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Energy Saving Monitor for approx £9.00 ( price of 8 Daily Mails and a 0904 phone call + p&p )

£9.00 @ Daily Mail
According to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/prmts/article-1054676/3-million-energy-saving-bonanza--free-reader.html they are giving away an Energy Saving Monitor if you buy 8 Mails and ring a … Read More
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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
According to

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/prmts/article-1054676/3-million-energy-saving-bonanza--free-reader.html

they are giving away an Energy Saving Monitor if you buy 8 Mails and ring a "hotline" number.

Seems a good price considering one is in deals at £25.

It looks similar but I am no boffin.

The Mail costs from 70p so about £6.00
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#1
Great deal, I wanted one of these but thought normal price was too expensive. Heat & Rep added. Thanks :thumbsup:
#2
looks like a bargain to me H&R added thanks Neil.

This is just what I need to prove to the missus that the tumble dryer costs a piggin fortune!

Ill need to remember to buy the paper every day now tho
#3
We buy the paper anyway so definitely a good deal :)
#4
just sent my son out to get the paper and it says they have 100,000 to give away. I hope my name will be on one of them
#5
Nice Find
#6
Uranus1234
just sent my son out to get the paper and it says they have 100,000 to give away. I hope my name will be on one of them


You need to call the number above to reserve yours to ensure you get one
#7
Seems a good deal , how much does the paper cost at weekends they are usually dearer ?
#8
thanks Vensoft I didnt realise. i have my code now
#9
If anyone misses out on the deal then the device can be had for £29.95 inc free delivery at...

http://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/products/2-save-energy/owl-wireless-energy-monitor/

Not sure if it's the cheapest but only know of this one place since it was posted up as a deal a few weeks back :)
#10
It's also worth phoning up your supplier - a number of tehm are giving these devices away with certain packages that reward you for reducing your energy use.

I know EON and Scottish & Southern are in any case.
#11
Lidl ones are £7 when advertised!!!!

Totally different though as LIDL one is a plug in to appliance device.
#12
if your expecting to find out the *total* amount of electricity used in your house, then you'll be disappointed.

this is just an extension lead that plugs into a socket, so it's useless to monitor your wired in stuff eg shower, (some) electric cookers, central heating, alarms, fire alarms, house lights etc..

and it will possibly be very hard to monitor certain items that have hidden plugs, freezers/ tumble dryer (depending on it's fitted)

if you know that, then its hot, don't expect the device to connect to your elect meter or distribution box, for that you need a different sensor

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/09/12/article-1054676-029D3BF300000578-291_468x230.jpg
#13
voted cold,

most energy providers are giving away these energy monitors, and they are the wireless versions that actually attach to your elecric meter
#14
I've got one of these:

http://www.electricity-monitor.com/images/Efergy_cont_M.JPG

hanging on the wall by the kitchen table.

Obviously, these devices only tell you the TOTAL current consumption. Of course, if you then switch something else on (such as a tumble dryer!) you can see it jump to the new current consumption.

It's saved me a fortune (I exaggerate, more than a little) because it's made us very aware of what electricity we're using at any one time. We used to leave lights on all around the house and don't do that any more. We used to put a fire on to take the chill off a room and then forget about it and we don't do that any more.

If you're like us, this monitor should pay for itself within the year.
#15
I'm not going to vote but I think these things are a bit silly.

If you want to see how much electricity you're using then look at the meter or your bills.

We all know that leaving the lights on uses electricity, we all know that leaving a heater on uses electricity.

I don't need to pay money for this device to tell me that I'm using electricity! If you want to save money then leave your heating off and put a jumper on, I noticed on my sister's facebook account yesterday that she's just put her heating on! I'm not putting mine on for another couple of months, there's no need. I'm literally sweating writing this!

Remember that in the winter you can use stuff more, ie if you leave a light on it's mainly just warming the room so your heating doesn't have to work so hard, so leaving stuff on in the winter isn't the end of the world.

