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  • Contributors for New Book Needed

    Hi Everyone - I had posted this elsewhere, but can't find it now so here it is again! I'm drafting my first book under my MoneySaverSpain brand: How to Make Extra Cash In Spain and I'm looking for people who would like to contribute how they've managed to make a bit of extra money, however qui...
  • Entrepreneur Over 40'?

    Hi Everyone - asking for a favour! I'm in the process of launching my first business in Spanish: Femprendiendo -  a community for Spanish-speaking would-be entrepreneurs or those who've already embarked on the adventure. Aimed at women over-40 (more or less!), the Facebook community ...
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  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 10 Dec 2015

    Hi Ladies, Well the festive season has definitely arrived in Spain with the lights and decorations in stores and streets across the country. In the latest round-up of discounts, freebies and promos available in this week's MoneySaverSpain newsletter you can find out how to get the following A 15%...
  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 4 Dec 2015

    Hi Ladies, Well, it's finally December and that means we'll all be getting a bit more stressed as the days go buy and your to-do list grows and grows. In this week's newsletter you can find fragrance discounts, free jamón, fashion discounts and promos for tablewear and the latest Ikea offers. If y...
  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 19 Nov 2015

    Hi Ladies, Another week, another round-up of great offers and promos available in Spain (plus a couple in the UK) in my latest newsletter. Highlights include: Cheap Amazon Spain ebooks in English (many for only 99 cents) 30% off fashion at El Corte Ingles Women's secret and Cotton Traders discount...
  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 6 Nov 2015

    Hi ladies, In this week's MoneySaverSpain.com newsletter there are loads of goodies heading up to the Christmas rush. Unfortunately we're all being bombarded by emails with offers for the festive season, even if we still think it's far away - I've even seen that if you buy at Oysho now they'll acce...
  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 22 Oct 2015

    Hi Ladies, Here's a quick round-up of the latest promos, offers and discounts available around Spain from the latest MoneySaverSpain.com newsletter: Freebies with women's Spanish mags. Don't speak Spanish? No problem! The freebies are worth more than the mag so it's worth buying. (I love Rituals s...
  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 11 Oct 2015

    Hi Ladies, In this week's Money Saver Spain newsletter I've included info about Spain's latest Fiesta del Cine: 3 days in Nov with cinema tickets for only 2.90€. As most cinemas now include films with the original language soundtrack, there's no excuse not to go! Also see how to get a discount on ...
  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 1 Oct 2015

    Hi Ladies! There are lots of goodies in this week's Money Saver Spain newsletter including: A little trick to get 25% off at H&M (new autumn / winter coat?) All about Amazon's new supermarket in Spain (nothing better than getting all the heavy stuff delivered straight to your door) Lower IBI t...
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  • Latest news from Money Saver Spain

    Hi Ladies, I've just published the latest newsletter with promos and offers available in Spain and only if you read it quick will you be able to take advantage of today's Vogue Fashion Night Out on 10 Sep with 25% off at lots of stores online (that also have English-language websites). There are a...
  • Money Saver Spain is back after the holidays!

    Hi everyone, After a break for the summer holidays, celebrating a significant birthday (50 this year!) and having had hand surgery last month, I'm now back to updating my website and sending out the weekly newsletter. For those on Costa Women who don't know about me, I run MoneySaverSpain.com - a ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 16 July 2015

    3x2 dry cleaning at Pressto located in El Corte Ingles stores across Spain including Canary Islands. Download free coupon, valid till 24 Jul. Kiko Cosmetics stores – free beach bag when you spend 30€ in store. Also sales on with up to 50% off selected lines. In The Guardian – send your travel tips ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 9 July 2015

    On 15 July Amazon will be holding their Premium Day in Spain, or Prime Day in the UK, with “better offers than on Black Friday”. The offers will only be available for those who are either Amazon Premium/Prime members but you can also sign up for the one-month trial period to have access to the offer...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 2 July 2015

    Sales are on everywhere across Spain, don’t forget that your rights haven’t altered – see our post for more details. Carrefour offer 50% off all Flex and Pikolin mattresses and bed bases (direct discount) and additional 20% given as gift voucher to use before 15 Aug. Remember that Amazon Spain has l...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 25 June 2015

    Read our latest post on Your Favourite UK Brands in Spain and see how to avoid paying for returns. Daikin air con has a 15% discount at El Corte Ingles until 30 Jun, discount applied to units, not installation costs. If you’re looking for original printed cards for special occasions (invitations, po...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 18 June 2015

    Last chance to win 2000€ every month for life via Nescafé, ends 30 Jun. Download free maps and guides to Madrid via the official website (in several languages). Buy a family film by Twentieth Century Fox and get a free experience pack for families. Purchase at Media Markt or Fnac before 15 S...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 11 June 2015

    Great savings at El Corte Ingles on electronics and home appliances until 18 Jun in stores and online. Discounts include: iPad Air WiFi 16 GB 349€, Mini 3 WiFi 16 GB 299€ 15% off Canon printers when you buy an original Canon ink cartridge 25% off Toshiba USB memory sticks 15% off Fujitsu air con...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 4 June 2015

    Here's just a selection of some of the great ways to save in Spain that were included in this week's MoneySaverSpain.com newsletter: If you need to get your garden in shape, remember that your local DIY store will hire out tools and machinery at a fraction of the cost of buying (if you only need th...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 28 May 2015

