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.

A new chapter for Simply Prizes!


Your October update of competitions has just been uploaded to the Simply Prizes website! You can get started on your entries right now, and this month we've got 425 brand new comps for you, including your chance to win £20,000 cash, the chance to switch on the Blackpool Illuminations, a tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, a Fiat 500 and much, much more. So what are you waiting for!

Your magazine will be with you on Saturday, and with that I have some rather exciting Simply Prizes news. From November we are going completely online, which means this will be your last paper issue of the magazine! With the world of comping moving almost entirely online, by introducing a new weekly service instead of a printed magazine, we'll be able to deliver an even better comping experience for you. And although we will miss bringing you a monthly paper issue, this new format will not only give you lots more competitions, but it'll also make entering them easier and spread the fun of your hobby out over the month.

The new weekly format isn't the only thing we have up our sleeves; we'll be bringing you a weekly exclusive subscriber-only in-house competition, alongside lots of regular blog and video updates from me. As the service develops there will be lots more exciting benefits for all of our customers too. When your magazine arrives, head on over to page 34 where you can read more about this change straight from our publisher, Dave Gibson.

I hope you enjoy this new format; it'll mean extra competitions, and extra content for you, as well as helping to make Simply Prizes the best comping community on the web.

If you need any help logging in to the Simply Prizes website then please contact our friendly customer service team at: info@oxonpress.co.uk or on 01926 298986 and they will be more than happy to help you.

As a quick reminder, if you've not logged in before, your username will be your email address and your password should be your customer number.


Best Wishes

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