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10 tips for a nifty and thrifty Christmas

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10 tips for a nifty and thrifty Christmas

Whether you’re rushing to get your last few gifts or making sure your home’s ready for the family, it’s a busy - and costly - time of year. So we’ve come up with some clever and cost-effective tips to get you through the festive season.

A quick way to untangle your Christmas lights - E.ON

Tried untangling those Christmas lights and given up? Don’t lose hope! We’ve put together a quick step-by-step guide to help you get ready to switch that Christmas tree on.

How to untangle your Christmas lights - E.ON 

Savvy shopping with E.ON marketplace - E.ON 

If you’re thinking of getting someone a flash new TV, a fancy freezer or another household appliance for Christmas, check out E.ON Marketplace - our appliance comparison site. It tells you the price of the product and what it costs to run based on your current energy use. Great for savvy shoppers. 

E.ON Nice Little Extras

We all know Christmas is a time for goodwill. Here at E.ON we’re spreading the joy by saying thank you to our customers with our nice little extras. Spin our wheel to win home theatre kits, tablets and even £1,500 towards your energy bills… 

 Go paperless and save a Christmas tree - E.ON

Did you know that one tree makes just 8,333 sheets of paper? To save as much as you can, go paperless with us and help save a Christmas tree this year. Plus you’ll make your own savings – we take £10 off your bill for the money you save by not using paper.

Make someone's Christmas - E.ON

This season, why not do something to help vulnerable people who might not be able to enjoy Christmas like they used to? Our charity partner Alzheimer’s Society holds a series of fun Christmas carol concerts, where proceeds go towards transforming the lives of people affected by dementia. 

Make your own draught excluder - E.ON

Save on energy this Christmas and make your own draught excluder. A clever one to keep the kids entertained over the holidays – or even a crafty afternoon for you!

Make your own draught excluder - E.ON

Get more ideas to entertain and inspire your kids to save energy with our free educational resources.

 Powering Christmas Quiz - E.ON When the whole family’s on the sofa stuffed full of mince pies, what better than a Christmas quiz to spring them all into action? Here’s our Powering Christmas Quiz to get you full of energy again:

1. How many lights are there on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree? a. 50,000  b. 100,000  c. 20,000
2. How many reindeer does it take to drive Santa’s sleigh? a. 8  b. 12  c. 15
3. How many people watched the Queen’s Christmas speech on TV in 2015? a. 4 million  b. 6.2 million  c. 7.5 million 

Avoid festive forgetfulness - E.ON

Looking forward to a Christmas getaway with the family? Don’t forget to check your home and switch off lights and heating to help avoid energy drains over the festive season. And if you’re worried about how much energy you’ll be using, we’ve got loads more handy tips and advice on how to keep costs down this winter.

Top 5 Christmas lights in the UK - E.ON

It may be cold outside, but it’s well worth braving the chill to visit a Christmas light display this year. So here are our five favourite festive lights in the UK, starting with:

Christmas at Kew Gardens
The Magical Lantern Festival in Birmingham
The Christmas lights and giant tree on Paradise Street, Liverpool
Echoes of Calke's Christmas past at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire
Edinburgh’s Street of Light

What's using up your energy - E.ON

The heating’s on and the turkey’s in the oven… Christmas is a busy time for energy use. But do you know exactly what’s using what? Here are some eye-opening statistics about where your energy is going this holiday. Did you know…

- That LED Christmas lights use up to 90% less power than normal fairy lights?
- Turning off a high-usage appliance like a new TV can save you around 10% of power?
- Turning down your heating by just one degree on the thermostat can save around £30 every year?

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