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savings-spainAmazon doesn’t claim to have the cheapest prices, but promotes its website as a “one-stop shop” for all your needs. We’ve taken a look at the different ways you can save at Amazon Spain.

Before buying at Amazon Spainit makes sense to compare prices online for more expensive items. You can try a comparison site such as Kelkoo but remember to make sure you take delivery charges into account or check directly at El Corte Ingles, Media Markt and similar stores.

Delivery Charges At Amazon Spain

Standard delivery (mainland and Balearic Islands) is 2.99€ or free if you spend 19€ on books (or 29€ on other items). If your shopping basket total is around the 25€ mark, it may by a good idea to add another small-value item to avoid the delivery charge, or check out Amazon Premium (see below).

Remember that you can choose a pick-up point rather than your home address if this is more convenient. There are over 5700 pick-up points such as newspaper kiosks, book shops, florists and more – just access your account, choose one and add to your address book.

Amazon is also testing Amazon Lockers, more news to come later this year.

Amazon Premium

You can try Amazon Premium free for 30 days – it guarantees unlimited free deliveries for items sold by Amazon (not third party sellers) on mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands within 1 day and for the Canary Islands it takes from 5 to 13 days. At only 19.95€/year it’s worth it if you buy often and really want quick delivery, otherwise remember to diarise to cancel.

Delivery is available from Mon-Sat or you can set it up for only Mon-Fri deliveries. If you won’t be at home you can use Kiala or Celeritas pick-up points or go along to your local Seur or Correos office.

Perks include:

  • Free photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive .
  • News about offers on Amazon BuyVIP 9 hours before everyone else.
  • Flash offers 30 minutes before non-Premium members

Prime Video

Premium members get access to Prime Video with free films and series. Probably not as good as Netflix or HBO, but as Amazon Premium is relatively cheap it’s a good additional feature.

All programmes are available in English, some with subtitles in other languages. Download the app (in English) on your laptop, tablet and phone to access content wherever you are.

Amazon Supermarket

Great for heavy and/or bulky items, Amazon Spain’s supermarket offers non-perishable foods, drinks and cleaning products. Prices compare favourably with other Spanish supermarkets and you can get free 1-day delivery if you’re an Amazon Premium member.

Watch out for “Producto Plus” items – these are low value items and can only be included with orders over 19€ .

Subscribe and Save Service

With their new 2017 Suscríbete y Ahorra service you can get discounts on items that you buy often, along with free delivery.

Choose the items and frequency, get email reminders and confirm or cancel deliveries. Note that prices are NOT fixed, but in the email sent out before delivery you’ll be informed of the current price for each product on your list.

Discounts: With 1 or 2 subscriptions you’ll get 5% off, from the third delivery in the same month the discount increases to 10%.

Dash Button

Only for Premium members (see above), dash buttons can be used for items such as detergent, nappies, dishwasher tabs, toilet tissue and more. Buttons cost 4.99€ which is reimbursed after the first use.

Don’t worry about kids (or anyone else) pushing the button as during set-up you can request to receive notifications before orders are sent out.

Prime Now

Amazon has started to roll out their Prime Now service. Currently only available for Amazon Premium members in Madrid and Barcelona (cities and nearby towns) with charges of 5.90€ for delivery in one hour or no charge for 2-hour delivery. Delivery is available from 8:00 to midnight with a minimum 19€ order. Available via the Prime Now app for Android and iOS.

Get free MP3s

As well as daily free MP3 promos, if you bought any CDs or vinyl records from Amazon.es in the past you can download the MP3 version free (even if you bought them as gifts for others).

Nearly all new CD purchases also come with the MP3 download immediately available.

Use Adquisitio – Not an Amazon.es Site!

Prices at Amazon change on a regular basis, and following these changes is an almost impossible task. By using Adquisitio you can easily check the following:

  • Which items have dropped price recently
  • When an item has reached its lowest historical price
  • Receive an email notification when one of your chosen items has been reduced
  • Get the up-to-date price of the same product on all Amazon’s European sites (check delivery charges)

Kindle Readers and eBooks

Due to copyright laws, the download of ebooks is normally limited to the country where your Kindle is registered. However at Amazon.es you can find 1000’s of ebooks in English. Check out their ebooks in Englishon offer, with many books available from 0.99€ (books change monthly).

If you bought your Kindle in another country, you can re-register it in Spain – take a look at the explanation about how to do this on Amazon’s UK site.

If you read books in Spanish, it’s also a good idea to take a look at their Kindle Flash offers – one heavily discounted book every day.

Refurbished Items

All refurbished items offered by Amazon have been fully checked and also include “open box” items (haven’t been used, but can’t be sold as new). All come with a full 30-day return period.

As well as electronic items you can also find music, DVD’s & blu-rays, home appliances and toys.

Amazon Spain Outlet

Once again, don’t just assume that Amazon Spain’s outlet prices will be the cheapest, it pays to shop around. You can check items on offer in any of the 18 different departments or by customer rating.

BuyVIP (Daily Deals)

Amazon BuyVIP is a daily deals service offering clothing, footwear, electronics and accessories with discounts of up to 70% . New deals are launched every day and last for 4 to 6 days. You can sign-up with your Amazon.es account details. You’ll need to spend 100€ to get free delivery.

Cloud Drive

Get 5GB free storage (enough for around 2000 photos) or store videos up to 20 mins in length. You can then access your photos and videos from any PC, tablet or smartphone.

MSS Tips

  1. If you don’t have, or don’t want to buy, a Kindle, why not download the free kindle app for iPad or Android.
  2. If you’ve never used Amazon.es but already have an account at another European Amazon site you can use the same email and password.
  3. Amazon Spain offers their help pages in English, where you can also find information about delivery charges in Spain and abroad.

 

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