My advice, forget about these as you know what uses electricity. If you want to save money, start by not buying this and turning off stuff you're not using.
#16
I have just phoned up twice to register - once for me and once for one for my mum. Both times I was given the same code to put on the application form! Each phone call cost 30p too as it was an 0904 number!!
#17
BARGAINHUNTER!
I have just phoned up twice to register - once for me and once for one for my mum. Both times I was given the same code to put on the application form! Each phone call cost 30p too as it was an 0904 number!!


Anyonw willing to share the code as the phone line is now dead!!
#18
handsomejackuk
voted cold,

most energy providers are giving away these energy monitors, and they are the wireless versions that actually attach to your elecric meter


Do they, not mine ?

Do you have any links ?
1 Like #19
Cold - far to much bother for a pretty useless product, just switch stuff of when you are not using it.
#20
So if you are stupid and dont realise turning on electronic devices uses electricity buy one of these which will tell you that you are.

Alternatively just look at your electricity meter or for the less stupid use your brain!



websearcher
I've got one of these:

http://www.electricity-monitor.com/images/Efergy_cont_M.JPG

hanging on the wall by the kitchen table.

Obviously, these devices only tell you the TOTAL current consumption. Of course, if you then switch something else on (such as a tumble dryer!) you can see it jump to the new current consumption.

It's saved me a fortune (I exaggerate, more than a little) because it's made us very aware of what electricity we're using at any one time. We used to leave lights on all around the house and don't do that any more. We used to put a fire on to take the chill off a room and then forget about it and we don't do that any more.

If you're like us, this monitor should pay for itself within the year.
#21
Cold as if the code is the same for everyone there is no guarentee that you will get one and had to waste money on the paper!!
#22
is it a TFT or a CRT monitor, just kidding voted hot:p
#23
B&Q do a wireless energy monitor that attatches to your main input for £29.98, get 10% off this price if ya have access to a diamond card or fancy taking ya ma or gran shopping :)
#24
"I'm not going to vote but I think these things are a bit silly.
If you want to see how much electricity you're using then look at the meter or your bills."


a) How often do bills come out? Energy consumption can vary enormously within that time. I'm not using the same amount of electricity this summer as I did last year. I won't know how much the difference is until the end of October.
b) Looking a a meter is fine if it's indoors. Ours is outside - I'd waste more money continually popping outside during winter to read the thing.

ditto for this....
"So if you are stupid and dont realise turning on electronic devices uses electricity buy one of these which will tell you that you are.
Alternatively just look at your electricity meter or for the less stupid use your brain!"


Turning on electrical devices does use electricity. My pc can go into 2 different power-saving modes. Just looking at the blank screen won't tell me which mode it's on. This device could. Of course i could always waggle the mouse and wake the pc up again... but I'd hate to be called stupid (AGAIN!)

Also
"Remember that in the winter you can use stuff more, ie if you leave a light on it's mainly just warming the room so your heating doesn't have to work so hard, so leaving stuff on in the winter isn't the end of the world."

That's equivalent to suggesting you can cool a room down by leaving ice cubes to melt A light bulb burning at the other end of the room isn't going to warm anyone, nor will it significantly help your central heating, but "Leaving stuff on" will be the end of the world if we're not careful.

These devices are easy reminders of something we might have forgotten - the oven is still on - or something we might not know about otherwise - my son is on his pc, even though he's been sent to bed. If you don't want one, then ignore the deal - you don't need to knock others for wanting to try to reduce their electricity consumption in a fairly effortless way.

Voted hot.
#25
Had to vote cold as it involves buying The Daily Mail.
#26
stesavingexpert
So if you are stupid and dont realise turning on electronic devices uses electricity buy one of these which will tell you that you are.

Alternatively just look at your electricity meter or for the less stupid use your brain!



so you can tell me the wattage and actual power used for every item in your house?

how much does your shower use per minute? power used by your PC if left on?

what these allow 'the less stupid people' to do is to understand what power is used - and where and makes you realise actual price of using your home electrical equipment.

and if you have children, can you monitor their usage with just a monthly bill or just looking at the equipment wattge

get real
#27
bigweapon07
B&Q do a wireless energy monitor that attatches to your main input for £29.98, get 10% off this price if ya have access to a diamond card or fancy taking ya ma or gran shopping :)


C'mon Gran, I'm taking you shopping, get your coat. Oooh, that's lovely dear, where to, up to that lovely new mall on the high street? Nah, B&Q, we'll be 10 minutes.

