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 luxury holiday for two to Corsica with this week's SP Xtra!

It has been a busy few days in the Fairman household as the youngest turned 9 yesterday, tonight it’s the footie (good luck England!) and tomorrow Abigail has a gymnastic audition! Not too sure I will have much time for comping over the coming days and with the end of the month looming on Saturday there are hundreds of closing soon promotions! I never seem to plan very well around that as I always seem to be busy!

This week’s competitions

Take a look at this lovely little bundle of closing soon comps I have found for you all; don’t hang around though as these all close on Saturday.

Challenge TV are offering you the chance to win 2 tickets to a wacky obstacle course and will also throw in accommodation in London, transport and a wad of spending money to sweeten the trip. Just answer the following question here; complete the famous Japanese proverb mentioned in the trailer; ‘Fall 7 times, stand up…’? Suggested answer is 8.

Landsend are giving away either £500 in cash or a set of their travel bags. Submit your details here and answer the following question; what denier polyester do we use for our Everyday Travel Bags? Suggested answer is 600.

Essential Surrey has a luxury holiday for 2 to Corsica up for grabs including flights, car hire and accommodation for two people, departing on September 2. Simply submit your details here to be in with a chance.

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Don’t forget to pop on over to our Facebook page as my team list extra comps there throughout the day too. That’s it for this week, but I’ll be back next Thursday with some more comps. Have a great weekend and... COME ON ENGLAND!!

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