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.

Over 500 advent competitions to be won

Now before we start talking comps (advents specifically) I want you to cast your eyes over this; Coffee Break Bingo is a new site designed by compers especially for compers! Exciting! You can try your luck for as little as a penny or if you just fancy doing it for fun, well that’s free.

On top of that there is a nice little community of compers where you can chat to others. Plus, with things such as the Mega Wheel offering free spins and Amazon vouchers you’d be mad not to give it a try. And if you join and deposit £10, you can then spin the Mega Wheel to win up to 500 free spins on the Fluffy Favourites slot game.

Also, to pass the time on your coffee break (see the pun there?) you can even play on your phone with their specially designed mobile version! Good luck if you’re going to give it a little flutter. Click to play now

I’ve won already

And talking of luck, how have the advents been for you? We’re just finishing week one and so far, I have won a Yankee Candle advent calendar, a bundle of fruit with the Monopoly board game thrown in (random!) and an In the Night Garden fridge magnet set. Don’t forget too that our website has over 500 daily advent comps listed! That’s a lot of chances to win! You can join Simply Prizes for a free 14-day trial and not only will that give you access to the advent competitions but also a massive 1300+ comps every month!

And don’t think you’re too late to start entering advent competitions, at the start of the month, everyone is entering them, but now, a week in the number of entries will have dropped significantly and your chances of winning could be better, take up your free trial and see what you can win before Christmas.

Win a holiday in Grenada

Plus check out this great competition I have found to share with you all; how do you fancy jetting off for an all-inclusive paid break to Grenada? Of course you do! There is also a grand thrown in for a personal styling session at Jigsaw to get yourself kitted out for the holiday. Just simply enter your details here before 25th December to get your name in the draw. Good luck!

Look out for an e-mail from me tomorrow where I’d like to tell you about an amazing mint I’ve discovered, it not only cleans your breath, but it can stop tooth decay, both very useful over the festive season.

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.


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