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Use of cash in Spanish stores drops drastically compared to 2019 new study finds

Paying with cash is quickly becoming a thing of the past as more people opt to pay via card or mobile apps than ever...

Freya’s fashion advice: bag a bargain in the January sales in Spain

SOMETHING to keep up your spirits during the disappointing post-Christmas calendar are the January sales! A chance to get your mitts on as many...

Freya’s Fashion Advice: Foxy faux fur is a huge hit in Spain this winter

Nothing says winter glam like fur (keep it faux… we’re animal lovers)! Sadly, many women hesitate to buy fur, as they’re unsure how to...

Freya’s style tips: diversity for all

RECENTLY, Spain’s Queen Letizia was criticised for wearing a dress that was “too short” for her age (43), with comments that it isn’t “fit...

Inflation rate in Spain hits 10.8%- highest figure since December 1984

INFLATION in Spain rose to 10.8% in July, which is the highest rate since December 1984. Figures released by the National Statistics Institute on Friday...

Easter: When will supermarkets be open during Spain’s long weekend?

EASTER in Spain involves several days of public holidays and that means reduced hours and closures in supermarkets and shops. While you may find some...

Marta Ortega takes over helm at Spain’s fashion giant Inditex with €1million salary

MARTA Ortega has taken over as chairwoman of global fashion giant Inditex and will be earning an annual salary of €1million. The 38-year-old started out...

Earth Hour coincides with city shopping centre becoming the most sustainable in Spain’s Valencia region

EARTH HOUR is a custom around the world where lights are switched off for 60 minutes to raise awareness of global warming and other...

Barcelona fraudster in Spain went shopping with counterfeit €20 notes hidden in her underwear

A Barcelona woman has been arrested for using fake €20 notes that she hid in her panties. The Mossos d'Esquadra detained the 46-year-old who went...

Supermarket sweep: How prices compare on a weekly shop in Spain?

Sizing up the best choice for our weekly shop is a tedious exercise that never seems to pass its sell-by-date. But there’s more to it than purely shaving the odd cent off the bill, writes Heather Galloway.

Christmas bonus for every Benidorm resident on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM residents can get a €50 discount on city shopping until the end of the year. The 'BenidormTeDaMas' scheme allows anybody aged 18 and over...

Festive business boost as local council gives away thousands of euros to shoppers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO Council, which incorporates the popular expat urbanisation of La Marina, is giving away 7,000 euros in a bid to boost the local...

Black Friday in Spain: Free public transport in Madrid over weekend as EMT buses scrap charges

FREE public transport is being introduced in Madrid during Black Friday.  All EMT buses will be free to use during the massive shopping sale over...

When to expect the Black Friday sales to start in Spain this year

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and many of us look forward to taking advantage of the great discounts in the famous Black Friday sales. Despite...

Singles Day 2021: Best deals on offer during the major sale in Spain

THE biggest sale of the year is here – but it’s not Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  We’re talking about the annual Singles’ Day sales...

Mercadona launches new ‘Kinder Bueno nougat’ bites – and they have already gone viral in Spain

SHOPPERS in Spain are going wild after spotting ‘fake Kinder Bueno nougat’ in supermarkets ahead of Christmas.  When it comes to dessert, Mercadona certainly doesn't mess...

Entrepreneurs and artisans encouraged to attend open market event on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ENTREPRENEURS of the Costa Blanca can promote their skills at a major Elche retail outlet next month. L’Aljub Shopping Centre is hosting the “Oasis Market...

Green initiative launched by town council as it asks people to “do our part” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LOS MONTESINOS Town Hall is giving away cloth shopping bags in a move to cut waste and safeguard the environment. In exchange for five plastic...

“Quiet Hour” introduced to help autism sufferers at shopping centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE OF Costa Blanca’s major shopping centres, Elche’s L’Aljub, is to have a regular time where people with autism can shop in comfort. Every Monday...

Zara sale is about to begin in Spain as social media user spills ‘secret’ start date

THE Zara sale is about to get started - social media user spill 'secret' start date BEFORE official reveal as shoppers gear up for...

The discreet service at Morrison’s in Gibraltar that everyone should know about

A GIBRALTAR supermarket chain is helping those struggling to get access to sanitary product by offering free tampons and pads to customers.  Morrisons has been...

Locked wallets: COVID ‘savings’ will not be splurged

THE eventual end of COVID restrictions will not lead to a spending splurge. Seven out of 10 people will hang on to any cash they...

Shopping centres to expect increased police presence after 5pm to “assess compliance” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SHOPPERS will be counted in and counted out of shopping centres, as police are redirected from the social sector at 5pm. That is the statement...

Police presence increasing by 50% in hospitality and shopping centres from today in Spain’s Valencia region

THE VALENCIA regional government has met with health authorities to agree that security measures in public places must be increased from today. A top level...

Christmas shoppers urged to stay local with ‘Super Basket’ giveaway on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES City Council is incentivising Christmas shoppers to stay local with a chance to win one of 10 ‘super baskets’ just before Three Kings. The...

SPENDING IN SPAIN: It’s tougher saving than shopping, but you’ll be investing in your future, writes Jonathan Holdaway

If you can allocate a portion of savings into some fairly simple, low-risk investments, it will make money for you while you sleep

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