2014 sees changes in the local car tax in Spain, which will be based on emissions of CO2 and NOx. The idea is to penalise owners of older cars and Central Government will leave part of the tax up to each municipality to decide what rates to set.
There have been lots of complaints to consumer organisations recently about salespeople who work for electricity companies not carrying out their work strictly within the limits of the law and, in some cases, even fraudulently changing the electric supply to another company to receive their commission. We wrote about this last year, so it might be a good time to re-read our guide.
Don’t forget, 2 May sees the introduction of the new 5€ bank notes. Both old and new notes can be used together for quite some time and the old style notes won’t lose their value even after they’re removed from circulation.
Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain
- April is book month in Spain, get a 5€ voucher with a 20€ spend on books at Amazon Spain and free delivery (applies to books in English & other languages too). Voucher valid for any department except e-books.
- Darty are closing their 43 stores across Spain soon. Check out their closing down sale both in store and online with discounts on TVs, electronics, household appliances, etc. Reductions of up to 25% available.
- Get 60€ back when you buy from a selection of Daikin air conditioning units. Need to send invoice, fill in the form and you’ll get the 60€ by bank transfer.
- Updated post on saving on train travel in Spain, with info on the new BonoAVE.
- Find out about frozen food stores in Spain, with online options and ways to save.
- Ends 14 Apr, Perfumerías If online offer a discount ranging from 5€ to 50€ (depends on size of order) and register online to get a 10€ discount voucher to use immediately. At Marionnaud online 20% off make-up, ends 21 Apr. Bodybell offer free delivery on orders over 30€ (ends 15 Apr), up to 50% off top brand perfumes and 10% off over-the-counter pharmaceutical items.
- Buy new Michelin tyres and get a free Smartbox experience pack worth either 30€ or 60€ (depends on type of tyres purchased). Ends 15 Apr.
- Discounts for stays until 7 Nov at Disneyland Paris if you book before 30 Apr at Viajes El Corte Inglés: 15% discount, free lunches and dinners and free flights for under 7’s. Before booking compare with other travel agencies.
- Register at La Redoute and get a 10€ voucher for your first order. Also 20% off top brands until 15 Apr.
- Spring promo with Bosch small electrical appliances – up to 50€ cash back. Need to send invoice and barcode from product by email or by post. Ends 5 May.
- If your car needs new brakes, Norauto are advertising 30% off, but the smallprint says it doesn’t include brake fluid nor labour charge.
- “So British” promo at Marks & Spencer Spanish site, with 3x2 offers in most departments. Remember to subscribe to their newsletter to get a 20% off voucher.
- 2x1 on a selection of Warner films on Blu-ray at Fnac online.
- 5-21 Apr, “8 Días de Oro” at El Corte Inglés stores and online with discounts of up to 30% on a selection of top brand clothes (for men, women & kids).
- Free delivery from Clinique online when you order one item from their Even Better range, plus a free Butter Shine Lipstick. Ends 14 Apr.
- Get free dog food samples from Royal Canin for following breeds: German Shepherd, Labrador, Golden Retriever, Boxer or Bulldog. They also offer the chance to enter a competition to win a book (in Spanish).
- Free Nivea Smooth Milk samples, register and fill in your details. If you also want to enter their draw for 100 prizes of Nivea products, you’ll have to fill in the box “what inspires you at the start of the day”.
- New info on Nescafe’s competition to win 2000€ per month for life!.
- Monarch flights Spain-UK offer £25 off, ends 6 May, use code BIG25.