Money Saver Newsletter 5 Sep 2013

  • This Week's Top Offers

     

    Get a free 6 month subscription to Spotify Premium when you buy a Toshiba Satellite laptop computer. Ends 30 Sep, need to register purchase.

    Holiday snaps: Buy a Hofmann album and get a 10€ discount, promo ends 24 Sep. New customers at Photobox get 60 photos free (10x15cm – use code PHTFAM9) or 1 album for 3.99€ (30 pages – use code ESFVER3). Delivery not included in either offer.

     

    More offers after the news…

     

    Consumer News

     

    If you cancel your mobile phone contract and have to pay a cancellation fee, this should not be subject to sales tax (21%). Spanish consumer organization Facua is currently challenging companies regarding this illegal practice.

     

    Check the ingredients! Mercadona has claimed that it accidently used old packaging for frozen battered squid (calamares) for a product which actually contained “pota”. Although very similar, pota is cheaper (and harder) than squid. Not exactly the horse meat scandal but…

     

    See our latest post on “traditional” scams in Spain. Scammers love to target foreigners so watch out!

     

    Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain

     

    -  Casa Shops offers a 20% discount for students for all articles in promo leaflet, need to present Student Card and proof you’re studying this year.

    -  Spend 35€ at Rituals and get a free shower scrub & glove worth 11.50€.

    -  Amazon Spain 2x1 on over 400 kids & family films.

    -  Kiabi in store and online: buy 2 kids pyjamas and get second for only 1€, buy 2 pairs kids jeans and get 50% off second pair.

    -  20% off at Clarks EU site, use code B20CLARKS, ends 30 Sep, free delivery & returns.

    -  Sephora stores promo: Get 10€ off when you buy one perfume, 30€ off two perfumes or 60€ off if you buy three. All perfumes must be 75ml or more.

    -  Alternative tourism: The European Cemeteries Route with 15 sites in Spain. No queues, free entry and people are dying to visit (sorry for the pun!).

    -  Get a 50€ voucher to spend at Hair Dreams (extensions or hair thickening treatment) at any of their salons in Spain. Need to register on the Spanish site, but you can read about their services on their UK site.

    -  Sun 8, 15 & 22 Sep, The Godfather DVDs only 1€ each with El Mundo newspaper (good idea to reserve a copy).

    -  Free sight test and glasses for kids 5-7 years old with Alain Afflelou, promo ends 15 Oct.

    -  Buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and get 3 free films of your choice, 3 HD games, 3 weeks Spanish newspaper subscription. Promo gifts worth 50€.

    -  Also with Samsung, get a free S View cover when you buy a Galaxy S4 mobile, ends 30 Sep.

    -  Until the end of 2013, get 12-months interest-free finance at El Corte Ingles home department (need to pay 9€ admin charge).

    -  Special student rates at NH hotels across Europe: 66€ per room per night incl. breakfast. Valid until end 2013, need to show student identification. Over 55’s get 30% off at Paradores in Spain.

    -  Illy coffee and cheesecake for 4.50€ at El Corte Ingles cafeterias during Sep after 17:00h, print flyer. Also 25% off all new dishes on their restaurant menu 6-30 Sep. More meal deals at nationwide chains on our web.

    -  Easy competition to win a watch, just need to say which animal appears on the Lamborghini logo. Need to register to enter.

    -  If you still enjoy receiving real postcards, rather than electronic ones, join Post Crossing to send & receive postcards worldwide. Cost: the card & postage.

    -  Get 2x10€ discounts at Eroski online supermarket. Only valid for new customers, minimum spend 80€. Code FC20130701 on first visit and FC20130702 on second. Ends 17 Sep, more details here.

    -  Nestle competition to win 6000€ every year, just need to buy three products from the selection shown and register.

    -  Buy or sell all the family’s quality branded secondhand clothes, shoes or accessories in ‪Spain at Armario de Lujo (need to register to see prices).

    -  If you don't have a Kindle download the Kindle app for free from Amazon ESP for your computer or tablet and get these great books about life in Spain for less than 1€ each:

      1. Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? - An Adventure in the Frying Pan of Spain

      2. Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools