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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 #13200 on: May 27, 2024, 02:43:39 PM »
Selling 35k Certificate expiring 06/09 for $125 - Gold account.
Can top off 7k points at .7 per point
Sold to @momo thanks for the smooth transaction

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13201 on: May 27, 2024, 02:48:49 PM »
For sale:
3 Marriott 1-night 35K certificates (from 2 Gold accounts) expiring June 07 - $110 (from 2 Gold accounts) OBO
3 Marriott 1-night 35K certificates (from Gold account) expiring July 18 - $120 (from 2 Gold accounts) OBO

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13202 on: May 27, 2024, 02:55:22 PM »
Sold to @momo thanks for the smooth transaction
Pleasure do deal with you. Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13203 on: May 27, 2024, 02:57:54 PM »
WIKI states, "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."
How do you add the second name to the reservation and enter the M8 code, when using the certificate to book the room?
Thanks.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13204 on: May 27, 2024, 06:00:49 PM »
Selling 50k certificate

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13205 on: May 27, 2024, 06:23:36 PM »
Selling 1x 35K Marriott Cert for $100 (Silver Account).

Expiration date: 6/20/2024.

Sold.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13206 on: May 27, 2024, 07:15:53 PM »
Buying 50k cert with 12k top off. Plat account or higher short exp is ok

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13207 on: May 27, 2024, 07:40:33 PM »
Selling Marriott 35k expiring 5/30  $85

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13208 on: May 27, 2024, 08:22:56 PM »
Sell 5x Marriott 50k Night expiring 7/4  $180

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13209 on: May 27, 2024, 10:24:11 PM »
Need two nights at the Westin Cozumel. 5/28-5/30 (tomorrow)

It's currently showing 41,000 pp night.

Willing to pay around $130 per night or best offer.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13210 on: May 28, 2024, 12:11:39 AM »
Marriott is denying to add second guest to add to award certificate reservation
anyone has that issue, called 2 times
same answer
any idea what to do

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13211 on: May 28, 2024, 12:26:59 AM »
I, too, would  appreciate  some clarification  about how to add the second guest and apply  the m8 code.
Can anyone  please  help.
Thank you.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13212 on: May 28, 2024, 12:30:29 AM »
Need two nights at the Westin Cozumel. 5/28-5/30 (tomorrow)

It's currently showing 41,000 pp night.

Willing to pay around $130 per night or best offer.
Closed, thank you @Al

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13213 on: May 28, 2024, 08:17:30 AM »
Selling 1x85 K certificate Platinum account expires feb 2025 $300 OBO
Thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13214 on: May 28, 2024, 10:00:58 AM »
This certificate is now sold
Thank you

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13215 on: May 28, 2024, 10:40:58 AM »
I, too, would  appreciate  some clarification  about how to add the second guest and apply  the m8 code.
Can anyone  please  help. Thank you.

YMMV depending on hotel so always chat with hotel in advance of checkin.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13216 on: May 28, 2024, 12:22:57 PM »
Selling 1 35k cert expiring 6/7/24 for $125

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13217 on: May 28, 2024, 12:33:36 PM »
Selling a 35K cert expiring early July for $110

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13218 on: May 28, 2024, 03:36:01 PM »
Selling 1 35k cert
gold account
expiring 6/7/24

100 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13219 on: May 28, 2024, 05:53:41 PM »
Selling 1 35k FNA Certificate from a Gold account Expires July 5 2024 for $130 OBO. Please PM if Interested.