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.

1 June - My winning holiday is coming to an end

I’ve had a lovely week away at Wolds Edge near York. It was a winning holiday and we’ve stayed in a beautiful lodge. Check out our Facebook page if you fancy having a nose at the pics I’ve stuck on. But we’re on our way home tomorrow and normality will return on Monday once the kids and hubby head on back to school and work. I’ve taken lots of photos on my phone whilst I’ve been away as I always like having a stock ready for any photo comps I might find. And considering this holiday was won by me submitting a picture of the kids, I’m eager to enter more!


I’m looking forward to getting back into my comping routine next week too – I do love having a break from this hobby as it always leaves me refreshed and raring to go again! I’m hoping June proves to be a lucky one for us all. Don’t forget to let me know about your May wins – any published on our website will bag a tenner. You can either email me at info@oxonpress.co.uk or leave a post on our Facebook page .


So this week’s awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps are; 1st June is World Milk Day, 2nd June celebrates National Fish & Chips Day, UCL Champions League Final takes place in Cardiff on 3rd June, 5th June is World Environment Day alongside the start of Child Safety Week (running until 11th June) and Aromatherapy Awareness Week (running until 11th June). As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


Enjoy the new crop of comps that will be added to the website tomorrow – think of me on my long car journey home! I should be back to catch up with you all in the evening though via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat.


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


Sammy x


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