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 dreamcation to Cornwall!

 

All this week it's National Stationery Week, so keep an eye out on social media for any themed comps that promoters might run alongside this. It's ongoing until Sunday so there is plenty of time to get in on the action. Using the hashtag #nationalstationeryweek will help search out any current comps. I am a bit of a stationery geek to be honest so I'm looking forward to entering some comps for this! From 28th-30th there is also the Tour de Yorkshire; so if you are local to the area you may well find some competitions running with this theme too! And to top this week off nicely we have another bank holiday to look forward to which usually also brings a host of different comps our way.
 
Now if you head on over to our Simply Prizes website you will find a selection of great competitions to get stuck into! My favourites of the moment are an indulgent mini-break to Paris with a year's supply of coffee thrown in and a London hotel break with a rather nice £1,500 to spend!
 
And take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all; a three-night stay at in the family friendly 'Stargazers' house for up to 10 people at St Mawes Retreats in Cornwall. Just enter your details here before midnight on 5th May to get your name in the draw.
 
If like me you're partial to a Krispy Kreme doughnut or two then you may want to check this out; Krispy Kreme are giving people the chance to play their giant slot machine with the chance to win some yummy prizes. There are a whole host of different goodies to be won across each location visited; such as Hershey's chocolate bars, doughnuts, t-shirts, vouchers and one person will even win a year's supply of doughnuts! All you need to do is visit the slot machine at any of the following locations and chance your luck!
  • INTU Norwich - Wednesday 26th April
  • INTU Bristol Cribbs Causeway - Wednesday 3rd May
  • Birmingham New St. Station - Wednesday 10th May
  • INTU Manchester Arndale - Wednesday 24th May
  • Leeds Station - Wednesday 31st May
  • INTU Gateshead - Wednesday 7th June
  • INTU Braehead - Tuesday 13th June
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - Thursday 15th June
  • Bluewater Shopping Centre - Wednesday 21st June
 
The Sun is offering two free tickets to Thorpe Park; just collect 10 tokens from the newspaper from now through to 9th May, complete the booking form which you can get from the newspaper or download here and post off. I did this with their Chessington offer and then by using my Tesco clubcard for the kids I've managed to get a completely free day out at a theme park, saving myself almost £200 (if I were to buy on the gate)! You will need to select different date bands in preferential order and it is first come, first serve so my advice is to get it posted off as soon as you can. Although I didn't get a school holiday date I did get a weekend day which I was more than happy with. You can get more info here about the Sun's superdays.
 
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.
 
As always keep an eye on my blog over at Simply Prizes for more competition news and chat.
 

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