    Carrefour stores “Save IVA” on over 1000 electronic and home appliance items. For every 100€ spent you’ll get 17.35€ back on a voucher. Promo ends 7 June, voucher must be used by 21 June. Examples of savings include: iPad Air 2 16 GB WiFi – costs 489€, get 88.02€ back. LG Ultra HD 4K TV – costs 779...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 21 May 2015

    Freebie with a (small) catch: Get free Cirque du Soleil tickets … in Andorra! Standing tickets are free and if you book a hotel package you get a free seat at the show. Get access to free books, maps and more from the World Digital Library. Buy a promo bag of Florette salad and get a free experienc...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 14 May 2015

    Free online course via The Open University & Future Learn: Managing My Money. Starts 17 Aug, lasts 8 weeks, 3 hours per week. 50% discount on Frappuccino at Starbucks 15-22 May from 5 to 7 pm. Free tours of Seville, Granada and Madrid available for groups of less than 10 people. Get a free win...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 7 May 2015

    Supercor stores offer 10% back as a gift voucher on all purchases over 20€. Need to use voucher before 27 May.  El Corte Ingles promo: 20% back as gift voucher when you buy men’s & women’s frangrances, pharmacy items and make-up. Ends 17 May, in store and online. 4€ off a minimum 12€ spend at L...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 30 Apr 2015

    Take a look at MediaMarkt’s “We’ve Gone Crazy” promo – cars, electric bikes, 70€ Lidl shopping basket for only 50€ and lots of other stuff that MediaMarkt don’t normally sell. Recycle your knickers! Intimissimi will give you vouchers for your old clothes (any brand, any condition): 3€ for bras, 2€...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 23 Apr 2015

    Free crepes at McDonalds (need to buy a 1€ coffee), print coupon or show on smarphone and check participating locations, ends 30 Apr. Read our top tips on how to save at Ikea. Get 10 x 10 minutes free meditation sessions via HeadSpace. Nestle personalised chocolate boxes, 8€ discount until 20 May, ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 16 Apr 2015

    See how to get discount coupons for top food brands in Spain and even free films via Danone. Buy an LG Hom-Bot vacuum cleaner and if you’re not fully convinced in 30 days you can return it and get a full refund. Check participating stores at link. Also from LG, buy Home Music speakers and get a fr...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 9 Apr 2015

    Use the Ikea food bag on Fridays – fill with products from Ikea’s food department and get a 15% discount. Ikea also offer a 10% discount (given as a gift voucher) on outdoor furniture on purchases made before 30 Apr. For both promos you’ll need an Ikea Family card (free). Tiendanimal offers a wide...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 19 Mar 2015

    With 4 packs of Danone Activia yoghurts, get a free experience pack (choose from spa, massage or beauty). Need to upload pincodes online, also with each pincode participate in a prize draw. 20% off bedding & home at Marks & Spencer EU, ends Monday, excludes luggage and sale items. Take a lo...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 12 Mar 2015

    Get a free cinema ticket when you buy a box of Popitas popcorn. Need to upload the receipt and your details online. Check out the latest competitions available in Spain – win 2000€ every month, a GoPro camera or a year’s supply of cereals. Take a look at the list of useful free apps about Spain fro...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 7 Feb 2015

    Updated post on how to save at El Corte Ingles. Free his or hers Rituals facial treatment set when you spend 45€, valid until 29 Mar. Get a 10% discount on 39 different Ufesa products (irons, toasters, kettles, etc) until 15 Mar at Carrefour online only, pick up in store for free. Also at Carrefour...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 26 Feb 2015

    Get a 10€ voucher to spend at Decathlon when you buy Post-It products. Need to buy the number of units shown on the website (differs by products, eg. 12 rolls Scotch Magic tape or 2 packs 5-colours Super Sticky Notes). European Food Fair at Hipercor stores from today until the end of March with ove...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 19 Feb 2015

    Free egg & bacon McMuffin at McDonalds until 28 Feb. Show coupon before 12:00h, need to buy a coffee, check participating restaurants. Get 20% off at Marks & Spencer EU until midnight 23 Feb on clothing, footwear and home. Use code MSEMFRIEND. Need to spend 30€ to get free delivery. Ikea o...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 5 Feb 2015

    Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee machine only 29€ (normally 79€) when you buy 4 boxes of capsules. Also when you register online you’ll get a 10€ gift voucher. Take a look at our updated post on no-win no-fee websites to make a claim when your flight is delayed or cancelled. McFit gyms have 27 centres ac...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 29 Jan 2015

    See our new article on prepaid cards: pros & cons, where to get them in Spain and which ones are free. Promo at Carrefour until 9 Feb: Get VAT equivalent cashback (on quarterly Carrefour voucher) on over 1000 articles including all LG and Samsung TVs.  Eg for a TV that costs 679€, get 122.22€ b...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 22 Jan 2015

    Rituals offer a free scrub cream when you spend 35€ in store or online (website available in English), ends 1 Feb. Updated post on meal deals and promos at family restaurant chains across Spain. 2€ discount on kids’ Kandoo wet wipes – buy a promo pack, register online and include the PIN number fo...
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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 15 Jan 2015

    This week we’ve been taking a look at BitLit – an app that will let you know if you can download a book for free when you upload a shelfie (photo of the books on your bookshelf). The app identifies the books and lets you know which are available free of charge. You’ll then you need to put your name ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 8 Jan 2015

