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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 #12580 on: February 12, 2024, 09:36:38 PM »
whats the best way to book 2 nights at the The Reykjavik EDITION - 66K points a night, my understanding is that the 50K certs can only be topped off by 15k to hit 65K

book with either 66k points or use 85 k certs if you can buy them

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12581 on: February 12, 2024, 10:49:38 PM »
Buying 2x 85k certs for $550 total OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12582 on: February 12, 2024, 11:11:32 PM »
Selling 2 50K FNC $200 each, expires in May,  top off available.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12583 on: February 13, 2024, 12:43:15 AM »
Buying 35K cert platinum or higher
Paying 150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12584 on: February 13, 2024, 09:22:24 AM »
selling FNC 35K for $130 OBO
EXP 6/7/24
Unable to top off

Smoth transaction with @leighwag

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12585 on: February 13, 2024, 11:31:39 AM »
Selling 5 x 50k certs, same account
Silver Elite status
Expiration 10/2024

$205 each all $1015 for all 5

DM if interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12586 on: February 13, 2024, 12:34:50 PM »
Buying 1x 50k mt cert @$200 obo. stay next week, Plat status preferred
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12587 on: February 13, 2024, 12:49:16 PM »
Buying 3x 35k. Status does not matter. Stay in May

Paying $390

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12588 on: February 13, 2024, 11:34:31 PM »
Buying 35K cert for $135 OBO 
Stay is at the end of the month.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12589 on: February 14, 2024, 12:26:11 AM »
Selling 35k cert $150 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12590 on: February 14, 2024, 09:16:12 PM »
Teaneck Glenpointe- add second guest via hotel or main reservations?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12591 on: February 14, 2024, 11:52:45 PM »
Selling 3  85k certificate same platinum account $400 each expire Dec

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12592 on: February 15, 2024, 12:14:18 PM »
looking for mmp rates

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12593 on: February 15, 2024, 12:58:11 PM »
Selling Marriott 85k cert from platinum account expiring 7/5/2024, asking $400.
Can top off up to 15k for 0.7 cents per point.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12594 on: February 15, 2024, 03:28:56 PM »
Selling 1 85K certs for $325 and 1 35K certs for $135

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12595 on: February 15, 2024, 11:06:16 PM »
Selling 1 85k cert @ $300
Expires: 12/07/2024
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12596 on: February 16, 2024, 12:09:33 AM »
I need 2x 35k cert on a plat elite account or higher for a stay in early march.
Will pay $135 ea OBO.
Please feel free to PM me.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12597 on: February 16, 2024, 10:20:32 AM »
Selling Marriott 85k cert from platinum account expiring 7/5/2024, asking $400.
Can top off up to 15k for 0.7 cents per point.

Reducing to $350

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12598 on: February 16, 2024, 11:18:41 PM »
Looking to buy a few 50k certs!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12599 on: February 17, 2024, 03:54:25 PM »
Selling 85k Cert, Gold, @ $320, Top off available at .5cpp