Five low-cost ideas to keep warm this winter and save on your energy bill | The Sun
24th September 2022

WITH energy prices still giving us the shivers and bills set to rise again next week, now's the time to find other ways to keep warm.

The key is to keep yourself warm rather than pumping hot air into your house. These low-cost ideas should help you save on your bills.

COMFORT BLANKET: Heated throws and blankets can be pricey.

Argos has a five-star-rated Dreamland herringbone heated throw for £80.

To keep costs down, the Cozytek luxurious electric heated throw is down to £32.49 from £49.99 at

Cheaper still is the non-heated, but super-cosy Simple thermal TV blanket from B&M, £10.


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BED REST: Keep warm between the sheets by making sure you have a heavy winter duvet in place.

The Slumberdown Soft and Huggable 13.5-tog duvet is half-price at Argos, down from £24 to £12 for a double.

For extra heat, Dunelm's Cosy and Warm electric blanket is a hot buy, with prices from £22.

HOT TO TROT: Sometimes a hot water bottle is all you need and these days they come in all shapes and sizes.

Dunelm has a great choice including a Fleece Zipper two-litre hot water bottle, £6, and a fur hot water bottle belt, £15.

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WARMING WEARABLES: You can get hold of all kinds of heated clothing, from fingerless gloves to warming gilets that either have a battery pack or a USB plug in.

The OHS heated hoodie from The Range, at £28.99, has a plug-in rechargeable battery pack.

TOASTY TOOTSIES: Give your toes a treat with the Naeo foot warmer from Boots.

Not only does the USB-powered pouch heat up your feet, its vibration-mode also gives them a massage. It costs £20 but you can buy three for the price of two or combine with other products in the current multi-buy offer.

  • ALL prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

RELAX on the Branagh velvet Chesterfield sofa bed from The Range, down from £699 to £599.

SAVE: £100

Cheap treat

INSPIRED by the purple-wrapped Quality Street choc, get a milk chocolate bar filled with runny caramel and hazelnut pieces for £1 at B&M.

What’s new?

IT’S a win for pizza fans, with Papa John’s offering its new pepperoni stuffed crust as a free add-on to all large meat and vegetarian pizzas until October 4, saving £3.99.

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Top swap

MARKS & Spencer’s Snuggle Season knitted bolster cushion is £17.50.

Or try The Range’s Let’s Snuggle linen version for a cosy £9.99.

SAVE: £7.51

Leah’s little helper

KICK off your Christmas shopping with the return of Aldi’s wooden toy range.

The popular selection, including an Aldi supermarket, £39.99, is available to order online from today. It is a Specialbuy, so don’t hang about – they normally sell out quickly.


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