Four savvy ways to get ready for winter and save before the cold comes | The Sun

GET set for winter while the sun is still shining.

Buying out-of-season on items such as heated blankets means you may get a better deal.

With energy bills still high, you’ will make savings as soon as the autumn chill starts to kick in.

DON’T LAG BEHIND: It’s one of those jobs that often gets put off, but improving your home insulation by lagging your loft could save you more than £300 on your bills.

Look out for deals, like those on Knauf loft roll at Wickes, where you can get up to £7 off per roll.

BED DOWN: Getting ready for colder nights is the last thing most people are thinking about right now, which means that some electric blankets are going for a song.


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The price ranges from £20 to more than £100, but there are savings to be had.

For a budget option, the Status Double Bed Electric Blanket is down to £17.99 at, saving £10. That’s £10 cheaper than Amazon.

It’s washable and has three different heat settings.

You may also have to shop around for the right size in old-season stock.

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The Dreams luxury heated blanket is half price in king size, down from £45 to £22.50 at

BODY WARMERS: Wearing thermals will give you a glow on a chilly day.

If you buy them in bikini season you can bag a bargain. Look at John Lewis for half-priced men’s thermal long johns and tops, saving up to £17.

There are also some deals at including the women’s Thermolactyl recycled hoodie, down from £39.99 to £19.99.

GAME OF THROWS: You’ll be able to turn down the heating a notch if you invest in a heated throw.

Octopus Energy reckons you could save up to £300 a year with one after it gave out free electric blankets to struggling customers. has a Slumberdown Comfy Hugs heated throw for £48, down from £55.

The same one is £85 at Freemans. Always check savings are genuine by searching for comparable prices online and looking at the price history on

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

Deal of the day

MAKE short work of summer mess with the Shark Anti Hair Wrap corded vacuum cleaner, down from £249.99 to £149 at Asda.

SAVE: £100.99

Cheap treat

GIVE your feet something to smile about with Happy Socks, down from £11.95 to £6 online at M&S.

SAVE: £5.95

What’s new?

DELIVEROO has joined Starbucks, Gail’s, Caffè Nero, Joe & The Juice, Leon and Pret to give away 2,000 vouchers worth £7 to redeem on any iced drinks until Monday.

Enter ICEDAY at the checkout when you order via Deliveroo.

Top swap

TRY the So Home marble-top side table from La Redoute, £148.75 with the summer code SUN, or go for the Zoe marble-effect table, £49 from Dunelm.

SAVE: £99.75

Leah’s little helper

BEAUTY advent calendars can be great value.

Check when the waiting list opens for your favourite. Holland & Barrett’s £45 calendar, worth £179, is open now. See


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