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.

Bon Voyage!
 
I'm off on my holidays tomorrow morning; Eurostarring it down to the South of France and then a cruise around the Med! I'm extremely excited and have taken a break from packing (for everyone!) to chat to you guys. It's a pretty welcome break too as packing is a real bore! I'm hoping to be finished later so that I can relax with a glass of wine and an early night as we need to be up at the crack of dawn. I'm actually looking forward to a break from comping too as I find it always gives me a fresh and renewed energy for it once I start again.
 
But for those of you still in comping mode check out my pick of the comps! It's a bumper edition this week as I'm hoping my readers will be lucky.
 
Sainsbury's Magazine is giving away a luxurious weekend break for two to Gleneagles. Simply enter here by 31st August.
 
Amba hotels are offering you the chance to win a night's stay with breakfast at either their Amba Hotel Charing Cross or Amba Hotel Marble Arch hotels. Submit your details here by midday on 31st August.
 
Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant is offering one lucky person the ultimate escape getaway with the stars; this includes two night's accommodation, an eight-course taster menu on the first night, breakfast each morning and observatory tickets on the second night. Just pop your details in here before 23.59 on 31st August.
 
Netmums has a family set of scooters that they are giving away worth over £500. Enterhere before midnight on 31st August.
 
They also have a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer plus three bottles of camp coffee up for grabs. Submit your details here before midnight on 31st August.
 
Holiday Extras has a competition to win a premium theatre break. Watch the video and answer the following question here before 30th August; the Strand Palace hotel is how many minutes' walk from the Aldwych theatre? Answer - 4 minutes.
 
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and videos.
 
 

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