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.

Caution! Naughty word below!

Now I’m going to get this out of the way and mention the C word! Don’t shout! I know we are only in July and to be honest shouldn’t even be thinking about Christmas but…Lapland UK over the next few weeks are giving away the chance to name the newest Husky puppy, copies of Lapland: The Untold Story of Father Christmas and best of all invitations to Lapland UK for this coming festive season. This is all to celebrate Mid-Christmas; which is the point that is 182 days since last Christmas and 182 days to Christmas. All you need to do is keep an eye on their social media Facebook page where they will be letting you know about these special Mid-Christmas surprises.


So now that I have got that out of the way (phew) onto this week’s variety of awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps. Wimbledon has started and is ongoing until 16th July, 5th July is National Bikini Day, 7th July is World Chocolate Day and 11th July is World Population Day. As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


The Fairmans are off to Chessington Saturday so there won’t be much comping here but good luck to all of you that are hoping to get some entries in over the coming weekend. And don’t forget a lovely new sparkly batch of comps will be added to the website tomorrow for you to get your teeth into.


Have a great 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