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.

6 JUN - Fancy a new iPad to enter your comps on?

 

I had a brilliant week away with the kids and hubby! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in York - made even better in the knowledge that it was free due to a win! However, I'm back into the normal routine no, the kids and husband are back to school and work and I just need to wade through thousands of emails and get back into the comps. I do love having a little break from the comping though; it always leaves me refreshed and eager to start again. So my plans this week are to enter as many as I can and get into the swing of things for June.
 
I hope you guys all enjoyed last week. Being half-term, I'm guessing that some of you may have been a bit hit and miss with the comps too, but make sure you head on over to our website this week as a brand new batch of comps were added yesterday and there will be two more updates tomorrow and Friday. With a huge amount of goodies up for grabs including things like holidays and cash you need to start entering straight away - as they say you've got to be in it to win it!
 
Plus take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all this week; Netmums are giving you the chance to win a bundle of films and an iPad Mini 4. Simply enter your details here before midnight on 19th June to get your name in the draw. Good luck!
 
Are you treating the man in your life for Father's Day? I've seen deals at several eateries including Toby Carvery offering dads a free Stowford Press cider, a Heineken or bottomless soft drink with a main meal; Hungry Horse are letting dads eat for free from 6pm or have a free drink with a brunch meal, and Chef & Brewer will put you into a draw to win a pair of Premier League football tickets when you pre-book plus a third course free when you book and dine after 7pm. They'll be plenty more offers up for grabs at others though, so make sure you look at your favourite restaurant's website before you book.
 
After searching for accompanying comps running alongside National Vegetarian Week a few weeks back, I found that Asda do a wonky veg box where you get a fairly big batch of veg for just £3.50. They contain 5kg of fresh produce! They are only while stocks last but they have a limited number delivered each month into participating Asda stores. Keep an eye on the Asda blog or social media pages for news of the next delivery.
 
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