Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 4 July 2013

  • Consumer News


    Spain has, on average, 5 speed radars for every 1000 km of roads, however in Catalunya there are over 18 radars per 1000 km. The regions with the lowest numbers are Navarra, Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha with 1, 2.18 and 2.45 radars respectively per 1000 km. In total Catalunya has 217 radar traps compared with 128 in Andalucia. You have been warned!


    Electricity prices up, once again, in July by 1.2%.


    This month taxes have been increased on tobacco products by an average of 15 cents and alcohol taxes are up 10% (except for wine and beer).


    Roaming charges in Europe have been reduced from 1 July, see our updated post on the new rates.

    Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain

    -  Get a free month’s subscription at online films & TV series (most available in English) – great for summer viewing! See our guide to online films websites and remember with Wuaki there’s no penalty charge for cancelling at any time.

    -  Rituals products in stores & online up to 50% off, free delivery on orders over 45€, website in English too.

    -  Free guided tours in the Murcia Region (29 towns) weekends until 16 Sept, check agenda at link. Also 10% off at participating cafeterias and restaurants.

    -  Buy an iPad mini at El Corte Inglés and get a 20€ gift card, also 20% discount on smart covers. Same store: 15% off Sony video cameras. Offers end 14 July.

    -  Free delivery from Worten stores, use code PG_0713_M, ends 14 July.

    -  This Saturday 6 July, 15% off at Aki DIY stores. See also our post on saving on DIY.

    -  10% off at Sephora stores, sign up for their newsletter.

    -  Online sale at Swarovski with discounts of up to 50% – great way to get cheaper gifts for upcoming birthdays or anniversaries, website in English too (free delivery to Spain on orders over 75€, for other countries check thresholds). More jewellery with discounts at Guess online store, also in English (free delivery on orders over 140 €/£).

    -  New post on avoiding getting ripped off when travelling by taxi in Spain.

    -  If you have visitors over this summer, or kids off to camp in Spain, remember that at Correos you can get a prepaid mobile, with camera, for only 19€ including 5€ in calls.

    -  Sale on at Clarks EU multi-language website, free delivery and returns still available during sale.

    -  Room Mate hotels offer free WiFi not only in their 11 hotels in Spain but in the city too via a wireless router. Their programme is called, unsurprisingly, Free WiFi in the City.

    -  Alain Afflelou 10th anniversary promo: get 2 pairs of glasses for only 1€ when you buy a prescription pair of glasses. Additional pairs can be for yourself or family/friends. Also pay in 1 year interest-free and no commission.

    -  Get samples of Biotherm Homme Eau de cologne and moisturiser, need to download coupon from Facebook and present in El Corte Ingles. Also available: Pantene samples, 4 to choose from.

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