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.

Tuesday Talk!

As I head towards the end of the second week of the New Year I am sticking religiously to my comping routine. And I’m also making sure I clear all my emails at the end of each day too – which I was completely rubbish at last year if I’m honest!


So far for 2017 I have won a shop to win prize from some porridge which I bought on offer in Asda and this morning was notified of a win on Facebook. A prize a week is pretty good and if I can keep that up I’ll be impressed!


Did you see my Facebook post about Heart’s Faces for Florida competition? There are 20 holidays to Florida up for grabs and you can enter four times by submitting a different photo for each ‘entry period’. Each week there are five holidays available to win with a different theme; you can still enter for week one until 9am on 19th January. Then week two opens until 9am on 26th January, week three until 9am on 2nd February and week four until 9am on 9th February. The full terms and conditions can be found here .


It’s a great competition to get stuck into; as the entries are judged based on creativity and entertainment – so you can have some really good fun posing for the snaps! There are stickers to make your pics stand out more too. So my advice is to use your imagination and just go for it! Don’t worry about looking silly as they are looking for the feel-good fun factor.


If you do enter feel free to share your pics in our comping community on Facebook ! Good luck.


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