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 hols this week – Eurostarring it down to the South of France and then departing on a Med cruise from Marseille. Needless to say comping will not be happening in the Fairman household; the only thing I plan on doing is eating and drinking to my heart’s content (cue fitness comps when I return!) and having some much needed family time.


However; I will keep in the loop with all of you via our Facebook page but just please bear with me on responding to any messages as this will be Wi-Fi dependant and so I may not be as quick off the mark as I usually am; if you have any urgent queries then please contact our customer services department either via email – info@oxonpress.co.uk or telephone - 01926 298986. They are open Monday – Friday 9-5.


I hope you all have lots of luck whilst I am away over the next few weeks and I look forward to catching up properly when I am home.


Good luck all!


Sammy x


New game show alert!

Spotted this whilst doing my regular browsing and wanted to share with you guys! There is a new BBC daytime quiz show and by the looks of it there is a jackpot of £15,000 to be had!


Applications need to be received by 4th September so I would recommend doing it as quickly as possible.


New shows don’t generally get as many applicants as ones that are in their second or more series run. Often because people don’t know what they are letting themselves in for!


You can apply here and you’ll need to register or log in first. Registration is free and easy. If you need any tips or pointers about what to say on the application form take a look at my game show guide here.


Good luck!


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