I do not stay at hotels very often, but when I do I seem to always go through priceline.com and their "name your price" feature because I get pretty awesome rates. To my understanding, when you book through a third party site (such as pricline.com), you do not get the points from the hotel chain for that stay. I make sure that I use my Chase Sapphire Preferred card to get the 2x points on travel purchases but is there any way to get the hotel program points for booking thru sires like priceline and hotwire? Or is there any better way to book hotel cheaply and earn points for their programs. I only stay in hotels maybe once every 3 months (usually a 1-2 night stay). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!