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.


I’ve had a great week since my last newsletter; I won a bingo night for me and 9 friends, 2 tickets to a West End Musical for me and the hubster and my lovely, brand spanking new GHDs turned up from my Instagram win. All in all, a pretty good haul for April so far.


And I find a lot of my competitions through Simply Prizes, we list hundreds of new comps every single week over three updates. So, if you are not yet a member hop on over and take a look; we even offer a 14-day free trial to see if you like it too!


However, on to this week’s comps. I’ve found some absolute belters for us all this week. I’m feeling very positive so sending you all some lucky dust to share my good vibes!

Mumsnet has a two-night stay at a Luxury Family Hotel up for grabs. It includes dinner and breakfast for two adults and up to three children (sharing their parents' room), as well as one complimentary 30-minute spa treatment. To enter, register/log in and answer the following question here before 3 May; Moonfleet Manor overlooks which beach? Suggested answer is Chesil.

Great British Food Magazine is offering you the chance to win a Foodie Getaway and Cookery School Lesson worth £500+ at the award-winning School of Artisan Food and Ye Olde Bell, a beautiful 17th century hotel and spa in Nottinghamshire. Submit your details here before 9 May.

Luxe Magazine is giving away a two-night stay at Fairmont St Andrews, inclusive of full Scottish breakfast per person, access to the Fairmont Spa & Fitness facilities, and Savoy Afternoon Tea for two on a chosen day. Just enter here before 1 May.


Plus, don’t forget to come and visit me over at our Facebook page; always lots of comping chat takes place alongside competitions listed throughout the day.

Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps

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