    Happy New Year! My newsletter is back - for those that don't know me I run the website MoneySaverSpain.com and every week I post on Costa Women an extract from the weekly newsletter. Here are just some of the great offers included this week. Buy any goods online, pay by PayPal and if you need to p...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 12 Dec 2014

    Here's our "12 Savings of Christmas" list from our last 2014 newsletter: J.K. Rowling will publish 14 tales available free on Pottermore from 12 Dec. (more details on Facebook). Buy an LG G3 smartphone at El Corte Ingles and get a free GPAD tablet (check units still available on LG’s website). Mo...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 6 Dec 2014

    If gifting money abroad this Christmas, take a look at TransferWise - it's cheap & quick. Great idea from My Project Me: how to create Christmas experience vouchers for free. Fnac online has a low cost section (hidden away!) with end-of-range, open box and refurbished items. Items either come w...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 23 Nov 2014

    Get a free digital guide to Wine Routes of Spain in English and more info at the official website. Try Wuaki online film streaming free for a month, then cancel at any time. See more info in our article from earlier this year. Find out more about Black Friday and Cyber Monday in Spain in our lates...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 13 Nov 2014

    Get a free dental check-up for your dog from 15 Nov to 15 Dec - enter your postcode to find details of participating vets. Toys at El Corte Ingles: 20% discount on purchases until 23 Nov given as gift voucher to use from 26-31 Dec. The Body Shop has promos online including 50% off second item, fre...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 30 Oct 2014

    1. Up to 25% off items atDebenhams International home department until 2 Nov and free shipping on orders over £50.   2. Trade in your old TV at Carrefour when you buy a new one and get a discount. Used TV must be in working order and come with cable and remote control. Flat screen over 39”: 130€ d...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 18 Oct 2014

    New Dolce Gusto coffee machines Oblo or Jovia with 5 boxes of capsules for 79€ until 20 Oct. Kiabi stores & online promo: 50% off second knitwear item. Jet 2 are repeating their 20% off promo, ends 21 Oct. Discount automatic on flight & taxes, not extras, until 15 Nov 2015. Aki DIY stores ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 11 Oct 2014

    1.  Updated post: discounts, free delivery & returns on men’s & women’s shoes online. 2.  Next week sees the launch of the GREAT initiative with El Corte Ingles showcasing UK food, drink, fashion and culture during 3 weeks. 3.  Get cheaper utilities in Spain – see how via the OCU consumer ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 3 Oct 2014

    Here's an extract from the latest MoneySaverSpain.com newsletter - especially tailored for CostaWomen!. -  Updated post: new free experience packs from Listerine and Johnson’s Baby. -  Buy a Bosch EcoSilence dishwasher and get six months Finish detergent free. Offer valid till end 2014. -  Ikea pro...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 25 Sept 2014

    -  See how to get a grant when you buy a new boiler – available in 4 regions in Spain including Andalucia. -  Amazon UK promo: Kindle unlimited £7.99 per month, try free for first 30 days. Amazon Spain: Kindle with touch screen 79€. -  Kiwoko pet food online offers 25% discount on any size Dog Chow ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 18 Sept 2014

    Get a free guided tour of Cordoba. Spain’s Fiesta del Cine is back – cinema tickets only 2.90€ each during 3 days in Oct. Register for Casa Shops newsletter to get a 10% discount when you next visit one of their stores and a free bag. Newsletter subscribers also get exclusive discounts. Promos at ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 11 Sept 2014

    New article on MOOCs (massive open online courses) includes info about a course for Spanish learners from Canvas – starts 22 Sep, ends 1 Dec and it’s free. Ikea 15% off bathroom furniture with Ikea Family Card (free, get in store). Valid 12 Sep to 2 Oct, amount returned as gift voucher. Family Car...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 4 Sept 2014

    Free Back to School gifts with Frigo products (Magnum, Cornetto, Calippo, Ben & Jerry’s, Carte D’Or): With 3 products free pencil case, 4 products free backpack and 5 products free blanket. Need to upload receipts before 15 Oct. Vueling offers 1 million seats from 24.99€ each way. Book before ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 28 August 2014

    The newsletter from my website MoneySaverSpain.com is back after the summer break and here's an extract especially tailored for Costa Women! H&M has launched its online store in Spain with free delivery until 17 Sep - use code 0006. Marks and Spencer EU promos: 20% off men’s suits, women’s jump...
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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 24 July 2014

    Stay at a Parador in Spain 3 consecutive nights for the price of 2 during August; prices include breakfast.   Apple discounts available during summer for students, parents and teachers in Spain.   Up to 85% off a selection of ebooks in English from Amazon Spain. If you have children and still haven...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 19 July 2014

    Free e-book from Lonely Planet: 50 Secret Places in Europe. Also from Lonely Planet, if you subscribe to their newsletter you’ll get a 20% discount on your next guidebook purchase (at bottom of page link). For Dolce Gusto machine owners: buy any 6 boxes of capsules and get a box of one of the cold...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 11 July 2014

    Receive a free laser hair removal session (underarms or bikini line) at Pelo Stop (locations in 22 cities in Spain). Just like on Facebook and download coupon. No need to sign up for any more sessions. Online shoes offers with free delivery & returns: Clarks EU have discounts on summer sandals...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 3 July 2014

