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.

Do you fancy living it up in the South of France? Look no further!

 

 After my mini break to Disneyland Paris last week with the family I came back to four prizes delivered, which was a nice welcome home! We all had an absolute ball; although my purse strings are a lot lighter that's for sure! I've managed to clear all my emails that built up whilst I was away but didn't find any winning ones. And although I am itching to get comping again I have another holiday to prepare for and children to amuse so it'll be a little while before my competition entries get back on track.

 
But for all of you still in comping mode it's over to you guys for my pick of the comps for this week; I'm sending you all lots of luck! And don't forget to keep an eye on my blog for any extra special comps I find.
 
Delicious Magazine is giving away not one but two special edition Miele fridge-freezers worth a whopping £1,499 each! Just register/log in here and answer the following question before midday on 31st August; what is the special handle on the Miele fridge called? The answer is Click2open.
 
The Eden Project has a forest getaway in Cornwall up for grabs. Just simply enter your details here before midnight on 31st August.
 
Emerald Street is offering one lucky person the chance to win an unforgettable stay for two in Cannes with £100 towards travel thrown in too. Answer the following question herebefore 23.59 on 25th August to be in with a chance; what is the name of the main character in The Invitation? The answer is Stella.
 
Toys R Us has launched its outdoor toy sale with up to 50% off top named goods. And although we are nearing the end of summer there is still plenty of outdoor time to be had and there is always next year too! Take a look here to see what bargains you can find. They also offer standard delivery for free if you spend £29.99 or more or even better click and collect is completely free.
 
Grab yourself a free Coca-Cola Zero Sugar drink. Claim your coupon for a free 500ml bottlehere which is redeemable at Asda. Offer ends on 25th September and voucher is valid in-store only.
 
If your children (and you!) are going a little stir crazy as we edge even further into the long summer break have a look at Pets at Home. They are running free workshops throughout the summer and you can find out more and book here; from small furries to scales and fins there is something for everyone!
 

Good luck 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