By the way Gran, you're going to the home tomorrow, I want your room for a snooker table.

:p
#28
I've wanted one of these for ages - looking forward to being educated (and getting a good reason for maybe replacing my washing machine).
#29
alandarl
Lidl ones are £7 when advertised!!!!

Totally different though as LIDL one is a plug in to appliance device.


Gone up a bit then.
Got mine from there a couple of years ago for £4.99 ;-)
#30
I'm moving out of my parent's house for the first time in a week or two and although it involves buying the Daily Mail, thanks OP for posting this it'll help me keep tabs and get into good habits with my electricity usage right from the outset :).
#31
jonohanson
Cold as if the code is the same for everyone there is no guarentee that you will get one and had to waste money on the paper!!


You don't seriously believe everyone's getting the same code, do you? :?
#32
Voted hot. It's a cracking deal, the device offered in the Daily Mail is the Owl Wireless which is worth about £30 retail. It is the whole house device. I have lived with a device like this for more than 5 years and wouldn't want to be without. They certainly help you save significant amounts of money. Also have a safety benefit if it's in the kitchen near the front door as you can tell before you go out if the daughter has left her heated rollers on in the bedroom.
If it is the same for all anyone care to share the code ? - I hate premium rate numbers
#33
Uranus1234
looks like a bargain to me H&R added thanks Neil.

This is just what I need to prove to the missus that the tumble dryer costs a piggin fortune!

Ill need to remember to buy the paper every day now tho


anything with an electric motors drink gallons of juice. tuble dryers are the worst in my opinion
#34
stesavingexpert;2961034
So if you are stupid and dont realise turning on electronic devices uses electricity buy one of these which will tell you that you are.

Alternatively just look at your electricity meter or for the less stupid use your brain!


Just because you're a self proclaimed "saving expert" doesn't mean you have to be insulting to people you don't know. If someone is permanently stupid it is, of course, very sad and perhaps deserving of your compassion?

Just calm down my dear, do calm down. It can't be good for your heart.
#35
noxide
You don't seriously believe everyone's getting the same code, do you? :?


I called twice (actually I called about 8 times but managed to get to the end without getting cut off twice) and got the same code both times. As you have to leave your name and address, I suspect that that's the important thing for getting on the list.

Regarding the effectiveness or otherwise of these things, I'd suggest that the bill payer is usually quite up to speed with turning off lights and things that aren't being used, but other household members may need to be persuaded that it's not just dad going on again.

Having bought a Wattson a few weeks ago, and placed it by the telly showing consuption in £s, the family were horrified at the energy the super sexy downlighting in the kitchen takes and now understand why dad gets annoyed when the surround amp isn't switched off when the telly's not on.
#36
If somebody wants to share the code I would appreciate it. I just get a continuous tone when I try and dial the number. I have nothing to lose by trying to get one as my mum and dad buy the Daily Mail anyway.
#37
paul555
If somebody wants to share the code I would appreciate it. I just get a continuous tone when I try and dial the number. I have nothing to lose by trying to get one as my mum and dad buy the Daily Mail anyway.


As they do ask you to leave you name & address over the phone I don't see much chance of you getting one if you just post in your tokens and that cheque.

But hey, it's only a £3 cheque so worth a shot i guess..
#38
The offer was in todays paper again so I got my Dad to phone and get a code.

I doubt that they are going to individually check 100,000 + phone calls though and match them to printed forms. My guess the only reason for taking the address is to keep you on the phone longer in which case the code could be the same for every call.

I could be completely wrong though.
#39
Maplin are doing one of these for just under £10. Saves you the trouble of collecting newspaper tokens etc

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223573&source=1
#40
evobaz
Maplin are doing one of these for just under £10. Saves you the trouble of collecting newspaper tokens etc

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223573&source=1


Slightly different product though.

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