Intercontinental Hotels Friends and Family Rate For Everyone Through the End of the Year

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.

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  1. Hello Gary, I’m a faithful reader of your blog. Thanks for your information, and I’ve successfully used friends and family rate to stay at multiple Intercontinental Properties, but failed to earn points as my stays automatically displayed as “non-qualifying stay” in my PC account online. How can I earn points/miles from this rate as you mentioned in the article? Thanks a lot!

  2. The Friends and Family Rate will never allow you to earn points. It is also advanced purchase and non refundable. See the terms and conditions. Remember, you also have to take a printed voucher with you for check in.

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