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Tastes April Newsletter


Tax season doesn't mean you have to forgo all of your creature comforts. Just moderate your hedonistic nature a bit and balance your finances with your fun with the help of our value lists in categories that range from meals to vacations to wine. To see all of our value options at one glance, check out our GAYOT Economic Stimulus Plan!

Gourmet Steals

Spring is shaping up to be full of delicious dining deals. Just check our lists of Best Value Restaurants around the country to find gourmet experiences that won't break the bank. Keep in mind, though, that value doesn't necessarily equate "cheap." Value is about getting quality for a relatively good deal!  But if you're looking for "inexpensive," consult our Top 40 Cheap Eats from coast to coast, or check out our lists for Best Breakfast in your area and Top Take-Out.

GAYOT Economic Stimulus Plan

Frugal Rooms

Got taxes (due), will travel. If that's your mantra this month, consult our expertly compiled Top 10 Value Hotels Worldwide and Top 10 Value Hotels in the U.S., as well as Best Value Hotel lists in individual cities, from Albuquerque to D.C. Got a refund? Then there's no reason to stay in town. Check out our Top 10 Hotels in Italy, Top 10 Hotels in China, Top 10 Value Spas, and be sure to read our review of Amelia Island Plantation, Florida's greenest resort. We also have savings via travel specials, ranging from 2-for-1 Asian cruises to complimentary nights in Hawaii.

Value Vroom!

Pessimistic about pump prices? Our Top 10 Value Automobiles lists 2010's most sensible, attractive and well-rounded quality models, each an excellent bargain. The Lincoln MKS EcoBoost, too, is a reasonably-priced alternative to its European competition. Fitted with a muscular 3.5 liter, it's a sporty, power-minded sedan.

Sensible Sipping

Don't reach for the "Two Buck Chuck." Instead, check out our list of Top 10 Wines Under $10. None of these bottles are pricey, so that you can spend more on the main course! The Top 10 Value Wines might cost you a little more, but they display superior taste and complexity for their price range.

Laughter is Cheap

If the approaching April 15 date has you down in the mouth, keep in mind that a little laughter will turn that frown upside down. Our list of Top 10 Comedies will soon have you in tears—of joy!

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