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.

Big prizes and free summer hol activities!

 

As we head into July I've rounded up my comp wins for June and so far it has been my best month of 2016 in terms of the number of prizes. I scooped a book, some granola, a Virgin Experience Paintballing day for four, a bottle of Mon Paris YSL perfume, £200 worth of Primark vouchers, £5 Love2Shop voucher, two tickets for a preview screening of the new Ab Fab film, some sandals of my choice, a top from Select Fashion, a DVD for the kids, a DKNY beach towel and some Givenchy aftershave for the hubby. And already for July I've managed to bag a weaning bundle for my nephew and a £100 voucher for Scotch Beef. Needless to say I am chuffed to bits - long may it continue!
 
In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!
 
Manchester Airport is offering you the chance to win an adventure holiday for two to Greece for seven nights. Simply enter here before midnight on 15th July.
 
Seasalt Cornwall are giving away a holiday to Cornwall worth up to £3,000. Just join their mailing list here before 31st July.
 
Regent Street has £1,000 shopping experience up for grabs. Submit your details herebefore 25th July.
 
July 29th is the last date you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. After that it'll cost you a hefty £99.99 (current price). Upgrading is available to those currently using Windows 7 or 8.1 - if you go to the Windows 10 upgrade page and click 'upgrade for free' it will download a Get Windows 10 app. Once running the app will then guide you through the upgrade.
 
Apple is running free summer camps for children aged between 8-12 years. Taking place at their UK stores the interactive camp runs for three days offering three different workshops; Coding Games and Programming Robots, Stories in Motion with iMovie and Interactive Storytelling with iBooks. You can book online here but be quick as places are limited.
 
And Tesco are offering free cooking courses for children aged 5-7 and 8-11 taking place at their larger customer cafes. Spaces are first come, first served and you can register and find a course near you here.
 
That's it for this week, but I'll be back next Wednesday with some more great comps and special offers. Stay lucky!

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