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 News


Find out how to check online the points you have on your Spanish driving licence (you may be surprised).


Important move by EU Parliament to get airlines to respect travellers’ rights approved yesterday.


Changes in your electricity bill from 1 Feb: The fixed part has risen by 18% and the kWh price has been reduced by 6.9%. People with second homes will notice the rise more than those that consume a high amount of electricity. If you’re in this situation, it may be a good idea to compare your next bill with E.ON “Mar y Montaña” tariff (no fixed cost but higher kWh price).


10% of all mortgage holders in Spain owe more than their home is worth, a figure that is set to increase this year and in 2015.


Bottled gas users beware: the industry is predicting a price rise of 5% every two months from March 2014. The current price tag of 17.50€ will be increased next month to 18.37€ and is calculated to rise to 23.45€ in 2015.


Useful link from Brits Living In Spain Facebook page – how to check your gas installation in Spain.


Apparently petrol prices are only increasing in Spain, compared with other EU countries.


Hospital waiting lists average 108 days in Spain, eg 79 in Andalucia, 95 in Madrid, 121 in Catalunya and 136 days in the Canary Islands.


Latest Offers & Articles on Money Saver Spain


–  Free delivery from Women’secret online store ends today, minimum order 20€, website in English.

–  Round-up of freebies in Spain in our updated post. Also get free Pantene samples.

–  Vodafone is giving away a Samsung S4 4G (worth 600€) + 25€ Vodafone Wallet credit to the first 500 people that show up with their body totally painted on 13 Feb. Must already be a Vodafone customer, locations across Spain, limited to 50 people per location.

–  5€ off costumes for Carnival at Juguetilandia stores and online, minimum spend 50€.

–  Equivalenza stores are appearing all over Spain, low cost perfumes that smell just like the originals. The official line is that they’re not copies, but ranked by olfactory groups. Prices in Spain 30 ml 7.95€; 50 ml 11.95€ and 100 ml 18.95€ (for both men’s and women’s fragrances).

–  Free delivery from Cortefiel online, use code LOVE at checkout, ends 7 Feb, minimum order 20€.

–  Flight offers from low cost airlines from/to Spain.

–  Save the sales tax equivalent on LG products at Carrefour. Need a Carrefour Card, amount returned on quarterly cheque. Remember that for every 100€ spent you’ll get 17.35€ back, ends 10 Feb.

–  30€ or 50€ cashback when you buy a Samsung tablet (refund depends on model), buy at any store, ends 28 Feb. Need to register purchase at Samsung to get bank transfer.

–  Don’t forget to find out how to get a 2000€ grant when you buy a new car and our tips on how to save more money.

–  Springfield online promo ends today, 20% off new collection, use code 299.

–  Watch out with Worten’s 0% finance offer – only Worten credit card holders are eligible.

–  Get an iPad mini 32 GB WiFi + Cellular at Worten for 449€ (479€ at Media Markt). If buying online delivery charges will be added.

–  Dog owners – buy a pack of Dentastix, fill in the form and get your money back by bank transfer.

– Updated info on UK brands that deliver to Spain, delivery charges and discounts with newsletters.

–  NH Hotels will be giving away books on specific days this year to hotel guests, including Valentine’s Day.

–  Rowenta vacuum robots offers at Amazon Spain, also 3 CDs for 15€, 4 DVDs for 20€ (2600 films), 2×1 Monster High products.

–  Ends today 20% off at Avis.

–  Nespresso owners – get free Carte Noire capsules. Need to register to receive coupon & exchange at supermarket.

–  20% off womenswear new collection at Marks and Spencer EU, ends Sunday. Still on, up to 50% off in the mid season sale.

–  Read our guest blogger guide to visiting Barcelona on a budget.

– Clarks EU are offering 15€ off every 100€ spent (excludes reduced items), use code BFEB14, ends 4 Mar. Delivery & returns free in Spain.

–  More shoe offers from Spartoo (free delivery & returns) valid this month:

  • 10% off 80€ spend with code feb141
  • 15% off 100€ spend with code feb142
  • 20% off 150€ spend with code feb143

These codes aren’t compatible with reduced items, if you want to buy items in the sale then use rebajas1213 to get a 5% discount on orders over 60€.

–  If travelling to the UK this Spring, check out Travelodge rooms for £25 or less, includes Easter period except London.

–  Free standard delivery and 5% off all orders for new customers at Woolovers, use code NEW2WL, ends 28 Feb.

–  Pharmacy2U offers a confidential online GP consultation service with UK doctors. Most products required can be delivered to Spain.


Did you miss?

–  Join Vino Selección and get 6 wines for half price 35.90€ (includes delivery) and a free professional corkscrew. Offer for newbies only, no need to buy regularly, can cancel at any time.

–  New competitions in Spain: Nescafe (2000€ / month for life), Colgate (3000€) and more.

–  We have an exclusive discount with Tixalia for theme park tickets, but they also have offers for skiing across Spain and you can use the discount code too.