[Many Certificates Must Be Used Today Or Tomorrow!] Marriott Won’t Be Further Extending Certificates, Have You Used Yours?

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Update: Many certificates expire on 6/30 and must be used today or tomorrow! You can view your Marriott certificates here.


Marriott has been extending free night certificates, such as the anniversary nights that come with their credit cards, since the early days of the pandemic.

But with travel booming, that is coming to an end.

Marriott confirmed to DansDeals that they will not be extending free night certificates again, meaning that many certificates will expire on 6/30.

While Marriott normally allows for a year extension on certificates, if your certificate has already been automatically extended, it won’t be eligible for another extension.

The good news is that you are able to top-off certificates with up to 15K points in order to stay in more hotels than you were previously able to.

You can view your Marriott certificates here.

Do you have remaining certificates expiring on 6/30? Where will you use them?

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119 Comments On "[Many Certificates Must Be Used Today Or Tomorrow!] Marriott Won’t Be Further Extending Certificates, Have You Used Yours?"

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Nate

I was able to extend mine. I just did it yesterday

Barry fish

Please share the secret

Mutty

How did you do it. I called three times and they said no

Nate

I am titanium elite member if that helps

bt

Tried, denied

Yr

Best 35k redemption in the nyc area?

Kev

Envue in Weehawken imo

Joe4007

I used one at Envue – Autograph Collection in Weehawken last week. Nice location.

Flubber

Stayed here once. Nice modern place. Front desk gave some BS excuse for no upgrading even though app showed availability. Was pretty rude actually. Really small room. Overall enjoyed though. Exercise room. Small indoor pool as well.

sarah

I have free nights expiring 6/30. Do I need to stay in a marriot prior to 6/30 or book before 6/30?

Different Dan

Called up yesterday after booking a room with an expiring certificate and asked to add a guest to the reservation who would be using the room and they even said no to THAT. They’re non-transferable and the Loyalty department said no as well, and further, that from the very top of the organization they’ve been issued an order to not extend any of them anymore. I’m a Gold Elite (thanks AMEX Platinum) and the person I was trying to book for is an Ambassador. Didn’t help. They agreed to cancel my reservation without penalty but I don’t think I’ll have another opportunity to use that one before the end of the month.

Ash

HUCA. Had the same experience but a different rep did it for me no problem

CollegeGirl

I had booked for myself rooms under my bosses certificates and ended up paying out of pocket and spending 2 hours fighting with them one the phone from 1am – 3am with little kids in the car. They were super unhelpful and the front desk in San Diego area were super nasty. She was literally just there as a dummy and said she can’t do anything more than give us a key to our room only if the name matches the reservation. We paid out of pocket cuz she said the manager will take care of switching the reservation to my name so I can use my points in the morning and he was extremely nasty and unhelpful. Marriot agents on the phone were also super unhelpful and all but one were nasty.

Mo

Does that mean the certificate has to be used by 6/30 or just a reservation needs to be made by then but the reservation can be for after 6/30?

S

Following

tassojunior

“While Marriott normally extends certificates for one year”

Does this mean the 5 free night certificates from the Boundless SUB can probably be extended to two years?

Maryhatt

Can you get the certificates as points instead?

WT

Do you have to use the certificate by 6/30/22 or just book by then? Also, do other certificates automatically extend for a year or do you have to call them? I don’t see a number for them.

Naft

I have had a hard time finding use for them… will likely have them expire.

dealjew
Justmeha

Is this only for certs that were already extended or also new ones?

Corridor!

Any update on the Hilton Certs expiring on 7/1?

Ash

Gave mine to a local kollel family that hasn’t gone away in a very long time.

dealjew

Nice and impressive. Most people would just let theirs expire but you definetly did the right thing!!!

CollegeGirl

Please be careful as you don’t want them to have to pay out of pocket. Happened to me and was a nightmare.

Mutty

I called a few times and they refuse to extend them. There’s also chalukay dayos on if and how to give them to someone else. Between my wife and I we have 4 that expire 6/30. Guess we’re just out of luck

Joey

I have 5. Couldn’t get them extended so I am using them for a Marriott here in town that has a decent pool. Grandkids can swim there and gets me closer to Gold status. Need just 4 more nights.

