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.

Ahhh! It’s Fright Night – get your Halloween comps here!

The month of October is all about SCARY! So find below my list of comps for Halloween. I’ll update as I find more! Boo! And good luck! Sammy x


Upload your creepy creations for the chance to win one of six Kindles plus more! Closes 23.59 on 31st October


Submit your Spooktacular costume design to win £150 Tesco voucher and £150 donation to your school, open to children aged 11. Closes 5th November


#MakeItScary with Hobbycraft to win one of three £100 gift vouchers. Closes noon on 31st October


Win a 10” Halloween sponge cake and an £100 adventure in the tree tops. Can’t seem to see a closing date at present; T&C’s wouldn’t open for me. So enter asap. 


Pin to win a spooky prize. Closes 9am on 26th October. 


Win a box of bouncy eyeballs and a Slippery Slime set. Enter before 3rd November. 


Win a £50 Odeon gift card by finding the ghost. Closes 31st October. 


Win four tickets to Wicked plus a shopping spree. Closes 18.00 on 26th October.


Win £50 worth of National Garden gift vouchers by submitting a pumpkin picture. Closes 23.59 on 30th October.


Win a boo box from Hotel Chocolat. Closes midnight 27th October.


Win a Halloween party pack. Suggested answer – All Hallows’ Eve. Closes 23.59 on 26th October.  


To win a Halloween bundle of spooky Bloomsbury books, email them at: childrensmarketing@bloomsbury.com with TRICK OR TREAT in the subject line, telling them what you will be dressing up as this Halloween! Closes 23.59 on 1st November.


Win £100 of Aldi vouchers to celebrate Halloween. This can be entered daily to increase your chances of winning. Closes 1st November.


Win tickets to Howl'o'ween at Chessington World of Adventures. Closes 31st October.   


Good luck!


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