    Ikea Family Card (free loyalty card) promo: 20% back as gift voucher when you buy a spring mattresses, need to buy before 31 Jul. Also at Ikea get a free evening meal until 14 Aug and kids eat free (cost of meal 7.95€ given as gift voucher). Play houses by Feber, get 21% cashback. Ends 6 Jul, downl...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 26 June 2014

    We used Ulabox this week (online supermarket) to order heavy, bulky items. Their website is really easy to use even if your Spanish is not so great. Go in via this link to get 5€ off your first order, delivery free if you spend 59€. Clarks EU website summer sales, up to 50% off in all departments –...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 19 June 2014

    If you order online and have to return items, if you’ve paid by Paypal then you’ll get your shipping charges returned on up to 4 online purchases before 30 Sep. Valid for orders to any country, max. amount returned 30€ per order. Ikea has end-of-range items discounted by up to 50% plus an extra 10...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 5 June 2014

    Exclusive offer: Get 5€ free credit for international calls from mobile phones in Spain. Get discounts on personalised cards for Father’s Day (16 Jun in UK). Currency Transfers: We’ve compared 3 different solutions, choose which is best for you. NH Hotels offers for July & August in cities in ...
  • Money Saver Spain Offers For Costa Women 29 May 2014

    Top Offers This Week 1.  The e-Day returns, online only, on Mon 2 Jun. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a one-day discount extravaganza from major brands all found in one place. Brands and offers include: 15% discount HP Pavilion laptops 12€ discount Royal Canin pet food & free gift (orders ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 22 May for Costa Women

    1  Free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) from the University of Salamanca to improve your basic Spanish “Miriada X Español Salamanca A2”. Get your name down before 1 June (3000 people have already joined), course lasts 6 weeks. (Note: Participation certificate is free, but pass certificate costs 4...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 15 May for Costa Women

    Nubeox are offering their online movie and series streaming service in Spain for only 5€ for the first 3 months (not 5€ per month, just 5€ for 90 days). Most films are available in English (see our article). When you sign up you just have to carry out a 1€ transaction which is immediately returned...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 8 May 2014

    Find out how to get a non-means tested grant for air con if you live in Andalucia. Druni perfume stores promos: Buy 2 deodorants get 50% off one, 3x2 Astor products, 25% discount when you buy 2 L’Oreal products. 20€ voucher to use at Dockers store or at El Corte Ingles. Kiko Cosmetics: online only ...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 1 May 2014

    Extract from the Money Saver Spain Newsletter The British Pathe Film Archive is now available on YouTube, with over 85,000 films. New meal deals & restaurant promos info. Casa Shops promo: spend 50€ on outdoor furniture and furnishings and get a 5€ voucher. Buy a Bosch Relaxx ProSilence 66 dB v...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 24 April 2014

    Sat 26 Apr, 20% off at Zara Home stores (or online with free delivery). 24 & 25 Apr only: 20% off all clothing & accessories at Marks and Spencer EU. Remember newbies get a 5€ discount voucher when they register. Get a discount voucher at Calzedonia when you take along your old swimwear: 5...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 10 April 2014

    For the holidays: Exclusive discount for theme park tickets at Tixalia, and if you need to change dates you can change tickets free of charge. Ikea promos for Family Card holders (it’s free – see how to get one): 10% off garden furniture from 11 Apr – 8 May. Discount given as gift voucher to use by...
  • Top Offers in Spain This Week

    A selection of offers from Money Saver Spain - 3 April 2014  Amazon ES: Up to 40% off books in English & get free delivery with a minimum 19€ spend on books. Diary date: Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cone day 8 Apr. Check locations. Marks and Spencer EU mid-season sales discount increased to...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women

    This Week’s Top Offers Nescafe are offering 50€ off a Dolce Gusto coffee machine in stores and online, and free capsules too. Free standard delivery on all orders from Marks and Spencer EU ends this weekend and mid-season sale continues. 15% discount at Aki DIY stores on Saturday (store card holde...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 20 March 2014

    This Week’s New Money Saver Spain Articles Did you know you can design your own postage stamps? Find out more about this and other useful services from your local Spanish Post Office. How to use Amazon Spain and save money. Dates for this spring’s Cinema Festival – tickets for only 2.90€. Updated c...
  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 13 March 2014

    This Week’s Top 10 Offers & New Articles   1. Buy from a selection of home appliances and electronics at Carrefour stores and get another item for only 1€, eg Samsung Blu-ray player for 1€ with Samsung TV. See all offers in their promo leaflet, ends 19 Mar. 2. Get a free experience pack when you...
  • Money Saver Spain Latest Offers & News 6 March 2014

    This Week’s Top Offers & Freebies   1. In stores and online Saturday 9 Mar: 20% off at Oysho. 2. Starts Friday: Marks and Spencer EU, 20% off everything online (except Best of British) valid all weekend. 3. Swarovski online outlet – up to 50% off until 10 Mar. 4. Clarks EU site: 20% off new coll...
  • Top Offers and News from Money Saver Spain 27 February 2014

    This Week’s Top Offers 20% off footwear and dresses at Marks and Spencer EU, ends 3 Mar. More discounts on their offers page. 20% off an item of your choice at H&M stores in Spain until 2 Mar. Download or print coupon, excludes special collection articles. Promo to celebrate the launch of Amaz...
  • Top 10 Offers from Money Saver Spain Newsletter 20 Feb 2014

