Saving at Amazon Spain
Amazon doesn’t claim to have the cheapest prices, but promotes its website as a “one-stop shop” for all your needs. Take advantage of the different ways you can save at Amazon Spain.
Before buying at Amazon Spain it makes sense to compare prices online for more expensive items. Try a comparison site (remember to take delivery charges into account) or check directly at El Corte Ingles, Media Markt and Worten.
Even better, download the app for Amazon Spain and when you’re out shopping use the app to scan barcodes to check the price on Amazon. If it’s cheaper, you can order it directly via the app.
Delivery Charges At Amazon Spain
If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, the cheapest delivery option for purchases under 29€ to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands is 3.95€ for home delivery or 2.99€ to a pick up point. For book orders under 19€, delivery costs 0.99€ for. Over these thresholds delivery is free (if you choose the slowest delivery option).
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 Prime (see below).
There are pick-up points across the country, such as newspaper kiosks, book shops or florists. Access your account, choose one and add to your address book.
Amazon Prime members may also see the option of delivery to an Amazon Locker or Counter, located at key points in cities and towns.
Try Amazon Prime free for 30 days and get unlimited free deliveries for items sold by Amazon (not third party sellers) on mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands within 1 day. For the Canary Islands it takes from 5 to 13 days.
Prime costs 36€ per year, or 4.99€ if you pay monthly. It’s worth it if you buy often and use the other services, otherwise remember to diarise to cancel.
Students get a 90-day free Prime Student trial. Membership is then half price (18€/year) until they graduate (or for up to 4 years).
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 a pick-up point or Amazon locker.
More perks include:
- Prime Video free films and series
- Prime Music – over 2 million songs all ad-free. Songs can be downloaded to enjoy offline.
- Prime Reading – hundreds of ebooks to read via the Kindle app or on a Kindle e-reader.
- Free unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive
- Amazon Family discounts
- Flash offers 30 minutes before non-Prime members
- Twitch Prime (gaming)
- Free same-day delivery (Madrid only)
- Discount on Amazon Music Unlimited
Prime members get access to Prime Video with free films and series. Not as complete as Netflix or HBO, but as Amazon Prime is relatively cheap it’s a good additional feature.
All programmes are available in English, some with subtitles in other languages. Download the Prime Video app (in English) on your laptop, tablet and phone to access content wherever you are.
You can also download content to view offline or without WiFi, for example when on a flight.
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 Prime 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 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 subscription you’ll get 5% off or with 3 subscriptions get 10% off.
Only for Prime members, dash buttons can be used for items such as detergent, nappies, dishwasher tabs, coffee capsules, 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, during set-up you can request to receive notifications before orders are sent out.
Amazon has started to roll out their Prime Now service. Currently only available for Amazon Prime members in Madrid, Barcelona (including nearby towns) and Valencia city only. Free delivery is available, threshold varies by location. Delivery times also vary by location: Madrid 7 days a week, from 8am to midnight; Barcelona and Valencia have slightly shorter delivery hours.
Normally newbies will get a 10€ discount on their first order.
Only available for Amazon Prime members for non-perishable pantry staples:
- Add 15€ of Amazon Pantry goods to your basket.
- Get a 5€ discount for 90€ spend.
- Pay a flat rate of 4.99€ for delivery (even for Prime members)
- Occasional promos with free delivery from time to time.
Financing your Purchase
From June 2019 you can finance your purchase on Amazon, via Cofidis, and repay in four payments. This option is only available for purchases from 75€ to 1000€ and you have to choose “Paga en 4” shown next to the credit card option.
Before choosing this option make sure you have a scanned copy of your ID to upload. After uploading it you’ll be informed whether your request for finance has been approved. At this time you’ll be shown the amount of the 4 payments (with interest).
Financing is only available when you pay by Visa or MasterCard, payments by Amex are not accepted by Cofidis.
Get free MP3s
If you purchased 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.
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 English on 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 – one heavily discounted book every day.
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.
Artisanal products made by craftsmen and women, sold via Amazon. Also includes personalised goods made to order.
- If you don’t have, or don’t want to buy, a Kindle, why not download the free kindle app for iPad or Android.
- 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.
- 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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