Save with Club Carrefour Cards in Spain
If you often shop at Carrefour, make sure you join Club Carrefour to save money. As well as their usual Club Card, they also have three “No IVA” (no sales tax) cards.
Carrefour is ranked every year as one of the top 5 cheapest supermarkets in Spain. If you use their loyalty cards and app you’ll be able to save even more.
How to get a “No IVA” card
Cards are available for over-65’s, families with 3 or more children and people aged under 30. To request any of the cards, you’ll need to visit your local store.
Take photo ID for the 65+ or under-30 card. For families with 3+ kids that have a Familia Numerosa card you just need to request at your local Carrefour the “Superfamilias” card to get the same discounts.
All cards come with targeted discount vouchers as well as the usual Carrefour discount vouchers.
How can you take advantage of this offer if you don’t belong to one of the target groups? Well, a couple of ways are possible.
First of all you can get a card for a friend or relative who is over 65 or has 3+ kids (and is legally resident in Spain) and use it to purchase online as the cards can also be used at Carrefour’s online supermarket.
Alternatively you can shop with a friend who has the card and then split the bill (and the shopping!) when you get back home.
Remember that cards can also be used at Carrefour Market and Carrefour Express.
How much can you save with the “No IVA” card?
The offer sounds great: no sales tax on all fresh groceries. However on fresh produce the rate is either 4% or 10%, not the higher general 21% rate.
You’ll be able to save tax on the following products: meat, fish, bread & bakery section, fresh fruit & veg, cooked meats, cheese, eggs and ready-to-go food prepared at Carrefour, eg roast chicken.
If you buy lots of fresh produce then you’ll be able to save on your weekly shop, however if you buy more frozen or tinned items then savings would be minimal.
Club Carrefour – more savings
Discounts for Club Carrefour Card holders are not direct but are accumulated and paid via a quarterly Carrefour discount cheque. Perks include:
- 1% back on purchases of groceries, pet food, cleaning products and toiletries & perfumery.
- 8% discount at over 120 Carrefour petrol stations across Spain. Additional promos may increase the discount to 10% at certain times of the year.
- If your local Carrefour doesn’t have a petrol station, or whilst traveling, you can get 4% off at Cepsa.
- 7% off Cepsa gas and electricity tariffs or up to 8% on EDP utilities.
- 5% off home and car insurance or funeral plans contracted with Carrefour Seguros.
- Up to 5% off at Alain Afflelou opticians.
- Targeted promos for card holders with discounts and other offers.
Note: For Cepsa or EDP utilities check other tariffs before contracting. Even with the discount the tariffs may not be competitive.
You can use the App with any of the Carrefour cards and advantages include having your discount coupons on your phone (rather than on paper) and creating your shopping list(s). You’ll also receive info about promos and discounts directly.