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 VIP family Lego experience with this week’s SP Xtra!
With the start of a new comping month comes a new wish-list of wins. And top of my list for July is stuff to do with the kids; tickets for days out and toys etc. With the school summer holidays looming I’m going to be doing my best to have as many ‘free’ things to do as possible. My children have a whole seven weeks off and we all know how expensive that can be! I’m hoping to find some local competitions which means hopefully not too far to travel. A great way to source local promotions is via social media; local companies will often advertise via their Facebook and Twitter pages so keep an eye on any attractions close to you for upcoming summer comps!
 
Now talking of the summer have you seen all the comps currently listed on our website ? There are hundreds and lots of them are summer themed; from days out, to holidays, to summer wardrobes, to things for the garden. There is something for everyone and they are all just waiting to be won. Good luck!
 
Also take a look at the comp I’ve found to share with you all this week; Lidl has 41 prizes up for grabs in their summer comp, including a family stay at Alton Towers, VIP family master builder experience at Legoland Discovery Centre plus lots more. Simply enter your details here with what attraction you would like to win tickets for before 31st July to be in with a chance.
 
On filling up with petrol at my local supermarket I noticed they had reduced the cost per litre. And all the other major ones have since followed suit. You can check local petrol prices via the Petrol Prices website ; just search via your postcode, town or city and it will bring up a list of nearby petrol stations and their prices. You can also sign up to a free account with them and they will email you a weekly update.
 
Amazon have Amazon Prime Day coming up where members can bag themselves some cracking deals (hopefully!); they haven’t as yet released any info on the bargains but last year there were some pretty good ones. It is due to start at 6pm on July 10th so you have plenty of time to join. They offer a free trial and even just by doing this you will have access to the big event. From the 5th July check in daily here for their daily countdown to Prime Day featuring deal reveals, insider tips and everything you need to know about Prime Day.
 
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