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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 #12860 on: April 02, 2024, 10:30:14 AM »
Buying 2 or 3 85k certs@300$ or best offer stay in mid may need to be able to top off@.7

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12861 on: April 02, 2024, 11:54:04 AM »
Selling a 35k cert expiring 4/7 for $100.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12862 on: April 03, 2024, 02:54:21 AM »
Selling
2x85k in the same platinum account one expiration in May the other will expire next year.

Asking 400each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12863 on: April 03, 2024, 10:06:30 AM »
selling 3 x 85 (expires dec)  nights $400 each

top off available

platinum account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12864 on: April 03, 2024, 11:30:02 AM »
Selling an 85K expires 9/1 for $400 Titanium account top off available

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12865 on: April 03, 2024, 12:03:32 PM »
3 Marriott certs long expiration 85k

2 from titanium account 400 each

1 from platinum account 390

no brand new users and not interested in negotiating the price

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12866 on: April 03, 2024, 02:34:50 PM »
selling 35k cert gold account @125$
top off available @.75
exp. 7/6
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12867 on: April 03, 2024, 03:21:27 PM »
1 x 35k from Gold account. exp. 9/1/2024 $145
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12868 on: April 03, 2024, 03:58:47 PM »
Buying 3x 35k @130ea short expiry ok

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12869 on: April 03, 2024, 03:59:43 PM »
Selling another 35k certificate, gold account, expires 5/06/24, $135 OBO
Also have a 25K certificate, gold account, expires 2/26/25, $120 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12870 on: April 03, 2024, 07:15:42 PM »
Selling 5x 50k free nights - 280$ must take all $1400
Expire nov 2024
Also open to exchanging for points

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12871 on: April 03, 2024, 08:52:45 PM »
selling 5x 50k fnc's expire Oct. $240 each obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12872 on: April 03, 2024, 09:06:31 PM »
Selling
2x85k in the same platinum account one expiration in May the other will expire next year.

Asking 400each

reduced to $380 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12873 on: April 03, 2024, 09:28:34 PM »
[SELL] 35K cert, expiring 5/16 $135

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12874 on: April 03, 2024, 11:01:27 PM »
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 #12875 on: April 03, 2024, 11:07:24 PM »
Buying 2x 50k cert + 15k short expiry ok.

@225ea will go up with your status

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12876 on: April 04, 2024, 07:26:41 AM »
Selling 1x 35K Marriott Cert for $135. Expiration date: 6/20/2024.

Bump and reducing price to $130.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12877 on: April 04, 2024, 11:04:39 AM »
Selling a 35K cert expires 08/2024 for $130 from a platinum account.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12878 on: April 04, 2024, 01:08:45 PM »
Looking for 2 35k Marriott certs preferably from a platinum account, $120 each.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #12879 on: April 05, 2024, 10:53:01 AM »
Looking for 2 35k Marriott certs preferably from a platinum account, $120 each.

I have one for sale exp 07/05/24. I am Marriot Platinum