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 wonderful Alice in Wonderland Adventure!

 

I hope everyone had a great Easter bank holiday; a four-day weekend is always nice! We had friends to stay so the kids were shipped off to Grandma and Granddad's to be spoilt whilst my mates helped me drink the case of wine (not quite all of it!) I won a few weeks back on Instagram! But now that the short break is over and with the children back to school today, I'm planning on getting back into my comping routine and hopefully blitzing the last of April with a load of entries. I'm always eager and raring to go after a school holiday as my hobby takes a back seat when the kids are off and I find having the break gives me a renewed enthusiasm to get going again!
 
Now if you head on over to our competitions section you'll find your brand new competition update, with 150 top prizes to be won. With everything from a luxury break in beautiful Tenerife to a brand new caravan styled by Joules, worth a whopping £20,000, you're bound to find your perfect prize!
 
And if that wasn't enough to whet your appetite I've found some great extra comps to share with you too.
 
The Daily Star has a PlayStation VR worth £349 up for grabs. Just enter your details here before 23.59 on 2nd May.
 
Racing Breaks are offering you the chance to win the ultimate racing experience which includes two tickets to Saturday and Sunday of the Guineas at Newmarket, accommodation for at The Bell Inn for two-nights, dinner at Frankie Dettori's favourite pub the Packhorse Inn, an exclusive chance to meet Frankie at the races on Saturday and Sunday morning to hear about the day ahead, tickets to the new Horse Racing museum in Newmarket to see Frankie's exhibition, courtesy of Discover Newmarket and tickets to the National Stud tour to learn about the breeding side of racing. Simply enter your details here before 30th April.
 
Visit London is giving you the opportunity to experience a Peppa Pig inspired weekend including train tickets to London, a one-night stay at Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel for a family of four, a KidZania family ticket, a SEA LIFE London Aquarium family ticket, a Big Bus Tour family ticket, a family ticket to Tower Bridge Exhibition, a family ticket to Houses of Parliament and four tickets to Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park in Southampton. To enter register/log in here and click the red 'enter now' button before 30th April.
 
Bloom and Wild has a hotel stay and two premium tickets to Alice's Adventures Underground; premium tickets include a delicious tea party cocktail, an Alice programme, one of the Queen's edible treats and a refreshing after show cocktail in The Wonderland Bar. Simply submit your details here before 15th May.
 
Make sure to check out our Facebook page for more competitions; it's also a wonderful comping community where you can chat to other compers and share your own comping news and advice.
 
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and chat.

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