Saturday 2 July 2022 11:12 AM Newcastle pensioner's money-saving tips to cut electricity power bills trends now
A battling pensioner struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living is taking drastic action to slash his bills by cutting off ALL his power every day.
Retiree Lofty, 74, from Newcastle, NSW, only keeps his electricity on briefly each day - and every morning, he goes outside to switch off his power supply at the meter.
But his biggest money-saving trick is recharging standard $1.25 batteries for his portable radio by putting them in his freezer.
Aussie pensioner Lofty (pictured), 74, struggling to keep up with the rising costs of living has developed a clever approach to slash hundreds of dollars off his electricity bills
'I put them in a plastic bag but only two at a time and put it in the freezer,' the canny pensioner told A Current Affair.
'It recharges them but you've got to leave them in there for seven days.'