    This Week’s Top 10 Offers   1.  Promos still on at Marks and Spencer EU: 20% off kidswear, 20% off selected homeware, 20% off women’s and men’s jumpers & cardigans. All end 25 Feb.   2.  Lots of fragrance box sets on offer in stores at the moment (ex-Valentine’s Day stock) and remember that the ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 13 February 2014

    As the newsletter is getting a bit big to upload here every week, here's an extract tailored for Costa Women. You can read the full newsletter, including all the consumer news, at this link.   -  Forgotten it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow? Ignore the hype at stores and download & fill in cheques fo...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 6 February 2014

    This Week’s Top Offers   Buy a 500 ml or 1 litre bottle of Listerine and get 30€ cashback after your next dental check-up or treatment. Ends 30 Apr.   Saturday 8 Feb 20% off at Zara Home stores (also online with free delivery), excludes items already reduced.   More offers after the news…   Consumer...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 30 January 2014

    This Week’s Top Offers   Free activity for kids from Kinder chocolate – choose from music, art, sports or languages. Either send details by post or register online, input the barcode, scan and upload the receipt and 21 days later you’ll get a code to use for the chosen activity.   Blanco 30% additio...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 23 January 2014

    This Week’s Top Offers   20% off coats, cardigans and jumpers (ends Sunday) or 10% off at Marks and Spencer EU when you spend 75€, excludes homeware.   Free DVDs with El Mundo newspaper this weekend: Wall Street (Sat 25) and Wall Street Money Never Sleeps (Sun 26). Good idea to reserve (stocks limit...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 16 January 2014

    This Week’s Top Offers   Last week to get a free lunch at Ikea, see details in our updated info on meal deals and restaurant promos in Spain.   3 days of fashion at El Corte Inglés, extra reductions start today in store and online.   Seen on Oportunidades Dia: Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue 125 ml for o...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 9 January 2014

    This Week’s Top Offers   Sales are on all over Spain but watch out for the following tricks: The magic word “hasta” (up to) before the discount percentage. You can see in many stores discounts of up to (tiny print) 70% (huge print) – of course, this just means that only a handful of items will actu...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 12 December 2013

    Today on Amazon Spain, Krups Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee machine for only 40,61€ and 20€ back from Krups. Spotify is now free on mobiles, tablets and computers. Blanco stores promo: 30% off everything with minimum spend 30€, or 20% discount if you spend under 30€. Need to download coupon and print ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 5 December 2013

    Blanco promo in stores and online: 50% off second item. If buying online use code DEC13, ends 8 Dec. At Marks and Spencer EU from 6 to 9 Dec (10 am), 20% off sleepwear, hats, scarfs and gloves.More offers after the news… Consumer News Renfe has reduced prices for seats in first class by between 15-2...
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday Offers - Money Saver Spain Newsletter

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday Offers   Lots of offers hadn’t been published before sending out this week's newsletter, so for the latest info check out the Facebook page of your favourite store in Spain.   Amazon Spain are already saying that their offers will start at 10 am and change every hour. P...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 21 November 2013

    This Week's Top Offers  25% off toys at Carrefour until 28 Nov, discount returned on quarterly check with Club Carrefour. Excludes video games and bikes, not available online.   The EDay website is starting to include info about promos available only on Cyber Monday (2 Dec), take a look to see some...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 14 November 2013

    This Week's Top Offers   Try Wuaki.tv free online films for one month (most films available in English) and cancel at any time. For more details on how this (and similar) sites work, see our article from last year on online film streaming in Spain.   Today only 20% discount on fashion, underwear and...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 7 November 2013

    Consumer News   Ryanair have finally decided to listen to their customers and will be making changes. Now small amendments to tickets can be made free of charge during 24 hours after booking and from December a second small piece of hand luggage can be taken on board. See Ryanair website for more de...
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  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 31 October 2013

    Here's an extract from this week's Money Saver Spain Newsletter, for more info visit our website Top Offers This Week:   2 big reductions on Kindle Fire tablets at Amazon Spain: HD 7" with Dolby audio, WiFi, 16 GB was 199€, now 139€ HD 8,9", Dolby audio, WiFi, was 269€ now 229€.    Latest Offers ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 24 October 2013

    This Week's Top Offer   Get a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo machine for only 35€ when you buy any box of 16 capsules. Need to order online, register and choose the Piccolo machine and a box of capsules and the offer will appear automatically.   More offers after the news…   Consumer News   Some weeks ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 17 October 2013

    This Week's Top OffersZara Home stores 20% discount only Sat 19 Oct. If buying online you also get free delivery.10% off all laptops and PCs with Intel processors this weekend at Hipercor stores (HP, Samsung, Asus, Compaq, Sony and Toshiba). Always remember to compare prices eg with Media Markt onli...
  • 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 ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 3 October 2013

    This Week's Top Offers   15% off at Mary Paz shoe stores until 6 Oct.   Buy an iPad at k-tuin stores and get an iTunes card worth 25€, a stylus and 10% off accessories.   More offers after the news…   Consumer News   El Corte Ingles has finally launched a website in English. But, it’s for info only ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 26 September 2013

    This Week's Top Event   27 Sep is World Tourism Day, with events being held across Spain.   Find offers after the news…   Consumer News   Outpatients who are dispensed medicines in hospitals in Spain will have to pay part of the cost (they used to be free) from 1 Oct. The maximum amount payable will...
  • Money Saver Newsletter 19 Sep 2013

