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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 #12300 on: January 05, 2024, 12:03:00 PM »
Still available @ $275 obo
easy transaction with @chimmer
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12301 on: January 05, 2024, 01:19:04 PM »
Selling a 50k award exp Jan 17/24 $200 obo
Bump. $185. Silver. Points top ups available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12302 on: January 05, 2024, 01:29:57 PM »
Selling 1 35K cert with top off
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12303 on: January 05, 2024, 06:20:17 PM »
Selling from titanium account.

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

no top off or SNA.


85k sold to @jellis

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12304 on: January 06, 2024, 12:08:13 AM »
selling 35k expiring on 1/13/2024  asking $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12305 on: January 06, 2024, 12:09:56 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.

Selling 1x50k in the silver account expiring 1/17/2014 asking $195

Selling a 85k in platinum account 2/4/2014  asking $300
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12306 on: January 06, 2024, 08:47:30 AM »
Selling one 85k cert expiring 1/15/2024 from platinum account for $280.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12307 on: January 06, 2024, 08:09:40 PM »
Looking for 85K certificate for check in this weekend January 6, 2024 - $200.00 OBO.

Excellent Transaction with @SOS  - super quick to respond, and booked the hotel so quickly. 

Looking for more 85K certificates with expiry date for January to April 2024 for $200.00 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12308 on: January 06, 2024, 09:37:01 PM »
85k, titanium account, expires on 03/07/24. $330. Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12309 on: January 06, 2024, 10:12:06 PM »
Selling 35k cert @$130
5 x 50k certs on same account @$240 each
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12310 on: January 06, 2024, 11:30:28 PM »
Buying 4 50K Certs, $200 Each, Same account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12311 on: January 07, 2024, 09:11:18 AM »
fast Sale: 35k 1/13/2024 expiration asking $115

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12312 on: January 07, 2024, 01:34:06 PM »
Buying a 35k Cert for $110 OBO for 1/20 - status doesn't matter.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12313 on: January 07, 2024, 06:23:17 PM »
Looking for a short expiration 50k

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12314 on: January 07, 2024, 08:55:37 PM »
Buying 440K marriott booked.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12315 on: January 08, 2024, 08:52:25 AM »
Selling one 85k cert expiring 1/15/2024 from platinum account for $280.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12316 on: January 08, 2024, 09:37:59 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 #12317 on: January 08, 2024, 10:40:37 AM »
Selling 85k cert, 8/7/24 expiry, gold account, $325

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12318 on: January 08, 2024, 10:45:13 AM »
Selling 3 X 35K certs from the same account - $140 each and 1 X 85K certs - $325

Prefer to sell them in one transaction of 3 nights for easy purposes

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12319 on: January 08, 2024, 01:07:27 PM »
Selling 1 35K cert expire Nov 1, 2024, $130 with top off 0.7cpp