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Where is the best place to buy Electric Blankets? Most places I have seen online are ridiculously expensive for a King size. Thanks for any suggestions!

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Miss Elain­e Eous1288875027.0472257 PostsRegistered 1/11/2007

Txblond, I have a king size sunmbeam electric blanket. Can't recall where I purchased it (maybe Walmart?), but I know that several posters here are really pleased with the heated mattress pads as an alternative. I've seen those at Penney's and prbably Bed Bath & Beyond. I've seen king size electric blankets for around $100 in B&M stores.

One thing about my electric blanket is that it's really heavy - may be why some prefer the mattress pad.

CindyJB1288875870.0133 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I use to always have an electric blanket on my bed. Now, all I have in the winter time is fleece sheets. They are unbelievably warm, no electric blanket needed. I have a King size bed too and am glad that I didn't have to buy an expensive electric blanket. I bought my sheets at Kohl's but, I have now seen them at JC Penny. My husband and I both love these sheets in the winter. I recommend that you try them.

busyincali1288876724.87324 PostsRegistered 10/14/2010

I just bought a new King electric blanket last week from Costco for $79.99. I believe they also have them online at Costco.com if you don't have a warehouse near you. It is a fleece type blanket with the wires built it, very anxious to try it when the weather gets colder.

nafecar1288887029.0473914 PostsRegistered 2/21/2007So Cal

I gave up on electric blankets when I discovered down blankets. , and yes it does get cold here in So Cal in the winter.

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scchicki1288887146.7373036 PostsRegistered 5/22/2007God's Country

We use the heated mattress pad. This is our third one. We love it. We have a king and I think we bought this one at either Wal-Mart or Kolh's (on sale w/coupon really brought the price down at Kohl's). Happy shopping.

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hckynut1288887314.9319661 PostsRegistered 5/20/2006Nebraska

Txblond

We switched to heated mattress pads decades ago and would never even consider another electric blanket. As we all know "heat rises", and along with that we prefer having our heat underneath our bodies as opposed to above.

I think we've had most every type of electric blanket and none of them feel as good as having the sheets you are lying your body on nice and warm when you climb in. Above just doesn't work for us.



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pink-rainb­ows1288888725.8271284 PostsRegistered 4/14/2006

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SusieEliza­beth1288888889.4275451 PostsRegistered 3/14/2009The Buckeye State

I just bought an electric blanket least week and I love it! I bought one at Walmart I believe the brand is Sunbeam.

They really save on heating bills!

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LipstickDi­va1288889293.3538712 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

Did you try Smart Bargains?

I remember having an electric blanket when I was a kid. Now I would die sleeping with one since we heat our house with a woodburning stove. Half the time I have to crack a window in the bedroom. LOL

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Noel71288889348.37734868 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007

I agree, Costco.

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doxiemom 41288893258.0327472 PostsRegistered 12/30/2008NJ-FL

Sam's Club is also a choice.......

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RINGER1288895624.3073912 PostsRegistered 4/11/2007Home sweet home in beautiful northern Virginia!

With the holidays here, there will be SALES galore at almost any store, but I know if you are a Kohl's shopper and go during their power hours, you should be able to get a Biddenford or Martex on sale for an excellent price and be sure and use your sales coupons!

Also you might try Big Lots as they have great sales from time to time so you just have to watch the papers or start calling around before Veterans Day or Thanksgiving and see who has the best prices....they are out there!

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kittyfan1288895943.1775927 PostsRegistered 11/6/2008Central Tx

Another devotee of fleece sheets and the down blankets---very lightweight--but so yummy and warm.

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Milesthecat1288898269.9571704 PostsRegistered 8/17/2005In my house

I always have one in my closet as a back-up...haven't had to use it the last 3 years.....but if it ever gets bitterly cold I will NOT be cold in my bed. I would buy one in any better store...not a discount store.

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scorpio38131288899101.0672200 PostsRegistered 3/18/2007Indy

We have a heated mattress pad. I turn it on about an hour before bedtime under flannel sheets and an alternative down comforter (allergic to feathers) and the bed is nice and toasty when I get into it. I usually turn it off shortly after I get in bed when my hot flashes flare up. {#emotions_dlg.unsure}

But it sure feels good to get in that warm bed!

Txblond1288903765.3771715 PostsRegistered 3/3/2007

Thanks very much for all the replies. We have a Memory Foam topper on top of our mattress, so I don't believe a heated pad would work. We wound up getting a Biddenford (I believe it is) Elec. Blanket for $60. at Aldi's, of all places. It's lightweight, not like the old type blankets. We will try it tonite, as the temp is supposed to be in the 30's & hope it is what we want. Thanks again for posting.

straitgirl1288908681.08721655 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

I don't like heated mattress pads or flannel sheets. I swear by Biddeford Elec blankets. I had to buy a new one this year (as my pup chewed the cord last year) and just got one at Kmart for $26.99. Waited for their sale. They are sold under the name Canon on the label.

haddon91288909010.486155 PostsRegistered 10/18/2005Bucks County, Pa

I have a few down blankets and though they are warm I hate being cold when I go to bed. Dh goes to bed before me and likes to turn the heat way down at night. I decided that this year I'm not freezing anymore! I'm getting myself an electric blanket as well as an electric throw for the family room to watch tv.

lulu21288909101.3121482 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

I saw a large display of electric blankets at BJs.

Magenta1288909733.5439585 PostsRegistered 11/4/2004washington, d.c.

i read several years that to have electricity so close on your body in a blanket can be very dangerous, however, i forgot what the issue was, but ever since i have stopped using it. i have a wonderful duvet that keeps me warm, but if i had to choose i, like John, would take a set to put under your sheet insteads having it above. tried that and loved it.

of course, having a glass of wine before going to bed doesn't hurt either, every so often, when all else fails.

Magenta

nutmeg31288910046.1234954 PostsRegistered 6/18/2007NJ

I use flannel sheets and a down comforter.

Nightowlz1288910152.0879706 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

We bought ours at Penney's. I know the King size is expensive.

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Diamonds221288910350.561852 PostsRegistered 6/1/2007
On 11/4/2010 Magenta said:

i read several years that to have electricity so close on your body in a blanket can be very dangerous, however, i forgot what the issue was, but ever since i have stopped using it. i have a wonderful duvet that keeps me warm, but if i had to choose i, like John, would take a set to put under your sheet insteads having it above. tried that and loved it.

of course, having a glass of wine before going to bed doesn't hurt either, every so often, when all else fails.

Magenta

We also put our heated mattress pad under the fitted sheet too. Works like a charm.

Diamonds22

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