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.

Never give up!

I’m like an extremely excited child this week, as I’m in the process of booking my winning Sri Lanka holiday!! I am just awaiting confirmation from the travel agent on the three submitted dates and then me and the hubby will be jetting off on a winning (child free – eekkk!) holiday later in the year! Prizes like this really do make this hobby so worthwhile and as much as we all have dry spells of weeks and sometimes even months, when a win like this comes along it makes it all worthwhile. So my motto for this week is never give up!

 

Every Thursday I include a variety of awareness days for the coming week where you might find promoters running accompanying comps. Ones to watch out for this weeks are; 23rd is National Pink Day alongside Take Your Dog To Work Day, National Kissing Day falls on 24th June so pucker up, as does Armed Forces Day; 25th June is Day of the Seafarer, 26th June sees the start of National School Sport Week (running until 30th June) and 27th June is International Sunglasses day. As always, the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.

 

I have a busy weekend coming up as Abigail is having her 8th birthday party so I don’t envisage getting too many comps done but for all of you with some spare time make sure you keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your new update of comps!

 

Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.

 

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