B&M shoppers rush to buy energy-saving gadget scanning for £20 at tills instead of £79 | The Sun

B&M shoppers have been rushing to buy an energy-saving gadget that's scanning at the tills for £20 instead of £79.

The bargain store is known for slashing the prices of items.

And shoppers have been flocking to buy an electric "log effect" medium stove.

It's labelled at £79 but one lucky shopper posted on Facebook's Extreme Couponing & Bargains page to say that it had scanned at the till for just £20.

Others commented on the post tagging their friends to get one.

One said: "OMG thanks. Will call later to see if they have any."

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But one warned shoppers to weigh up the costs first: "Beware running costs, it’s a great feature but expensive if you use the heat (3kw fan)."

We couldn't find the item online at the time so you might have to head to your local B&M shop to find it.

Bear in mind that prices and stock will vary from store to store.

You can find your nearest B&M shop using the locator tool on the website.

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It always pays to compare prices so you know you're getting the best deal.

Of course, do shop around for the best deal as you may be able to find one that's cheaper.

For example, if you don't manage to get the £20 deal, Robert Dyas is selling a similar electric stove for £59.99.

B&Q is also selling one pretty much the same for £57.99.

How much to run an electric heater?

According to Uswitch, the gadgets use 100 watts of energy to warm a double bed – that's 3.4p an hour.

Over five hours, that's 17p, which is significantly cheaper than the Kirkton stove.

Plus, an electric stove will just heat up one room and not the entire house. So it could be cheaper to run the central heating on low.

However, if you want a cheaper alternative, a log burner might be a cheaper solution.

Or you could cosy up under an electric blanket.

We have also revealed how to use a thermostat to save on your bills.

Risks to keep in mind

Just because electric heaters might cost you less, there are still risks to consider when using them.

Because the hot bars on electric heaters are exposed, they could easily spark a fire if they come into contact with household items.

Here are some points to consider first if you've bought an electrical heater and plan to use it:

  • It should be on a level surface – you don't want it to be knocked over or fall off
  • Keep it well away from flammable objects like paper, furniture or curtains
  • Never use it to dry your clothes
  • Don't leave it unattended for long periods of time, especially when you're asleep
  • You should never power it from an extension lead – they can overheat and start a fire fast
  • Always check your heater for damage and deterioration – do not use it if it's not in good condition
  • Make sure you buy from manufacturers or retailers that you know and trust – second-hand heaters could be faulty
  • Double check your appliance is registered and hasn't been recalled
  • Have somebody check your smoke alarm or make sure you know it's working – it's imperative to detect anything that goes wrong about the house

How can I save money at B&M?

If you're a B&M regular and looking for some money-saving tips, we've got you covered.

Your first port of call should be Facebook groups such as B&M Bargains, Extreme Money Saving Deals and More and Bargain Lovers & Interesting Finds – Home Bargains, Amazon, B&M and More.

Combined, they have hundreds of thousands of members who share the best deals and cheap finds they've spotted in-store and online.

Meanwhile, it's worth liking B&M's Facebook and Instagram pages where it regularly shares items on sale.

Plus, you could heed the advice of LatestDeals, which recommends downloading the B&M app.

It comes with a tool you can use to scan barcodes and find bargains.

This is because B&M often drops prices on items without updating its price tags.

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