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British Gas offers energy saving tips to UK shoppers

British Gas is setting up shop with some penguin friends in 10 shopping centres across the UK to share energy saving tips until 31 January 2015.

Shoppers are invited to take a break from the Christmas sale shopping chaos and test their skills with a quick-fire ’60-second energy challenge’.

Those who take part will get the chance to win a whole host of penguin prizes, from cuddly toys to key rings, based on the penguins which featured in British Gas’ latest advertising campaign.

Many people have taken part in the challenge and then receive hints and tips on how they can save energy. Tips include installing smart meters to keep a closer eye on energy bills, to keeping a boiler cosy with a jacket or changing the settings on their thermostat.

The shopping centres taking part include Westfield White City, Westfield Stratford, Intu Merry Hill, Intu Derby, The Bridges in Sunderland, Arndale in Manchester, Centre MK in Milton Keynes, Whitgift Centre in Croydon, St David’s in Cardiff and Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.

James Babb from British Gas said, “We decided to go to shopping centres across the country so we can speak to our customers face to face. We know that many people may be concerned about their winter bills and the British Gas 60 second energy challenge is designed to help people in a very practical way. Sharing these energy saving tips will help people manage their budgets and potentially save money well into 2015.

For more information contact:

British Gas Press Office
British Gas
0800 107 7015

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