar stay later in the yr

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12257 on: January 01, 2024, 04:03:21 PM »
[SELLING] 3x 50k Certs on same Ambassador Elite account, Exp 6/21/2024
[WANT] $270 each

Happy to top-up 15k per night, i.e. Marriott allows 65k max per night, at 0.7cpp

Please PM only if you're looking for 2+ nights. Thanks!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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50k expiring 1/17/2014 ,silver, asking $200
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12259 on: January 01, 2024, 06:05:39 PM »
Do you still have 3 50k certs?
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