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.

My February update!



February really didn’t come up to much for me! I won a total of three prizes and all of those were from the Walkers Shop to Win comp consisting of two footballs and a sharing bowl! However; I did manage to get a Cadbury’s Easter Egg and a weekend box to try out for free from a couple of review panels I’m on, so although they aren’t really wins I’m still counting them in my round-up for the month.


Considering top of my wish-list for February was a short hotel break I didn’t even come anywhere close with my football themed wins! So onto March, fresh month, fresh start! And this month sees me celebrating not only Mother’s Day but also my special birthday….40!! Eeek!! And I’m hoping that I’ll be able to have a lot more comping time too; last month didn’t quite pan out as I had hoped. There was February half term, my Mum was in hospital and my hot water tank flooded my kitchen so comping was way down on my list of priorities! But March is going to be a good one – I’m keeping positive and hoping to win a short hotel break this month instead so that goes straight to the top of my wish-list.


Now as we head into the new month don’t forget to get in touch with us and let us know about your February wins. You can use the contact us page  here, use our Facebook page or drop us an email at info@oxenpress.co.uk. Any we feature on our letter’s page will bag a tenner.


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