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.

Hey Big Nose!


March is a pretty busy month in the world of comping; we’ve had World Book Day and coming up are two other big events – Red Nose Day and Mother’s Day. You’ll see a collection of Mother’s Day comps listed here with more being added all the time and Red Nose Day will also bring a variety of promotions with it.


On the day (which is Friday 24th March) there will be lots of promoters running comps associated with the event, but there are ones already running in the lead up to the charity day.


Some of the competitions may require a little donation from you; for example Sainsbury’s are doing their annual scratchcards for Comic Relief which cost a £1 but which give you the chance of winning prizes too; such as a shopping spree weekend in New York, iMacs, iPads, iPods and Sainsbury’s vouchers. And every penny you pay for the scratchcard goes straight to Comic Relief.


If you’re feeling energetic then you could try out this dance comp ! For every video uploaded Fitbit will donate £15 and you’ll be put into a draw to win 1 of 10 Fitbits. So get on those dancing shoes!


And if all that dancing leaves you a bit peckish then hop on down to your local Sainsbury’s and pick up a promotional pack of Heinz Beanz or tomato soup and you may just bag yourself a £1,000 holiday voucher!


Keep an eye on social media, using the hashtag #ComicRelief will help you search out any specific posts and if I spot any I’ll let you know via our Facebook page .


Enjoy your week!


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