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.

8 June - Give us a chip!

The kids and hubby went back to school and work Monday and I got back into my comping routine; amidst a mountain of washing and ironing! However, last week was wonderful and it was made even more special in the knowledge that it was free! Winning a holiday is definitely one of my favourite things about this hobby. I’ve been lucky enough to win two now – both have been in the UK so I’m on a mission to try and win a sunshine one! I’d love to hear from any of you that have been lucky enough to win holidays; you can tell me all about it and have a little boast on our Facebook page here .


Now speaking of winning holidays have you seen the Aunt Bessie and Asda promotion where you can bag yourself a trip to the sunshine state of Florida? All you need to do is buy any bag of Aunt Bessie's chips from the frozen aisle in store or online in Asda to enter. No codes to enter either just make sure you keep your receipt! Alongside the main prize of 14 night’s accommodation in Florida for 4 people with a massive £2000 spending money there is also an earlier draw where the winner will get to choose between a Forest Holiday break, a holiday park weekend or glamping in Devon. And on top of that there are 1000 pairs of flip flops to be won too! Take a look here for the full terms and conditions and the qualifying products. This isn’t open for much longer (closes 23.59 on 14th June) so get yourself down to your local Asda!


So this week’s awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps are; today celebrates World Oceans Day, 10th June is the start of Bike Week (running until 18th June), it is also World Gin Day and 13th June is Sewing Machine 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.


As always you’ll find a lovely new batch of comps on the website tomorrow to enjoy entering over the next few days – so good luck with those. And I’ll be around in the evening via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat.


Have a great weekend 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