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 your own pub shed and beer for a year

Can you believe that we are almost half way through 2018? I usually try and have a mid- year review on what I have won so far around this point, as this helps motivate myself and remind me that this hobby is a great one to have! I also try to have some intense comping sessions leading up to the school holidays, as once they hit my comping does tend to take a bit of a back seat for 6 weeks or so.

Father’s Day

Now thinking about comping make sure you keep an eye out for any last-minute Father’s Day comps. With the day approaching quickly I am still seeing a flurry across social media and although a lot of promoters will close their comps before hand so that they can get the prizes out in time a lot will continue to run up to and including the day itself. So, if you have any spare time on Sunday take a search across social media. I find hashtags are a great way to source any comps, you can use things such as #FathersDayCompetition to help you.

This week’s competitions

Plus take a look at these beauties I have found for you this week; there is the chance to win a trip to the final of Love Island, a special personalised caddy for Father’s Day and a pub shed with beer for a year!

Now I wouldn’t normally include shop to win comps, but this is a good ‘un! Kellogg’s are giving away a trip for 2 to the Love Island final! You need to buy a promotional pack (and it won’t break the bank and it’s yummy), snap a selfie of yourself with it and share it on Twitter or Instagram using #KelloggsCerealDater. Between 21.05.18 and 31.07.18 there are 10 x Love Island fridge magnet sets available to be won every day. Between 21.05.18 and 08.07.2018 participants will be entered into a random prize draw for a grand prize of a 2-night trip for 2 to Mallorca to see the Love Island live final. You can get more info here.

Littlebird has a personalised Caddy from Plantabox with 4 Devon Ciders from Sandford Orchards up for grabs especially for Father’s Day. Just enter your details here by 23rd June.

Adnams are giving you the chance to win a Pub Shed for your garden including free beer for a year. Simply enter your details here by 31st July to be in with a chance.

Come and say Hi!

Also come on over to our Facebook page and say hi. We have a lovely comping community and there are always extra comps posted too! Have a great week.

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