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.

Fancy five grand in your bank account tomorrow?


How was everyone’s long weekend (providing you didn’t have to work of course!)? We had a lovely one, saw some old friends and ate and drank far too much! But all back to normal here now in Kent; kids went back to school Tuesday (much to their dismay), hubby went back to work and I got back into my comping routine. Considering the kids have had over 2 weeks off and the comps took a bit of a back seat I’ve had 4 win notifications over the last few days; a sleepsuit, a personalised book for Abigail, 2 burgers and chips at Honest Burger and a case of breakfast cereal. So all in all now April isn’t doing too badly.


Have you had chance to look at the update of comps that went live Tuesday yet? My favourite by a long shot this week has to be the £5000 that could be in your bank account by Friday! It closes at 8am tomorrow so there isn’t long left to enter. I rather fancy a cash win right now; we’re in the process of adding a conservatory to our home and although we managed to get a bargain by buying it off EBay all the little bits add up! And I’d like to deck it out with some nice new furniture without having to budget too much.


Don’t forget that tomorrow is freebie Friday, so there will be another batch of great competitions going live on the site. And the best thing about those is most will have short closing dates, thus increasing your chance of a win!


I’ll be around in the evening if you fancy a comping chat via our Facebook page ; you’ll find me there with a glass of red!


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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