Giveaway ★ 3x Sunbeam Electric Throws

August 8, 2014 by flyingdrunkenmonkey

Origin Giveaway - Electric Throws - The Flying Drunken Monkey


This post is sponsored by Origin Energy.


Recently I participated in a Twitter chat with Origin Energy to discuss ways we can save energy over winter, with their resident expert Anne.

There was some great tips shared by both Anne and other bloggers on the Twitter stream. So great ones were:

Origin have created a really great video with energy saving tips for winter.

I admit that we’ve been lucky, both houses that we have lived in over the past 10 years don’t get too cold. Everything is double bricked due to being under the flight path which helps retain the heat.

I’m always scared of using as I’m worried about our electricity bill getting too high. It seems silly to use up electricity when I can simply put on a jumper or chuck a blanket over me. The only times we have used the heater this winter is on a few cold nights after the girls have gotten out of the bath and on one really cold day when I just couldn’t seem to get warm.

We always have blankets in the lounge room and we all use them when watching TV or working on the laptops. Our house is well insulated and there are no real drafts. We put an extra blanket on the bed once the weather starts to turn.

However, I must admit, I learnt a few things during the twitter chat. Who knew that a slow cooker used up less energy than the oven?! One tip that seems so obvious but could probably be easily overlooked is to only fill the kettle up with as much water as you need.

We have curtains all through our house but I’ve never thought to close them in the evenings to keep the warmth in. We have closed them on very hot days during the summer to keep the warmth out!

Basically, the idea is:

Heat yourself before you heat your house.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Wear extra layers and use blankets. Easy! But it can make a big difference to your energy bills if you do this rather than using a heater or reverse air conditioning.

As a thank you for participating in the Twitter chat Origin sent me a wonderful Sunbeam Safe and Sound Electric Throw to back up this message. I’ve never had a heated throw before. Actually, I’ve never heard of them before! I’ve never even had a heated blanket for the bed; they always seemed like such an indulgence.

So I was very excited when I received my parcel. I tend to spend a lot of time on the couch – working on the blog, my study or napping. I normally have a blanket over me but now I’m extra warm! And the heater hasn’t been turned on in weeks.

Because Origin are extra awesome they want to help warm you up too. Simply fill out the form below, let me know what your big tip for saving energy over winter is and you could win one of 3 Sunbeam Safe and Sound Electric Throws!

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Terms and conditions: The Flying Drunken Monkey’s Origin Sunbeam Safe & Sound Electric throws giveaway will be judged on creativity and originality. The competition opens Friday, August 8th at 05.00am AEST and closes on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 11.59pm AEST. One entry per person only. Australian entries only, sorry. There are 3 prizes to be won, worth $237 in total. The winner will be notified via email and published on this blog. Entries remain the property of The Flying Drunken Monkey and may be republished. The prizes will be sent directly to the winner by the PR company. For full competition terms and conditions, click here.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the company.

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  1. Ros McFarlane says:

    Close the curtains before the sun goes down. This way the heat in the house should stay for a while. Also close doors that are not in use, like the bathroom and toilet. Also to keep the heater on a temperature of about 18 degrees this way keeps the gas/power bill done. If you are cold still in the house, put more clothes on with slippers.

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