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.

Have some fun at Go Ape with this week’s comps!
With the kids off school for the half term, one of my plans is to grab some pumpkins and get them to carve them. With Halloween approaching there will be lots of creative comps around, and it helps to pass a few hours too! We have a pick-your-own pumpkin field nearby and it’s a lot more fun than buying them from a local supermarket. Just google and see if you have one near you.
 
Now talking of fun, have you been over to Simply Prizes this week? 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 most take a few seconds to enter and get your name in the draw.
 
And I’ve also found a great little comp for you as well and one that is sure to impress the kids; Little Bird is offering you the chance to win a Family Tree Top Junior Pass with Go Ape worth £80. All you need to do is enter your details here by 31st October. Good luck.
 
Now as most places are enjoying half term, Ed’s Easy Diner is letting the kids eat for free this week until Thursday 2nd November. The offer is valid for children aged 10 and under with the purchase of an adult’s main meal. There is lots to choose from for the kids too!
 
Also, be sure to head on over to your local TGI Fridays ; join them any time until 5th November, login to the TGI Fridays rewards app and scan your receipt to play their half term competition. You can win things such as cheeseburger meals, their famous ribs, apple watches, cocktails and much more!
 
And as I know a lot of you use The Postcard Store to buy your postcards for competition entries, I’ve got a bit of an update for you. Because of increasing costs involved in production and delivery, the The Postcard Store are having to up their prices from next month. So from 1st November the price per pack of postcards will increase from £3.95 to £4.95. Therefore if you want to stock up on some of their beautiful designs and beat the price increase, click here to visit The Postcard Store now.

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