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 your ideal getaway!

 

Last week I won a wooden car construction set which I am planning on putting aside for Barnaby’s birthday in June, and yesterday I won a Twitter comp for a really lovely reed diffuser set which I’m going to stick in my new conservatory. For anyone that knows me, they will know how surprised I am at that prize because I rarely win on Twitter! Now this week I need to try and be ultra-organised and get ahead on my comps as I am off on a winning holiday next week. Me and the family are staying in a lovely lodge near York; and internet signal permitting I will share some photos with you via our Facebook page so keep your eyes peeled for those.
 
And talking of holidays, have you seen the comps listed on our website ? You can win a family holiday to the Isle of Wight, a trip to Florida, alongside some fabulous weekends away plus lots of other lovely goodies up for grabs. And with the website updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday you can be sure to always have loads of great comps ready to enter.
 
Now take a look at the comp I’ve found to share with you all this week; Go Ape in conjunction with Skye Cottages are giving you the chance to win your ideal getaway – so whether you fancy a cosy bolthole or a luxurious base there are thousands of properties to choose from! Simply enter your details here by June 1st to get your name in the draw. Good luck.
 
It’s half term here in Kent next week and I know other parts of the country will also be enjoying a week’s peace from school; but it leaves us parents often scrabbling around for ideas to amuse the kids! So take a look at this – Junior Game Creators offer free memberships for your children to sign up to that enables them to do a free online coding course. Each month they upload new content which includes a new project to work on. You can get more information and register here . They’ve also got workshops for May half term that you can book your children into; these do carry fees but you can get more info here .
 
And if you are in London, can day-trip there or are planning on having a few days away then check out the Olympic Park . It is free to enter and is open all year round, 24 hours a day. From Thursday through to Sunday there is a free festival called Make the Future Live where you will be able to experience bright ideas from school children, students, entrepreneurs and industries who have come together to explore what a lower-carbon energy future might look like. It will be packed with celebrity guest appearances, live performances, immersive experiences and more and won’t cost a penny to enjoy!
 
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