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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.

Compare Prices

Before buying at Amazon Spain it makes sense to compare prices online for more expensive items. Try a comparison site such as Kelkoo (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

The cheapest delivery option for mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands is 3.95€ for orders under 29€, 0.99€ for book orders under 19€. 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).

Faster free delivery is available via a pick-up point. There are around 6000 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 is also testing Amazon Lockers, more news to come later this year.

Amazon Prime

You can try Amazon Prime free for 30 days. 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.

At only 19.95€/year it’s worth it if you buy often, 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.

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 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 Video

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 see when offline or without WiFi, for example on a flight.

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 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.

Dash Button

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.

Prime Now

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.

Amazon Pantry

It’s not easy to see what the main advantages of using Amazon Pantry would be, but in order for you to make up your own mind here are the details:

  • Choose items from the Amazon Pantry range (branded, non-perishable, mid-range goods)
  • Fill a virtual box with goods (online you can check how full the box is)
  • Pay a flat rate of 3.99€ for box delivery (even for Prime members)

You may find promos that allow for free delivery from time to time.

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.

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.

Handmade

Artisanal products made by craftsmen and women, sold via Amazon. Also includes personalised goods made to order.

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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