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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 #12500 on: January 31, 2024, 05:43:08 PM »
Buying 85K FNA ($175obo) + 117K MT (@BO) For 2/4-2/6 stay. Thanks!
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12501 on: January 31, 2024, 08:10:09 PM »
Selling 5 x 50k certs, same account
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Expiration 10/2024

$205 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12502 on: January 31, 2024, 09:11:45 PM »
Looking for a 35K certificate for a stay next week. $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12503 on: February 01, 2024, 07:34:48 AM »
Looking for a 35K certificate for a stay next week. $125
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12504 on: February 01, 2024, 07:51:32 AM »
Looking to buy 35k certificate for this Friday 2/2
Paying $125 Platinum or above preferred
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12505 on: February 01, 2024, 08:32:28 AM »
Selling 85k Cert, Gold, @ $320.
Bump, Top off available at .5cpp

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12506 on: February 01, 2024, 09:28:36 AM »
35k cert available short expire $125. Can top off

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12508 on: February 01, 2024, 12:57:44 PM »
Buying 35k cert $125. Status does not matter

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12509 on: February 01, 2024, 01:35:58 PM »
Buying 2 85k certs. 275-300 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12510 on: February 02, 2024, 01:38:57 AM »
selling 3 x50k in the same gold account expiring 7/2024 asking  $220each

Selling 5x50k in the silver account expiring 10/2024 asking $220 each or 215x5 for all.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12511 on: February 02, 2024, 12:49:05 PM »
Selling 1 85k certificate, platinum account. $310 OBO!
Bump! This is still available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12512 on: February 02, 2024, 01:18:12 PM »
Selling 1 35K certificate expiring 3/7/24 - $125

Still available.

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3 x 50k from GOLD account (Exp: 03/23/2024)
« Reply #12513 on: February 02, 2024, 04:04:40 PM »
Selling 3 x 50k (Exp: 03/23/2024) from a single GOLD account for $185 each (or $540 for all)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12514 on: February 03, 2024, 12:17:44 AM »
Selling 1 35K certificate expiring 3/1/24 - $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12515 on: February 03, 2024, 08:39:06 PM »
Selling 2 x 50k certs, same account
Gold Elite status
Expiration September 19, 2024

$207 each

I have top up points available also

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12516 on: February 04, 2024, 04:12:24 AM »
Selling 3-50k Certs - expiry Sep-30-2024.
Gold Elite status.
@225 each or 650 total.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12517 on: February 04, 2024, 08:16:45 AM »
Looking to buy 50k certificate @$175

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12518 on: February 04, 2024, 11:49:28 AM »
Selling 1 85k cert @ $270 obo
Expires: 06/08/2024
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12519 on: February 04, 2024, 02:43:50 PM »
Selling 1 85k cert @ $270 obo
Expires: 06/08/2024
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