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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
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13221 on: May 28, 2024, 07:25:14 PM »
Buying 2 85k and 1 50k cert

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13222 on: May 28, 2024, 08:51:36 PM »
Looking to trade a 35k Marriott certificate (from my Gold account) for a Hyatt FNC (Cat 1-4) or 12k Hyatt points.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13223 on: May 28, 2024, 10:53:10 PM »
Buying 1 short expiration 35k night for use next week. Paying $90 OBO.

Closed, good transaction with @bh

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13224 on: May 28, 2024, 10:53:47 PM »
Selling 5x50k in platinum accounts with expiration in August asking $250 each. package sale (5)is $230 each.

Selling 3x 85k (different account) in platinum  with various expiration date asking $380 each


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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13225 on: May 28, 2024, 11:15:52 PM »
Buying 2x 50k certificates + 21k for top up.  Paying $560 total

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13226 on: May 29, 2024, 10:10:56 AM »
Offering $60 for 2x certs (20k booking)
Booking for tonight 5/29-30

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13227 on: May 29, 2024, 10:18:54 AM »
Selling 1 35k cert
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expiring 6/7/24

100 obo


SOLD

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13228 on: May 29, 2024, 11:29:44 AM »
Selling:
1- 35k Marriott certificate exp. June 7 -$110 obo
2 -35k Marriott certificate exp. July 18 -$120 obo
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13229 on: May 29, 2024, 12:02:41 PM »
Selling 1 35k Cert expires Dec 30 2024 $125 Gold Elite account

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
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Selling 1x85 K certificate Platinum account expires feb 2025 $300 OBO
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13231 on: May 29, 2024, 01:02:45 PM »
Selling a 35k certificate from Gold Elite account for $115, OBO. Exp June 18.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13233 on: May 29, 2024, 05:04:40 PM »
Selling 1 35k cert expiring 6/7/24 for $115

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13234 on: May 29, 2024, 06:39:13 PM »
1 85K cert gold account $315

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13235 on: May 29, 2024, 10:47:27 PM »
Selling-

2 35K certs separate gold accounts $125 each

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13236 on: May 30, 2024, 12:09:28 AM »
buying 50k cert to redeem for may 31st @ $160

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #13239 on: May 30, 2024, 03:39:15 PM »
Selling: 1 x 35k from Gold account. exp. 9/1/2024 $140
5 x 50k exp. 5/25 - $240 each