This was also our reaction when we read the first time about this.. But what is it? When can I use it? Is it easy to use? What do we have to do for this? In this blog we will tell you all this ‘’ cheap’’ way of spending money in one of the best cities to shop: BARCELONA!

When visiting Barcelona you are probably going to shop. The Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia are a joy for the shopaholics or just a great place for the ones that love to shop a couple of items during their vacation. You have the possibility to go shop TAX free in Barcelona by only filling in some forms at the airport.

There are a lot of brands who are already joining this initiative. For example Superdry, Lacoste, Mango, Shana, Swarovski and many more brands are participating.

There are three easy basic steps to start with shopping TAX free in Barcelona.

1. Ask for your travel tax free form.

  • Where? In the store where you are buying your items
  • When? At the time of purchase

2. Stamp the form.

  • Where? At customs desk at the airports
  • When? Leaving the EU

Remember: No stamp = No refund!

3. Cash it.

  • In cash: at a travel customs refund point
  • Cheque to home address
  • By bank transfer
  • In your credit card

There are a few things that are useful to keep in mind:

  • This way of buying and getting a refund back is a legal way of doing your purchases.
  • The tax free shopping can’t be applied for services.
  • The merchandise you have purchased must be still unused upon leaving the European Union.
  • You always need a customs stamp when you want to charge your fund.
  • The tax free forms are valid for three months.

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