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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 #12280 on: January 03, 2024, 06:30:58 PM »
Selling 35k cert. Good through Thursday night. Best offer.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12281 on: January 03, 2024, 09:08:27 PM »
Selling 85k cert from Platinum account expires tomorrow for $250 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12282 on: January 03, 2024, 09:27:09 PM »
Selling one 85k cert expiring 1/15/2024 from platinum account for $290.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12283 on: January 03, 2024, 10:21:13 PM »
Buying 2 85k certificates for stay end of Jan plus 10k top up offering 675$

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12284 on: January 04, 2024, 08:43:12 AM »
Selling 85k cert from Platinum account expires tomorrow for $250 OBO
Bump. $150 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12285 on: January 04, 2024, 01:48:08 PM »
looking for short expiring 85k mt certs @200

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12286 on: January 04, 2024, 03:42:33 PM »
Any data-points on 2nd guest check-in in Aventura FL?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12287 on: January 04, 2024, 05:07:25 PM »
Any data-points on 2nd guest check-in in Aventura FL?
I had no problem at JW aventura a year ago

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12288 on: January 04, 2024, 05:38:06 PM »
I had no problem at JW aventura a year ago
have been many times without issues - but nothing is ever guaranteed

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12289 on: January 04, 2024, 05:47:24 PM »
I have for sale one 85k night from a gold account (exp 11/15/2024)  for $325.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12290 on: January 04, 2024, 05:52:55 PM »
Selling one 35K certs expiring 2/3/2024. $120 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12291 on: January 04, 2024, 05:53:01 PM »
Anyone have dp's on checking in as 2nd guest in Chicago?? Hotel Zachary?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12292 on: January 04, 2024, 08:20:17 PM »
Looking for 85K certificate for check in this weekend January 6, 2024 - $200.00 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12293 on: January 04, 2024, 10:11:00 PM »
Selling 3 x 35k cert from Gold accounts (2 in 1 account and 1 in the other account)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12294 on: January 04, 2024, 10:57:48 PM »
Selling 3 x 35k cert from Gold accounts (2 in 1 account and 1 in the other account)
Price? Expiration?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12295 on: January 04, 2024, 11:51:12 PM »
selling 1 85k certificate expiring 1/16 @ $300
Still available @ $275 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12296 on: January 05, 2024, 01:16:36 AM »
Selling 2 x 50k certs
Same account
Gold Elite status
Expiration 9/19/2024

$213 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12297 on: January 05, 2024, 09:04:13 AM »
Selling from titanium account.

85k.  $350.  Dec'24
40k.  $200.  Dec'25.

no top off or SNA.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12298 on: January 05, 2024, 10:09:57 AM »
selling 5* 50k certs expire Sept 28, 2024, $225 each. Gold account, Please PM if interested.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12299 on: January 05, 2024, 11:19:54 AM »
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.