Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 18 July 2013

  • Consumer News

     

    The European Commission is proposing changes to the EU Package Travel Rules to bring them up-to-date with internet travel purchases. The current 1990 Directive will be amended to help improve consumer rights and increase competition in the market.

     

    Movistar (Telefonica) will start to charge for the answer phone service on landlines from 1 Oct. As the company was not allowed to increase the basic line rental charge higher than the rate of inflation, they have taken the decision to divide this charge into separate parts. The price will be 0,73€/month for the answer phone service and the monthly basic price for a landline will increase from 17.51€ to 18.85€.

     

    More increases in electricity bills are on the horizon due to the decision to reduce the existing 4000 million euro deficit in the electricity sector. In the last six years prices have risen by over 50%.

     

    Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain

    -  AquaService is offering 3 months free service if you sign up for their hot/cold bottled water dispensers (20 litre bottles) for your home. 

    -  Sell your used gadgets, donate to an NGO and save on your taxes – read our latest article.

    -  Still on at El Corte Inglés, 20% off air con (top brands except Mitsubishi) and 10% off installation; 15% off Gigaset Dect phones, 15% off memory cards.

    -  Dog owners can try Pro Plan Duo Delice for free. Just buy a 700 gr pack, download the coupon, complete and send with the ticket and proof of purchase from pack to get a bank transfer for the cost. Ends 30 Sep, limited to 3 refunds per person.

    -  Up to 75% off end-of-range products at All Posters (visit Home page and choose language).

    -  Free delivery until 31 Aug from Howards Storage World, check out their sales items too.

    -  Useful comparison table if you want to sell your used mobile to see price differences for same mobile with different companies.

    -  Updated online shoes offers and also check out shoes at Amazon Spain with discounts of 50%.

    -  Further reductions at Women’secret, pyjamas from 9.99€, bikinis from 7.99€ in store and online.

    -  Up to 60% off in summer sale at Chemist Direct (delivers to Spain) and an extra 10% with discount code AFJUL447 when you spend over £100, ends 21 July.

    -  Open a current account with OpenBank and get either a free Airis tablet (salary over 1500/month) or a Tassimo coffee machine with 365 capsules (for salaries between 900€ and 1500€).

    -  Offers from The Phone House – get 60€ back if you buy a Samsung Galaxy S4 (with a Vodafone contract), 50€ back with Galaxy SIII or SIII Mini.

    -  Win a 50€ voucher for Atrapalo (holidays, restaurants, theatre, etc) with El Mundo (need to register).

    -  Celtic Festival in Barcelona 18-21 July, lots of free activities.

    -  Free delivery fromWorten online, ends 31 July.

    -  Check your vehicle insurance renewal price with Nuez Seguros and get a free car wash.

    -  Degustabox is offering a discount on their monthly food subscription boxes, until 20 July sign up for only 6.99€ first month (usual price 12.99€).

    -  Free Juicy Couture fragrance samples at El Corte Inglés until 26 June; free Escada samples, need to fill in online form.

    -  DisneyLand Paris offers from Viajes El Corte Ingles: 2 days & nights free, free flights transfers and stays for children – must reserve before 31 July.

    -  Online stationery & school stuff at low prices from Material Escolar, free delivery to mainland Spain for orders over 29€ (need to pay delivery to Islands). If you find the same items cheaper in a period of 30 days, send them the receipt and you’ll get a 20€ voucher.

    -  Try Nestle Mini Crema (milk or white chocolate desserts) and get your money back.

    -  Sun lounger for only 2€ (worth 25€) when you spend 50€ at Bodybell (cardholders) or 70€ if you don’t have their storecard, ends 31 July.

    -  Free cotton bag at Sephora when you spend 15€ on bath products before 4 Aug.

    -  Loads of discount vouchers for L’Illa (in Catalan) and Maremagnum (in English) shopping centres in Barcelona.

    -  Artists can get samples of Winsor & Newton paints, just need to fill in details.

    -  Win a weekend for 2 in Granada, with Abba Hotels’ photo competition.