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 followed up by a signed contract to avoid fraud. Great news, especially if you read our recent blog post on the lack of data protection in this area.


If you bought your mobile in Spain, but want to unlock it to use with another company, your current provider may ask you to pay or may have even refused to do it. Consumer organization Facua has drafted a document that you can send to your Regional Consumer Organisation to request that they fine these companies as the sale of locked mobiles is not legal.


28 airports in Spain to offer free WiFi – don’t get too excited, they’ll only be offering it during 15 minutes!


Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain


–  Tonight is Mango shopping night, 20% off in store on nearly everything after 19:00 h and lots more going on (free cocktails, etc). Need to register online (invitation valid for 2 people).

–  Free french fries at Burger King on 26 Apr, (some locations excluded, eg airports, see full list).

–  Lots of offers for Mother’s Day (5 May) in Spain. Even if you don’t celebrate it here, take advantage of discounts for upcoming birthdays, etc:

–  Marks & Spencer EU site offers free photo frame when you spend 50€, ends 29 Apr.

–  Swarovski save 10% on orders over 125€ with code MOTHERSDAY13, ends 5 May.

–  Find restaurants with special offers for mums at El Tenedor reservation website.

–  5 free bookmarks at Tous shops.

–  Sephora on 27 Apr from 12-14:30 will be holding an event in 26 stores across Spain. Discounts, free manicures & more.


–  Tickets to Madrid’s Warner Park only 28,90€ if you buy online + use before 5 May (inclusive). Ticket valid for two consecutive days.

–  If you miss your favourite hay fever medicines from the UK, offers now on at Chemist Direct (they delivery to Spain).

–  Get a box of 6 Doopies (doughnuts) for only 6.50€, get coupon off Facebook (valid in all stores except Lanzarote & Valencia).

–  Free guided tours in Malaga, from today to Sat 27 Apr.

–  Cheap summer tops at Kiabi, men’s 5.99€ (were 12.99€) and women’s 3.99€ (were 5.99€).

–  Free Zero Coca-Cola at the cinema, get voucher via Facebook app.

–  Ends today, free delivery from and free Clinique Happy sample with orders over 55€.

–  Free men’s Lab Series skincare samples at El Corte Ingles, print coupon and check participating stores.

–  If you have kids off to camp this summer, remember to label all their stuff – see our post on Stikets (website in English) and our special discount offer.

–  Bathroom & kitchen promo at Leroy Merlin until 27 May. Also check our post on how to save at DIY stores in Spain.

–  Lots of new discount coupons for Danone products available, need to register and put in codes you can find on their products.

–  Check our latest post: tips on how to save on your Spanish mortgage.

–  Cañas y Tapas 2×1 offer, ends 30 Jun, 1€ products at Rodilla sandwich shops, more meal deals info.

–  Win a weekend in Andorra & 100€ gift card, need to visit Gala Perfumeries Facebook app and upload a photo of yourself in magenta coloured clothes.

–  Online only promo for Haier brand appliances at Carrefour, 25% off fridges, washing machines, etc.

–  Darty closing down sale now has 30% off air con appliances. Remember to read our post on your consumer rights.

–  Opencor prices aren’t cheap, but their opening hours are great – remember to get a 6€ voucher for a 30€ spend when you sign up for their newsletter (see bottom right-hand corner on webpage for link).

–  Free Origins samples in Origins stores across Spain until 30 Apr, no purchase necessary.

–  Free triskate with large ColaCao boxes at your local supermarket.

–  Free Pinaud mascara with May’s Glamour magazine in Spain (mag costs 3€).

–  20% off accessories and shirts at Trucco online, ends 5 May.

–  Don’t forget to enter the “Golden Customer” promo (Cliente de Oro) at Media Markt. Just register any purchase made either in store on online (over 25€) between 4 Apr-1 May 2013 for a chance to win two minutes in a Media Markt store to take away free everything you can carry in your hands.