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.

Friday’s Comping Chatter!

This week has flown by, albeit rather expensively for me! My washing machine decided to give up the ghost and my car broke down. So that glass of red wine has my name all over it this evening!


I hope all my SP’ers have had a great week though, and if you’re at a bit of a loose end this weekend then why not think about applying for the new series of Tipping Point? They are currently looking for contestants and applications are open until 14th April.


For those of you that don’t know, I appeared on Tipping Point a few years back and was lucky enough to get through to the final stage where I won £2,300. I love this show as it’s part luck and part knowledge which means you don’t have to be the brain of Britain to win. And also just the experience of going onto a game-show is a fantastic thing to happen and will leave you wanting to apply for more. I’ve done three now and one of my resolutions for 2017 is to try and get onto another one. I’ve not spotted any yet that take my fancy but if I was able to apply for Tipping Point again I 100% would!


If you need some hints and tips for game show applications then take a look at my guide here and don’t forget you can always contact me via our Facebook page if you need any further help. So what are you waiting for? Go on, give it a go and make sure you let me know how you get on.


Have a good weekend!


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