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 an incredible holiday to Australia with this week’s SP Xtra!
It’s been another busy week and I’ve only entered a few competitions; however, I have managed some Instagram competitions and been quite lucky with those. But I am missing all the other comps that I usually enter and am now on a mission to get myself organised and back in the game.
 
And talking of comps (because let’s face it that’s what we are here for!), how many of you enter postal competitions? And if so have you ever had any issues with your ‘postcards’ being returned? I would be interested to hear from you if you have. You can contact me via our email address at: info@oxonpress.co.uk or on our Facebook page .
 
Be sure to head on over to Simply Prizes this week too; you will find a great selection of competitions for things like holidays, cash, short breaks, home and garden goodies plus plenty more!
 
And I’ve found a corker of a comp for you as well; how do you fancy an incredible 14-day holiday for two people to the Sunshine State of Queensland, Australia? Yes? Of course you do! Just enter your details here before 23.59 on 8th November to be in with a chance!
 
I’ve spent some time at the Doctor’s with Abigail this week and noticed that St. John’s Ambulance offer a free first aid app. Available on Android, BlackBerry and iPhone it provides easy to follow advice on a range of first aid scenarios. You can download and get more info here .
 
Until 30th October you can claim one free ticket to Legoland Windsor if you share your first name with one of the characters from the new Lego Ninjago movie. So, if you happen to be called LLOYD, KAI, JAY, NYA, ZANE or COLE then head on down to Legoland (offer is open to both adults and children) with ID at the gate to prove it’s your name (spelling must match!) and you’ll get in for free. Children must be accompanied by an adult who will need to purchase a ticket.
 
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