Jason Plush Heated Throw Electric Blanket $25 (Normally $50) @ Woolworths

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Jason Plush Heated Throw Electric Blanket $25 (Normally $50) @ WoolworthsAffiliate

Winter chill in your bones, but too concerned about electricity prices to use a fan heater?

May I submit for your approval, the electric throw. Really good price, even cheaper than the earlier Aldi deal which was quite popular, and an excellent choice if you're looking to pad out an online order to take advantage of the recent cashback deals. It works great to wrap yourself up in while your binging on netflix or using the computer, comes in very handy when traveling, and best of all uses next to no power.

For calculation purposes, these use around 100W per hour on max setting. At an average electricity price of 25c/kw, that is 2.5c per hour to run. You could literally sit in one all day and cook yourself for less than the cost of a glass of milk.

The other great thing about them is they have a timer built in, so you don't risk people leaving them on for days at a time. Truly a fantastic product.

courtesy of pricehiptster


Woolworths has a whole bunch of winter heating items discounted to 50% atm. I won't get into the heaters, but the electric blankets are worth listing.

Single - $17.50
Double - $22.50
Queen - $24.50

The heated throw also comes in grey for anyone who doesn't like blue.

Comments

  • -3 votes

    Only 100W per hour? So they're not very hot then?

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      I'm guessing since it's against your skin it's quite efficient. That and they can't let it get too hot for safety purposes.

    • +21 votes

      At that setting its uncomfortably hot. I run mine at about half that

      Because its direct heating, you don't need as much power. Most of the power consumed by room heaters goes to heating the room. Only a small portion (like 5%) actually gets used in heating the people inside it.

    • +2 votes

      I've got this at home. It gets really warm. Totally worth it.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks for confirming - a lot of these heated throws are warm, but most are not hot enough for pain relief. I'm looking for one like the Kmart ones (which are now out of stock everywhere) that are almost as hot as a wheat bag or hot water bottle.

    • +1 vote

      I have sent you a 2400W throw blanket. Hopefully it is hot enough for you.

    • +2 votes

      For those negging my comment, most decent blankets are 150W.

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    Might get one. Thanks op.

  • +95 votes

    Sigh… How time changes ! Used to go to bed with Linda , now going to bed with Jason instead

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    What is the maximum time on the timer?

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      My one (similar design but from aldi) goes by hour, up to 9 hours

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      This controller is fitted with a 3 hour count down off timer which starts to countdown from when your heat setting has been selected, and will switch power off to the elements after approximately 3 hours.

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    Is this out of stock for anyone else?

  • +1 vote

    anyone knows the size on this?
    BTW: doesn't look like it has a timer, as far as I can see from the pic

  • +3 votes

    These are so great. I have one. In ACT they actually give them out to help people to save energy because they are so much more efficient than heaters.

    If you use space heating, this means you can turn the space heating down a bit and save money. If you don't use space heating, then you can use this to heat your body - ideal for stationary activities like watching Netflix.

    I use mine every morning as I eat breakfast in the lounge room which often has an ambient temperature of about 8 degrees. Great on the feet.

    • +5 votes

      ACTer here - where abouts do I got to get my free plush throw blankets?

      • +1 vote

        Ok I've checked and I think maybe they only give them out to low-income households. It's part of their energy efficiency initiative but not for all households. I just rang up once for energy efficiency advice and they suggested that I get one (but they didn't give me one).

        • +1 vote

          Kudos to you for checking! Hey its bad luck they don't give them out anymore, but imagine what a deal that would be if it turned out they did! You'd get 200 votes easy

    • +1 vote

      How do I get one of these?

    • +1 vote

      That sounds like a deal that needs posting

  • +1 vote

    Sorry, temporarily unavailable.

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    Sorry temporarily unavailable, any idea if this is available at this price nationwide in store op?

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    *you’re.

    Blanket looks good.

  • +1 vote

    I have a Sunbeam one of these - it's like a heavy faux fur one, but OMG it's good. I'm in an apartment and I've been able to keep my heater at about a 1/4 of what it was previous winters, and I sit under this while sitting on the couch at night. I also tried a lighter weight one and it was nowhere near as good, it's the weight of them that holds the heat and makes you so toasty. I'm not sure what the Jason one is like, but if it has some heft to it definitely buy one for sitting under in the evening!

  • +5 votes

    I was just looking for this! BOOM! Thanks OP, my gaming all nighters just got a lot cosier.

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    Thanks. Looks like a great deal. Generally how safe are these?

    • +2 votes

      About as dangerous as a toaster, meaning every electrical device can fail even if it's incredibly unlikely - but have you ever seen a toaster spit sparks?

      But then again, you don't wear a toaster that's on as you sleep.

      I'd rate it 5/7 safe, perfectly cromulent.

