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 limited), DVDs normally have English soundtrack.


20% additional discounts on top clothing brands at El Corte Ingles stores until 26 Jan.


More offers after the news…


Consumer News


See how to get a 2000€ grant when you buy a new car in Spain with 2014’s Plan PIVE.


A Panel of Experts has presented the Spanish Government with a proposal to increase sales tax from 21% to 23% (normal rate) and from 10% to 13% (reduced rate). The proposal also calls for a reduction in income tax and the elimination of tax relief for mortgage payers.


Apple have agreed to reimburse parents when children have made unauthorised in-app purchases. You can avoid this by setting up your device to request the password for every purchase.


If you’ve ever had to leave behind liquid products at an airport in Spain, you’ll probably be aware that these are incinerated. However, since last year an initiative at Heathrow means that all gels, lotions and similar are collected by a charity organisation for the homeless.


The number of bogus representatives from gas companies is on the rise, many copy uniforms and even carry around a mobile terminal so their victims can pay by credit card. Remember that any official inspection should have been notified to you by the gas company and, if in doubt, either ask for a copy of the person’s DNI and take a photo with your mobile (if the person is really from the gas company this shouldn’t be a problem) or tell them you need to call and verify with your gas company first. But, more importantly, NEVER pay the person who visits your home – all official inspections should be paid through your bank account or on your normal gas bill.


Read our new post about donating in Spain: clothes, gadgets and more.


Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain

–  Iberia flights from 35€ each way in Spain or from 53€ Europe, reserve before 26 Jan, fly until Jun 2014.

–  Zavvi offer for newbies only, use code welcome (excludes electronics). Or if you’re already a customer get £6 off a £60 spend, use code 6JANZ, valid until 28 Jan. Free standard delivery to Spain.

–  Sign up for the Kindle Daily Deals newsletter – every day an ebook will be discounted at Amazon UK. Or at at Amazon Spain sign up to the Kindle Flash newsletter and get a free ebook.

–  From 25 Jan to 9 Mar ten cities in Spain will be hosting The Goya Tour and screening one of the eight Spanish films nominated for the Goya prize for free.

–  Free University of Salamanca Spanish course, level A2 (with end of course certificate). Also free courses online from top Spanish Universities, take a look at Miriada X.

–  Jaguar promo: 50 units of their XF Luxury Plus for “only” 39,800€ each.

–  Updated info on cheap cinema tickets.

–  Conforama stores promo: no sales tax on furniture 31 Jan to 2 Feb. Check delivery dates (often take a long time from this store).

–  Try McFit gyms free trial, locations across Spain.

–  Send your name into space with NASA’s Osiris-Rex mission.

–  5€ discount when you buy online from Carrefour, use code ZNX7493FK7, minimum spend 90€, ends 14 Feb.

–  Carrefour stores guaranteed delivery on marked items (home appliances) in 24 hours or get them free.

–  If you’re travelling to the UK in February, Travelodge still has rooms for only £25 or less on offer.

–  Free 7-minute Lancome treatment at El Corte Ingles, need to make appointment.

–  Discounts via Memimo for buying online (need to register):

  • 6€ discount at L’Occitane, minimum spend 35€, ends 9 Feb
  • 4 L’Occitane hand creams free when you spend 25€, ends 22 May
  • 20% off at The Body Shop, ends 3 Feb.
  • Free shipping from The Body Shop, min. spend 20€.

–  10% off at – see our article on reserving hotel rooms by hours rather than by days. Use code MIPRIMERACOMPRA before 31 Jan.

–   All Posters offer a 25% discount with no minimum spend, use code NEWYEAR25 before 31 Jan.

–  Discount at 20€ off minimum spend 100€, use code RAKU20 before end Jan.

–  Promos from Philips: try any of the following products and if you’re not convinced return them for your money back: Lumea Essential (4 months trial), Airfloss (90 days), PerfectCare (60 days).

–  Also from Philips, buy any Jamie Oliver product and get up to 100€ back in El Corte Ingles vouchers, valid till 31 Jan.

–  Flat grill for toasting bread & croissants, 19.99€ at Oportunidades Dia.

–  15% discount at Stikets labels for kids’ clothes, ends 31 Jan. See our post for more info on how to get 5% off all other labels (for school materials, sports equipment).

–  Enter three competitions via This Is Spain: win a one week stay in Marbella for up to 5 people, a tour in Andalucia or a pair of earrings.

–  Get top brand secondhand kids’ clothes from Percentil, you can also sell your children’s old items too.

–  If you buy a Bosch blender or food processor you can take part in a weekly draw to win a set of Bosch products. Need to fill in form and make sure to keep your receipt in case you win.

–  Ends 26 Jan, Clinique online free delivery + 2 free sample sizes.

–  Amazon Spain promos: 50% off ebooks, 4 DVDs for 20€, up to 40% off accessories.

–  Sale at printed cards, minicards, etc: 25% off until 27 Jan.

– Worten online are offering 20% off Acer tablets until 29 Jan.

–  If you spend 35€ at L’Occitane online you’ll get one of their The Essentials gift boxes for only 10€ (valued at 25€), use code PROVENZA14 or AZUL14. (Need to spend 50€ for free delivery).

–  Chemist Direct are offering up to 88% off in their January Sale

–  Freebies for mums / mums-to-be: Dulce bebé magazine (download coupon), Almirón baby cereals, Dodot wet wipes,

–  Freebies in February magazines: Cosmopolitan free Oriflame or BB Cream, Glamour free makeup by Pinaud and Misslyn, Woman free Zimberland hair conditioner and Lindt chocolate bar