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.

Happy bank holiday!


This week is National Stationery Week and I’ve seen lots of daily competitions doing the rounds on social media; there is still time to get in on the action as #nationalstationeryweek is running until Sunday. Daily comps like these are a good way of increasing your chances of a win due to the short time they are run for. You’ve also got the Tour de Yorkshire running from tomorrow through to Sunday, and Saturday is International Astronomy Day and Sunday is International Jazz Day. You may find some promoters will celebrate these with themed comps; mainly via social media so if you have time you can look by using hashtags in front of them in the search bar on the social media platform you are using.


Bank holidays also usually encourage companies to run accompanying promotions and again being just the one day/weekend they will often be short-lived.


And with the new batch of comps from us tomorrow you may just need to set aside a comping day this weekend! As it is a bank holiday customer services will be shut from Friday 5pm through to Tuesday 9am. However, I will be around via our Facebook page should any of you require assistance. I don’t have access to customer accounts or the systems though so for any queries of that nature email info@oxonpress.co.uk and they will get back to you as soon as they can next week.


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