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.

Brag about your June wins!

I’ve had a really busy week and not much time for anything comping related which means my emails have built up to their thousands again! Annoyed! So, I’ve decided to start afresh on 1st July and spend the last few days of June tidying up my inbox. I do love the start of a new comping month though and I always compile a little wish-list of prizes I’d like to win. As we are so close to the school summer holidays I plan on trying to enter comps that will give me things to amuse the kids; such as tickets for days out and toys. Don’t forget also to let me know how you all did in June; you can email your wins to info@oxonpress.co.uk or post on our Simply Prizes Facebook page and any that are published on our website will bag a tenner.


Every Thursday I include a variety of awareness days for the coming week; where you might find promoters running accompanying comps. This weeks are; today sees the start of the Goodwood Festival of Speed (ongoing until 2nd July), 30th June is National Cream Tea Day and also Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day, 1st July is Canada Day, International Joke Day, International Reggae Day and the Tour de France starts and runs until 23rd July and 4th July is America’s Independence Day, . As always the best way to search for any comps is using hashtags in the search bar of the social media account you are using.


I’m hoping to have a quieter weekend and get started on some July comps seeing as Saturday is 1st! Keep an eye out on the website tomorrow for your new batch of comps and good luck to all of you ploughing through the end of month ones!


Have a great weekend.

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