Shoppers rush to buy £12 home essential at B&M that could help you slash energy bills | The Sun

SHOPPERS are rushing to buy a bargain home essential that could help you to save money on your energy bills.

Discount shop B&M is selling a chunky knit rug for £12 – reduced from £18.

It comes as people across the country are still feeling the pinch of rising energy bills.

Covering up cracks in your floorboards with rugs can help to save you a small fortune.

If you have wooden floorboards and no carpet, there are plenty of cracks which are suck out hot air from your home.

Gaps and cracks cost the average home £60 a year, according to Shell Energy.


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But laying a rug down to cover the gaps can help you to limit this heat loss.

Good-sized rugs are expensive, but B&M has reduced the price of this 60 x 110cm rug by £6 to save shoppers cash.

One eager customer posted the rug on the Facebook group B&M Scanner And Other Bargains.

The post racked up more than 160 likes and over 130 comments from other shoppers who agreed it was a great price.

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The savvy shopper wrote: "Large chunky rug …..£12 !!! B&M Sale and much more there to find."

B&M says the rug offers "supreme comfort and warmth underfoot".

We couldn't find a rug for exactly the same size, but we did find a slightly smaller one at Ikea for £10.

Or if you're happy to spend a little more, Dunelm is selling a rug that is exactly the same size for £10.

Make sure that you check other retailers too in case we missed a better bargain.

The rug isn't available to order online, so you'll have to visit your nearest B&M if you want to buy it.

It comes after the budget retailer scrapped its home delivery option after launching it as a trial in June last year.

You can find your nearest branch on the B&M website.

And you may want to call ahead to check if it's in stock to avoid a wasted trip.

As always, make sure to compare prices online using handy tools like Google shopping.

How else can I draught proof my home?

Your windows and doors are draughty hotspots, but a simple and cheap fix could help you save cash on your bills.

Buy draught-proof tape around windows to seal them up and stop the cold air from coming in.

On Amazon, you can buy 10 metres of the self-adhesive seal for only £2.85, for example.

Put draught excluders up against your door to save money on your bills.

It's a good way of plugging up the gaps where hot air can escape.

If you're looking to buy one, they will set you back between £8 and £10 from retailers like Dunelm, Wayfair and The Range.

Here, we spoke to a heating expert to find out his best tips to save up to £1,900 on your energy bills.

Plus we reveal how you can draught proof your home for under £10.

Do you have a money problem that needs sorting? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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