Money Saver Spain Newsletter 10 October 2013

  • This Week's Top Event

     

    Saturday 12 October is Spain’s National Day, with the biggest celebrations taking part in Zaragoza for the Dia del Pilar with over 80% of activities free. Check out events in your local area – for example in Alicante you can visit museums for free this weekend.

     

    Find offers after the news…

     

    Consumer News

    Watch out with the CE marking on goods. The European safety mark has the letters C and E with a wider spacing than China Export which also uses the same two letters. Read more about this at the International Center for Quality Certification.

     

    Fines for being over the limit when driving will be increased from 500€ to 1000€ when the new law is approved in Spain (probably beginning of 2014). More fines: Watch out if you’re in Alicante as you could be fined 40€ for walking in a bike lane (20€ if you pay on the spot!).

     

    The Bank of Spain has published the list of the banks that have had the most official complaints: CitiBank, Caja España (Caja Duero), Novo Galicia, Cajas Rurales Unidas and Banco Popular.

     

    See our latest post on how taxes have risen in Spain over the past few years.

    Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain

    -  Get 60€ off a Kindle Fire HD from Amazon ES: from only 139€.

    -  20% discount on lingerie, all brands, at El Corte Inglés stores until 13 Oct. Also 20% off perfumes and cosmetics until 20 Oct (when buying online the discount is direct, if buying in store you’ll be given a gift card).

    -  Marks and Spencer EU final reductions: up to 70% off and free delivery, ends 13 Oct, use code ENVIO12.

    -  Get a free meal in Ikea on Fridays. OK, there’s a catch – when you buy lunch or dinner at Ikea (need to show your free Ikea Family Card) you’ll get the money back as a gift card to spend on your purchases. And don’t forget that with each meal you get a free kid’s organic meal! Offer limited to one card per person per Friday.

    -  Codes for Chemist Direct: 5% off in Beauty category, use code BTY465 and £10 off £100 spend with code TEN465. Both offers end 13 Oct.

    -  Win tickets for the premier screening of Captain Phillips, just need to give the name of the film director (Paul Greengrass) and register at El Mundo.

    -  Even luxury goods have promos: Jaguar XF Luxury Plus for 39,800€, valid till end of Oct or until 50 units sold.

    -  26 Oct in Madrid, sports newspaper Marca celebrates its 75 anniversary with a Family Sports Day. Lots of events and prizes for kids.

    -  Get a 7.50€ discount on a 2 kilo box of Nestle personalised chocolates, use code NESCAJA2.

    -  20% discount on selected second item at Pimkie online, use code AUTUMN13.

    -  Although bank rates are not so great, ING Direct is offering 2.4% for new clients when they open a savings account (Cuenta Naranja) during the first 4 months. No commission, money available to take out when you want.

    -  Try Campofrio’s new pork loin slices for free – buy a pack, fill in the form and get your money back by bank transfer.

    -  Fnac are offering up to 50% off TV series DVDs/Blu-ray (Breaking Bad, Grey’s Anatomy & more).

    -  Get a free sample of Garnier Perfect Blur cream, just need to register.

    -  Get a free 50€ prepaid Visa card, a free dental check-up and free dental hygiene treatment. Need to buy a bottle of Listerine (500 ml or 1 l), register and follow their 21-day challenge. Remember to keep your proof of payment.

    -  33% off Asus Vibotab tablet atWorten online and get a free keyboard, offer ends 31 Oct.

    -  Spotted by This Is Spain: Lidl competition on Facebook, win 50€ shopping vouchers, and other prizes.

    -  Mums (or mums to be): chance to win 600€ in clothing and furniture with Vertbaudet via Facebook.

    -  More for mums: for all purchases at Prenatal made before 23 Oct you’ll get 20% back in vouchers to use from 24 Oct to 14 Nov.

    -  Like Milka on Facebook to get discount vouchers and the possibility to win prizes.

    -  Pans & Company website in English (well, sort of!) with info on their latest promos.

    -  Sandwich mixto (ham & cheese sandwich) and an Illy coffee for 3.50€ at El Corte Ingles cafeterias during Oct. Valid after 17 h, print flyer and present. Also half litre Mahou beer for 2€, ends 26 Oct.

    -  Offers at The Phone House 9-12 Oct: 100€ discount on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, also check out their outlet where used phones come fully refurbished with a one-year guarantee.

    -  Read all about LPG fuelled cars in Spain in our latest post and how you could save money.

    -  For kids: free Disney Junior workshops at Disney Stores across Spain, including islands, until 9 Nov. Also make any purchase in store over 15€ and get a Peek A Boo mug for 4.99€ (worth 10€) – ends 23 Oct.

    -  18, 19 & 20 Oct – second Stock Outlet Fair in Madrid. Lots of top brands with big discounts and activities to keep the kids busy whilst you’re shopping.