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.

Cruise the Med!

 

Last week was by far my best comping week in terms of numbers for a while. I won four prizes and actually scooped two in one day; now that has not happened in a long time! My wins include a DVD for the children, a DKNY beach towel, a t-shirt and a pair of sandals of my choice. All bar one were from comps on social media too which I had all but given up on...it just goes to show that giving up should not be allowed in this game! And although they are not high value items, they are all things that will get lots of use. I feel like I am really back into the swing of comping now and, buzzing from my wins, I'm raring to go this week too!

In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!

Ice Lolly is giving away a seven-night Mediterranean fly cruise for two people. All you have to do is enter your details here before 23.59 on 6th July.

Dorset Cereals is giving you the chance to win one of three luxury hotel breaks in their monthly draw. You'll be treated to two nights in a plush bedroom, along with champagne and canapés on arrival, a three course dinner with wine on the first night, and a traditional full English breakfast on both mornings. Just submit your details here before 23.59 on 30th June.

The Evening Standard has a pair of tickets to see Will Young supported by Billy Ocean at Kew the Music on 13 July, plus a backstage meet and greet before the show. Enter here before 23.59 on 3rd July.

It's worth taking a look at Selfridge's website or heading on down to one of their stores. They currently have a sale on and seeing as they famously only do two a year you can bag yourself a pretty decent deal. Happy shopping!

Groupon has its great offer on Odeon cinema tickets again; buy two for a tenner or five for £20! Valid until 20 July on 2D films you can purchase them here and you can also see the full t&c's.

Halfords is offering its customers a free summer car check to help ensure your vehicle is ready for any long journeys you may take over the coming months. The check includes the battery, light bulbs, windscreen wipers, oil levels, screen wash levels and air conditioning. There is no need to book, just turn up and they even top up your screen wash for free too.

Stay lucky!

Sammy

 

 

 

Cruise the Med!

 

Last week was by far my best comping week in terms of numbers for a while. I won four prizes and actually scooped two in one day; now that has not happened in a long time! My wins include a DVD for the children, a DKNY beach towel, a t-shirt and a pair of sandals of my choice. All bar one were from comps on social media too which I had all but given up on...it just goes to show that giving up should not be allowed in this game! And although they are not high value items, they are all things that will get lots of use. I feel like I am really back into the swing of comping now and, buzzing from my wins, I'm raring to go this week too!

In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!

Ice Lolly is giving away a seven-night Mediterranean fly cruise for two people. All you have to do is enter your details here before 23.59 on 6th July.

Dorset Cereals is giving you the chance to win one of three luxury hotel breaks in their monthly draw. You'll be treated to two nights in a plush bedroom, along with champagne and canapés on arrival, a three course dinner with wine on the first night, and a traditional full English breakfast on both mornings. Just submit your details here before 23.59 on 30th June.

The Evening Standard has a pair of tickets to see Will Young supported by Billy Ocean at Kew the Music on 13 July, plus a backstage meet and greet before the show. Enter here before 23.59 on 3rd July.

It's worth taking a look at Selfridge's website or heading on down to one of their stores. They currently have a sale on and seeing as they famously only do two a year you can bag yourself a pretty decent deal. Happy shopping!

Groupon has its great offer on Odeon cinema tickets again; buy two for a tenner or five for £20! Valid until 20 July on 2D films you can purchase them here and you can also see the full t&c's.

Halfords is offering its customers a free summer car check to help ensure your vehicle is ready for any long journeys you may take over the coming months. The check includes the battery, light bulbs, windscreen wipers, oil levels, screen wash levels and air conditioning. There is no need to book, just turn up and they even top up your screen wash for free too.

Stay lucky!

Sammy

 

 

 

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