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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12840 on: March 31, 2024, 06:26:42 AM »
Looking for a 52k stay this week.

Want either 40k or 50k with 12k or 2k top off, respectively.

Short expiry

For $220 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12841 on: March 31, 2024, 01:23:35 PM »
Buying one 85k + 15k top off for $385, will pay more depending on elite status

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« Reply #12842 on: March 31, 2024, 02:57:33 PM »
Looking for a 52k stay this week.

Want either 40k or 50k with 12k or 2k top off, respectively.

Short expiry

For $220 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12843 on: March 31, 2024, 04:36:43 PM »
Buying 1 35k nights at $120 obo.
Please pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12844 on: March 31, 2024, 07:30:51 PM »
Selling one 35k certificate, gold account, expires 5/06/24, $130 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12845 on: March 31, 2024, 08:09:01 PM »
Buying 2 85K certs from same account for $400 each OBO.
Looking for suite night awards as well
Still looking to purchase?
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12846 on: March 31, 2024, 08:35:00 PM »
Selling one 35k certificate, gold account, expires 5/06/24, $130 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12847 on: April 01, 2024, 01:06:09 AM »
Have a 35k Cert from a platinum account expiration Aug 4th 2024. Looking for $130 Please PM.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12848 on: April 01, 2024, 11:33:30 AM »
Selling

85k Cert Gold Account $305, top up avail @.7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12849 on: April 01, 2024, 12:45:00 PM »
Buying 2x 50k Cert expiring ok.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12850 on: April 01, 2024, 02:36:03 PM »
Selling 3 35k nights gold account. $130 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12851 on: April 01, 2024, 07:57:36 PM »
Buying 2x 50k Cert expiring ok.


@ price ?? you need to post

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12852 on: April 01, 2024, 08:02:11 PM »
Selling 2 - 35k nights (2 Separate) Silver accounts. Expo 7/13/24 $130 OBO.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12853 on: April 01, 2024, 09:28:17 PM »
selling 35k, no top off
from titanium account
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12854 on: April 01, 2024, 10:01:26 PM »
Selling another 35k certificate, gold account, expires 5/06/24, $135 OBO
Also have a 25K certificate, gold account, expires 2/26/25, $120 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12855 on: April 02, 2024, 12:39:29 AM »
Buying 2 35k certs @ $125 each, 4k top off needed at .7 for each cert. Stay in April. Please pm. Platinum or higher account preferred.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12856 on: April 02, 2024, 12:43:34 AM »
Selling

85k Cert Gold Account $305, top up avail @.7

Whatís expiration?

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« Reply #12857 on: April 02, 2024, 01:54:26 AM »
Buying 2x 50k Cert expiring ok

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12858 on: April 02, 2024, 09:13:29 AM »
Selling 35k cert gold elite @ $135 OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12859 on: April 02, 2024, 09:31:14 AM »
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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