      • +1 vote

        shouldn't really sleep with this on though same as electric blankets - unlikely to die if you do (nowadays there are thermal cutoffs in electric blankets) but you'll get properly dehydrated. Wear it on the couch etc, when you want to go to sleep turn it off and go to bed. Electric blankets - turn it on 30min before bed with covers on, turn it off when you get into bed.

        • -2 votes

          You also cop a lot if radiation of that is something that concerns you. The fact that you basically have a mesh of current carrying wires around you means You will get a lot more radiation from ome of these than say a mobile phone.

          Of course not many people are worried about that.

        • +3 votes

          @Jackson: Unless you are Charles/Chuck McGill, from Better Call Saul…

        • +6 votes

          @Jackson: You'll get more radiation going out in the sunshine - another meaningless comparison.

        • +3 votes

          @Jackson:

          Radiation exposure from.. lighting.
          Radiation exposure from.. the sun (as per McFlys comment)
          Radiation exposure from.. rocks.

          Way more radiation from getting on a plane and taking a 1 hour flight.

          It is worth pointing out that you live in a world of exposure to radiation (you have tonnes of radiation entering through your eyes all the time - without it you'd literally go blind!).

          It's also possible that if you have a mesh of wires around you that you've actually got a faraday cage and theoretically less radiation is now getting through ? :-)

        • +1 vote

          @Jackson: Well if it is anything like the comic books, there is also a possibility of getting super powers from the radiation.

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        Why not they are cheaper to buy.

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    I'll buy another one of these! They really come in handy. The timer shutoff if great, so if you fall asleep with it on it just shuts off in an hour.

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    Can these be washed, anyone know?

  • -1 vote

    These wreak havoc with my hot bod. Something about one half of me getting hot, and the other half not being as hot. Uneven hotness, that's it.

    Great for warming up the bed before my hot bod gets into it though.

    Can i get these in-store?

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    Perfect.
    Wife keeps turning the heating up to 23 degrees (she has bad circulation, either that or she's cold-blooded - could be both?!) and I am sitting in the same room as her in a long sleeve T-shirt complatining of our natural gas induced tropical heatwave.

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      That must cost you a small fortune in Winter!

      We set ours to about "14" it's an old rotary dial with probably a mercury switch, which makes the bedrooms a toasty ~21C. The thermostat is amusingly located right under the intake, which is coldest spot in the house..

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        I don't want to know.

        First winter in this house so I don't know how it compares. But it's a 50s weatherboard house, so I assume insulation is non existent.

        March to May gas average daily usage was about 137MJ. Is that bad?

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      Watching a UK home reno and budgeting show a few years ago. The mother had the thermostat on 29! Then wondered how to save money.

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    Paid by wollies egift card, it gave ne error, n couldn't continue. BUT my egift card balance already reduced by the amount. Grrr..

  • -3 votes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsCsl8EYAko
    this definitely turned me off into buying one..

    • +9 votes

      2000 views and something about 'electromagnetic fields'. At a quick glance this seems like some tinfoil hat type stuff. If you're reasonably healhty and happy with your life then take a chance and try the blanket. If you think it's making a negative difference in your life then take it out. You won't get any feedback or opinions on 'electromagnetic fields from electric blankets' on OzBargain, just jokers.

      The other videos on the same channel go on about electromagnetic hyposensitivity which is what Chuck in Better Call Saul has - which is believed to be an imagined, neurological condition and not an actual physical aversion to electricity, etc

      • -3 votes

        If you're reasonably healhty and happy with your life then take a chance and try the blanket.

        In other words, let those who want to take the chance be the guinea pigs, only until we find any correlation within the next few decades. i understand! I'll keep my lips sealed ;)

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          You could interpret that as being the result. Or another interpretation is those people are enjoying some cheap comfort that will not impact their health.

          Are you sure your sleeping bag isn't a breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites?

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          I am genuinely interested to learn how the research has gone about in this topic. I don't want to make an argument based on fallacies or unknown truths. Such as >cheap comfort that will not impact their health. If this whole premise of this argument is, if everyone doing it because its cheap, then this whole argument will not go anywhere and no one comes out smarter and we both stay ignorant to whether it will effect or not effect us in the long term. I guess i shouldn't have posted that youtube video, but i did want to research more into it

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        Thank you for the paper!

        The research findings have been reviewed by several panels of experts
        around the world*
        , including the World Health Organization (WHO).
        Overall, these groups doubt that long term exposure to magnetic fields
        causes cancer. Although the relationship between childhood leukemia and
        magnetic field exposures suggests that there may be a link, laboratory
        research does not indicate any effect of magnetic fields on cancer.

        This includes several studies on animals exposed over their lifetimes. There
        are also considerable doubts that ELF magnetic fields, at the levels found
        around power lines and electrical appliances, could produce any effect at all.
        * Findings from recent reviews are summarised in the section Summary of
        Conclusions from Recent Reviews.
        10
        Other research has looked at cancer in adults who may be exposed to
        relatively high levels of ELF magnetic fields at home or in the course of
        their work. The review groups have concluded that there is no consistent
        evidence of a relationship between adult exposure and cancer risk.

