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.

Ho, ho, ho!

I warned you…here they come; the first of the Christmas comps! As time goes by and the nearer we get the list will get bigger but here at Simply Prizes we might just help you win Christmas! I’ll update the list with comps as I find them. So, get entering and good luck! Sammy x


Win a £1,000 to spend on jewellery this Christmas. Closes 1st December. 


Win a trip to New York by making any purchase in a T.H.Baker store or online at their website from 20th October to 20th December. 


Win a family ticket to see Aladdin on 28th December in Blackpool. Enter before 18th December. 


Win a selection of Bettys treats to adorn your Christmas table worth over £55. Closes 15th December. 


Win a magical trip to Lapland UK. Enter before 10am on 25th November


Win a £185 gift voucher in time for Christmas with Rocket St. George. Enter before 15th December


Win £300 of Cook party food. Ends 23.59 on 30th November


Win over £1390 worth of Christmas gifts. Enter before 2nd December


Win a Christmas weekend in London. Enter before 23.59 on 27th November


Win an assortment of Christmas presents. Monthly draw so guessing end date is 30th November 


Win a £50 John Lewis gift card. Closes 23.59 on 30th November


Win a bundle of festive goodies worth £100. Enter before 30th November


Win £100 of Café Rouge vouchers for the ultimate Christmas party. Enter before 30th November


Win £70 worth of Lidl vouchers for your Christmas day food shop. Closes 23.59 on 30th November 



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