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.

Are you enjoying the new and improved Simply Prizes?


So by now I’m sure most of you have got to grips with your new and improved Simply Prizes. I’ve been getting lots of lovely feedback via our Facebook page and it’s great to hear that all my SP’ers are enjoying the service! If there are any issues you are experiencing at all or have noticed any glitches with the website please let our customer service department know via info@oxonpress.co.uk and they will be more than happy to assist with the problem.


I’ve had a pretty good March so far with competition wins – these goodies arrived yesterday just in time for my special day!

Sammy's perfume win

And then this week I topped it up with some tickets to a local show in the Easter hols! Which is one day out planned and best of all it isn’t going to cost me a thing! So I’m now on the look-out for more free ways to amuse the kiddies! And I will be keeping an eye on my local paper and social media feeds of local companies to see if they are running any Easter themed comps. Local comps are a good source of low entry promotions as most are restricted to ‘your’ area so can be a great way of bagging a win!


Now I’m treating myself to a day off of comping tomorrow as it’s my birthday! So I’m off to the big smoke to meet the hubby and have a wander round Borough Market, one of my favourite haunts! I do however plan on snapping away as I find decent photos are a great thing to keep for when an appropriate photo comp comes up! I’ll be back in the evening though ready to chat via our Facebook page if anyone is around and ready to join me with a glass of red!


I hope all you SP’ers have a great Freebie Friday tomorrow – it’s one of the busiest comping days of the week and you’ll have a new batch of social media competitions to enter so keep your eyes peeled for your Friday update.


Other than that have a fab weekend!


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