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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 #12640 on: February 25, 2024, 02:34:48 PM »
Selling 35k cert $150 OBO
thanks @Seahawks for a smooth transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12641 on: February 25, 2024, 03:04:19 PM »
Buying 2 85K certificates from same account. $650 OBO.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12642 on: February 25, 2024, 03:13:17 PM »
Selling 4 x 35k cert $150 from gold account
2 expire on 9/20 and other 2 expire on 12/20

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12643 on: February 25, 2024, 04:19:22 PM »
Selling 85k Cert, Gold, @ $320, Top off available at .5cpp
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12644 on: February 25, 2024, 07:13:55 PM »
Selling one 35k certificate from Platinum account for 125$. Expiry March 04, 2024.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12645 on: February 25, 2024, 11:13:49 PM »
selling 85k cert @ $300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12646 on: February 26, 2024, 05:54:10 AM »
selling 85k cert @ $300

probably good use to give expiration

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12647 on: February 26, 2024, 08:04:50 AM »
Reducing to $350

Selling Marriott 85k cert from platinum account expiring 7/5/2024, asking $325.
Can top off up to 15k for 0.7 cents per point.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12648 on: February 26, 2024, 08:30:57 AM »
Buying a 50k +4k  top for mid March paying $250

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12649 on: February 26, 2024, 09:23:17 AM »
Looking for a 35k or 25k certificate for a stay this week.

Paying $110.

Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12650 on: February 26, 2024, 10:53:05 AM »
Selling 1 85K certs for $310 and 1 35K certs for $140

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12651 on: February 26, 2024, 03:02:27 PM »
Need a 35k cert for tonight $100

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12652 on: February 26, 2024, 04:55:05 PM »
Smooth transaction with @simplicity - Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12653 on: February 26, 2024, 05:01:45 PM »
Smooth transaction with @simplicity - Thank you.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12654 on: February 26, 2024, 05:43:25 PM »
Selling 5 x 50k certs, same account
Silver Elite status
Expiration 10/2024

$205 each all $1015 for all 5

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12655 on: February 27, 2024, 11:02:12 AM »
probably good use to give expiration

7/24/2024

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12656 on: February 27, 2024, 11:25:19 AM »
Buying (4) 50k certs with 22k total top off same account. $225 each plus .7 for top off

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12657 on: February 27, 2024, 12:19:58 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
85k sold, 25k still available. Asking $110 now.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12658 on: February 27, 2024, 12:45:44 PM »
Selling a Marriott 50k FNCs for $250 under my Titanium account. The FNC has long expiry and can be topped off at for additional cost if needed.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12659 on: February 27, 2024, 02:01:50 PM »
Buying one 85k for stay this week
Offering $200