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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 #12620 on: February 22, 2024, 08:52:36 AM »
Selling one 35 k certificate from platinum account for 150$. Expiry is March 04, 2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12621 on: February 22, 2024, 10:04:35 AM »
Selling 2x 85k cert from same Gold Elite account for $700 (Exp 11/21/24  and 12/18/24)
Sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12622 on: February 22, 2024, 10:40:56 AM »
Still available - selling 5 50k certs from same account expiring 8/4/2024. Asking $220, less for all 5. ~20k points avail for top-up at 0.7ea
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12623 on: February 22, 2024, 01:05:05 PM »
Selling

1 x 85k Cert Gold Account $320, top up avail @.7

1 x 35k Cert Gold Account $125, top up avail @.7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12624 on: February 22, 2024, 02:38:38 PM »
Titanium Elite Status
1x 85k night (Exp Nov 4, 2024) - $350
1x 40k night (Exp Dec 31, 2024) - $170
1x 35k night (exp Nov 10, 2024) - $140

Platinum Elite Status
1x 85k night (Exp Dec 5, 2024) - $350

Top off available if needed. Also have sevearl SNA available. Also if looking for points have 385k on P1 and 180k on P2 account if looking to buy points or make a points booking (.70cpp)

Smooth transaction with @Mainstay (bought 40k night)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12625 on: February 22, 2024, 03:30:26 PM »
Selling a 35k certificate from Gold Elite account for $170. Exp March 07, 2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12626 on: February 22, 2024, 07:45:41 PM »
Selling a 35k certificate from Gold Elite account for $125. Exp March 07, 2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12627 on: February 23, 2024, 07:35:11 AM »
buying 3X 35k certs same account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12628 on: February 23, 2024, 10:04:05 AM »
Selling 85k cert, platinum - march 7 expiration date - $275

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12629 on: February 23, 2024, 10:42:07 AM »
Selling one 85k cert, Gold account. Expires 8/3. $300, top up available at 0.7 cpp

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12630 on: February 23, 2024, 03:54:44 PM »
Selling 1 85k night from a platinum account, expires 3/6/2024, asking $250
Selling 1 25k night from the same account, expires 4/10/2024, asking $115

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12631 on: February 23, 2024, 11:01:52 PM »
Buying 25k plus 3k top up

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12632 on: February 24, 2024, 07:01:54 PM »
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12633 on: February 24, 2024, 10:00:18 PM »
Selling 85k cert, platinum - march 7 expiration date - $240

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12634 on: February 25, 2024, 12:23:50 AM »
As being new to the forum can someone advise me what is standard procedure with sending payment?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12635 on: February 25, 2024, 12:39:34 AM »
As being new to the forum can someone advise me what is standard procedure with sending payment?
I typically send payment after getting the booking confirmation (though the seller can still potentially cancel, some buyers will only pay new sellers after check in). If youíre a new buyer dealing with a longtime seller, I think itís legit to request payment in advance.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12636 on: February 25, 2024, 08:20:20 AM »
I typically send payment after getting the booking confirmation (though the seller can still potentially cancel, some buyers will only pay new sellers after check in). If youíre a new buyer dealing with a longtime seller, I think itís legit to request payment in advance.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12637 on: February 25, 2024, 09:09:14 AM »
looking to buy 2 50k certificates for this week willing to pay $440 (best if you have points to top off)
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12638 on: February 25, 2024, 02:32:54 PM »
looking to buy 2 50k certificates for this week willing to pay $440 (best if you have points to top off)
plz pm
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12639 on: February 25, 2024, 02:33:55 PM »
4 free SNA's available on a platinum account on cash stays.
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