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.

It’s almost Friday...!

I’ve had a great start to May with a win of a signed Arsenal home shirt through a competition on Facebook. And I’ve had a fair few comp wins turn up from April through the post so it’s been a pretty great week here in the Fairman household. I’m hoping that May turns out as lucky as April; 2017 so far has been consistent with the comp wins and I’m averaging at least a prize a week if not more. Which is much better than 2016! It just goes to show the ups and downs of our hobby and how you must never give up.

 

Now this week is sun awareness week which is running until Sunday. I’ve seen a few comps doing the rounds on social media where companies are running promotions in conjunction with it. Keep an eye out also for National Limerick Day on the 12th, World Fairtrade Day on the 13th, British Sandwich week starts on Sunday (14th), Monday (15th) is International Day of Families, Monday also sees the start of Walk to School week, Learning at Work week, National Smile month (running until 15th June) and National Vegetarian week. 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.

 

There will be a new batch of Freebie Friday comps posted tomorrow on our website; a lot of these are daily comps which offer greater odds of winning than promotions that run for longer. Good luck if you are planning on entering any!

 

I’m around in the evenings via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat.

 

Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.

 

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