This popular 12-volt heated car blanket is on sale for $10 at Walmart

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While winter is by far my favorite season, even I will admit there are some things that are hard to enjoy.

Snow is beautiful, but I won’t sugarcoat it — getting into a cold car just to make a trip to the grocery store (or worse, to work!) is miserable.

Remote starters and seat warmers help, but if you really need an extra boost of cozy in the morning, you need a travel blanket. And not just any blanket — a heated one that plugs right into your car charger.

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You can find a deal for nearly 50% off one popular heated blanket right now at Walmart. This Treksafe 12-Volt Heated Travel Blanket is currently on sale for just $9.95, regularly $19.82, a savings of $9.87.

The blanket plugs into your car charger and has a 58-inch cable, so it should reach the backseat if you have children who get cold as well. It’s also large enough to cover your entire body or share with a second person in the backseat, as it measures 57 inches by 39 inches.

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While it does need to be plugged in to stay warm, the description on Walmart’s website says you can warm it up first, then take it outside with you if you’ll be going to the park or a sporting event.

Of course, the warmth will eventually fade if it’s not plugged in, but it should keep you extra cozy for a little while

Even if you usually stay warm enough for your drive, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep the blanket in your car in case of an emergency, like being stranded in a snowstorm. It would also make a thoughtful gift for anyone who has a long commute.

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If you’re looking for something a bit different, you can find heated travel blankets pretty much anywhere, though Walmart currently has the best deal on them.

This one from Amazon has a 96-inch-long cord and is $23.94. 

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Home Depot also has a similar blanket for $38.99, as does Bed, Bath and Beyond for $29.99.

Will you be picking up a heated travel blanket this winter?

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