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 a £10,000 holiday to Japan with this week's SP Xtra!
Another bank holiday is approaching this weekend (which means a lovely long one for a lot of us) and I am off on my hols Saturday so next week’s newsletter will be winging its way to you from a beautiful resort in Suffolk. I went last August with the family and it was so gorgeous that we booked this one up when we were there. Therefore, I’m planning on a break from the comping although I will make sure I take lots of great pictures ready to store for any photo comps I come across!
This week’s competitions
However, I am still comping this week and trying to get as far ahead as I can to be sure I don’t miss out on any brilliant comps and I’ve found some great ones for us this week too. There’s the chance to win some gym gear, a top of the range BMW for one month and a 10-grand holiday to Japan.
Intu is giving you the chance to win a £150 Gymshark gift card; perfect if you fancy shaping up in time for your summer hols. Just enter herebefore 23.59 on 30th May.
Mumsnet are giving away a month-long subscription to Drover for a top of the range BMW. Register/log in and answer the following question here before 15th June; what does BMW stand for? Suggested answer is Bavarian Motor Works.
Win a £10,000 winter holiday to Japan staying at luxury Skye Niseko which includes 5 nights' accommodation at the new luxury Skye Niseko resort, in a one or two-bedroom apartment with daily breakfast, ski/snowboard rental for five days, 5-day all-mountain lift passes, 5 days free ski/snowboard lessons at GoSnow, return private transfers from New Chitose Airport Sapporo to Niseko and return flights from London to Sapporo, Japan! Simply submit your details here before midnight on 10th July.
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And if you fancy taking a nose at what I will be getting up to on my holiday feel free to head on over to our Facebook page where I will post some pics. Have a great weekend and I’ll be back next Thursday from Suffolk with some more great competitions!
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