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.

It's nearly here and it's bigger than before!
  

I have some exciting news for you! Our Advent Competitions website will be here from 1 December - all completely free and guaranteed to bring you the very best list of advent comps around. Last year we listed over 600 competitions and we are hoping to better that this year. And considering most of the promotions are daily, that is a lot of possible prizes you could win! So what do you need to do? As a Simply Prizes subscriber you will be able to log in with your usual details from the 1st December so there's no need to register. But feel free to let your friends, family and fellow compers know so they can get winning too!

Now, onto this week's competitions! I've found some prizes that can double up as Christmas presents - good luck all!
 
Win a Huawei P9 smart phone and a 12 month Spotify subscription from Heart. Answer the following question here before 23.59 on 11th December; what was the name of the Little Mix single that knocked James Arthur's 'Say You Won't Let Go' off the No.1 spot? Suggested answer - Shout Out To My Ex.
 
Halfords is giving away up to £2,000 worth of Black Friday goodies. Answer the following question here by 22nd November; what event will we be celebrating on Friday 25th November? Suggested answer - Black Friday.
 
National Club Golfer has an ETIQUS watch of your choice up for grabs. Answer the following question here before 29th November; how many models are in the Etiqus range? Suggested answer - 72.
 
M&S are offering you the chance to buy their beauty advent calendar worth £250 for just £35 when you spend £35 or more on beauty, clothing or home. There are some corkers of products in it so if you're doing some Christmas shopping why not treat yourself too? You can take a look here for more information.
 
Ubisoft are offering a free PC game download to celebrate turning 30 - they've offered a new one every month and for November it is Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. You can get the gamehere and keep checking back as the December release is due shortly.
 

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