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.

Freebie Friday – the luckiest day of the week!



I often mention Freebie Friday on our Facebook page asking if any of my fellow compers have been lucky. I’ve had a few responses and messages asking me exactly what this is; which has made me realise that us oldies (at the comping malarkey) can get a bit complacent and think that everyone must know what Freebie Friday is!


For newbies to this hobby it is predominately the busiest comping day of the week (apart from end of month comps) where promoters post Freebie Friday competitions. Usually just running for the day (or possibly over the weekend) they offer fairly high chances of winning due to the short closing nature of them. They nearly always appear via social media, so Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be where the majority are found and you can search on pages like Twitter using the hashtag #freebiefriday. This will bring up comps that are posted by different promoters who have used this hashtag. Hashtags are a great way of searching social media for trending items; so you can use this across the board with comping. Even just searching #competition or #win will bring up results. Although Twitter is the main user of hashtags you’ll find them appearing regularly across other social media pages too now.


Our sister service The Competition Club features a variety of these every Friday and you can access them through their membership which also offers a 3 month money back guarantee.


If you need any help or advice with Freebie Friday comps you can always get in contact with me via email at info@oxonpress.co.uk or our Facebook page.


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