The Intercontinental Hotels Group Friends and Family Rate, open to everyone, has been extended.
Through December 31 you can book the Friends and Family Rate at Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and affiliated brand hotels. The rates are prepaid, nonrefundable and technically shouldn’t earn points or stay credit but in practice usually do.
You need to print and fill out the friends and family rate voucher, but it doesn’t need any aprovals or verifications. The hotel doesn’t always ask for it, but be sure to have it ready.
Here’s an ongoing Flyertalk thread on the subject, now nearly 375 posts long.
The offer was set to expire September 30, and I was on the verge of having to book a whole bunch of non-refundable reservations through next year to lock in the savings. Glad to see this extended, I can put off my bookings.