Shoppers rush to buy £1 home essential at B&M that could help slash your 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 store B&M is selling chunk knit rugs for just £1 – reduced from £45.

It comes as people across the country are felling the pinch of rising energy bills this winter.

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 these 100 x 150cm rugs by a whopping £44 to shave shoppers cash.

One eager customer posted the rug on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK.

The post racked up more than 2,000 likes and over 1,000 comments from other shoppers who agreed it was a great price.

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One B&M fan said: "No way… that's ace."

While another added: "Wow what a find!"

And a third wrote: "I am so jealous of this bargain."

B&M describe the rug as "luxury", adding that it is perfect for living rooms, hallways and bedrooms.

This is the cheapest rug we found for this size and it comes in either mink, charcoal, blush or sage.

But make sure to check other retailers in case we missed a 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.

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.

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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.

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