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.

Till receipts – do you ever enter the surveys at the bottom?

I would be amazed to know of anyone that has ever won anything from entering the survey on the bottom of a till receipt. I looked into this a few years ago and a lot of these are quarterly draws which aren’t just nationwide but also international! So I’m thinking that we probably have more luck of winning the lottery! However I’d love to know what you all think about this and even if any of you have ever won; you can let me know on our Facebook post here .


So this week’s awareness days; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps are; English Wine Week which starts on 25th May through to 4th June, 27th May is the FA cup final at Wembley, National Biscuit Day falls on 29th May, National BBQ Week starts on 29th May and runs through until 4th June and 30th May is the late Spring Bank Holiday. As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


There will be a new batch of social media comps added to the website tomorrow, so good luck if you are planning on entering those. I’m going to be super busy as I’m off on my hols Sunday so probably won’t have much time for comping! I’ll be back next Friday but as always will be contactable via our Facebook page internet signal permitting!


I’ll be around in the evening tomorrow though via our Facebook page if you fancy joining me for a comping chat. And don’t forget that with the bank holiday coming up your Monday update will be with you on Tuesday 30 May.


Have a great weekend and good luck with the comps.


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