Money Saver Spain Newsletter 2 May 2013

  • Consumer News

    In Spain around 200,000 secondhand phones are bought every month – so why keep hoarding your old ones at home? You can now sell your used mobiles at Carrefour (currently only at limited stores) or at El Corte Ingles, as well as online. If your mobiles are really old and only worth cents, just pick up an envelope at Correos, put in your “vintage” mobile and donate it to the Red Cross in Spain.

     

    SmartSalus.com is a website offering discounts on medical consultations, specialists, treatment and surgery in Spain.

     

    Inflation has dropped to 1.4% due to the fall in electricity and fuel prices. This is the lowest rate since the beginning of 2010. However, stores are still feeling the pressure of the recession with sales down last month nearly 9% (compared with April 2012).

     

    Trabber is a flight comparison website that shows final prices, in other words with credit card and suitcase charges. However, commission charges aren’t included.

     

    New grants available when buying electric cars, available for individuals and businesses in Spain.

     

    Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain

    -  Get over 30 minutes free call time from a landline in Spain to most European countries with our latest exclusive offer from Dial Abroad.

    -  When an offer seems too good to be true, it usually is. But OCU (Consumer Organisation) is offering a free tablet when you sign up for their magazines for 2 months for only 2€. We suppose the trick is in remembering to cancel before you automatically get signed up for a full year.

    -  Media Markt is to sell “everything” from 2 to 8 May with lots of special discounts. Everything means cars, detergent, plastic surgery!!! The campaign is called “We’ve gone crazy”.

    -  Free museum visits in Bilbao this weekend.

    More offers for Mother’s Day in Spain:

    -  At Kiabi 20% off 1 item in women’s department, use code WMAMA13.

    -  Free contact lenses, just fill in the form and when you receive your coupon by email take to your nearest participating optician.

    -  2 medium pizzas for 11.95€ (+ 1€ extra for delivery) from Pizza Movil (check participating stores in list).

    -  Free delivery from Muji for orders over 19€.

    -  At Foster’s Hollywood on 5 May, free mug “I Love My Mum” with any American style dessert. (See FB page for coupon and participating restaurants).

    -  10% off at Kiko Cosmetics, use code MAMA13 at checkout.

    -  10% discount at Tiska (brands outlet), includes Calvin Klein swimwear, use code MAMA2013

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    -  Until 6 May 15% off air con units at El Corte Ingles or 20% off if you pay with their store card and also 10% off installation. (Compare prices with Darty closing down sale offers).

    -  Also at El Corte Ingles, 25% off accessories and shoes (top brands) until 5 May, includes kids' shoes.

    -  Competition from AutoBild Spain to win a driving course in a Mazda MX-5 & weekend in Albacete. Just need to answer 5 questions.

    -  Alsa buses have introduced a new online booking system with savings of up to 50%, website in English.

    -  Free L’Oreal make-up session at El Corte Inglés (need to show receipt for a L’Oreal purchase over 20€).

    -  Freebies from Nestle for expectant mums, or mums with babies – discount coupons, free samples and more. Mums can also enter the competition at Lets Family to win a basket of baby clothes, ends 19 May.

    -  Summer knitwear discounts at Oysho, up to 40% off.

    -  See what showrooming is in our article – is this the future for shopping?

    -  Firestone and Michelin tyres on offer at Carrefour, buy two and the second has a 70% discount. Or check Michelin tyre prices at Confort Auto who’re offering free cinema tickets.

    -  If you’re looking for special shoe sizes, take a look at Andypola: men’s shoes sizes 38 to 52 and women’s 32 to 46. Discounts in their outlet section, delivery costs 7.50€.

    -  2x1 on branded sunglasses at Opticalia, valid all summer, cheapest pair free.

    -  Offer from Tixalia for Parque Warner (Madrid) 2 adult + 1 child free, 78€ till end of May, second consecutive day free.

    -  Outlet del Maquillaje (make-up outlet), has top brands such as MAC, Revlon, Elizabeth Arden. Cheapest delivery option: 1.50€ if you pick up at your local post office (mainland only).