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.

Win a family weekend in London with this week’s SP Xtra!

 

Wow, March is being super kind to me so far! To add to my list of wins for this month is a fab prize of a Clogau locket worth £249 and a signed Amy Boulden putter head cover for my golf clubs! When I have a good comping month it really spurs me on to enter as many competitions as I possibly can – and the more that are entered the bigger the chances of wins. And now that we’re adding 300 comps a week to Simply Prizes guaranteed, I have lots of choice! There was a bumper crop of competitions added to the site and I think my favourite two are for a beachfront break for two in Barcelona which closes on 29th March, and a wild night’s stay at the Eden Project in Cornwall which closes on 31st March. There are loads more comps like these over at Simply Prizes so make sure you don’t miss them!

 
Now I’ve also found a corker of a prize this week too to share with you all. How do you fancy a family weekend in London with a £250 spending spree? Well Monsoon is offering one lucky family just that. Staying at the Hilton London for two nights, you’ll be given £250 to splash out at Monsoon Children plus tickets for the London Eye and return rail travel. There are also three runner-up prizes of a £50 Monsoon voucher each. To enter simply submit your details herebefore 8pm on 9th April. Good luck!
 
With Easter on the way I don’t know about you but I’m starting to plan days out and things to do with the kids – I am pretty much their sole entertainer for two whole weeks! And Go-Ape has teamed up with some awesome pri-mates to give you the chance of making Easter even more special! Book with them between now and March 26th and you’ll be in with the chance of winning £1,000 worth of Micro Scooters. Not only that, but there are prizes up for grabs from Bill’s Restaurants and Gnaw Chocolate too. You can get more information here .
 
If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day and fancy going out for a bite to eat then take a look at Chef & Brewer; if you book with them for their Mother’s Day menu before midnight on Thursday you’ll be entered into a draw to win a £500 Forest Holiday! You can opt for two or three courses but if you dine after 7pm then you’ll get your third course free. You can find your local pub here .
 
I managed to pick up some bargains over the weekend in Next too – they’re currently running their sale. You can pick up items with a 50% discount or less. Head on down to your local store or shop online here .
 
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and chat.
 
That’s it for this week, but I’ll be back next Tuesday with some more great comps and special offers.
 

Good luck and happy comping!

 

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