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.

Week Three - Summer Holiday Kid's comps!

I really haven’t comped much at all over the last week, doing a few here and there and making sure I keep on top of my emails is about as much as I have managed. I did get a nice little prize bundle of Palmer’s goodies through the post to pamper myself with though, which considering the boredom of the summer hols is now kicking in a bit with the children I feel I need it! And we don’t go away until the last week of August; so we’re trying to fit in a few days out here and there that don’t cost the earth!


However, as it is the summer holidays I am trying to get the kids to get stuck in to the children’s comps that are doing the rounds. I’ve included a couple this week that the kids can enter; if you missed last week’s newsletter you can check it out here where you will find some more comps for the kids.


Joules is running a design a lunchbox promotion to win a family holiday and a £2,000 gift card. Now although you have to be over 18 to enter there is no harm in letting the kids loose with this one; just make sure you put your details on the entry form! It’s open until 3rd September.


Claudi & Fin are calling all lolly lovers and asking them to design their own! Let the kid’s imaginations run wild and dream up their lollies! The more colourful the better according to Claudi & Fin. Entrants need to be aged 3-10 years and comp closes on 3rd September. Once they’ve designed it they need a grown up to take a photo and upload it to the Claudi & Fin Facebook page including the child’s name and age. Full terms and conditions can be found here .


Have fun with these ones and I’ll include some more next week for the little terrors! And for the rest of you keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps. Also I’ll be around in the evening via our Facebook page if anyone fancies a comping chat.


Have a great weekend.


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