SP Xtra: Editor's Blog

Hi, my name's Sammy and I'm the Editor of Simply Prizes magazine. Every week I'll be bringing you an update or two about any interesting competitions I find or any comping news. Plus I'll bring you any competitions or offers I find.

Pinch, punch it's the start of a new comping month!

Now I don’t know about you guys but I do love the odd postal comp or two. We always feature a selection over at Simply Prizes and some of the prizes are truly amazing! And if you are wondering about where you can get your postcards from, then head on over to the Postcard Store where they have a massive collection to choose from. Not only that but their new range is available to order from today and there are some real cute ones! I’ll definitely be placing my order.

Get in touch and let me know

Pinch, punch it’s the start of a new comping month! Which means it is that time to let me know about your February wins. I had a great month and scooped a meet and greet gaming session with a top YouTuber for my son, some beauty sprays for the daughter, plus some bangles, a £100 voucher for a children’s clothes shop and some trousers for me. So, email in to info@oxonpress.co.uk with February wins in the subject line and if your email is picked to feature on our website you’ll bag yourself a tenner!

This week’s competitions

With today being World Book Day I thought I’d find some applicable comps for us all; most are centred around children so it is a great way to get the kids involved! And if you’re not a parent grab a niece or nephew or a friend’s child for a few hours!

Design a National Book Token gift card and scoop £900 worth of book tokens; first prize gets £500 National Book Tokens for their school, £200 for themselves and £200 for their teacher. There are runner up prizes in each age range too of £250 National Book Tokens for their school, £100 for themselves and £100 for their teacher. Entries need to be completed by 13th April and you can get all the info and download the entry form here.

Win an iPad and £20 book token by letting Specs Network know what your favourite book is. Again, this one is for the kids and you need to be between 5 and 16 years old to enter. Submit your entry here before midnight on 31st March.

Upload a photo of your child dressed up for World Book Day to win £100 worth of books. Pictures need to be uploaded by 19th March to be in with a chance.

Head on over to Facebook

Plus, don’t forget to head on over to our Facebook page, extra comps are always listed there and I love having a chat with you guys in the evening too. Have a great week and good luck with the comps.

Ho Ho Ho! Grab yourself a festive spa break with SP Xtra!
With the kids now back to school I'm on a countdown to my winning holiday in Sri Lanka. My tickets arrived at the weekend, so it all feels real now! I've got so much to organise as not only do I need to make sure the hubby and I are sorted, but I need to make lists for the babysitters and jot down the kid's schedules (as they have far busier socials lives than us!). I think by the time I arrive at the resort I'll be ready to chill for the whole week!
Now talking of chilling, I think you should head on over to Simply Prizes where you will find some lovely competitions; settle yourself down with a cuppa and get comping. Most take a few seconds to enter and there are hundreds of competitions currently listed featuring tickets for days out, short breaks, holidays, toys, things for the home and garden plus lots more!
And I've also found a corker of a comp for you too; how do you fancy a Christmas spa break to Bath? It includes a stay at The Queensberry boutique hotel in a deluxe room, including breakfast, tickets to the real outdoor ice rink Bath on Ice, two Twilight Spa Packages at Thermae Bath Spa, Britain's only natural thermal day spa, a hamper of Bath Christmas Market goodies and to top it off a free pass to many of Bath's top attractions and museums. A nice chance to relax before the onset of the festive madness. Simply enter your details here before 17th November to get your name in the draw.
I was hoping to be a bit more organised for Christmas before I jetted off to the sun but then I realised that Black Friday was going to fall while I was away - so I plan on shopping via Wi-Fi with a cocktail in one hand and my iPad in the other! However, I do realise that sometimes the deals can be hyped up so it's best to compare price, especially as a lot of promoters will release their deals before the day itself. But for your reference this year Black Friday is 24th November and Cyber Monday is 27th November. Last year a lot of retailers ran their deals for the entire weekend so if there is a shop or item you're hoping to get discounts in/on then just keep an eye on their website for sale news soon!
Also, pop on over to our Facebook page where you will find a selection of competitions; it's also a wonderful comping community where you can chat to other compers and share your own comping news and advice.
Plus don't forget that tomorrow The Postcard Store are putting their prices up, so if you want to grab a pack of your favourites and beat the price increase, click here to visit their online shop now. 


Good luck and happy comping!


Sammy x