Saving at DIY Stores in Spain
DIY stores are appearing all over Spain as people prefer to find their own solutions for repairs or alterations at home. These stores also offer a good selection of gardening items and economical home decoration products. Here we offer a round-up of the major brands, how to find their special promos and what their store cards offer.
Leroy Merlin has stores all over Spain, including the Islands. In order to find their latest offers visit the promos section (promociones) where you’ll be able to see the latest brochures and view it online. Leroy Merlin also has an online store where they additionally have flash offers with special discounts that last for two weeks as well as an outlet. Delivery costs are not shown until you pay and depend on the size and weight of items.
Many stores also rent tools and machinery – make sure you check the daily vs weekend rate as the latter is often better value (pick-up on Friday afternoon and return on Monday morning).
If you use Leroy Merlin often, it’s a good idea to request a Club Leroy Merlin Card. The card gives 3% back on purchases as Leroy Merlin store vouchers, exclusive promotions, “Pack Renueva Tu Casa” which gives 10% back as a gift card on major home DIY projects (eg min. spend of 2250€ on kitchens, 1900€ on bathrooms, 1200€ on wardrobes).
Currently Aki only has stores on the Spanish mainland. To find their latest leaflets with discounts and offers, go to the promos section (promociones) to view online, additionally you can see their catalogue of products online too.
Their Aki Store Card “Tarjeta SinFin” is actually a virtual card (no more plastic to carry around!), you just have to identify yourself by your ID number when making a purchase. When you sign up you automatically get 300 points; when shopping at Aki each euro spent = 1 point and every 500 points means a 10% discount on your next purchase. Additional advantages are a 10% discount when you change address or upon the birth of a child and 250 extra points are added to your account on your birthday. Remember to use the 10% discount offers when you need a high value item or lots of smaller items.
BricoKing has grown considerably over the last few years and now has around 30 stores across the mainland and also two in Lanzarote. Their latest offers can be seen online
Their loyalty card BricoKing Plus is free and can be requested online or in store (where you’ll get one immediately). Every euro spent = 1 point and when you reach 250 points they’ll send you a gift voucher worth 5€. Some products accumulate extra points and you’ll receive information about special promos.
Bricor is part of the El Corte Inglés group and has stores across Spain and in the Canary Islands. They have a newsletter service if you want to receive their latest offers as well as more information at the bottom of the homepage.
In order to purchase online, you’ll need to have an El Corte Ingles store card. Delivery charges depend on weight (see table).
Part of the Kingfisher Group which owns B&Q stores in the UK, Brico Depot has around 20 stores on the Spanish mainland and you can see the latest catalogue for each store on their website.
Bricomart stores are mainly aimed at the professional sector with around 15 locations in Spain. They have a small, basic website where you can see their leaflets online – on the homepage just choose the leaflet for the store you’ll be visiting.
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