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Aldi’s £2 draught excluders could save you £20 a year on your energy bills

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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. 

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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.

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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.

Find your nearest Aldi here. 

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McDonald’s adds supersized McMuffin with all the fillings to breakfast menu

A huge McMuffin? Yes please…

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The McDonald’s breakfast menu is loved by fast food fans up and down the country.

And one of the most loved items on the menu is the McMuffin, a muffin filled with either bacon and egg, or sausage and egg.

But now Maccies is taking it one step further, by making the breakfast favourite even bigger and better – say hello to the Mighty McMuffin.

The new item will be landing on breakfast menus from tomorrow, Wednesday November 22nd, for a limited time only.

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The Mighty McMuffin will be available from opening time to the start of the lunch menu at 11am.

It comes filled with sausage, egg, bacon, cheese, and either ketchup or brown sauce – essentially it’s a supersized McMuffin stuffed with all the fillings.

The Mighty McMuffin will set you back £3.99 on its own or £5.59 if you want it as a meal, and will be available in every single McDonald’s across the UK and Ireland.

However, the special new muffin will only be around for a limited time – so you best be quick.

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M&S has launched a £10 bottle of Christmas bubbly with edible gold leaf glitter

It’s been hailed as a ‘Christmas must-have’

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Shoppers have been going wild for M&S’s new bubbly that contains edible gold leaf glitter.

Dubbed ‘Marks and Sparkle’, the festive drink is available to buy in M&S stores for just £10, and is perfect for the festive season.

According to M&S, it contains peach liqueur ‘crisp citrusy notes with a hint of pear and melon’ alongside the flakes of 22ct gold leaf.

M&S said of their festive drink: “Our new Marks and Sparkle with 22 Carat Gold Leaf is set to be a show stopper.

Shoppers can pick up a bottle of the fizz for £10

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“This vibrant and crisp bubbly is an alcoholic sparkling grape based beverage with peach liqueur and edible 22 Carat gold leaf to make your drink sparkle.”

Shoppers have been wholly impressed by the festive new drink, with one writing on Instagram: “Need to try this!”

Another commented: “That will look gorgeous on the Christmas table”, while a third wrote: “I bought one for my son’s teacher’s birthday present and for £10 it looks beautiful.”

‘Marks & Sparkle’ is priced at £60 for a case of six, making it just £10 per individual bottle.

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Though this isn’t the only way M&S is getting into the Christmas spirit this year, with the retailer also selling a Christmas biscuit tin that magically doubles down into a festive nightlight, ideal for getting children excited for a visit from Father Christmas.

The nightlight also boasts trays of shortbread and shortbread cookies.

Shoppers couldn’t contain their excitement over the festive tin, with one person writing:“Pls [sic] M&S stop, I love it but just can’t fit more stuff in my loft”, and another commenting:“I got one of these yesterday. They’re so beautiful!”

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Tesco is selling bottles of Baileys for half price in time for Christmas

It’s that time of the year again…

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If you’re looking to stock up on bottles of Baileys ahead of Christmas, look no further.

To celebrate the impending arrival of the festive season, Tesco has slashed the price on all bottles of the poplar Irish liquor.

From today (November 8th), customers will be able to grab a 70cl bottle of Baileys for just £8, resulting in a massive £7.75 saving from its usual price.

However, there’s a catch. 

Only customers with Clubcards will be able to grab a bottle of Baileys for £8; those without will have to fork out the original price of £15.75.

Shoppers will also need to act fast because the offer comes to an end next week on Thursday November 14th.

Tesco’s Clubcard scheme is completely free, and offers shoppers a whole range of deals and discounts across a vast range of products.

Each time a customer spends £1 in store and online, they get one point whenever they scan their card or app with their shopping.

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This could be Tesco’s path to redemption after it caused mass outrage by upping the price of its famous meal deal for the second time this year.

Last month, the supermarket announced that its meal deal now costs £3.90, an increase of 40p. And even Clubcard holders aren’t safe from the price increase this time, with the Clubcard price also increasing by 40p from £3 to £3.40.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the supermarket said: “Clubcard members will pay just £3.40 for a main, snack and drink, making our meal deal an ideal way to grab a great value lunch on-the-go. 

“And with savings of up to £3 on millions of possible combinations across our stores, including the recent addition of Costa hot drinks, and our ever-popular Christmas sandwiches which join the meal deal for the festive period, we’ve got something for every taste.”

 

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