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 pay packet worth a grand!

 

Last week I won a really cute little edie & rona set of a travel mug, some sticky notes and a pack of scented ice-cream erasers. I'm keeping the mug but wrapping up the other bits for Abigail's birthday in June. I've got a nice little stash of wins put by already for her birthday; including the full collection of David Walliam's books and a personalised story book. I think it's great that this hobby allows us to be able to gift prizes; and once I've got the kid's birthdays out of the way I will start to think about a Christmas box (eekk....I didn't really say that word!). I find it's a wonderful way to save money for birthdays and the month of December.
 
Now talking of money have you seen the comps listed on our website this week? You can win yourself a £1,000 personal shopping experience! Plus a whole host of other lovely prizes; including things like holidays, items for the home and garden and lots more wonderful goodies. And you know what they say - you've got to be in it to win it!
 
And take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all this week; win a pay packet worth a grand! Budgens is offering you the chance to grab yourself a £1,000 Red Letter Day voucher - and they have four to give away. Simply enter your details here before 7th June to get your name in the draw - good luck!
 
It's getting to that time of year where people start to look forward to their summer hols and for anyone lucky enough to be jetting off to sunnier climes take a look at this ; the Halifax Clarity credit card - it's the perfect travelling companion. You can use it worldwide with no fees and they are giving you £20 cashback on accounts opened by 3rd September (terms apply). And because there are no exchange fees you get pretty decent rates too!
 
However, if you're staying within the UK and driving to your holiday destination, check out Petrol Prices . You can search by postcode, town or city and they'll find the cheapest prices for that day in your area! You can also sign up here to receive fuel prices straight to your inbox.
 
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