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 romantic Valentines break with this week's SP Xtra

I’ve still yet to have a win for January but I am entering a good number of competitions daily to make sure I am boosting my chances. You guys, on the other hand, have been doing great and have been winning holidays, vouchers and more! Thanks for letting me know too and posting on our Facebook page as this is a lovely way to spur on other compers (including myself!).

Win £1500 worth of travel vouchers

And for those of us still waiting on a win for 2018 how about trying your chances with these beauties I have found?

If you are looking to impress your other half this Valentine’s then what about a romantic night for two at the Cawdor Llandeilo where the lucky winner will stay in a luxury Penthouse Loftroom, dine from their 5-course Valentine's Day menu and receive a bottle of Prosecco. You’ll need to answer the three questions listed here – suggested answers in order are 1765, 23 and Ty Horeb. Closing date is midday on 1st February.

However, if your other half would be more impressed by you decorating then how about £250 to spend with West Elm where you can grab some gorgeous goodies for the home. Just enter your details here before 2nd February.

But if you really fancy pushing the boat out and treating that special someone then Your Home could have the answer. They are giving away £1500 worth of travel vouchers so you can whisk off the love of your life to somewhere romantic. Simply submit the suggested answer of ‘MoneySupermarket’ here before 31st January.

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Now if those comps have got you wanting more head on over to the Simply Prizes website as, believe me, there are loads more similar competitions listed and with updates three times a week you’ll be kept ultra-busy. And the best bit - if you’re not yet a member then you can take advantage of the free trial we offer to newbies!

Head on over to our Facebook page too as the team update that regularly with comps and I’m around most evenings for a natter.

Finally, have a great week and stay lucky!

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