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.

Friday’s comping chatter!

Happy Friday all; I’m looking forward to the weekend to get over the first week back to work and school – although the son has a football match tomorrow and I’ve no doubt that it will be freezing! So I’m planning on lots of hot chocolate and a big comping session for Saturday afternoon.


How did everyone do in the advents? Most promoters will have notified winners now and I’d love to hear how you did. You can email me at info@oxonpress.co.uk with ‘advent wins’ in the subject header. And don’t forget with any that we publish on our website we pay a tenner too. I did pretty well and top of my advent wins was an overnight stay at the local zoo! I’ve got a luxurious room with breakfast at the Port Lympne mansion hotel and entry to the reserve to look forward to at some point in the next few months. I also won some really gorgeous rose gold earrings worth £95 which made an extra present for my daughter. Alongside some other bits and bobs I was pretty pleased with my haul from the advents 2016.


I’ve been really organised so far this week and I’m staying a few days ahead of closing dates and entering as many as I can during my comping sessions in the evenings. Now that the frantic month of December is out of the way and the advents all but forgotten about I’m looking forward to working towards my wish-list for 2017. I can’t wait for us all to start sharing our wins together soon – you can catch me on our Facebook page most evenings so feel free to drop by for a chat!


Have a good weekend!


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