Chicago-based Rocketmiles, a company that helps frequent flyers earn additional airline miles just by booking hotel stays using its site.
For consumers, the premise is simple: you just enter in your dates of travel, location, number of guests and airline program, and Rocketmiles returns a list of hotels which allow you to earn miles automatically by booking via the Rocketmiles service.
on average, awards of 3,500 miles per night. It says its hotel rates are competitive with what online travel agencies list.
If you book hotels, especially independent properties without a major loyalty program, then be sure to sign up for RocketMiles, which awards airline miles based on how much you spend. A variety of programs participate, and there are often bonuses for making your first reservation.