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 two-night stay at a Hilton hotel anywhere in the world!
I am so behind on my competitions at the moment and every time I sit down to do any I end up clearing the hundreds of emails in my inbox and not really getting stuck into anything else. So I've kind of resigned myself to giving up almost completely until the kids go back to school in September. Fresh start for the autumn! Plus we are off on a little mini-break this weekend to Jimmy's Farm in Suffolk (if you've never been you should go - makes for a great day out and the kids always have a blast); so I don't have the time really anyway!
But for all of you still comping your little hearts out check out this belter I have found; Country and Town House are offering you the chance to win a two-night stay at any Curio Collection by Hilton property around the world. Simply enter your email address here before 31st August to be in with a chance. Good luck!
If that comp has got you wanting more head on over to the Simply Prizes website ; there are hundreds of comps listed and waiting to be won including a car of your choice (to the value of £12,000), a holiday for two to Kenya, a Caribbean cruise worth over £7,000 plus plenty more!
For those of you that enjoy a slice or two of pizza did you know that at selected Pizza Hut restaurants on a Wednesday evening between 6pm and 9pm you can take advantage of their evening buffet? It is priced at £12.99 for the adults and £7.99 for the under-12s. You can get more info and see the participating huts here .
If you buy a promotional pack of chocolate you can grab yourself a free ticket to the cinema on a Sunday. You need to buy five small pouches/blocks (100-165g) or two large pouches/blocks (184-300g) to be eligible for the promotion and the packs must have the Sweet Sundays on them to qualify. You need to buy before 19th October and the promotion is valid until 12th November. You can get more information here .
Also be sure to head 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.
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