I just had a Joya de Nicaragua Antana Belicoso that was unbeatable for the price ($6 including CA tax)... It was very powerful, which I prefer. I had to sit down a while after smoking it... This is my new goto smoke in that price range.
Hoyo de Monterey Saborosa and Super Hoyo (EMS or, pref, M, they often need a month or so in the 'dor to mellow out)
Montisino Diplomatico/Arturo Fuente Brevas (somewhat boring, I know...short/sandwich filler, I know... but cheap and consistant)
Arturo Fuente Exqusito (M, tiny demi tasse, but flavorful with kind aroma, super quick smoke)
These are my el chepo everydays, I don't feel too cheated if I don't have time to finish the stick. I always grab a couple of handfuls of these puppies when I see a good deal. If nothing else, the extras stock helps keep the 'dor in balance.