    This Week's Top Offers   Jet2 promo: 10% off return flights (end date for promo not fixed yet) for flights up to 31 Mar 2015. Iberia offers: 1 million seats from 35€ for flights within Spain, 53€ to 10 EU cities. Buy before 22 Sep for flights from 1 Oct to 10 Apr 2014.   Cinema ticket, Coke and popc...
  • Money Saver Newsletter 13 Sep 2013

    This Week's Top Offers   0% financing at MediaMarkt, repay in 10 to 30 months, ends 16 Sep. Min. spend 199€.   Ends today: 25% off at Women’secret to celebrate Vogue Fashion Night Out, use code VFNOWS13 or 25% off at Cortefiel with code VFNOCTF.   More offers after the news…   Consumer News   Britis...
  • 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 –...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 29 August 2013

    After four weeks off, yesterday the Money Saver Spain newsletter was out again. In case you haven't signed up for it yet, here it is: Consumer News   August has seen big changes in how electricity bills are calculated, see how you could be affected and what to do to save money.   A new study by Spa...
  • 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 t...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 11 July 2013

    This Week’s Top Offers   Download for free over 50 official tourism brochures (in English) on different areas of Spain. Just select the ones you want and you’ll get a link by email to download them. Also free but in Spanish, Repsol’s Spanish city guides for 2-day trips.   Apple are celebrating 5 yea...
  • 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 ...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 27 June 2013

    This Week’s Top Offers   Galp fuel stations offer up to 12€ discount on fuel. At link put in email (up to 5 requests per email address) and print the sheet when you receive it. Each time you buy 30 litres or more you’ll get the sheet stamped, discounts can be used immediately or accumulated up to 12...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 20 June 2013

    This Week’s Top Offers   Air conditioning discounts: Endesa: up to 40% off units with 18 months interest-free credit (need to pay 2% admin charge) and a 3-year guarantee. Hipercor: 15% off units and 10% off installation, ends 26 June. Darty: Last days of closing down sale, including discounted air ...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 13 June 2013

    Top Offer This Week   10 days with accommodation, meals and events at 10€ per person at Ubeda and Baeza (5-14 July). Promo celebrates the 10-year anniversary of when Unesco included both cities in the list of World Heritage Sites. Need to get a reservation code from official website.   More offers a...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 6 June 2013

    This Week’s Top Offers   Buy a Sony Bravia TV and get a free Sony Xperia smartphone. Phone valued at 629€ or 229€ depending on model of TV purchased, ends 14 July.   Vueling flights from 29.99€, reserve before 11 June and fly 17 June to 16 October.   More offers after the news... Consumer News   Wa...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 30 May 2013

    This Week’s Top Offers   1. Cepsa and Carrefour have got together to offer a 4% discount on fuel via the Carrefour Club Card. 2. Ends today: 10% discount at Worten online (excludes Apple products and books). 3. This weekend is open doors day at the Ruta del Vino de Monterrei - 7 wineries offer free ...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 23 May 2013

    Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain -  One of our most popular offers from last year is back: get a 5% discount for theme park tickets across Spain with Tixalia by using our exclusive code TXLMONEYSS20XX. Buying at Tixalia means no queuing, no commission and if you need to change dat...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 16 May 2013 (extract)

    Diary Date: Saturday 18 May is International Museum Day – special events all over Spain including free admission, free guided tours, behind-the-scenes visits and lots more.   Top Offers this Week -  Samsung promo: free Galaxy Mini 2 when you buy one of their new EcoBubble Series F washing machines ...
  • 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...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 2 May 2013

    Consumer News In Spain around 200,000 secondhand phones are bought every month – so why keep hoarding your old ones at home? You can now sell your used mobiles at Carrefour (currently only at limited stores) or at El Corte Ingles, as well as online. If your mobiles are really old and only worth cen...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 25 April 2013

    Important Deadline: 30 April   Don’t forget that you’ll have to declare all your foreign-held assets (over 50,000€) if you’re resident in Spain for tax purposes. See our post from last month. Consumer News   Now all contracts for electricity, mobile & gas services contracted by phone must be fo...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 18 April 2013

    Consumer News   A new law (still pending approval in the Senate) will mean major changes for anyone wanting to rent their property to tourists for days/weeks. Given the rise of these rentals, especially online, the Spanish Government sees them as unfair competition for traditional tourism in hotels ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 11 April 2013

    Consumer News 2014 sees changes in the local car tax in Spain, which will be based on emissions of CO2 and NOx. The idea is to penalise owners of older cars and Central Government will leave part of the tax up to each municipality to decide what rates to set.   There have been lots of complaints to...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 4 April 2013 (extract)

    We’re proud to have had a couple of our money saving tips included in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine article “Cheap Thrills” (April 2013). Want to know which ones? Our cheeky tip for saving 10% at El Corte Inglés on most items in store just by showing your passport (see the end of our El Corte In...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 21 Mar 2013

    Five Great Online Resources   1. For minor DIY jobs around the house, check out YouTube for tutorials first. You’ll often discover that you can do the job yourself for a fraction of what it would cost to call a cowboy (sorry, a professional tradesman). 2. To avoid throwing food away, use a website s...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 14 March 2013 (extract)

