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.

Tuesday talk!

I hope you all had a great new year; I stayed in with the hubby and enjoyed a take-away and some bubbles. We were completely wild too and went to bed before 9pm!


I love the start of a new year in the comping world – everything feels fresh and new and exciting. I have my spreadsheet made up for the whole of 2017 and now I just need to get on and start trying to fill it up!


I’ve also starting compiling my wish-list and right at the top is a summer holiday. I do have one booked for May which I won through a photo competition but to get one for August too would be amazing! The hubby and I also have some DIY plans for this year so to win things for the house that would help with that would also be great. I’m also going to try my hand at a few more creative comps – I do love my prize draws and I’ve always been quite lucky with those but I’ve starting dabbling quite a lot with photo entries and I do enjoy that too. So I’m hoping to mix the comping up a bit this year!


The other thing I would really like to do for 2017 is try and get on another game show. I have done three in the past; won two lost one. All were fantastic experiences and now my hubby has a new job I can be a bit more flexible with auditions. I’ll also keep you guys in the loop with any new shows I find; so let me know if you fancy joining me and trying your luck too!


Enjoy the first week of 2017; and just remember stay positive, be in it to win it and dream big!


Happy New Year SP’ers!


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