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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 #12520 on: February 04, 2024, 02:44:52 PM »
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.

Selling 2x50k in the platinum account 11/2/2024  asking 250 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12521 on: February 04, 2024, 03:20:23 PM »
Can I combine a cert I have in my own account with one that I buy? (Obviously same points level)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12522 on: February 04, 2024, 04:04:05 PM »
Thanks Smooth transaction with @pesach2020
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12523 on: February 04, 2024, 04:08:39 PM »
Can I combine a cert I have in my own account with one that I buy? (Obviously same points level)

Not ahead of time as Marriott FNCs are not transferable. The hotel might let you stay in the same room if you ask when you are checking in though.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12524 on: February 04, 2024, 05:35:49 PM »
Selling 5 x 50k certs, same account
Silver Elite status
Expiration 10/2024

$205 each

DM if interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12525 on: February 04, 2024, 06:36:28 PM »
Selling 1 35K certificate expiring 3/1/24 - $110
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12526 on: February 04, 2024, 09:59:18 PM »
Selling 1 35K cert with top off
exp 7/10/24
silver elite
$120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12527 on: February 04, 2024, 10:16:01 PM »
Selling

One account:
1x 85K cert $350 OBO
2x 50K certs $250 OBO

One account:
1x 85K cert $350 OBO

Both accounts gold, all nights expiring late 2024.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12528 on: February 04, 2024, 11:36:59 PM »
Selling 2x50k from a platinum account.  Certs expire 5/20/2024  asking $250 each.
Top off points available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12529 on: February 05, 2024, 10:12:28 AM »
I need 3x 35k certs with top up for all nights for a stay starting Feb 29 for $150 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12530 on: February 05, 2024, 11:35:22 AM »
Looking to buy 1 50k Certificate for $200 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12531 on: February 05, 2024, 08:55:52 PM »
Buying 2 85k cert at $275 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12532 on: February 06, 2024, 12:59:22 AM »
Selling 2x50k from a platinum account.  Certs expire 5/20/2024  asking $250 each.
Top off points available.
really smooth transaction thanks for going above and beyond

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12533 on: February 06, 2024, 02:44:04 AM »
W south beach is where my incident happened where they wouldnt allow me to add on guest even though it was my wife!!! same last name  marriott reservation refused as well claiming additional guests can not check in.  maybe were supposed to ask them just to add additional guest with out telling them there gonna be checking in. I dont understand how they understand the point of adding on an addtl guest then.
Anyone with recent experiences regarding 2nd guest at the W South?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12534 on: February 06, 2024, 11:38:16 AM »
Not ahead of time as Marriott FNCs are not transferable. The hotel might let you stay in the same room if you ask when you are checking in though.

Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12535 on: February 06, 2024, 11:42:40 AM »
If a hotel is only a couple thousand points per night more than100k after top-up on a 85k cert, will Marriott be flexible and let you add, or gift you them, or let you buy them? Or is it a hard limit no matter what.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12536 on: February 06, 2024, 11:49:10 AM »
If a hotel is only a couple thousand points per night more than100k after top-up on a 85k cert, will Marriott be flexible and let you add, or gift you them, or let you buy them? Or is it a hard limit no matter what.
hard limit

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12537 on: February 06, 2024, 03:13:18 PM »
Selling 8x 85K (expire NOV2024), Titanium account, all for $3,500 (not selling single nights). Can throw in 8x SNAs for another $500 (if they don't clear, I'll refund).

I'm going to rephrase this post since people can't read I guess.

Selling 1x 85K FNC for $3,500. Comes with additional 7x 85K FNCs for free. All from the same Titanium account. Can throw in 1x SNA for $500 that will come with 7 more for free. Exp NOV2024.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12538 on: February 06, 2024, 03:48:53 PM »
I'm going to rephrase this post since people can't read I guess.

Selling 1x 85K FNC for $3,500. Comes with additional 7x 85K FNCs for free. All from the same Titanium account. Can throw in 1x SNA for $500 that will come with 7 more for free. Exp NOV2024.


previous wording seemed fine


new wording really is silly.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12539 on: February 06, 2024, 05:52:17 PM »
Buying (1) 50k cert with 8k top off