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.

Week five – summer holiday kid’s comps!

We’re on to the final countdown now – we are off on our hols tomorrow! So next week’s blog will come to you from sunny (hopefully) Suffolk! We have a lovely lodge booked for the week and a sneaky hotel stay for tomorrow night just as an extra treat. So next week is comp free for me. Although I will try and stay on top of my emails otherwise I will come home to thousands! I’ll keep you all updated on our Facebook page if you fancy having a nose at some of my pics.


But for those of you still needing to amuse the kids, here are a couple more comps for them to get stuck into. And if you missed last week’s newsletter you can check it out here where you will find more for the kids to enter.


Create a lab out of Lego to be in with the chance of bagging £150 of Lego vouchers. There are three age brackets for this one; level 1 – 10 years old and younger, level 2 – Ages 11-16 and level 3 – Over 16s. The competition closes on 1st September with the winners being announced on 15th September. Full details and all the info on how to enter can be found here .


Children between the ages of 5 – 11 years are invited to write a bedtime story. It needs to be 200 – 800 words long and based on the subject of friendship. Entries must be submitted by 23.59 on 2nd October and there will be a winner in each of the 3 age categories and they will receive £250 of books from Book People for themselves and for their schools.


Have fun with these ones and I’ll include some more next week! And for the rest of you keep an eye on the website tomorrow for your update of social media comps. Also I’ll be around in the evening via our Facebook page (Wi-Fi/internet access permitting) if anyone fancies a comping chat.


Have a great weekend.


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