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.

Win a year's worth of flowers here!
I've got to say the weather has been pretty awful since the kids broke up; all those days of pure sunshine when they were at school and now we're stuck with drizzly rain! Typical! However, we've still managed to do some fun stuff, albeit fun stuff that costs money. I'm hoping that this week brings some nicer weather as we are off on our first summer holiday short hotel break on Saturday to Stratford-upon-Avon. I've never been there before so I'm planning on taking lots of pictures ready to stash by for any future photo comps! Not comping much at the moment but thinking about when I start properly again in September.
 
Now talking of comps, take a look at the one I've found for you this week; Bloom and Wild are offering you the chance to win a Homewings Premium Interior Design Package and 12 months of flowers. And all you have to do is pop your details here before 23.59 on 8th August to be in with a chance. Good luck!
 
Also make sure you head on over to the Simply Prizes website ; there are a whole host of competitions listed including ones like an all-inclusive ski holiday to the Alps, theatre tickets, a home style makeover and lots more! And if you're not yet a member you can trial the service free for 14 days to make sure you like it.
 
Superdrug has brought back it's one million surprises campaign where they have loaded one million of their Health and Beauty reward cards with surprises. When you shop in store and swipe your card you could benefit from extra points or your basket for free! You have until 22nd August to get shopping and win.
 
You can always be sure that companies will offer lots of 'kid's deals' for the summer break. If you fancy going Mexican head on over to Chiquito , download their app and get either £10 off your food bill or allow your little ones to eat for a quid. Not only that but you'll find plenty of other offers once you're signed up too.
 
Hungry Horse also has the offer of kids eating for a quid (terms and conditions apply) but not only that if you do decide to eat there you can enter yourself into their 'everyone's a winner' comp. Add the entry code from the bottom of your till receipt here to be in with a chance of winning 1 of 4 £500 cash prizes, 1 of 8 £250 cash prizes, Cadbury World family tickets, Hungry Horse vouchers and even more. On top of all that entrants will also be entered into a draw to win a grand; closes 3rd September so you've plenty of time to set that dinner date.
 
Also be sure to head 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.

 

Good luck and happy comping!

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