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.

Strut your stuff like a VIP at London Fashion Weekend!
 
I'm finally back into my routine of comping and ready to tackle the month of September head on! I'm hoping that my enthusiasm and commitment will see some wins arrive. Don't forget to let me all know how you're doing; you can find my contact details here. And if you are lucky enough to have your win featured on our website you'll bag yourself a tenner!
 
So in the meantime on to this week's comps - good luck!
 
The Evening Standard is offering you the chance to win a VIP experience for two at London Fashion Weekend. Simply register/log in and enter your details here before 23.59 on 18th September.
 
Mumsnet is giving away a £500 supermarket voucher of your choice. Register/log in and answer the following question here before 7th October; what's the name of the TV dietician that Princes has teamed up with? Suggested answer - Lucy Jones.
 
East has an afternoon tea for two, a £300 gift card and a Biscuiteers Fashionista Tin up for grabs as well as offering two runners up a Biscuiteers Fashionista biscuit tin plus £100 to spend at EAST each. Submit your details here before 2nd October.
 
If you're travelling with Virgin Trains at any point be sure to check out BEAM, which is their new on-board complimentary entertainment service. It gives you access to films, TV box sets plus magazines and games for you to read and play with. Take a look here (link 6) for more info.
 
Travelodge has up to 20% off London stays; you can bed down from 16th September through to 30th October but you'll need to be quick as bookings must be made before midnight on 15th September. Take a look here.
 
And if you fancy clutching on to the last of the summer then check out British Airways; the world is on sale. There are plenty of bargains to be had but you'll need to book by 21st September.
 
 

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