Newbie

IHG and Hotels.com have extended the free nights expiring on June 30th 2022 to December 31, 2022. IHG gave credit of 25,000 points for each expiring night on December 2021.
But Marriott has not given any option like that. If I want staycation then pets are not allowed.

aygart

If they don’t expire on 6/30 then does that mean that they weren’t extended yet?

david

how do I know if my cert was previously extended?

david

Dan i see that i have 3 Certificates that’s expiring on 6/30/22
1) can i combined all 3 on 1 stay?
2) can i book and use in for a future date?

Avy

1) yes
2)

yakov116

Thank you so much for reminding me I forgot I had 2 accounts!

joel

had mine extended today

can a fna award of 50k be applied to 2 nights if total is 50k for example ?

Stanman

wha?!

Mo

Staying at the Sheraton Eatontown tonight. 28k points (yes, it did hurt to have to “lose” the 7k but better then nothing). Nice beach weather in Deal tomorrow.

chaim

weather is not for beach that’s for sure

Mo

Was perfect use of my certificate for a small last minute getaway. Went to LBK for supper then to hotel. Kids went swimming in evening and morning (indoor and outdoor pool). At checkout went to Broad Street Dough Co. followed by Slices then Deal beach. Recommend all.

CollegeGirl

Note: The value of your certificate must cover the entire
point value for the redemption night. At this time, you
cannot combine points and your certificate to cover the
required point value.

This is what it says under my certificate. Where does it say you can add up to 15k points?

jonny

I want to use 1 for an August stay for 45k points. Is it better to buy a 50k cert or a 35k with top up?

Dad

Look at the prices that people are selling them for. Go with the cheaper option.

Traveler718

Do you have to check out by 6/30, or can you check in on 6/30 for check out on 7/1?

Also, can certs expiring in July that were not previously extended still be extended by calling in, and if so, for 6 or 12 months?

eli

Was wondering the same!

Abka

I have a res for checkout on 7/1, worked fine.

AJ

How were people getting their 6/30 certs? Tried to do that but was flat out told no.

andrew

how do I know if my cert was previously extended?

Jon

Earlier this month, I (Plat) used up five certificates. My wife (Gold) used five. All at the same resort. We had end-to-end reservations, so stayed for a total of ten nights. We added a nominal amount of points with the expiring 35k certificates (1 each). Both sets of reservations had to be made as individual nights rather than each of us having just one folio.
Attempting to book directly on their site for five nights displayed the dreaded no certificates accepted for the stay(s). We both used very helpful people on the loyalty desk who broke out both reservations and completed the booking. My representative even located an additional expiring certificate not populating in my Bonvoy account and successfully added it to my stay.
Our stay was wonderful. The only glitch was our needing to remind housekeeping to come in as we were on their printed out check-out sheet each day.
Prior to our bookings, we both tried to extend our certificates, but were denied. We had zero luck using the certificates earlier this year on a couple of trips – unless we wanted to settle burning 50k certificates at a Courtyard or TownPlace Suites.

Jg

Does it make sense to use book a room locally and just check in to get credit for the nights even if I don’t need the room?

Zd

It will at least go toward you elite night total

bonvoycertf

i was able to extend mine just now. had to call twice though.

Anonymous

1st time extending or 2nd time?

chaim

what’s your status bc everyone else got denied

Bonvoycertf

Platinum

AJ

Which number did you call? I might wanna try my luck again.

Mort

I had to be in DC just after Purim, so my wife and I used the certificates to make a long weekend out of it. Unfortunately, there was a shoot out in front of the hotel Motzei Shabbos about 3am. Had a front row seat from our room. Never saw so many police cars in one place.

Michael

Is there a way to donate my free night? (Maybe to a women’s shelter or a similar group)?

EliyahuF

Inspired from one of the above comments, I can link you to some BMG Yungeleit who would benefit from an outing that won’t break the bank!
You can pm me on the forums @EliyahuF
Tizke Lmitzvos! Very kind of you!

Travels

Checked on Marriott’s website if need to stay or book by expiration, and discovered the new 15K top-up option. Found a night for 50K at the Ritzeliya! That was a real treat, with a marina view!

Meg

Extended but I am an Ambassador and was at first denied. Asked very nicely.

Anonymous

1st time extending or 2nd?

Meg

2020 certificate

Abka

They are not letting me check in with a cert in my spouses name, because she is not here with me! How ridiculous is this?

Marriot took the P out of Hospitality, it’s more like hostility!

Meg

Have them call her and get you added to room.

