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"Tax Breaks" and Other Tips for an Enchanted April!

APRIL 2012
More for Less!
Vol. XXIII, No. 4

Looking for a steal of a meal? For a dining experience that won't break the bank, check out our top value restaurants


There's more to value meals than burger-and-fries combos! Find out where to get a gourmet experience that won't break the bank with our list of best value restaurants from coast to coast. Also check out the best cheap eats and other meals on a budget, from pizza to food trucks.

Budget concerns aside, April 8 is Easter! It's not too late to reserve a spot at one of the top restaurants for Easter brunch near you.

Check out the Top 10 Hotels in China, such as the posh Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund


A room the size of a shoebox or a window with a view of a wall is never worth the price of "getting a good deal." That's why we've taken such care in compiling our lists of Top 10 Value Hotels in the U.S. and Top 10 Value Hotels Worldwide

Our lists featuring the Top 10 Hotels in China and Top 10 Hotels in Italy (including a new hot spot on George Clooney fave Lake Como) offer lavish escapes for times when money is not an issue. Take a peek even if you're planning a staycation. There's nothing like a bit of armchair travel!

Save up to $500 when you book your flight +hotel! 

Febri's Spa in Bali, one of our Top 10 Value Spas Worldwide


Value doesn't have to equate cheap. Instead, it can mean great international spa locations that offer amazing value (setting, treatments, amenities etc.) for the money. From Italy to India, Belize to Thailand, our guide to the Top 10 Value Spas highlights affordable spas around the world.

The 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door SX, a stylish, fully loaded entry-level 5-door hatchback


Looking for deals on wheels? Our list of the Top 10 Value Cars boasts versatile and inexpensive vehicles in all classes, from 5-door hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. In short: models we know will deliver great value for your hard-earned money.

Equally easy on the wallet is our car of the month, the all-new Kia Rio 5-Door. This cool hatchback continues the Korean brand's commitment to quality cars at an affordable price.

Also check out our Top 10 Small SUVs as well as Auto Events and Auto Shows calendars. 

Learn about great wine deals with our top 10 lists including Wines Under $10 and $20!


Great wine doesn't have to be expensive, as illustrated by our list of Top 10 Wines Under $10, Top 10 Wines Under $20 and Top 10 Value Wines. We even feature the Top 10 Cheap Champagnes

Sign up for our Quarterly Wine Newsletter! The next edition (April 11) features our Top 10 Spring Beers!

Find out which Bill Murray underwater escapade made our list of Top 10 Comedies


Turn that tax season frown upside down with a funny film from our list of the Top 10 Comedies, featuring the most sidesplitting cult classics and satires to ever have graced the silver screen.

Also read our review of The Hunger Games and other new releases

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We just published our exclusive 2012 Restaurant Issue, featuring the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Culinary Trends, Best Restaurateur in the U.S. and more!

This year for the first time, all of the restaurants that earned awards are presented with either an exclusive video interview with the chef or a photo gallery that includes pictures of the chef, the restaurant and the food.

Get up close and personal with the country's top chefs with our 2012 Restaurant Issue!

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Coming in May: Mother's Day Brunch, Gifts, Wines & More!

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