B&Q shoppers snap up 'amazing alternative to heating' slashed in price in early Black Friday sale | The Sun

SHOPPERS are rushing to B&Q to snap up a winter gadget that is the perfect solution to staying warm this winter. 

And if you time it right you could get the winter warmer for more than 15% off as the price has been slashed in B&Q’s early Black Friday sale. 

If you're looking to stay warm this winter but are mindful of your energy bills then you need to head to B&Q for their latest electric blanket. 

The B&Q Cosy Heated OverThrow Fleece Blanket With Adjustable Control is selling for £36.99 online down from £49.99.

The blanket has various heat and timer settings means you can find the ideal temperature to suit your needs and you can manage them with an easy-to-use remote control. 

It has even heat distribution throughout the blanket providing an energy-efficient solution for even the coldest of months.

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And you won't need to worry as the blanket is machine washable as long as you detach the control and power cord before washing.

The blanket is available in black and grey and comes with a 1-year guarantee. 

The electric blanket has received rave reviews online with an average 5/5 star rating. 

One shopper said: “Absolutely love my Electric Throw. It saves having the heating on and it stays warm for hours.”

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Another said: “I Like it a lot, soft and warm I used it as an alternative to having the heating on so saved money.”

“This product is well worth the money. It is exactly what it says it is. It is so warm I only had to have it on 4. Extremely soft and very lightweight. Would highly recommend it,” said a third shopper.

If you're looking to nab this bear in mind you will need to get it online as it isn't available in-store.

Standard delivery at B&Q is £6 but is free for all orders over £75.

This deal is likely to be the best value for money at the moment, Argos is selling a Home Grey Heated Throw for £50.

Meanwhile, Dunlem has one for £60 and prices on Amazon start at £29.99 but there is no guarantee of the quality.

It's likely buying an electric blanket such as this one will save you some money.

This is because it is usually a lot cheaper to heat yourself than it is to heat an entire house.

Experts reckon an electric blanket could knock up to £100 off your energy bills if you swap them out for central heating because they cost just 3p an hour to run.

However, bear in mind the amount you could save will depend on the exact model you use and how often you use it.

Remember they shouldn't be left on overnight and keep them away from hot water bottles or liquids.

It's best to roll them, not fold, so the wiring doesn’t weaken.

Tips for keeping warm this winter

Here are some things you can do this winter to try and keep warm without putting the heating on.

Hot water bottles are always great for a cost-free way of keeping warm.

Prevention is always better than cure, make sure you draught-proof your home and seal your windows to stop air coming in.

Prices for draught excluders start from a fiver in most stores but a thick blanket rolled up will work just as well.

Loft insulation is also very important as it can stop heat escaping, therefore slashing your heating bill.

You can buy insulation from all local builder merchants or retailers such as B&Q and Wickes.

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