Money Saver Spain Newsletter 4 April 2013 (extract)

  • We’re proud to have had a couple of our money saving tips included in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine article “Cheap Thrills” (April 2013). Want to know which ones?

    • Our cheeky tip for saving 10% at El Corte Inglés on most items in store just by showing your passport (see the end of our El Corte Inglés post).
    • How under 31’s can get great discounts across Europe with a cheap European Youth Card. For example, did you know that cardholders get a 15% discount at Springfield fashion stores across Spain?

     

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    -  Free ice-cream! Ben & Jerry’s free cone day is on 9 Apr, check participating Scoop Shops. Cheap Frigo ice-cream offer: get this year’s new products for only 1€ each and 2€ for ice-cream tubs at Frigo kiosks or supermarkets.

    -  Ends today: free delivery at Women’secret with orders over 20€. Or register with Memimo.es and get a free coupon for a 15% discount for the Women'secret spring collection (ends 30 Apr).

    -  Also with Memimo.es , free coupon for free delivery from The Body Shop (minimum 15€ order) and if you buy 3 items the cheapest will only cost 1€ (ends this weekend).

    -  Free software: Use LibreOffice for equivalents to Word, Excel and even Powerpoint and don’t forget to check out free anti-virus too such as Avast.

    -  Sephora offer ends 8 Apr: eye shadows only 3€ each (Sephora brand individual shadows) and 2x1 on nail polish. You don’t need any? Stock up for presents!-  25% off at Cortefiel online, use code 785 at checkout. Offers at Springfield online – up to 50% off trousers and 50% off jackets from spring/summer collection, ends 14 Apr.

    -  Offers at The Phone House until 5 Apr, up to 100€ discount if you change mobile company and up to 40€ discount if you change phone (Orange & Vodafone).

    -  Free baby products box, includes 5€ discount for Mothercare, baby cereals & lots more. Just fill in form, choose a collection point (in most Spanish towns & cities) and get your voucher by email.

    -  If you have a puppy, buy a 3kg bag of Friskies Junior and get a kit with free puppy food, bowl, snacks and discount coupons. Just fill in your details at the link.

    -  Ends 7 Apr: up to 50% off toys at El Corte Inglés in store.

    -  Promos on at Bodybell stores until 15 Apr, many products 50% off 2nd identical item. Also 20% off Maybelline products (ends 7 Apr).

    -  Offer from Chemist Direct, 25% off new Tommee Tippee range, 3x2 on Hayfever range and lots more.

    -  4 to 18 Apr, free entry to International Exhibition of Women’s Films in Barcelona.

    -  A couple of weeks ago we told you about the BIC phone available at Correos, well instead of 19€ it now only costs 16€ until 31 May and comes with 10€ in calls. Not a smartphone, but with a camera it’s a great idea for kids going to camp or if you have relatives over to visit and want to avoid roaming charges.

    -  Price crash promo at Play.com. With all prices in euros and no delivery charges it makes it easy to compare with prices in Spain.

    -  Free samples from BDV Farma, just need to send an email to the address shown on their website and you’ll get 4 samples.

    -  Register at Asos Spanish website and get 10€ to use on your first order. Delivery is free with no minimum order.

    -  For those with kids aged 3 to 8, check out FingerPrintPlay.com and get free educational game apps.

    -  See how to get cheap cinema tickets with our guide.

    -  Our friends at Spain Buddy let us know about Flash Sticks – learning languages via Post-Its! Also for kids take a look at Brain Picnic for bilingual games in Spanish & English.

    -  Win a year’s free Activia yogurt from Danone. All you need to do is choose one of their “happy belly” photos and share it on Facebook or Twitter! (Some photos have captions in English too). More competitions here.

    -  If you buy a Nenuco doll / toy for your child’s next birthday, you’ll get 10€ back – need to fill in the form and attach a copy of the product barcode and receipt.

    -  McDonald’s offers a 10% discount for families with 3 or more kids in nearly all their restaurants in Spain (can’t be used with other promos nor with “easy order” system). More meal deals info on our website.

    -  Read about the new Energy Efficiency Certificate if you’re thinking of selling or renting out your Spanish home.

    -  Remember that 30 Apr is the deadline for declaring your foreign-held assets if you’re a taxpayer in Spain.

    -  Seriously Mum: What’s An Alpaca? – a real account of setting up an alpaca farm in Spain. Available on Kindle at Amazon España or as a book with the title “Bloody Hell, What’s An Alpaca?”

    -  More great books on all things Spain and Spanish from Books4Spain, with free shipping to the UK on many books (good idea when you need to buy presents for friends and relatives there!).