    Here's an extract from this week's newsletter - if you want to know more just visit MoneySaverSpain.com and sign up for free! Latest Offers and Articles on Money Saver Spain -  As Tuesday 19 Mar is Father’s Day in Spain, expect special promos this weekend at stores & flash sales on “typical” ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 7 Mar 2013

    4 Ways To Avoid Daily Deals Website Mistakes   1. Beware the hype! Take 5 minutes to call the merchant to check their normal price for the goods/services shown in the promo. You’ll often find the offer isn’t so great – a study in Spain concluded that 22% of prices (before discounts) were inflated. 2...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 28 Feb 2013

    Room-By-Room Tips For Saving At HomeGarage / Attic Many people when they move to Spain bring a lot of their junk with them “just in case”. Take a day to de-junk and sell your stuff online (Ebay is very popular in Spain). And if you do come across something you think might be worth a bit, don’t forge...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 21 Feb 2013

    5 Things You Should Never Buy New   Office Furniture. If you want to set up a room at home as a workplace for you or a study for the kids, you can find lots of good quality secondhand office furniture available such as desks and chairs. Pets: Why pay the huge mark-up levied by a professional breeder...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 7 Feb 2013

    It’s Not About The Money…   1. Don’t sell your used mobile, donate it. The Spanish Red Cross provides an online label you can attach to an envelope (free postage) or pick up an envelope at the Post Office. 2. Donate your old computer to an organization such as TESO in Valencia, or see the list of si...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 31 Jan 2013

    5 Money Saving Widgets / Gadgets / Tools / Apps   1. Download the MoneyWise app to keep control of those daily outgoings. We reckon you’ll be surprised at the end of the month just how things add up. 2. Selling your used mobile? Use SuperVendedor.es to see a list of offers from different Spanish we...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 24 Jan 2013

    With only three weeks to go to the next big over-hyped consumer event - Valentine’s Day - if you can’t get away without buying a gift, make sure you don’t overdo your spending with these tips: Create online a digital photo album and get it printed and delivered. Check out Hofmann and Fotoprix for o...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 17 Jan 2013

    Carrying on with last week's "resolutions" here are our monthly money saving tasks, Part 2.   July. Back to school. Schools have just broken up for the summer, but don’t forget that text books for the next school year are cheaper at supermarkets according to a survey and many schools now encourage g...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 10 January 2013

    We suppose that many of you will have made a list of new year's resolutions, some of which may already be broken. How about monthly money saving tasks? Totally doable!   Part One   January: Return, keep, sell, donate. Decide what to do with your Christmas gifts, especially those items that need to b...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 13 December 2012

    A-Z of Saving in Spain (Part 3)   Online shopping in Spain still lags behind most of Europe, hence there are plenty of bargains to be found to attract shoppers. Make sure you sign up for newsletters to get discounts and like your favourite stores on Facebook so you don’t miss their promotions. Packa...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 6 December 2012

    A-Z of Saving in Spain (Part 2)   Hire instead of buying. Need furniture or baby items for a short period of time when you have visitors? Don’t go to the expense of buying when you can hire in Spain. Impersonate a tourist! At El Corte Inglés just show your passport and you’ll get a 10% discount on l...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 29 November 2012

    A-Z of Saving in Spain (Part 1)   A+ and above appliances help save on your energy bills and during regional campaigns you can get a grant for part of the cost (non-means tested). eg currently in Madrid a 200€ grant is available if you buy a new boiler - expect new campaigns across Spain in 2013. Br...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 15 November 2012

    Reducing Tax   If you’re a taxpayer in Spain, you only have 6 weeks left to think about how to save on your 2012 tax return. Here are a few ideas for those who're registered as residents in Spain and pay IRPF income tax: Home improvements. You have to earn less than 71,007€ and the improvements mus...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 8 November 2012

    No Annual Fee Credit Cards   Why pay for a credit card if you can get one free that also comes with perks? Get one of the following five and with your yearly saving treat yourself! Banco Popular has free Visa cards such as Club Vips Visa which offers 1% cashback on all purchases given as vouchers t...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 1 November 2012 (Extract)

    Extract from this week's newsletter: Latest Offers & Articles from Money Saver Spain   -  Spanish stores want you to spend this holiday weekend spending! Cortefiel offer: 20% off one item, 25% off when buying two and 30% off when buying three. Use code 775, valid till 4 Nov. Info on delivery cos...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 25 October 2012

    Need Cash For Christmas?   Luckily in Spain stores don’t think about bothering shoppers with Christmas until well into November. But if you're planning ahead and the recession is biting, why not try these ideas to make a few extra euros without too much effort?   Sell your photos online: Digital cam...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 18 October 2012

    Insurance Changes in Europe   21 Dec 2012 sees the introduction of the EU ban on taking gender into consideration when setting insurance premiums, leading to important changes in premium pricing. Spain will be one of the countries most heavily affected (along with Britain and Ireland), given that he...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 11 October 2012

    Countdown to Halloween   This week we decided to have a bit of fun in our "tips" section. Spain has many wonderful traditions and fiestas but Halloween wasn’t one of them until relatively recently. Now many schools expect children to turn up in costume for the day or you’ll be expected to decorate y...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 4 October 2012

    The Apple Challenge   This week we decided to set ourselves the difficult task of how to save on Apple products. Although some of you may think that real money savers wouldn’t buy anything from Apple, we always advocate that we’re not a lifestyle changing website. So, here are our suggestions: Do y...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 27 September 2012

