Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 9 May 2013

  • Consumer News

    The EU is questioning why sales tax is applied on school lunches in Spain when they could be tax-free. Tax was increased from 10% to 21% last September on school lunches for children over 6 years old.

     

    Did you know that spam phone calls are illegal in Spain? If you’re fed up of being harassed by the same companies (who always seem to call when you’re having dinner or watching a really good film), Facua offers downloadable complaint forms.

     

    Spanish Consumer Organisation OCU tested Decathlon’s new bike that folds in 1 second (according to Decathlon’s advert) but they forget to mention that it weighs over 13 kg - not so light to carry on the bus! At nearly 550€ for the Tilt 7 model we suppose many will prefer bikes that don’t fold…

     

    New 5€ notes out this month, but don’t accept 30€ notes like the guy in Germany who not only used a false 30€ note but got the correct change too!

     

    Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain

    -  Don’t forget that next month sees the introduction of the new Energy Efficiency Certificate for homes in Spain – if you’re thinking of renting or selling it’s compulsory to have one, see our guide on what to expect (and what to avoid).

    -  Vueling offers – one million seats from 29.99€. Buy before 14 May, fly 21 May to 18 Sep (must buy minimum 14 days before flight).

    -  Hotel Melia Rewards programme is offering a 100€ resort credit, 30% discounts and a free child (or maybe that should be “kids stay free”!) for reservations made before 16 June for stays this summer.

    -  Men’s shirts promo at Marks & Spencer: 3 for 45€ (selected items). Also still on: mid-season sale up to 60% off. Need to spend 49€ to get free delivery.

    -  Summer Shopping online promo at Cortefiel, Springfield, Women’secret & Pedro del Hierro. Need to register to get a 20% discount, ends 12 May.

    -  Lindt online store offering 50% off Lindor until end May (delivery 8€ or free on orders over 100€).

    -  New post about the 5 most popular restaurant apps in Spain, use them to save on your reservations.

    -  Non-prepayment coupons offers include from Oportunista 3€ discount on 30€ shop at Supersol supermarkets and 5€ tickets to Yelmo Cinemas or from Memimo.es 10% off Philips shavers and 7% off new Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

    -  Domino’s pizza offers all you can eat & drink for 6.20€ each for groups of 3 or more (check participating restaurants on Facebook page). At El Corte Ingles cafeterias: print flyer for 5€ discount on 20€ spend, valid after 17:00 until 31 May. More up-to-date meal deals info on our website.

    -  Now shipping to Spain: Screwfix – free delivery on orders over £100.

    -  Get your 21% sales tax back when you buy an LG Smart TV (check models included in promo).

    -  Greetings cards offer from M&S UK site when you buy 4 or more copies of the same card, save at least £0.99 per card – great for announcements (births, change of address, etc.)

    -  European Opera Day on 12 May, visit the Royal Theatre in Madrid free that morning.

    -  Up to 20% off Stressless chairs during May.

    -  Don’t forget our exclusive offer for 30 mins free talk time on landlines to most European countries.

    -  Register at Perfumerías If and get a 5€ voucher immediately, then if you spend over 60€ on perfumes between 6-16 May you’ll get a 8€ voucher for your next purchase.

    -  Outlet at Blanco online, great bargains (up to 80% off) but stocks limited and you can’t search by size.

    -  Promo “baby fair” at El Corte Inglés, 15% off prams, pushchairs, etc until 19 May. More baby promos: 20% off Nonabox if you register today or 10% off if registering on 10 May for their monthly gift boxes of baby items – use code MAYO2013.

    -  Also at El Corte Inglés up to 30% off bed bases & mattresses.

    -  Get your own name on a jar of Nutella by using their Facebook app (not money saving, just fun!).

    -  Free delivery on orders over 50€ from Howards Storage World.

    -  Swarovski have extended last week’s Mother’s Day promo, until 12 May get 10% discount online using promo code MOTHERSDAY13 for orders over 125€.