The US dollar is too strong to justify paying in points in Australia (see Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin). My bank account is too weak to pay $120 a night for Holiday Inns.
Perhaps you have a great bottle of wine you were supposed to bring home for a special occasion. Perhaps you have the thirsties and do not like to wait. Perhaps you are slightly hungry. If so, and it happens to be a Wednesday, go to Trattoria Emilia.