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.
It can sometimes be easy to miss your name in a winning notification on Facebook; it may be the promoter contacted you with a message that went into your ‘message request/other’ folder, or they tagged you, or simply put your name in a status – whatever they did it can slip through the net and be missed by you.
Take a look at Google Social Search; this is a really easy way to check if your name comes up in any winning posts. It isn’t a sure fire way of ensuring you don’t miss a win, but it really does give you a helping hand!
You’ll find a search bar at the top and beneath that, logos for social media pages. I usually only search Facebook but that is purely because I do most of my social media comping that way.
There are several ways to search your name – I normally search with – Congratulations “Sammy Fairman” OR Well done “Sammy Fairman” OR Winner “Sammy Fairman”.
This will then bring up several pages of posts. It’s best to change the search to date order from relevance in the tab to the top right above the posts. This will ensure it brings up the newest posts first. And I normally try to do a search every week to 10 days to help me not ‘miss a win’!
Take a look at my most recent video on how I search my name and be sure to let me know if you find out about any ‘new’ wins! Good luck all!
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.