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.

Turn that takeaway into £25k!


I had a great birthday last week and win wise March is shaping up to be the best month of 2017 so far! Over this last week I’ve won a Clogau sterling silver locket worth £249 and a signed Amy Boulden putter head cover from Lady Golfer, some Idealia peeling lotion from Vichy, a Fujifilm Instax camera and my case of wine turned up too! So all in all a rather successful week! 

Sammy's wine win

Now if you plan on celebrating Mother’s Day Sunday keep an eye out for any last minute comps! There are still plenty doing the rounds especially on social media and you may find that there might be some running on the actual day itself. Using the hashtag #mothersdaycompetition or similar will help to find them.


Talking of hashtags keep an eye out for any themed comps tomorrow that promoters may run in line with Red Nose Day! And seeing that it is also Freebie Friday you might find some companies will run extra special giveaways! #RedNoseDay2017 #RedNoseDayCompetition are both hashtags you can try! And there is still time to go and buy your Red Nose for any photo comps that are out there!


Don’t forget that McDonald’s famous Monopoly giveaway started yesterday and there are literally thousands of things you can win from free food to a massive £25,000 in cash! So if you fancy a takeout head on down to your local restaurant. Mine’s a Big Mac!


The chances to win don’t stop there either; you’ll have a new batch of social media competitions to enter tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled for your Friday update!


And as always I’ll be around in the evenings via our Facebook page if you fancy a comping chat!


Enjoy your Freebie Friday and have a great weekend! And for all you Mums out there make the most of being pampered on Sunday.


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