Aldi has launched energy-saving draught excluders starting at just £1.99, which experts reckon could save you £20 a year.
It’s officially arctic these days and if, like me, you’d rather work from home in three jumpers, a blanket and a hot water bottle than put your heating on – this handy contraption might just be the thing for you.
The bargain supermarket is stocking up with six different types of draught excluder that should drastically reduce the amount of heat escaping your home.
In fact, The Energy Saving Trust reckon draught excluders can shave up to £20 off your energy bills based on a semi-detached house in England, Scotland or Wales.
Stephen Murray, energy expert at MoneySuperMarket said: “As we become more reliant on our heating systems, particularly while so many of us are working from home during the pandemic, it is more important than ever to think about how you can save money on your energy bills.
“Simple home improvements such as adding a draught excluder for a couple of quid can really add up to a decent saving over a year.”
Depending on where you’d like to put your draught excluder will denote which one you need and what size.
If you want to close the gap between floor and doors, which Uswith.com say is ‘one of the best ways you can draught-proof your home’, opt for a brush or hinged flap draught excluder.
Aldi’s double-sided foam draught excluder can be slipped on the bottom of any indoor door and it doesn’t even need adhesive to stay in play.
It measures 95cm x 10cm x 2.5cm or you can opt for the PVC version which has a brush along the floor which will close gaps of up to 20mm between door and floor.
Aldi is also selling a 15mm felt version of the PVC draught excluder.
The supermarket is also selling a transparent draught excluder which can be cut down to whatever size you need – which will be best if you have any awkward gaps to fill.
Finally, Aldi is also offering two white ‘P’ and ‘E’ profile draught excluders which fit to the edges of your window.
The letters refer to the shape and size of the tape, ‘P’ is for gaps around 3-5mm while ‘E’ is for 2-3.5mm.
Each product is just £1.99 making it some of the cheapest options on the market.
Full-size one litre bottles of Baileys are now just £10 in Tesco
That’s secret Santa sorted!
If you’re stocking up for Christmas or looking for some inspiration for your secret Santa then you’ll be pleased to hear that one-litre bottles of Baileys are now on sale for £10 at Tesco.
The supermarket giant is offering a little help to its customers by marking the festive favourite down by a huge 56%, so people can gather this Christmas and mark it by sipping on something special.
Customers who want to take advantage of the offer will need to have a Tesco Clubcard (it goes without saying these days).
So hurry if Baileys is your seasonal drink or you’d like to gift it to someone near and dear as the offer is for a limited time only, and will come to an end on December 11th.
Tesco’s offer on this classic Christmas tipple will save shoppers £12 as the litre bottle usually costs £22.
If you love this creamy Irish liqueur you may also like Tesco’s own-brand offering which is the Gingerbread Latte Cream Liqueur from its Finest range.
This product comes in a shiny copper-coloured bottle and costs £13. The Product description reads: “Aromas of gingerbread & coffee with hints of Irish single malt whiskey enveloped in velvety Ballyrashane double cream. Perfect served over ice or in a liqueur coffee with a whip of cream.”
This Irish Cream Liqueur is made with Ballyrashane Dairy Cream and is vegetarian, for those wondering.
Baileys also does a light Irish cream, which contains less calories and costs £16.50 for a one-litre bottle at Tesco. There’s also a Baileys Espresso Crème for those who love coffee liqueurs and a 50cl/ half litre bottle is priced at £10 for Tesco Clubcard holders.
The supermarket chain is offering savings on a number of items in the run up to Christmas, helping its customers stock up on the things they need to make magical festive moments to remember.
Offers include crates of Coca Cola, bags of frozen parsnips, packs of stuffing mix, pigs in blankets and selection boxes – as well as plenty more Christmas staples.
Visit the Tesco website to discover more Christmas savings.
Primark launches new Grinch-inspired Christmas range and shoppers are loving it
It’s not the Grinch but Primark who stole Christmas this year!
Primark shoppers have been sent into a frenzy after discovering its new Grinch range.
We’ll be having a green Christmas at this rate after the retail giant launched its new collection inspired by the Dr Seuss character.
The Grinch products range from homeware items, to accessories and sleepwear.
The new range – which is the bargain retailer’s biggest ever – features a wide variety of 69 products including jumpers, T-shirts, slippers, socks, bathroom toiletries. There’s even matching pyjamas for the whole family, including the doggo.
Primark posted a video of its new Grinch collection to its Instagram account celebrating the launch its brand new The Grinch collection.
Fans flocked to the comment section with one person saying: “I want it all!!” A second person said: “This is my heaven,” while another laughed: “I feel my wallet is gonna be empty.”
Another fan typed: “I’m obsessed,” and someone else added: “Literally my dream.”
I guess we all know what we’re getting for Christmas this year and thanks to the bargain retail giant, we can all sit in our Grinch pyjamas and watch the movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carey.
Watch out for a key moment in the film, overlooked by younger viewers, where fans noticed a cheeky reference. One viewer said: “When you see it, you can’t unsee it.”
It’s the scene where a baby Grinch is left outside someone’s home in Whoville during Christmas. We see the infant sitting in a basket that’s stuck in a tree as he tries to wave at people through a window.
But everyone inside is too busy to notice him because they’re having a party, as we see lots of keys being slung into a bowl – indicating that this is a swingers party.
It’s a very quick and subtle moment in the scene but we get a glimpse into how the Grinch came to be…well, a Grinch.
After rewatching the scene on TikTok, one commenter laughed:”I thought it was to prevent drunk driving when it first came out.” Another announced: “They were swingers! They had a key party!”
Someone else added: “Honey our baby is here…….he looks like your boss.” We know what we’ll be watching this Christmas then.
Smyths Toys giving away free LEGO sets to kids this weekend
Get there early and grab a free mini Lego set
Smyths Toys is holding a giveaway event this weekend where kids can take home free Lego sets.
The Big Lego Toy Event will take place across all its toy stores this Saturday (October 21st), where kids can grab a free mini Lego set to take home as well as getting involved in building demonstrations and activities.
Lego fans can enjoy hours of fun building towers, fortresses, bridges and cities as part of a nationwide event celebrating the classic toy brand we all grew up with.
The event will take place from 9am and children will receive free Lego sets while stocks last. The themed Lego sets include Ninjago, Harry Potter, Friends, City and Dreamzzz.
On its website, Smyths says: “LEGO Fans get ready for The Big LEGO Event. We have LEGO giveaways at your local Smyths Toys Superstore on Saturday, 21st October, starting at 9am, while stocks last.
“Join the fun at our in-store demo and receive a FREE LEGO giveaway while stocks last.”
There are nearly 120 Smyths Toys stores across the UK, including branches in Salford, Stockport, Bury, Oldham, Bolton and Wigan.
You can find out where your nearest store is and further information about the event on the Smyths website.