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.

Escape to the Sun with this week's SP Xtra

I am off to see Sam Smith at the o2 tomorrow night with the hubby and grabbing some kip at the swish Intercontinental hotel there. Needless to say, I’m ultra-excited and will be skipping the Freebie Friday comps. However, for all of you guys that are comping be sure to check out your Simply Prizes update of social media competitions, there will be a fab new batch of comps waiting to be entered tomorrow.

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This week’s competitions

Plus take a look at this little lot I have found for us all this week; prizes featuring the Grand National, a £1,000 holiday voucher and a 4-star lodge break.

Metquarter Liverpool are offering you the chance to win 2 tickets to the Grand National plus a £500 package from Metquarter. Simply enter your details here, but, be quick this one closes tomorrow.

The Mail Online is giving away a £1,000 Thomas Cook voucher, a chance to jet away from this dreary weather! Submit your details here by 17th May.

Mumsnet has a family holiday to Scotland up for grabs; staying in a 4-star self-catering lodge for a week. To get your name in the draw answer the following question here before 18th April; how many miles of signposted cycle routes does Dumfries and Galloway have? Suggested answer is over 400.

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Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.

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