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 relaxing spa break with this week's SP Xtra!
As most of you know, I am currently enjoying my winning holiday in Sri Lanka! We are staying not far from the historic town of Galle, but as much as I had planned to sightsee we've not been able to push ourselves to leave the hotel yet! It is just so relaxing and we've been spending most of our time by the pool being waited on hand and foot by the attentive staff. We don't fly home until Saturday so we may venture out...if we can be bothered!
 
But for all of you back in the UK, be sure to head on over to the Simply Prizes website where you will find a whole host of competitions; most take a few seconds to enter and currently listed are ones featuring tickets for days out, short breaks, holidays, toys, things for the home and garden plus lots more! You never know it could be you sunning yourself on a far-flung beach soon!
 
Plus check out this great competition I have found to share with you all (see I have been doing a little bit more than sunbathing!); Sainsburys Magazine are giving you the chance to win a one-night spa break for two including breakfast, lunch, dinner and spa treatments at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, there are 21 locations to choose from too so you don't even need to travel that far from home. Just enter your details here before 23.59 on 4th December to get your name in the draw. Good luck!
 
Now with December fast approaching, and Christmas often stretching into the hundreds or even thousands of pounds, have you ever considered signing up to one of the giveaway websites such as Freecycle or Freegle ? This is where you can bag yourself something for nothing, and where you can return the favour by listing things you no longer want. Both are free to join and as they are volunteer run there is a real sense of community. Obviously (just as you would with buying from a local boot fair), you need to filter through but it is the one place where you can literally pick something up for free!
 
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.
 

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