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.

Check out my top three 'Big Comps' this week!


I appear to be on a lucky streak with the competitions and following on from last week's wins I have since scooped £200 worth of Primark vouchers, a £5 Love2Shop voucher, a Virgin Experience Paintballing day for four people, a bottle of Mon Paris YSL perfume and a box of granola! Needless to say I'm feeling really rather chuffed and motivated to carry on entering as many comps as I can. In the meantime it's over to you guys for my pick of the big three comps for this week; good luck!

Heart has a Forest Holiday and £1,000 worth of Halfords vouchers up for grabs. Log in/register and answer the following question here before 23.59 on 17th July; which of the following is one of the services that Halfords offers? Answer - Child seat fitting.
The Lady is offering you the chance to win a family ticket (two adults, two children) to see The Best of Barmy Britain at the Apollo Theatre and an overnight stay at One Aldwych hotel in two interconnecting rooms, including breakfast. Simply enter your details here before 23.59 on 14th July.
Theatre London is giving away a VIP West End experience plus a hotel stay and dinner for two with Edwardian Hotels London. Just enter your details here before 24th July.
Marks and Spencer are offering free flip flops (worth £7.50) if you spend £35 or more (to get free delivery you need to spend over £50 or you can collect for free from a store). To qualify for the offer you need to purchase goods from clothing, footwear, accessories or beauty. Discount will be applied at the checkout and flip flops are available whilst stocks last.
If you are off on holiday any time soon it could be worth checking out Asda; they currently have an offer on their travel toiletries - 3 for £3. This is perfect for flights as most are suitable to take on board (in a clear plastic bag) due to their size.
There are quite a few 'summer' sales on at the moment but I love John Lewis's clearance one; some great bargains to be had on some quality gear! Take a look here and have a browse.
That's it for me, but I'll be back with another update soon!
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