Yosef

That’s frustrating! I gave my certificate for my parents to use for their anniversary at the Sheraton NYC Times Square. After I booked, I chatted with the front desk and told them that my father who has the same last name as me will be Checking in. No problem at all! They even got upgrade to the presidential suite (thanks to platinum). It also helped that they told the front desk that it’s their anniversary.

wtvr

I have 5 can’t use them

Fay

We had reservations to use our three certificates in the middle of June we had to cancel because my husband got Covid and then got rebound Covid. Tried talking to the corporate offices and there was no way they would extend the certificates. I asked for only 6 months extension but they wouldn’t hear of it. Very disappointed

E

Metropolitan at the 9 with suite upgrade!

CLE Rocks

Does it go by check in date on the 30th (check out on the 1st)?

dina

booked a night in a brand new hotel in my area for a staycation tonight. Will have to wake up and go to work tomorrow but will be a change of scenery tonight. used my 2nd expiring one in philly a few weeks back

Gemarakop

Marriot can do what they want they are simply the dominant hotel chain.

Harry

Hilton also ends this week

UncleMo

They have been so stubborn. Under no circumstances will they extend a certificate that has already been extended, even if extended automatically due to Covid. They did extend one certificate for me. I think that one she said had not yet been extended.

UncleMo

I even told the rep I wish to shut my account down if he cannot extend by one month. He wouldn’t budge. Of course; I will not be shutting my account (not yet, at least 🙂

Nacho2100

HUCA and manager escalation x 2 and manager #2 was able to extend them today.
Thanks for the headsup Dan

Meir

They extended one of mine today. They said if it was already extended once they will not extend again, if it hasn’t been extended they can extend.

Btw reviews on the envue weehawken?

Saw some ppl said they stayed on the free certs.

Dandoosh

Just used 4 of them at the Ritz Herzliya. Have 2 more of which one expires tomorrow. Hopefully I can convince a rep to extend it for me.

Rachel

Marriott doesn’t let me add additional guest on the reservation when booking by phone. ( no space to add additional guest online). I Huca’d and keep getting same response. You can add guest to night booked with points but not with free night certificate. That’s the rule… phone call being recorded… Marriott can shut account if you break the rules and free night can’t have additional guest… Any advice?

Mg

I tried extending it about a month ago and they said it was not possible since it was already extended twice (i have 3 certificates and stayed in plenty Marriott hotels this year but never redeemed the free nights) i called once more this week and they extended all 3 for another year .

Abe

What’s the number you called?

David R

Chat rep and phone rep refused to extend mine. I’m just going to stay locally today to get the credit towards the next loyalty level.

Mike

I was going to book a hotel for tonight using my mothers account and now the certificates are gone. They were there yesterday. Anyone have any ideas to get them back.

MB

When I called they said they’ve been having an issue with the certificates disappearing from accounts a day early, and their working on getting them back on the accounts.

LF

Same. What is going on?? I have been on hold with Marriott going on 20 minutes now

Gingy

I wanted to book something local tonight just to use the certificate, but if does not show up anymore. Any leads?

LF

I spoke with Marriott Bonvoy loyalty and they are claiming that the certificate expired 6/30/22 which means you had to book and stay be June 30th, not on June 30t, which is why the certificate was removed. This directly contradicts their TOS on free nights. “A Free Night Award must be redeemed for the Stay by its expiration date.
If your Free Night Award expires on December 31, 2022, your Check-In date can be December 31, 2022 and Check-Out date is January 1, 2023.” https://help.marriott.com/s/article/Article-33743 I have been transferred 5 times now, even post HUCA and not getting anywhere. This is ridiculous.

LF

I finally connected with a Bonvoy associate (US +1 800-228-2100) who was able to assist. She booked my room for me against the cert which was expiring today and was no longer visible on the website. Call took 45 mins (20 mins on hold, and 25 for completion of booking as she had to access multiple systems to book against the cert)

Joe

The reservation was for today? or for in the future?

Abe

Can w e make a lawsuit in regards to the certificates not showing anymore today?

AJ

I hope Marriott would just do the right thing and extend all certs expiring today, I waited today to try to book yet don’t see them anymore. And I have to work really don’t have time to call and been put on hold for hours.

Sam

Mine disappeared a few days ago. Noone in Marriott has helped me yet:(

Fan

i was to book over the phone

Fan

*was able

Oiu

What about expiring suite nights?

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