    Why Pay If You Can Get It Free?   Apparently “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” and yet we’re going to show you how to get one and lots more too! If you regularly visit any restaurant that’s part of the VIPS Group in Spain (VIPS, Gino’s, Friday’s, The Wok & more) make sure you get their fr...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 20 Sep 2012

    5 Tactics Companies Use To Fool You   Although many of these tactics are used the world over, it helps to know how you should react to them in Spain to ensure you don't end up paying over the odds.   Lowest price guaranteed. Companies know that most people don't shop around and in case you do their ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 13 September 2012

    Reading (on the cheap) in Spain   As you may have realised, buying books in Spain is not exactly cheap. Whether you want books in English or Spanish, see our tips on how to save a few euros: 1. Book sharing is on the rise, check out our post about Libros Compartidos (Shared Books) that list books in...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter - 6 September 2012

    Cut Your Electricity Costs Now   This year has seen several increases in the price of electricity in Spain and additionally electric companies are calling for an end to Government regulated tariffs.  Free market rates will increase competition, but they may also increase prices. Get your latest bill...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter - 30 August 2012

    Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Normal!For many people the end of August means it’s back to the usual routine, this year with the added burden of the sales tax increase on 1 Sep. If September looks like it’s going to be an expensive month, the following tips can help:-  Get 8% off petrol/diese...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter - 23 August 2012

    Newsletter 23 August 2012   Money Saving Apps To Use in Spain   There are plenty of apps that are easy to use and can also help you to save money in Spain. Here’s our favourite 5 (tried and tested): Top place goes to SuperTruper (website in English, so added bonus). Scan or type in supermarket prod...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter - 16 August 2012

    Beat The 1 September Tax Rise   Some stores will absorb the sales tax rise due 1 Sept, but just in case there are a few areas where you should consider bringing forward your purchases one or two weeks to save money: School materials (new rate 21%, currently 4% or 8%) mainly: backpacks, pencil cases...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter - 9 August 2012

    Cutting Car Costs In SpainServicing / Repairs: Your warranty won’t be affected if you use a non-official dealer repair garage (see EU Commission Regulation 461/2010), which tend to be cheaper. Additionally you can request more economical brands of oil, filters, etc. as long as they meet the manufact...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 2 August 2012

    Lowcost Summer Activities for Kids   -  Make chocolate bowls for ice-cream (or fruit). Materials needed: Chocolate, small balloons (type normally filled with water, but blow them up and remember to clean outside before using!). See video instructions. Great fun and original. -  Make mini-boats for t...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 27 July 2012

    Mobile Phone Bills – Reduce them now!   -  Watch out for the 0 cent/min offers (eg MasMóvil) - they’re fine as long as you stay within the company’s arbitrary “reasonable use” clause (eg average call length under 6 minutes). Companies will decide unilaterally what reasonable usage entails, meaning t...
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  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 19 July 2012

    If You Lose Your Job In Spain...   Doom and gloom seems to be the major topic of conversation in Spain, with rescue plans for banks, increased sales tax and reductions in civil servants’ pay there’s not much to be happy about. Protecting yourself for a worst-case scenario needn’t be difficult, just ...
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  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 12 July 2012

    Note: This is an updated version dated 14 July with latest Sales Tax increase details (see consumer news below)   Buying Online In Spain - Tips & Tricks   Buying online is growing in popularity given the ease with which you can compare, choose, buy and get items delivered. However, with a few si...
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  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 5 July 2012

    7 Smart Ways To Spend Less There are some ideas for saving money which require a bit of chutzpah and, sometimes, being a foreigner can actually help. Try one of the suggestions below: 1.  At El Corte Inglés you can get a 10% discount on nearly everything just by showing your passport and asking for ...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 28 June 2012

    Newsletter 28 June 2012   Keeping The Kids Busy During The Long Holidays   Now that the summer holidays have started for kids in Spain, whether you live by the beach or in an inland city, with zillions of things to do it’ll only be a week before you hear the inevitable “I’m bored, what can I do?” Ke...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 21 June 2012

    Use Your Diary – 5 Money Saving Ideas That Really Work   Use your smartphone agenda to make sure you don’t miss those all-important dates to save money:   1. Car insurance 6-8 weeks before renewal. Insurance companies love clients who renew without questioning their policy. Tips for saving: Have yo...
  • Money Saver Spain Newsletter 14 June 2012

    5 Money Myths Debunked Some ideas are hard to let go of, such as the following: My bank always has my best interests at heart. Without mentioning the current banking problems, consumers should remember that banks are commercial entities that exist to make a profit. Don’t put up with shoddy service...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 7 June 2012

    Savvy Summer Savings   If you’re already planning your summer holidays, there are plenty of ways to control your spending before you’ve even left home: Check and double check the size of your hand luggage, including wheels, if flying with a budget airline – don’t rely on using the same luggage as l...
  • Money Saver Spain - Newsletter 31 May 2012

    Newsletter 31 May 2012   8 Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making With Your Money Not checking the current savings rate on that fantastic offer you took up a couple of years ago. Banks love apathy, so if you discover you’re currently getting a low rate look out for something more attractive. Bett...
  • How to save money in Spain

    A few tips on saving money: Many newcomers to Spain won't be aware that if you have 3 or more children you're automatically entitled to a card which gives you discounts on theme park tickets, cheaper rail travel and even free entry to museums. On my website I've included a short article on how to g...
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