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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 #12780 on: March 16, 2024, 10:55:11 PM »
when selling/buying, add the buyer as additional guest to make it work?  Thank you.
   

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12781 on: March 17, 2024, 12:58:48 AM »
when selling/buying, add the buyer as additional guest to make it work?  Thank you.
 
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12782 on: March 17, 2024, 02:35:45 AM »
Buying: upgrade my award bookings for $50 a night with your ambassador account to get me full ambassador benefits
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12783 on: March 17, 2024, 02:12:11 PM »
Buying a 35k cert for 3/20 check-in. $120

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12784 on: March 17, 2024, 02:31:29 PM »
Selling 35K certificate platinum acct expires 5/6

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12785 on: March 18, 2024, 12:08:28 AM »
Looking for a 35k used in Mar 22, 125$

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12786 on: March 18, 2024, 12:42:50 AM »
Selling 35k reward for $125. Expires 4/7/24

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12787 on: March 18, 2024, 02:14:39 AM »
Selling 85k Gold account. Exp in September. $320

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12788 on: March 18, 2024, 09:44:34 AM »
Buying a 35k, and a 50k MT cert. Stay tonight @bo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12789 on: March 18, 2024, 12:56:31 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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Buying a 35k, and a 50k MT cert. Stay tonight @bo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12791 on: March 18, 2024, 08:06:26 PM »
Selling 35k for 120 from gold account pm me

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12792 on: March 19, 2024, 09:53:04 AM »
Buying 50K cert for $200

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12793 on: March 19, 2024, 03:48:26 PM »
Selling 2 50k certs $200 each expires March 29th

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12794 on: March 19, 2024, 07:33:55 PM »
Buying a 50k MT cert; Hotel is 46k pts, so a 35k would work with top off too.
Stay next month for college trip so okay if it's expiring soon; $115 OBO please!

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12795 on: March 19, 2024, 11:48:24 PM »
Buying (3) 50k MT plus 9k  top off .7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12796 on: March 20, 2024, 12:28:39 AM »
Selling 2 50k certs $200 each expires March 29th
will take $150

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12797 on: March 20, 2024, 01:19:07 AM »
8x 85k FNCs for sale, single account, Titanium. Exp. Nov 2024. $3,500. selling all at once only.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12798 on: March 20, 2024, 09:18:11 AM »
Buying (3) 50k MT plus 9k  top off .7


Buying 2, check in today, not top off needed

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12799 on: March 20, 2024, 11:11:38 AM »
Buying a 50k MT cert; Hotel is 46k pts, so a 35k would work with top off too.
Stay next month for college trip so okay if it's expiring soon; $115 OBO please!

just FYI. you are so off on price won't get any takers