        I think i'll stick to my sleeping bag until its 100% conclusive!! Looks to be safe for now though.

    • +4 votes

      Taking your query seriously, the closest answer I've ever been able to find is: It probably won't hurt you.

      None of the research suggests any clear connection between magnetic fields and damage to the human body, but it's always possible there's something being missed (or covered up, if your partial to conspiracy theories). Its up to every person to decide for themselves to weigh up the risk versus reward. For me, the risk is quite low (<0.01%) and the reward is substantial (>$100 per year). For you it may be different.

      If you do decide to avoid it though, you can maximize the effectiveness of your strategy by staying consistent to its principles.
      Don't get a router with Wifi
      Cook with gas, not electric or induction. Induction is especially bad
      Live in places far away from powerlines, especially the long distance high voltage ones
      stay away from cell phone towers, especially if your in their line of sight.
      Never talk on your cellphone, always use a handsfree or speaker phone.

      Thats just for starters, too. At a point you come to see that unless you're willing to leave society altogether, you're already invested in the risk. Not getting the reward is just throwing money away.

      To me I think the big risk that they'll look back on is dust. I'm pretty sure that stuff is a lot more dangerous than everyone realizes.

    • +1 vote

      Here's some for you :)
      https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/search/products?searchTer...

      Inspire Fleece Stripe Sherpa Throw Grey & Rose $6.25 (Was $25.00)
      Inspire Fleece Reversible Throw Charcoal & Smoky $6.25 (Was $25.00)
      Inspire Knitted Throw With Long Tassel Grey $7.50 (Was $30.00)
      Inspire Faux Fur Throw Light $8.75 (Was $35.00)
      Inspire Plush Throw Misty Rose $3.75 (Was $15.00)

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    (profanity). i needed one and was looking for it today, and i clicked it into the car, as i was gonna checkout it got taken down. (profanity) (profanity) (profanity)

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    Excellent and by chance the only Woolies within range that had stock (only x1) was Leichhardt (2040). Grabbed the last one there. Best call Woolies first and ask who has stock (if picking up). Thanks OP. Looking forward to some nice electromagnetic heat :-)

  • +1 vote

    Good deal. I got an aldi one last year, bloody fantastic and a lot cheaper than running the heater all the time.

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    I just picked one up. It says 60W max on the back, not 100W. This is for all models.

    Edit: I was wrong nevermind.

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    Can you sleep on TOP of it? I have a bad back and now my partner (also having a bad back) and I sleep on a sleeping bag on the floor. Would love to sleep on this if it doesn't electrocute me when I crush a wire.

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      Instructions say "Do NOT sleep with it" (even on top). I would say an electric blanket would be better if you plan on sleeping "On" it. They would be hardier and designed for sleeping on (at a guess). You could certainly us it to Heat up your bed though and turn off once you get in.

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        Thanks, I might be getting the queen-sized electric blanket, which is, oddly, cheaper than a throw that's 160cmx130cm.

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    Thanks OP! Bought one at Norwest Woolies. There are heaps still there :).

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    Not showing available online and not sure how to change my store. Been waiting for one of these too! :(

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    It's pretty small isn't it? (160 x 130cm)
    Can get a proper electric blanket/sheet from kmart for that.

  • +1 vote

    Hey, the link says 9 heat settings.

    I've just been into WOW and the ones there had 3 heat settings, and no comforting LCD display, just a clicky thingy for each of the settings. This made AngryChicken sad in the third person.

    Oh, and some Chinese looking prats were trying to take off with all the high-end baby milk powder. They were filling up their trolley. Don't you guys ever give up, and don't you care about the local kiddies ffs?

    • +2 votes

      Thats odd. Do you have a pic? Sounds like an electric blanket, not a throw

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        AngryChicken missed that. Yeah, it was for a Jason/Insulux fully fitted electric blanket. Also half price - about $25 from memory. Guess i'm off to the dunce corner, again.

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      It has two buttons only. An On/Off button and a "Temp" button. One pushes the Temp button to select from 1-8 (H) which shows on a LED display. What ever you have (or were looking at) is not the "Jason Plush Heated Throw Electric Blanket".

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        No it's not, it was a non-throwing electric blanket, with "3 heat setting user friendly [slide] controller" and a "3 click detachable controller".

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      Does make you laugh that we have Chinese-Australians/Chinese students who are earning a fortune out of hogging baby formula and posting it overseas yet the government does not introduce a daigou tax.

      I guess if Gerry Harvey complained they would introduce such a tax but hey it is only parents with babies suffering from greedy and selfish amateur entrepreneurs so who gives a stuff.

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    ACT confirmed. I've just grab 2 Woolies Dickson. No more blue one though

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    Six left at Woolworths marketown Newcastle

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    Thanks bought a queen and throw

  • +2 votes

    Available at Kings Meadows in Tas. Unsure of quantity left as I bought with click and collect.

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