The Budget Denmark page is just a continuation of my budget denmark idea pages , but wanted a seperate page where I could list some my localized ideas for expats living in Denmark. That does not mean that you can not find some great ideas here to use while visiting Denmark.
This is a complilation of promotions and coupons that you can use for a short period of time. Some of the promotions may require you to fill out some forms to get the prize or gift certificate, while others are contests where you can win some pretty good gifts. While others are just plain simple to use coupons or discounts.
I am not able to try out all these promotions myself, so you are on your own to try them and see if they are right for you. Remember any "FREE" gift will usually not include postage, so make sure you are willing to pay for postage before deciding on the "FREE" item.
Have received some pretty good "FREE" stuff in the mail lately and have not had a bad experience. Please let FYI Denmark know if you find a promotion that does not live up to its promises and we will remove it from our list.
Since these pages are all in Danish, use google translate to translate anything you do not understand.
Remember in Denmark, you have to right to return anything you buy if you are not satisfied with the product and get a full refund. The law in Denmark does favor the consumer.
So let's get started and see what is available for the savvy consumer. If you have any others that you discover, let us know and we will try to include them here.
1. Budget Denmark Offer #1: Free Hearing Test
A few times during the year you are able to get a free hearing test at one of many hearing cneters located across Denmark. Right now they are available via Dansk Høre Center. So if you thnk you are having hearing problems, give them a call and sign up for a free test and consultation. Click on link below to get to their online booking form.
3. Budget Denmark Tip Join a Trade Union
If you are
working in Denmark, you should conside being part of an A-Kasse, which
is basically an unemployment fund and trade union in one. If you lose
your job or have problems at work, they will assist you in solving work
problems and also assure you get paid if layed off or fired. One of the most popular due to their low prices is Det Faglige Hus. You can always switch to another one if you later decide you want one more geared to your industry or job. Remember you have to be a member for a year before getting unemploment benefits, so no reason paying more the 1st year than necessary. Det Faglige Hus is the lowest priced on the market.
4. Budget Denmark Earn Money: If you like to be active online, answering questions, giving your opinion, etc, than Eovendo might be something for you. There you get points for answering questions, reviewing films, etc. and the more you participate the more you earn in the form of a gift card that can be used in places like Matas, movie theaters, Jensens Restaurants or you can redeem it for cash. Not everyone's cup of tea, but know many who love doing this and they enjjoy the many free gifts they receive. Check it out below.
Starting out in Denmark can be expensive and getting a loan from your bank may prove a bit tough, so here are some options for getting a loan to tide you over. Always check the rates and conditions before accepting the loans. Most of these places require that you are employed and have a CPR number before accepting your application. Remember getting a loan to survive on a budget denmark is only good if you can afford to pay it back quickly. Interest rates can be very high, so be a sure you need a loan and can repay it quickly before applying. Below are 26 of the top companies offering private loans in Denmark.
A great way to learn and improve your Danish is to read books and magazines. I find it more interesting to read Danish books or magazines that cater to my interests. This way I am better equipped to talk about my hobbies and interests with Danes using the proper words. I subscribe to a few Danish magazines and they really do help with my Danish, but also keep me up to date with the latest information.
Go by the local library and check out the various magazines available, plus pick up the daily free paper in newstands around the bus and train stations. Read children's books for simple language lessons and move up to more advanced books. Immerse yourself in the culture and you will pick up many phrases and get a better ear for the language.
If you are just starting out in Denmark or just on a budget than check out the shopping in Denmark page for a list of all the great discount shops in Denmark. Also auction sites like DBA.dk, GulogGratis.dk and QXL.dk are good places to find bargains on both used and nearly new items. These are mostly private people selling their used or unwanted goods. Othe auction sites like Lauritz and Bruun-Rasmussen sell antiques and collectibles. You also do a google search for auktion, auktion hus to find local auktion houses in your part of the country.
Check out the many budget denmark charity shops around the country and the latest fad is consignment shops where people buy stands to place their items for sale. Stores like that are popping up all over Denmark and there are many bargains and finds to be uncovered. Again google search "genbrug" and you will find a list in your area. Loppemarked is another word for "flea market" and they can also be googled for your area. There is always several loppemarked markets going on around the country every weekend - even during winter months when they move indoors to large sporting venues or concert halls. Have fun shopping.
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Feb 19, 20 01:05 AM
I am a danish citizen and my spouse is US citizen thinking about retiring to Denmark (not working) age 79 and 81 .How difficult would this be ?
Feb 03, 20 09:26 AM
Bicycling in Denmark is probably one of the best ways to see Denmark , but also for many people living in Denmark is the preferred method of getting to work, shopping and getting about.
Feb 01, 20 02:26 AM
The number of Aarhus attractions may not be as big as Copenhagen, but there is still alot to see and do in this Danish city.