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 an adventure holiday for your child worth over £2,000!
We had a great weekend in Suffolk; a short break in a hotel and a day at Jimmy's Farm. We got home yesterday and I have a few days to get sorted before we head off on our hols on Friday. I'm looking forward to some quality time with the family and a relaxing lodge break, and once we're back it will be all systems go to get the kids ready for school again! I actually can't believe how quickly the summer hols have gone. I always find September a bit of a fresh start comping wise and I am looking forward to getting stuck into the comps again.
 
Now talking of comps, check this one out; LittleBird has a seven-night Adventure Holiday with PGL Travel Ltd for four children worth over £2,000 up for grabs. And it's simple to enter too - just submit your details here before 15th September to be in with a chance. Good luck!
 
And if you head on over to the Simply Prizes website you'll find loads more competitions. Among the ones currently featured are a fridge freezer worth over £1300, a family holiday to Portugal, a £500 shopping spree, a luxury camping holiday in France worth £1599 plus more!
 
I know most of us parents will probably be visiting Clarks at some point for back to school shoes! Whilst you are there you can do something good by helping UNICEF to reach even more children in danger by donating your old or unwanted shoes at your nearest store. You can find out more information here as well as finding your local branch.
 
If you are dining out at TGI Fridays from 25th-28th August be sure to play their 'Match It, Win It' game via the app. They will have thousands of prizes up for grabs. You just need to scan the barcode on your receipt and if you have spent £5 or more on food you'll unlock a scratch card. You can view the full terms and conditions here .
 
Also be sure to head 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