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.

Win a UK break with a difference in your Simply Prizes Weekly update!


If you're looking for a break with a difference, then check out your Simply Prizes weekly update today! We've got two unusual UK-based holidays up for grabs, including your chance to experience life on the farm with a £1,000 Farm Stay UK voucher! You can use this voucher to stay in luxury farm accommodation at one of hundreds of locations around the country, and enjoy beautiful views, cosy cottage accommodation and peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Though if you prefer your breaks to be a little louder, how about enjoying a live music weekend at the seaside? We've got a music filled stay at a Butlins resort up for grabs - a bit of a twist on the traditional beach break!

Today you could win:

  • A signed cricket bat or an England cricket shirt
  • A break on the Norfolk coast worth £1,000
  • A year's worth of pies worth £250
  • An overnight stay and a casino night in London
  • A Sealy Teramo bed worth £3,000
  • An iPad Mini

Plus more!

And if you've got a football crazy child or grandchild aged between 7 and 16 in the family, then we've got the perfect competition for them too! They could win a football commentary masterclass with legendary commentator John Motson - a once-in-a-lifetime prize that is definitely not to be missed! 

Good Luck!

Sammy x

Doodle your way to a European camping holiday!


The Woodland Trust is offering you the chance to win a fantastic European Camping holiday courtesy of Eurocamp. Now you’ll need the assistance of a little person in your life as this competition is open to children aged 9 and under.


They will need to call on their budding artist skills as the Woodland Trust are looking for nature inspired drawings. That can be anything from a hedgehog to a tree or even something nature related plucked from their imagination. There are three age categories; two and under, three to five years and six to nine years. The overall winner will be the one that bags the holiday. But there will be art and craft goody bags for the runner up entries.


The competition runs until 23.59 on Sunday 6th September so there is still plenty of time to get out those pens, paper and crayons. You can enter here. Good luck!


Sammy x


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