Exchange rate 117

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Spain, unlike the UK is somewhat in the dark ages when it comes to round the clock shopping - 24hr supermarket opening has not hit this country yet. Infact it has only been since the beginning of the month that Sunday openings have started due to the influx of holiday visitors to our shores. Carrefour is now open until midnight 7 days a week and the shopping complex opposite "Marina Centre" has also opened its doors to Sunday trading. But this is only over the duration of the holiday season - July, August and September.
So if you suddenly realise that you are short of something or have just arrived on a Sunday afternoon fear not - this seems strange to those living in the UK as you have been use to Sunday openings for years. But once inside do be careful of all the huge boards with amazing 70% discount promotions on certain products. Read it carefully ! You will find that the 70% discount is on the purchase of the second item ... and the huge price on the poster is what you will pay for that NOT what the actual price is. It is easy to think that that is the actual price and start loading up your trolley - I almost fell into this trap.

And talking of promotions be aware of the 1€ per pint applies here too! Baffled .... let me explain. You go into the bar and as a pint is advertised at 1€ you'd assume that two half pints would be 1€. NO - two half pints = 3€ as the price of a half pint is 1.50€. No offers on the half pint !  Prices vary in some bars dependent on time of day - just because you pay 2€ for 2 pints at lunchtime do not think it will apply in the evening too. Ask the barman if you can pay at lunchtime and drink it in the evening !!!!

Add comment

Security code

Quote of the day

You can learn many things from children
how much patience you have for instance

Latest Comments

  • Scooter clampdown

    Liz Murphy Shepherd 02.08.2022 14:29
    I hired one earlier this year for the first time as both my husband and I have limited mobility...
  • Entry requirements for Spain

    John Patterson 02.08.2022 14:26
    Very True! All adds extra stress and worry on top of all the usual worries...we arrived on Tuesday ...
  • Entry requirements for Spain

    Neil Bailey 02.08.2022 14:24
    I flew into Alicante 2 weeks ago for a weekend in Benidorm straight through no worries and a week ...

Cigarette Prices

  (per carton)

B&H 50.00€
Camel 47.00€
Embassy 50.00€
JPS 44.50€
L&B 48.50€
Marlboro 50.00€
Mayfair 45.00€
Silk Cut 50.00€

Tobacco 50gm x10

Golden Virginia 89.50€
Old Holborn 90€

What People Say

  • Upto date news and reports on things we have seen featured on tv

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9