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.

30TH MAY - Fancy £1,000 worth of Ocado vouchers?

 

Most of you will know I am currently enjoying a holiday from a prize I won a while back. It was a photo comp where you needed to submit a picture of a fun time on holiday. I love photograph competitions as I always take loads on my phone when I am out and about with the kids, so I usually have a great stock of ones to choose from for entries. If you fancy taking a nose check out our Facebook page as I have popped some pics on of the lodge on there.
 
Also don't forget to head over to our website now as you'll find your usual Monday update competitions have just been added (because of the bank holiday!), plus you'll have your social media update tomorrow and Friday. You'll find a whole host of lovely goodies up for grabs; including things like holidays, items for the home and garden plus lots more! I'm having a break from the comps this week but am sending you all lots of luck if you're planning on entering them.
 
Now take a look at the comp I've found to share with you all this week; Emerald Street has £1,000 worth of Ocado vouchers plus a signed copy of the book A Year of Beautiful Eating by Madeline Shaw up for grabs. Just answer the following question here before 7th June to be in with a chance; what is the name of Madeline Shaw's new book? Suggested answer - A Year of Beautiful Eating.
 
With the general election literally just around the corner check out your local council to see if you can help; it's a great way of earning some extra cash and doing your bit! Councils will need poll clerks, counting assistants and runners in order to make the day run as smoothly as possible. Some councils use their own staff but others recruit and there may still be some vacancies. You can find your local council details here via the Government website.
 
As we head further into the summer you'll probably be spending a lot more time outdoors. My daughter loves going on bike rides but the more she uses her bike the more I need to make sure it's safe for use. Halfords offer free bike checks where one of their trained bike mechanics give your bike the once over and makes sure it is good to go. You don't even need to book - you just turn up with your bike.
 
Also be sure to head 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.

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