Yes, I know, I'm totally GREEN and risk being humiliated as a newbie, but I had to ask. In all my research, I have yet to read an explanation about this. For instance, I've booked flights for my family of 4 using UR points. We're flying USAir and AA. I'm a member of both reward programs. So, will I earn miles in the programs, though I'm flying on an award flight? Same for hotel: booked Hilton using HHonors points. Won't spend a penny for our stay. Will I still earn points?