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.

Tick tock, bling bling, jewel love this week's comps!
 
I've had no new wins here but I'm trying to stay organised and on top of my comping, so am hoping for a prize or two soon! Talking of prizes if you head on over to the Simply Prizes Facebook page you'll find a chance to win a £20 M&S voucher in a prize draw that is running until 5pm on Monday 3rd October. All you need to do is pop a comment onto the thread to be in with a chance. Good luck!
 
However in the meantime on to this week's comps!
 
Monica Vinader has the chance for you to win either a Jenny Walton exclusive illustration or £2,500 to spend on Monica Vinader jewellery. Just enter your details here before 23.59 on 11th October.
 
Square Mile has a Shinola watch worth £475 up for grabs. Answer the following questionhere before 15th October; in what city is Shinola based? Suggested answer - Detroit.
 
Online Golf is giving away two TomTom Golfer 2 GPS watches. Submit your details herebefore midnight on 3rd October.
 
If you have your sights set on a new iPhone 7 then take a look at Three's flexible finance plan. If you sign up to a 12 month Three sim only contract then you can opt into their interest free payment scheme and grab yourself a brand new phone (subject to t&c's). Further details and how to apply online can be found here.
 
Recently seen in the press and on TV, Yahoo admitted to being hacked back in late 2014 and are advising users to change their passwords. If like me you use Yahoo mail (which is the email account I use for my comping) then it is worth reading this; a statement released by Yahoo advising users what to do regarding the security breach.
 
Vision Express is offering free eye tests (worth up to £25) via an online voucher. The voucher and booking confirmation will be emailed to you once you have successfully requested an appointment. However, you'll need to be quick to redeem this offer as it is only available until 23.59 on 30th September although you'll be able to book an appointment until to 31st October. Remember to take the voucher with you to your appointment too in order to claim your free test.
 
As always keep an eye on my blog for more competition news and videos.
 
That's it for this week, but I'll be back next Wednesday with some more great comps and special offers.
 

Good luck and happy comping!

 

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