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.

Hey big spender! Fancy splashing the cash for free?
I was away at the weekend so I didn't get a chance to enter that many competitions and I got a tad behind on my emails, but I'm back on track now and have already had a second win for my Christmas box. It was another book so I've got a real literary feel going on. I'm hoping to start winning some bits for the children as they are always the most 'expensive' part of my festive season! All three of mine are into technology so I am planning on searching out comps with prizes like iPads and similar, and don't forget that you can get in touch and let me know what is on your wish-list. I will then try my best to dig out some comps for you to enter too.
However in the meantime on to this week's comps - good luck!
Holiday Extras is offering you the chance to win GoPro Hero camcorder. Answer the following question here before 5pm on 4th October; where does Maple Manor Meet and Greet at Gatwick South Terminal return your car? Suggested answer - Orange Short Stay car park.
Oxford Street has a £1,000 gift card up for grabs. Just enter your details here before 11.59pm on 9th October.
The Express is giving away a 55 inch Samsung 3D TV. Simply enter your details here before 6pm on 10th October.
If you are partial to buying a magazine or two then check out October's editions of Instyle magazine (£3.99) where you can get a free Neal's Yard hand or body lotion on the front cover and Marie Claire (£3.99) which has full sized Ciaté nail polish on the front. Both the free gifts would be great additions to your Christmas boxes and if you buy them from Sainsbury's they currently have £2 off when you buy two magazines either online or in store; valid until 6th October.
The Ubisoft club is offering seven digital PC games for free to celebrate Ubisoft turning 30! A new game will be revealed each month and currently on offer is The Crew. This would normally cost £24.99 but you can currently download it for nothing until mid-October. It is suitable for players aged 12 and above.

Good luck!


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